Welcome to the Koochiching County Highway Department

Our goal is to provide a high level of cost effective service and maintenance to the Koochiching County roadways and bridges.  Ensuring that all residents, visitors and businesses have access to a safe and functional transportation system. 

Public Meeting Notice:

County Road 90, County Road 97, County Road 145:  Discussion on Potential Road Improvements Project.  

Koochiching County Highway Department is hosting a two-part Public Informational Meeting on
Thursday December 7, 2017
in the third floor courtroom at the Koochiching County Courthouse at 715 Fourth Street in International Falls.

From 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm we will review a potential County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 90 project, in the vicinity of Brown’s Corner and Nakoda.

From 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm, we will review a potential CSAH 145 and CR 97 project, in the vicinity of Roger’s Corner and Ericsburg.

Road reconstruction projects for CSAH 90 and CSAH 145 have not yet been programmed. 

The purpose of the Public Informational Meeting is as follows:

  • discuss County State Aid Highway design requirements
  • discuss easements and right of way requirements
  • discuss roadway improvement options – state aid standards
  • gage property owners interest in the project moving forward

County staff and elected officials will begin the Dec. 7 meeting with a project overview, then invite questions from the public. 

Notice of these public informational meetings was mailed to property owners on County Road 90, County Road 145, and County Road CR 97 during the week of November 20.

Questions:  please call County Engineer Joe Sutherland at 218-283-1186, or Assistant County Engineer Trent Nicholson at 218-283-1187.

Public Informational Meeting Notice

Noxious Weed Control:

County forces are again placing a large amount of effort on noxious weed control throughout the county maintained roadways.  These efforts include mowing and herbicide spraying.  Any herbicide used has been tested by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Agriculture.
These herbicides specifically target brush and noxious weeds, leaving the grass and other native species to flourish.  If for any reason a property owner prefers not to have the county spray the right-of-way adjacent to their property, we will put forth our best effort to honor that request.  At this time, the property owner must place a "Do Not Spray" sign in the area they wish to not be treated.  In that instance it will be the property owners responsibility to control all brush and noxious weeds.  In the event that the property owner does not control the vegetation properly, the area will resume to be included in the County management plan.  7/17/17

MN Department of Agriculture - Noxious Weed Information

County Gravel Road Dust Control:

The Koochiching County Highway Department will be applying Calcium Chloride to several dozen County and UT roads.  Delivery is expected on Thursday (7/20) and Friday (7/21).   Please contact Trent Nicholson at the Koochiching County Highway Department with any questions (218-283-1187 or  7/17/17

Snow plow with shovel down