Highway Department

  1. County Highway 35 Open west of County Highway 7!

    (Friday, July 22, 2016) - The County Highway 35 Improvement Project located just west of the intersection with County Highway 7 was completed and opened to traffic late Friday afternoon. This project raised the grade of the highway approximately Read on...
  2. 2016 Seal Coat Program begins on Wright County Highways

    Seal coating will begin on Wednesday July 13, 2016 on approximately 43 miles of Wright County Highways and three County parks. The locations of the seal coating and other 2016 County Projects are shown on the map below (click on link for map). Read on...
  3. Roundabout Project at Highway 35 & County Road 134 Intersection to begin July 11th!

    The Wright County Highway Department would like to inform the public of a highway construction project that will begin on Monday, July 11, 2016. The project location is the intersection of County State Aid Highway 35 & County Road 134/Calder Avenue... Read on...
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Your Safety is Our Job
The Wright County Highway Department is one of the more visible departments in the county. Most of us have seen the orange trucks plowing snow in the winter and have noticed various construction-related activities in the summer on our highway system.

The department is responsible for all activities involving Wright County's 511 mile County Highway system. This system is split into 408 miles of County State Aid Highways (which are financed mostly by state-aid gas tax funds and federal funds) and 103 miles of County Roads (which are financed only by local property tax). About 50 bridges under county jurisdiction are also included on these routes. Personnel in the organization (totaling over 50 full-time) are divided into 4 main divisions:
  • Engineering Division
  • Maintenance Division
  • Fleet Services / Shop / Equipment
  • Highway Accounting