Public Works

Services & Responsibilities

The Mille Lacs County Public Works Department is responsible for maintaining the County State Aid Highways (CSAHs) and County Roads (CRs), as well as the bridges on the CSAH and CR system. We are dedicated to building and maintaining a safe and cost effective roadway system for the benefit of the users.

The Mille Lacs County system consists of 250 miles of hard surface roadways and 162 miles of gravel surface roadways.

Services and responsibilities also include:

  • Road and bridge construction
  • Road and bridge maintenance
  • Road conditions
  • Roadway related permits
  1. Administration
  2. Construction
  3. County Surveyor
  4. Maintenance

The administrative duties of the Public Works Department include the day-to-day operations of the department and issuing of permits, processing state aid and federal aid payments, and administering policy.

Projects for Bid / E-Gram

View information regarding projects open for bidding.

Annual Notice for Transportation Project Bids

View information regarding projects open for bidding

Tree Planter

The Public Works Department has a tree planter available for County residents for free of charge. The planter was donated by First National Bank of Milac. Use of the planter is coordinated through the University of Minnesota Extension Office.

For reservation information please call 320-983-8201.

Tree planter

Reporting Storm Damage

To report storm damage please review the following:

  • Public Works Department
    Monday through Friday
    8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Phone: 320-983-8201

  • Sheriff's Dispatch
    After hours and weekends
    Phone: 320-983-8245

Reduced Conflict Intersections

Learn about reduced conflict intersections through the Minnesota Department of Transportation.