Traill County Highway Department

The Traill County Highway Department is responsible for the efficient planning, design, construction and maintenance of highways and bridges on the county highway system. Traill County is responsible for more than 342.75 miles of county highways, and about 140 bridges greater than 20 feet in length along with many smaller drainage structures.

During the summer months the maintenance division of the Highway Department focuses on grading and reshaping gravel roads, repairing bridges, repairing and installing signs and other various needs related to the highways of the county. During winter months operations focus primarily on snow removal and ensuring that all county roadways operate safely. The maintenance division also plays an important role in supporting flood-related operations.

Snow Removal
During winter months, snow removal typically is the first priority of the maintenance division. The goal in removing snow is to run routes on a priority basis defined by the highway superintendent. This objective is not always achieved due to extreme or varying weather or road conditions.

The priority routes are defined and treated as follows:

Priority 1: Key Commuter Routes - Plowing used in combination with abrasives and/or deicing chemicals over entire route as determined appropriate. The objective is to complete a first pass in both lanes with plows and/or abrasive/deicing chemicals following a normal snowfall. During operations hours, plows operate when there is a significant accumulation that a plow can remove.

Priority 2: Secondary Commuter Routes - In addition to plowing the entire route, abrasives and/or deicing chemicals are used at curves, intersections and extensive build-up areas as required. The objective is to complete a first pass in both lanes with plows and/or abrasives/deicing following a normal snowfall. During operation hours, plows operate when there is a significant accumulation that a plow can remove.

Priority 3: Other County Hard-Surfaced Routes - In addition to plowing the entire route, abrasives and/or deicing chemicals are used at curves, intersections and extensive build-up areas as required. The objective is to complete a first pass in both lanes with plows and/or abrasives/deicing following a normal snowfall. During operation hours, plows operate when there is a significant accumulation that a plow can remove.

Priority 4: Gravel-Surfaced County Route - Cleared by plowing; generally, abrasives and deicing chemicals are not used. The objective is to complete a single pass with plows following a normal snowfall. The supervisor may elect not to plow for very light snowfalls or when unfrozen gravel conditions exist. Generally, plows operate when there is an accumulation in excess of 3 inches.

Damage to private property sometimes is unavoidable. When private property is damaged by county operations, the county will repair, replace or restore damaged property as appropriate, to as close to its original condition as is practical. Please contact the Highway Department for further information.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Traill County Highway Department - Main Shop
Cory Martin, Road Superintendent
319 2nd Ave. SW
PO Box 116
Hillsboro, ND 58045
Phone: 701.636.4341
Fax: 701.636.5281
Cory Martin email: corwynm@nd.gov