Highway Department

  1. 2018 Spring Load Restrictions Go Into Effect Friday, March 16th!

    Please click on the link below for the 2018 Spring Weight Restriction Map for Wright County Highways. The STARTING DATE for Spring Load Restrictions on Wright County Highways will be Friday, March 16, 2018 at 12:01 a.m. Read on...
  2. Highway 18 Construction Project Update

    The proposed improvements to County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 18, from the intersection of MacIver Avenue NE/Barthel Industrial Drive NE to CSAH 22 (Naber Avenue NE) are continuing on schedule. The improvements are being done to address the structural 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 512 mile County Highway system. This system is split into 406 miles of County State Aid Highways (which are financed mostly by state-aid gas tax funds and federal funds) and 106 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