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Highway Department
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.

Barnes County is now an active member of the LoadPass Permit System.
For travel on Barnes County Roads, please purchase over size, over weight permits directly through LoadPass Permit System at https://permits.loadpasspermits.com/Account/Login . If you are a user or subscriber in LoadPass and you wish to recieve notifications directly from Barnes County about changing road information, please go to your profile and select them in your notifications group.
For assistance contact LoadPass customer service at 701-566-5576 or email us at permits@loadpasspermits.com.

Spring Load Restrictions will be lifted effective 7AM on Tuesday May 7th from Barnes County Roads with the exception of Barnes County 17s (Old #1) and Barnes County 27s (Peak Road).

Jamie Smith, County Road Superintendent
1525 12th St NW
Valley City ND 58072
Phone: 701-845-8508
Fax: 701-845-8533

Winter Hours:

7:00 AM 3:30 PM M-F
(November 6th, 2023 through April 19th, 2024)

Summer Hours:

7:00 AM 5:30 PM M-Thurs
(April 22nd, 2024 through November 1st, 2024)

Highway Department Employees