Highway Department


Our mission… The mission of the Polk County Highway Department is to support, sustain and enhance the economic vitality and quality of life within Polk County by developing and maintaining a safe, efficient, balanced and environmentally sound county and state road system.

Our vision… We envision a highway department who members are respectful of one another and the public we serve and are committed to the delivery of a safe, high-quality County and State highway system.  We are widely trusted and recognized for innovation, collaboration and the responsible use of resources.

Our values…

  • Customer Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Stewardship
  • Commitment
  • Integrity & Trust
  • Respect for People
  • Effective, Responsible Service
  • Innovation & Adaptability
  • Partnering with Towns & Local Governments

The Highway Department maintains all of the county and state roads, and bridges in Polk County. This includes snow and ice control, shouldering, mowing, patching, culvert replacement and paving. The Highway Department also regulates anything that happens in the county highway right-of way (driveway accesses, utility installations, house moving, etc.).

Contact Us

Polk County Highway Department
900 Pheasant Lane
PO Box 248
Balsam Lake, WI 54810

Phone: 715-485-8700
Fax:  715-500-6508
Office Hours:
M-Th, 6:30 AM to 4:00 PM

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