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.

Ward County Highway Department to begin mowing ditches

The Ward County Highway Department will start mowing the ditches around the Minot area on June15th.  Additional ditch mowing extending out into the county will start around July 6th.  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 be be completed as a part of the project, prior to the time indicated on the website.

No hay bails can be placed within the clear zone of a county road (20 ft off the edge of the roadway) . All hay bails shall be removed from county road ditches by November 1, 2015.  Unclaimed hay bails will become the property of Ward County and will be sold or burned after November 1, 2015.