Larry Haukos, County Engineer
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 485, Wheaton, MN 56296
Street Address: 708 3rd Ave North, Wheaton, MN 56296
Phone: (320) 563-4848
Fax: (320) 563-8734
The main objective of the Traverse County Highway Department is the construction and maintenance of County Highways and Bridges, County State Aid Highways and Bridges and Township Roads and Bridges. The goal of the Highway Department is to ensure that the roadways and bridge structures in the county are designed according to Federal and State guidelines, constructed according to the contract specifications and properly maintained to ensure the safety of the traveling public. To accomplish these tasks, the department staffs a Senior Engineering Technician, Highway Technician, Accountant, Maintenance Supervisor, Mechanic, Sign Technician, and a number of Maintenance Workers.
Upcoming Construction Projects for Bids:
Ad For Bids 078-700-008 – Bid opening July 11, 2017 at 1:00 PM at Traverse County Highway Dept Office
WORK IN COUNTY ROAD RIGHT OF WAY
PERSONS WORKING IN THE COUNTY ROAD RIGHT OF WAY INCLUDING DITCH CLEANING AND DRAINAGE MUST HAVE A PERMIT FROM THE HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT.
MOWING COUNTY ROADS
The Traverse County Highway Department will begin mowing bituminous surfaced roads on June 19, 2017. After July 4th the aggregate surfaced roads will be mowed. First mowing includes a top cut on shoulders. Second (fall) mowing includes top cut and six foot side cut on in-slope. Noxious weeds will be mowed or sprayed whenever they can be identified.
Neighboring landowners are welcome to cut ditches for hay but must bring a map of haying locations into the Highway Department prior to June 15, 2017. Haying shall be done in a timely manner to control vegetation and weeds and to improve safety.
Persons mowing road ditches should not blow clippings onto the roadway. The clippings cause problems in the gravel windrow.