2023 Dust Control

The Bridgewater Township Board is making plans to have liquid calcium chloride applied to roads for dust control.  If you are interested in having this product applied, you must submit payment and application to the Township Clerk by Saturday May 13, 2023. Make your check payable to Bridgewater Township. Mail to: Bridgewater Township PO Box 246 Dundas, MN 55019. Call the Clerk at 507-645-1656 with questions.

To ensure correct application, you are responsible for the following:

    1. Fill out the application form completely and return it with a check for the full amount of coverage desired.

    1. Colored stakes installed by Saturday May 13, 2023 to mark the beginning and ending of the application area.  If you need stakes, you may pick some up from a barrel in front of the Township Hall. Please measure accurately.  The truck will only dispense the amount of chloride that was ordered.

    1. If the area to be treated is a county road, it will be the property owner’s responsibility to notify the Rice County Highway Department regarding the dust control project. Please request that the county perform maintenance blading prior to the installation of the dust control treatment. The Rice County Highway Dept. can be reached at 507-332-6110 or 645-9576 and ask for the Highway Dept.

Please note: Many factors (weather, type of road surface, traffic, etc.) affect the performance of a dust control treatment. Therefore, Bridgewater Township and the contractor do not guarantee how long this treatment will last or how effective it will be. Dust control will not be applied until the township has received, spread, and graded the new crushed rock on township roads. The application of dust control is planned for the first week of June, weather permitting

Feet 300' 400' 500' 600' 700' 800'
18' $300.00 $400.00 $500.00 $600.00 $700.00 $800.00
Application is $1.00 per foot.

Minimum requirement of application is 300 feet.  There is not a maximum.

Standard application is approximately 18 feet wide by 400 feet long.

The application can be found on the website under General, F.A.Q., Dust Control.  Or upon request can be emailed to you or one can be picked up at the Town Hall Office.

Town Hall Office Hours

Monday - 8:30 am - 12:30pm

Tuesday - 8:30 am to 12:30pm

Wednesday - 8:30 am to 12:30pm

Thursday - 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Friday - Closed

Upcoming Events

June 14, 2023
  • BOS - Closed Meeting

    June 14, 2023  6:30 pm - 7:00 pm

  • Township Board of Supervisors meeting

    June 14, 2023  7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

June 21, 2023
  • Forest Bridgewater Joint Power Development District

    June 21, 2023  6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

About the Bridgewater Community

Bridgewater Township is a small rural community located in the Northeast corner of Rice County, Minnesota, roughly 30 miles south of Minneapolis-St. Paul. 
The area was first settled in 1844, and Bridgewater was officially organized as a township by the Rice County Board of Commissioners in 1858. While living close to the cities of Northfield, Dundas, and Faribault — and major metropolitan shopping and entertainment offered by the Twin Cities — our residents enjoy the benefits of a rural lifestyle in a largely agricultural community. 
Bridgewater Township is governed by the traditional township form of government. Patterned after the English town meeting style of government, township government embodies the ideal of grassroots democratic participation envisioned by the nation’s founders. In Minnesota, townships are the traditional rural unit of government. Minnesota has more townships than any state in the nation with 1,796 townships, and that form of government presently serves approximately one-fourth of the population of Minnesota. The board of supervisors is the governing body of the township, and is elected by direct ballot of eligible voters. There are currently five township supervisors who serve three-year terms. The township staff includes a Zoning Administrator, Treasurer, Clerk, and Road Superintendent. 
The primary responsibilities of Bridgewater Township include: care of township roads, planning and zoning for the township, proper conduct of elections, and participate with other units of government (cities, counties, townships) to cooperate with planning issues. A unique feature of Bridgewater Township includes the orderly annexation agreements currently in place with the City of Northfield and the City of Dundas. These agreements were forged to help direct future growth in sensible ways.