Highway Department FAQs

What are the current spring road weight restrictions on the county roads?

View the current restrictions here

How do I contact a township official regarding township road questions?

Visit the Commissioners Local officials page for contact information.

How do I obtain a moving permit?

To apply for a county moving permit, see Moving Permit.  

State permit information can be found at the MnDOT website.

How do I apply for an access permit?

See Zoning departments forms webpage

How do I obtain a county map?

We redid our county map in 2015.  Cost of a map is $3.00.  Please stop by our office to obtain a map.  Or, you can view our county map.

Do I live on a county road?

The County Highway Department maintains only county road system roads.  They can be identified as CSAH (County State Aid Highway) or CR (County Road).  Most likely, if your address is named anything other than "County Road (#)", you are probably on a township or state road and they maintain their own roads, respectively.

My road is dusty. How do I obtain dust control?

The County does not offer dust control to residents on the gravel roads.  There are limited companies in the area that offer dust control products.  Some possibilities to try are Chuck Larson Dust Control at 507-273-1004, Chuck's Grain & Feed at 507-875-2247 or Freeborn County Co-op at 507-373-3991.

Announcements

Attention Aggregate Producers

CP 23-19-02

The Fillmore County Highway Department will be accepting bids for the furnishing and hauling of Class 2 (modified) aggregate on various Fillmore County Roads, and the furnishing of same material in stockpile at various quarry locations. Sealed bids will be received at the office of the County Engineer at the Fillmore County Highway Department in Preston, Minnesota, on behalf of the Fillmore County Board of Commissioners, until 1:30 p.m. on May 2, 2019.

Aggregate material will conform with the 2018 Edition of Minnesota Department of Transportation "Standard Specification for Highway Construction", and as amended by the Special Provisions. Quantities are estimated at 36,228.5 tons of class-2 mod aggregate material, plus stockpile quantities.

Attention Construction Contractors

Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be accepted by the County Engineer, at the Fillmore County Highway Department, Preston, MN until 10:00 a.m. on the 13th day of May, 2019, for the following project:

SP 023-601-033, Concrete Overlay and Aggregate Shouldering. Located on County State Aid Highway No. 1, starting 4.6 miles South of Ostrander, MN (Mower County Line) and ending 4.8 miles North of Ostrander, MN (East of the Jct. of CSAH 1 and CSAH 39. Major quantities are 5" concrete pavement 127,900 SY structural concrete 19,930 CY, Aggregate Shouldering 11,800 tons, Construction survey, Ground in traffic striping 170,715 ft. Plan and proposal price is $50.00 picked up, and $55.00 if sent US mail.

Attention Construction Contractors

Notice is hereby given that sealed bids will be accepted by the County Engineer, at the Fillmore County Highway Department, Preston, MN until 1:30 p.m. on the 13th day of May, 2019, for the following project:

SAP 023-604-005: Bridge replacement with culvert, minor approach grading with aggregate surfacing, located on CSAH 4, 0.1 miles west of the Jct. 151st Ave and CSAH 4 (6.0 miles NE of Spring Valley, MN) .

Plan and proposal price is $50.00 picked up, and $55.00 if sent by US mail.

Spring Load Restrictions

Spring Load Restrictions will go into effect on Friday, March 15, 2019.