Highway Department

  1. Spring Weight Restriction Notice for Wright County Highways

    The ending date for Spring Weight Restrictions on Wright County Highways will be Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 12:01 am. Read on...
  2. County State Aid Highway 12 Construction Update - April 30, 2015

    Work on CSAH 12 is continuing with clean-up of trees & stumps. Please click on the link below to go to the project webpage and click on the Newsletter #2 link for the latest project information. Read on...
  3. Settler's Parkway Project to include Detour Route on County Highway 12 (south of Buffalo)

    Work on Settlers Parkway is scheduled to begin on Monday April, 6, 2015 when a road closure and detour will be put in place. This is a City of Buffalo Project that will connect State Highway 25 to State Highway 55. The detour will use County Hwy 12. 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