Notice: Snow Deposit on Highway Liability

SNOW DEPOSIT ON HIGHWAY LIABILITY Snow dumped, plowed, or shoveled onto a public road can create a real hazard for motorists and snow plows.  Even heavy snow plows can be forced into the opposite driving lane when hitting compacted, frozen snow deposited on highways.  Plowing snow onto a public road may be punishable as a misdemeanor (Minn. Statutes 169.42 and 160.27).  Furthermore, the person responsible for depositing snow onto the highway may also be liable in a civil lawsuit if damages or injuries occur as a result of that action. Your understanding of, and cooperation with, County Highway workers is appreciated. Aaron VanMoer, P.E.
Lyon County Highway Engineer

Highway 23 Marshall Safety Assessment Report

WILLMAR, Minn. – The Minnesota Department of Transportation and its partners, the City of Marshall, Lyon County and the Marshall Area Transportation Group are pleased to release the Highway 23 Marshall Safety Assessment final report.
SRF, Inc. was contracted by partners in early 2016 to conduct the safety assessment. The purpose was to evaluate the current and future performance of Highway 23 through Marshall, facilitate a discussion between local partners, stakeholders and the public, provide a list of opportunities and recommendations and establish priorities to improve the safety of Highway 23 and to develop a common vision to identify, prioritize and design future safety improvements.

Update: 2017 Spring Load Restrictions


Spring Road Restrictions will be removed April 14, 2017 for most Lyon County highways. Signs remaining in place will dictate legal weight limits. Please contact the Lyon County Highway Department at 507-532-8205 with any questions.

Lyon County is announcing that truck spring load restrictions will be starting Friday
February 17, 2017 for all Lyon County Highways. The Minnesota Department of Transportation has announced the starting date of spring load
restrictions in the SOUTH FROST ZONES starting on Friday, February 17, 2017 at 12:01 a.m. In general, spring load restrictions on local roads (county, city and township roads) follow the
same dates as the State Trunk Highways, however any local road can be restricted at any time
during the year so long as the restricted load limit is posted. This depends on the condition of the
roads. The local road authority can keep spring restrictions on longer if they deem them
necessary.  MnDOT can keep state highways weight-restricted for a maximum of 8 consecutive weeks. The Lyon County 2017 Spring Load Restriction map can be viewed at the Lyon County website at
www.lyonco.org.  A regional map showing neighboring counties’ road postings is also available. Please contact the Lyon County Highway Department at (507) 532-8205 for further information.
Aaron VanMoer
County Engineer
Lyon County Highway Department

Public Notice Five Year Construction Plan

Public comment will be received on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in the Commissioner’s Room of the Lyon County Government Center, Marshall, Minnesota.  A draft copy of the Plan is available at www.lyonco.org.  If you can not attend but wish to make comment, please forward your comments in writing to the Lyon County Highway Engineer, 504 Fairgrounds Road, Marshall, MN  56258 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hours and Locations

Lyon County Government Center

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Public Works Building

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Law Enforcement Center

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Lyon County Zoning/SWCD

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Lyon County Landfill

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Highway Engineer

Aaron VanMoer
Highway Engineer
504 Fairgrounds Rd
Marshall, MN 56258
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