Highway Department

The Ward County Highway Department is charged with the responsibility to construct, maintain, and operate the county road system as designated and selected by the Board of Ward County Commissioners.
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Load Restrictions and Permits

Ward County has added a few new items to the Load Restrictions and Permit Page.  The first is a Truck Weight Calculator, created by UGPTI which provides a convenient way to determine the maximum legal weight that any set of axles on a vehicle may carry on a ND highway.  The Second is a 10% Harvest Permit for Ward County Roads.  The State also has a Harvest Permit but like most State Permits, they are only valid on State and US Highways and not Valid on County, City, or Township Roads. To see a full list of available permits go to our Load Restrictions & Permit page or acquire your permits directly from the ND Uniform County Permit Page.

Ward County Highway Department to begin mowing ditches


The Ward County Highway Department will start mowing the ditches around the Minot area on June 20th.  Additional ditch mowing extending out into the county will start on July 5th.  Adjacent landowners who plan to mow ditches for hay should cut before the county mows these areas. There will be no exceptions to leaving sections for haying. A map of the mowing areas will be available on the county website LINK Please note that in areas where there are construction projects scheduled, mowing will be completed as a part of the project prior, to the time indicated on the website.
No hay bales can be placed within the clear zone of a county road (20 ft off the edge of the roadway).  All hay bales shall be removed from county road ditches by November 1. Unclaimed hay bales will become the property of Ward County and will be sold or burned after November 1st.