Highway Department

  1. Wright County Five Year Capital Improvement Plan Approved (2017-2021)

    The Wright County Highway Department is pleased to present to you our current Five Year Highway Improvement Plan that was approved by the County Board on June 14, 2016. This plan is similar to plans of the past, with a continued emphasis on preservation. Read on...
  2. 2016 Pavement Preservation Construction Underway

    The 2016 Pavement Preservation Contract #16-01 involves the following highways in Wright County: County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 18 from Monticello to Albertville; CSAH 20 from Rockford to Hanover; CSAH 19/20 intersection in Hanover; CR 138 north of . . . Read on...
  3. County Highway 35 Construction/Closure (west of County Hwy 7)

    (Buffalo, MN) - The Wright County Highway Department would like to inform the public of a highway improvement project on County Highway 35, just west of County Highway 7. The construction on 35 is in the low area known as “Wolff Swamp” that experiences 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