BIG STONE COUNTY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT
843 Oneill St. Ortonville, MN 56278
Phone: (320) 839-2594 Fax: (320) 839-3747
Winter M-F 7:30am -4:00pm
Summer M-Th 7:00am-5:30pm
County Engineer: Todd Larson Maintenance Supervisor: Darwin Karsky
To construct and maintain a system of highways and bridges, facilitating the safe and efficient movement of people and goods throughout the county. We honor our mission with residents as well as visitors in mind.
The Big Stone County Highway Department is responsible for the construction and maintenance of the county roads and bridges. Programming of road and bridge construction includes project scheduling, surveys, design, right-of-way acquisition, and contract administration. The Department is responsible for completing annual bridge safety inspection of all bridges on or over public roadways, except those bridges on or over State highways.
Routine county highway maintenance includes road repair, grading, drainage, signing, snow removal, ice control, and minor road improvements. Budgeting and accounting of all construction and maintenance is accomplished and reported annually.
Gravel Road Maintenance
Minnesota’s Local Road Research Board produced a very informative video on why gravel roads are important and answered some common questions surrounding good gravel road maintenance. SHORT VIDEO: ANSWERS ON GRAVEL ROAD CARE
ADA Transition within Public Right-of-Way
Big Stone County is required, under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to perform a self-evaluation of its current transportation infrastructure polices, practices, and programs. Big Stone County’s ADA Transition Plan can be viewed at the following link: BSC ADA TRANSITION PLAN Comments and/or suggestions on the ADA Transition Plan are welcome and encouraged.