fax

507-637-4068

Address

Redwood County Highway Department
1820 E. Bridge Street, P.O. Box 6
Redwood Falls, MN 56283

Staff:

Anthony Sellner – County Engineer
Jeff Bommersbach – Assistant County Engineer
Jamie Larsen – Maintenance Superintendent
Roger Polkow – Shop Supervisor
Matt Guetter – Senior Sign Specialist
Paula Olson – Accountant
Jen Scharfencamp – Administrative Assistant

Information

  • Snow & Ice Control
  • County Right-of-Way Encroachments
  • Dust Control on Gravel Roads
  • 5 Year Plan - 2022 to 2026
  • 2021 Spring Road Restrictions Removal: Redwood County seasonal road restrictions will be coming off on Friday, April 23, 2021. Sign crews will begin removing the seasonal road posting signs on April 22. Any bridge posting signs up must be adhered to.
  • ROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY NOXIOUS WEEDS & ENCROACHMENT

    Rural Redwood County residents are reminded that the Redwood County road rights-of-way spray crew will be spraying from May through October. If you DO NOT want your rights-of-way sprayed (due to ditch hay harvesting), please post a sign at the beginning of the property (stop spray) and at the end (start spray). The signs should be in place prior to May 1, 2021 and can be removed after October 15, 2021.  Note: Landowners are responsible for control of noxious weeds in the rights-of-way if they choose to post the signs.

    The Redwood County Highway Dept. would like to remind landowners about right-of-way encroachment along County roads. Anyone disturbing the County’s right-of-way markers or anyone disturbing the County’s right-of-way by tilling or spraying a herbicide that kills the right-of-way vegetation will be subject to misdemeanor prosecution pursuant to statute 160.2715. In addition, the landowner will be required to seed these areas as needed.

Permits

County Highway Permits

All of the applications for permits are in a “PDF” format and once downloaded, can be viewed using Adobe Acrobat Reader. The application files may be large and, therefore, may take some time to download depending on the connection speed of your service provider. You may also request the application forms by contacting the Highway Department. Applications may be emailed, mailed or faxed to Redwood County Highway Department. Please note that no permit is valid until signed by the County Engineer or his designated representative.

Click here to view MnDOT’s Bridge Info Interactive Map as an additional resource when planning your route.

Moving Buildings and Overwidth Loads

This permit is for moving over-width loads across Redwood County roads. Download of this document will include the permit application and pertinent regulations to move buildings and over-width loads. Applicant must provide proof of insurance (either a Certificate of Insurance or copy of insurance policy). The applicant must also provide the route and/or map of Redwood County roads that will be used during the move. There is no fee for this permit.

Rural Access Permit

This permit is required prior to the construction of new rural entrances or the modification of existing entrances. Download of this document will include the permit application and Redwood County Policy concerning rural access entrances on County Roads. A map, preferably from a current plat book, must be submitted along with the application.

A $1,500 deposit (money order or certified check) is required prior to approval of the application for new rural entrances only. (No deposit required for the modification of existing entrances.) The deposit will be returned to the applicant upon final inspection and approval by the Highway Department.

Municipal Access Permit

This permit is required prior to the construction of new municipal entrances or the modification of existing entrances. Download of this document will include the permit application and Redwood County Policy concerning municipal access entrances on County Roads. A map must be submitted along with the application.

A $1,500 deposit (money order or certified check) is required prior to approval of the application. The deposit will be returned to the applicant upon final inspection and approval by the Highway Department.

Overweight Permit

This permit is required for individuals or companies to move vehicles/loads exceeding posted load limits on county roads. Click here to download the Overweight Permit. (Please use Internet Explorer)

Permit for Misc. Utility and Repairs on County Roads

This permit is required for individuals or companies to perform minor excavations for utility work, temporary work zone sites, or any other activity that may interfere with traffic on a County Road. Download of this document consists of the permit application and regulations pertinent to various operations. There is no fee for this permit.

Utility Permit

This permit is required for placing, construction and maintenance for utilities located within County Right-of-Way. Download of this document will include the permit application, rules and regulations of the Redwood County Board of Commissioners, and instructions. Applicant shall attach a sketch of the proposed installation with the application. There is no fee for this permit.

Barricade Road for Public Events

This permit is required of individuals or organizations intending to temporarily barricade or close a County Road for the purposes of parades, celebrations or any other events that may interfere with traffic on a public road. Download of this document includes the application and insurance requirements necessary for the permit. There is no fee for this permit.

