Our Mission

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.

About Us

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 inspections 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 are 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.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 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 policies, practices, and programs.  Please view the Big Stone County’s ADA Transition Plan for more information.

Contact Information

843 O'Neill St.
Ortonville, MN 56278
(T) (320) 839-2594

Office Hours

Winter: Monday - Friday; 7:00am - 3:30pm
Summer: Monday - Thursday; 7:00am-5:30pm