Highway Department

  1. 2020 Pavement Preservation Construction Update

    The 2020 Pavement Preservation Contract involves the following highways in Wright County: CSAH 8 from State Highway 55 in Maple Lake to I-94 in Hasty; CSAH 31 from the county line west of Cokato to US Highway 12; Read on...
  2. CSAH 30 Reconstruct Project Update

    Work on County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 30 near Delano, between CSAH 13 and 3rd Street Southwest in Delano, is planned to begin on Thursday May 21st, 2020. Read on...
  3. CSAH 39/42 Construction Project Update

    Work on County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 39 & 42 in Otsego, between Odean Avenue and CSAH 42, is scheduled to begin the last week in April 2020. 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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