Construction Project Questions

How long will our road be closed due to the construction project?

Call us at 507-526-3291 for updates or talk to a Faribault County inspector onsite.

Use caution and drive safely.

If possible, use alternate routes.
Remember as you travel through the work zone, to reduce your speed, adjust your lane position away from workers, and prepare for the unexpected.

Allow extra time for your trip and if possible, use an alternate route. Projects may cause some inconvenience, but the benefits will be a safer and more efficient roadway system.

Watch for road signs and articles in local newspapers to
keep you informed. Your patience and cooperation is sincerely appreciated.

 

The road I drive on now has a sign that reads"Road Closed Local Traffic Only" Can I drive on the road?

When you see a sign that reads "Road Closed Local Traffic Only" it means the road is closed. "Local traffic only" means that it is open only to people that live on the road and need access to their homes or business. Driving on this road when it is closed could result in heavy fines.  

 

Mailbox Questions

We live on a county road and our mailbox was hit by a plow truck. How do we get a new one?

The Faribault County Highway Department will replace your mailbox only if it was hit by our snowplow equipment. We will not replace it if it is from snow coming off the plow. Generally our drivers can hear when they have hit a mailbox or a stationary object. If you are unsure how it was damaged, call 507-526-3291 and we will send our maintenance superintendant to look at your mailbox.

 

What if I want to purchase a new mailbox and support?

The Faribault County Highway Department does not sell mailboxes. We do have swing-away mailbox supports and posts available to residents who live along the county highway system. Contact our office at 507-526-3291 for prices. Click here to see our mailbox policy before installation. Anyone installing or replacing their mailbox support and or post must call Gopher State One Call (GSOC) to request a locate on all utilities placed in the county right-of-way before digging. You may contact GSOC by www.gopherstateonecall.org and click on the red Attention Homeowners box to request a locate or call 800-252-1166 or 651-454-0002.

What if my mailbox was hit by a car or damaged by vandals?  

Call the sheriff's office 507-526-5148 to report the damage.

 

Maintenance Questions

How do I report debris or mudd on the road, trees down, or clogged tile?

Where is the concern: Click on link Report a County Roadway Concern
Please include the information if possible and any other details that will help us locate the problem:
 - County Road number or name
 - City
 - Nearest Cross Streets
 - Direction of travel

If it is a clogged tile line give us a call at 507-526-3291

 Please include your name and phone number (including area code) in case we cannot locate the location of the problem.
 

How do I report plowing concerns?

Where is the Plowing concern: Click on link Report a County Roadway Concern
Please include the information if possible and any other details that will help us locate the problem:
 - County Road number or name
 - City
 - Nearest Cross Streets
 - Direction of travel

Please include your name and phone number (including area code) in case we cannot locate the location of the problem.
 

How do I report a pothole? 

Where is the Pothole: Click on link Report a County Roadway Concern
Please include the information if possible and any other details that will help us locate the problem:
 - County Road number or name
 - City
 - Nearest Cross Streets
 - Direction of travel

Please include your name and phone number (including area code) in case we cannot locate the location of the problem.

 

Sign Questions

There is a sign down or missing. Who do I contact?

Call 507-526-3291. Our office hours are typically between 7:30 am - 4:00 pm.  If it is a stop sign and after our office hours, please call the sheriff's office immediately at 507-526-5148 to report the damaged sign.

 

Road Right-of-Way Questions
 
I want to do some work in a county ditch, how do I get permission?
 
Download or Call our department 507-526-3291 to get a Utility Permit. You must fill out a Utility Permit and send back to Faribault County Public Works Department.
 
There are tires/an appliance/a dead deer in the ditch. Who do I contact?
 
Where is the Waste: Click on link Report a County Roadway Concern
Please include the information if possible and any other details that will help us locate the problem:
 - County Road number or name
 - City
 - Nearest Cross Streets
 - Direction of travel 

Please include your name and phone number (including area code) in case we cannot locate the location of the problem. 

I want to install a new farm or field entrance. What do I need to do?
 
Download or Call our department 507-526-3291 to get a Driveway Permit. You must fill out a Driveway Permit and send back to Faribault County Public Works Dept.. The Superintendent will make a field visit to the specific area and determine the size of the culvert needed. A new or used culvert can be purchased and picked up at the Highway Department in Blue Earth, MN.
  

 

 

 

 

 


Faribault County Highway Dept.

P.O. Box 325
727 E 5th Street
Blue Earth, MN 56013

Phone: 507-526-3291
Fax: 507-526-5159

Hours: 7:30-4:00
Monday-Friday

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