Public Works / Parks


The Public Works Department is responsible for the following:

  • Planning the County's transportation system, as well as the construction and maintenance of County highways, State aid highways, bridges, and parks within the County
  • Purchasing the right of way required for construction and maintenance
  • Administering contracts
  • Employing inspectors to assure specifications in contracts

County Transportation Plan

Project Financing

The cost of constructing and maintaining the County transportation system is financed from many sources. These include state and federal grants and allocations, and a portion of local taxes designated as the Road and Bridge Levy.

Annual Reports

2022 Annual Highway Report

2022 Annual Parks Report

MAPO ADA Transition Plan and Inventory
Blue Earth County is working to ensure pedestrian infrastructure throughout the county is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The County is performing a Self-Evaluation of policies, practices and pedestrian infrastructure within public rights-of-way to identify ADA deficiencies that pose barriers to safe and efficient access for all users. The County is also completing an ADA Transition Plan that provides a plan, schedule, and planning-level costs for upgrading pedestrian infrastructure and the removal of barriers to accessibility within the public rights-of-way.
The County encourages all who are disabled, short or long-term, or who represent others with disabilities to visit the link below or contact the Blue Earth County ADA Coordinator, Ryan Thilges at
 Blue Earth County ADA Transition Plan & Inventory