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Engineering/County Highway

Tel: (320) 634-7745
Fax: (320) 634-4388
Email: Highway
16139 State Hwy 29, Glenwood, MN 56334

Services and Responsibilities

The Highway Department is responsible for maintenance & construction on all county streets & highways. The Department currently has 18 employees responsible for 370 miles of roadways and 64 bridges. Some specific duties within the Department include the following:
  • Planning, designing, constructing and inspecting all road and bridge projects.
  • Preparation of a 5-year plan outlining proposed road and bridge projects.
  • Acquisition of necessary easements and Right of Way.
  • Administration of construction contracts and maintenance projects with an annual County State Aid allotment of $2,840,000.
  • Annual safety Inspections of all bridges including township & city bridge.
  • Providing County road maintenance, including ice and snow removal, on 240 miles of bituminous roads and 130 miles of gravel roads.
  • New is the annual application of calcium chloride for dust control on gravel roads.
  • Mowing and maintenance of county road ditches.
  • Repairing and maintaining County vehicles and related equipment.
  • Assist Townships & Cities with design & maintenance projects.
  • Developing a bike/walking trail system for Pope County.
County Engineer
Brian Giese

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(320) 634-7700 - Pope County Courthouse - 130 E. Minnesota Avenue - Glenwood, MN 56334
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