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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CR 23 Closed for Bridge Replacement

Swingen Construction has started work on the Phase SA-1, which will consist of the replacement of the bridge located on County Road 23 in the City of Sawyer . For more information on the project please visit mouseriverplan.com/phase-sa or check out the live Webcam Feed from the project site.

Highway Mowing

The Ward County Highway Department will start mowing the ditches around the Minot area on July 5th.  Additional ditch mowing extending out into the county will start around July 11th.  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 is located below. Please note that in areas where there are construction projects scheduled, mowing be completed as a part of the project, prior to the time indicated on the website.

Schedule Map

See the mowing schedule map, but please note the schedule may vary.

Hay Bales

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 1.

Ditch Mowing
Ward County GIS

Ward County GIS Update

ESRI has launched an update which in turned has disrupted the gis.wardnd.com website and is no longer available for use. They are currently working on deploying a patch in order to fix this issue. Please use the link to the left "Ward County GIS" for our GIS maps/apps gallery.

Direct Link to Parcel Viewer:

Direct Link to Ward County GIS:

Direct Link to Ward County Open Data Site: