Highway Department

  1. Highway Department Continuing Operations

    Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic the Highway Department will be implementing the following procedures beginning Monday, March 30, 2020. These procedures have been put in place to protect both the public and county employees in following the mandates Read on...
  2. Spring Weight Restrictions Begin March 09 at 12:01am

    The Spring Weight Restrictions for the Central Zones, which include Wright County, will go into effect on March 9 at 12:01am. Read on...
  3. Highway Department Releases 2020 Spring Load Restriction Map for County Highways

    In an attempt to preserve its county road system, each spring the Wright County Highway Department issues spring weight restrictions on semi trucks. 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.

Follow our 5-year Highway Construction plan by visiting:

https://www.co.wright.mn.us/641/Five-Year-Plan



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