Highway Department

Open House 2017
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  1. Highway Building Open House - Friday June 9, 2017

    The Wright County Highway Department will host a public open house at the new highway department building on Friday June 9, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Read on...
  2. Highway 3 Construction Set to Begin!

    Work on County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 3, east of South Haven, from State Hwy 55 to CSAH 2 is scheduled to begin May 8, 2017. The prime contractor on this project is Midwest Contracting LLC, Marshall, MN. Read on...
  3. 2017 Seal Coating Program Set to Begin

    Seal coating will begin on Monday May 8, 2017 on approximately 44 miles of Wright County Highways and four County parks. Work will begin in the north part of the County first, then routes in the southern part of the County will be done. 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