The Scott County Highway Maintenance Operations Department maintains nearly 400 miles of existing county highways. The County uses a variety of maintenance methods, including bituminous patching, crack sealing, seal coating, and overlaying to maximize the life of its highways.
Highway Maintenance Operations is responsible for the maintenance and repair of the County's infrastructure, including highways, gravel roads, and storm sewers. This includes snow plowing, street sweeping, road weight restrictions, sign and signal maintenance, ditch cleaning, shouldering, and much more.
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Scott County follows Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) road restriction schedule. Visit our Road Restrictions page for more information.
Snowplow Safety Tips
- Yield to snowplows. They travel slower than posted speeds.
- Give snowplow drivers plenty of room to do their jobs.
- Never drive into a snow cloud.
- Slow down! Never use cruise control on wet or icy roads.
- Stay alert. A snowplow weighs 17 times more than a car. In a crash, occupants of a car are much more likely to be seriously injured.
- Be patient. Follow at a safe distance. Allow at least five car lengths between your vehicle and a snowplow.
Protecting Your Driveway
Get helpful information from the Minnesota Department of Transportation on how to keep your driveway clear of snow in winter on the Winter Work Safety Zone page.
State Statute 160.2715 distinguishes that it is unlawful to obstruct a highway by depositing snow or ice on it.
Mailbox Damages from a Snowplow
If a County snowplow damages your mailbox or other property, contact the Highway Department. In most cases, the County will replace your mailbox if it is determined by County staff it was the result of the snowplow hitting it. It will be replaced by the County's standard mailbox.
Spring sweeping of snow and ice control aggregate will begin when streets are significantly clear of snow and ice, usually late March or early April, after the risk of later snowfall has passed. Spring sweeping is typically completed by May 15. Fall sweeping will commence September 15 and typically is completed by November 15. Areas with extensive foliage will be swept after most of the leaves have fallen.