Highway Department

  1. County Road 118 (Fenning Avenue) Construction Update

    (Thursday, June 17, 2021) - Work on County Road 118 in the City of Monticello and Monticello Township between School Blvd. and County State Aid Highway 37 is scheduled to begin on Monday, June 21st. The prime contractor on this project is Duininck, Inc. Read on...
  2. Highway Department Announces Sealcoating Schedule

    Wright County’s Seasonal Seal Coating Program is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 24, 2021 on approximately 31 miles of Wright County Highways. Locations of seal coating routes are below & shown on the attached map. Read on...
  3. 2021 Pavement Preservation Construction Update

    The 2021 Pavement Preservation Contract involves the following highways in Wright County: Read on...
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Your Safety is Our Job

The Wright County Highway Department is responsibility for all activities involving Wright County’s 512-mile County Highway system.  It is the goal of the department to provide and maintain a transportation system that:

·        Implements transportation improvements that address safety and operation needs, while meeting engineering design standards and supporting the East Central Minnesota Towards Zero Deaths (TZD) program.

·        Encourages safety for all users by reducing the number of fatalities and the severity of crashes throughout the County under the guidance of the County’s Road Safety Plan.

·        Promote a culture where traffic fatalities and serious injuries are prevented through education, engineering, enforcement and emergency medical/trauma services.

Wright County has implemented many projects that have utilized approximately $3.1 million in federal safety grant funds and continues to successfully apply for Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) funding.

The projects/strategies include:

·        Rural Street Lighting – over 110 intersectionswith street lighting

·        Rural Intersection Conflict Warning Systems(RICWS) – 3 intersections

·        Mainline Dynamic Warning Systems – 4 intersections

·        Converting high speed rural all-way stops to roundabouts

·        Constructing dedicated left and right turn lanes

·        Centerline and edge lines

·        6” Painted white edge lines

·        Driver feedback speed signs

·        Chevron curve signing (over 680 sign assemblies on 98 curves)

These safety improvements continue to be our standard on all highway improvement projects!

Wright County is currently updating the safety plan and will expand the list of strategies to include larger scale counter measures that incorporate safety improvements such as restriping to include continuous center left turn (buffer) lane between opposing traffic, additional dedicated turn lanes at high volume, rural intersections and shoulder widening.

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