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Highway Department Title
Kerry Johnson, County Road Superintendent

Barnes County Highway Department
1525 12th St NW
Valley City ND 58072
Phone: 701-845-8508

Fax: 701-845-8533

Click here to e-mail Kerry Johnson

Official Highway Map


Notice on putting snow on county or township right of ways

Barnes County Snow Removal Policy

Press Release - Road Construction Season Begins

Highway Department Employees

The Barnes County Highway Department is responsible for the efficient planning, design, construction and maintenance of roads, bridges and culverts within the County of Barnes. The Department provides for the overall management, direction, coordination and budgeting for approximately 330 miles of County black top and gravel roads. There are 20 full-time employees and 3 part-time seasonal employees on staff.

5-4-2015 - As of 7:00 AM, Spring Load Restrictions have been lifted on all county asphalt roads with the exception of Barnes County 17s (Old #1). Restrictions of 6 ton per axel and 35 MPH will remain in effect on all Barnes County gravel roads until further notice.

Due to deteriorating road conditions, the Barnes County Highway Department has closed Barnes County Highway #32 - 2 miles west of county road #7 and 2 miles east of the Stutsman county line for a distance of 1 mile. Motorists are advised to seek alternate routes and to use caution while traveling on all county gravel roads.

Current seasonal load restriction information is available at the Barnes County Highway Department or online at