Drainage Permit

This permit is required for any drainage related activities performed within County Right-of-Way. Download of this document includes the permit application, specifications for construction, and a brief summary of Minnesota Law regulating drainage work. Applicant shall attach a sketch or map of the area showing location and intended type of installation. There is no fee for this permit. In some cases, a deposit will be required before the permit will be issued. The deposit must be in the form of a cashier’s or certified check and will be retained until the County Engineer verifies that the work has been satisfactorily completed.

Road Closures

Road and Bridge Closures

Updated 04/28/2021 at 2:10 p.m. 

NOTE: The dates on all closures may change due to weather or a number of other factors. Please monitor this website as we’ll be posting updates as they become available. 

Due to Road Work… 

CSAH 6 will be closed beginning the week of May 3, 2021. M&R Paving will begin emergency work on CSAH 6 to repair failing pavement. CSAH 6 will be closed from Wabasso to TH 19, with a detour on MN 68 and TH 71 east of Wabasso. Expected completion date is May 31, 2021.

CR 68 will be closed beginning the week of May 3, 2021. M&K Construction under contract to Redwood County will begin reconstruction of County Road 68 Bridge No. 92175 about 4 miles southwest of Morgan. The existing 3 span timber bridge over County Ditch #24 will be replaced by a single span concrete beam bridge. County Road 68 will be closed just east of CSAH 13, with a detour on CSAH 13, CSAH 16 and CSAH 2. Expected completion date is July 31, 2021. 

CSAH 101 will be closed at the Minnesota River to all traffic beginning Monday, May 11. Work will begin on the bridge replacement project. There will be a detour in place, so please plan accordingly. This bridge will be opening in June 2021.

210th St. will be closed from Frontier Ave. to CSAH 7 beginning today, November 20, until further notice due to culvert issues.

Due to Flooding/Road Condition...

*List does not include a complete list of township road closures.

For state road closures, please visit the Minnesota Department of Transportation 511 website.

Construction Projects

Construction Project Information

2021 Construction

Reflectorized Pavement Markings - C.M.P 21-PM

Currently accepting bids. Please call the Highway Dept. at (507) 637-4056 to request a proposal. Click here to view the Reflectorized Pavement Markings Plan Holder List (2)

Seal Coat Various Roads and Parking Lots - SAP 064-030-016

Bids opened on May 3. Please visit Redwood County’s OneOffice site to view the bid summary. The abstract will be posted once the board awards the bid and the expected award date is May 4. 

County Road 68 Bridge Replacement - SAP 064-598-025

Awarded to M&K Bridge Construction at the April 20, 2021 board meeting for the amount of their bid. Please visit Redwood County’s OneOffice site for the bid abstract. 

CSAH 1  and CSAH 101 Cold-in-Place Recycle and Bituminous Overlays – SAP 064-601-016, 064-701-022, 064-701-027

Awarded to Central Specialties at the April 20, 2021 board meeting for the amount of their bid. Please visit Redwood County’s OneOffice site for the bid abstract.


Construction Started in 2019/2020 and Final Payment Not Yet Made

County Road 57 and Three Lakes Township Bridge Replacements – SAP 064-598-023, SAP 064-599-116

Awarded to R and G Construction Co. on May 5, 2020. See Redwood County’s OneOffice site for the abstract.

CSAH 101 Bridge Construction – SAP 064-701-019, SAP 065-601-013

Contract awarded to Duininck, Inc. at the September 3, 2019 board meeting. Click here to view the SAP 064-701-019, 065-601-013 Abstract.

News

CSAH 6 and CR 68 Road Closures

CSAH 6: The week of May 3, 2021, M&R Paving will begin emergency work on CSAH 6 to repair failing pavement. CSAH 6 will be closed from Wabasso to TH 19, with a detour on MN 68 and TH 71 east of Wabasso. Expected completion date is May 31, 2021. CR 68 Bridge: The week of May …

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Minnesota River Bridge North of Redwood Falls Update

This past summer produced a number of construction challenges to the County State Aid Highway 101 Bridge over the Minnesota River.  Uneven bedrock required a change in foundation design for the south abutment and extremely hard granite slowed the drilling progress for the two piers.   Despite these challenges, Duininck Inc. under contract to the Redwood …

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Gold Mine Bridge Restrictions

Redwood County Highway (CSAH) 101 and (CSAH) 6 bridges over the Minnesota River are currently closed for construction and more traffic is using the CSAH 17 Bridge, also known as the Gold Mine Bridge. The Gold Mine Bridge is an old, narrow, weight posted truss bridge.  It has been reported heavy truck traffic exceeding the …

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