Highway Department

  1. RR Crossing at County Road 37 West of Maple Lake to be Temporarily Closed Beginning 8/4

    The RR crossing at CSAH 37, about one-quarter (1/4) mile west of the City of Maple Lake will be closed to all traffic from 6:30 am on Tuesday, August 4, until 4:30 pm on Friday, August 7, while the Canadian Pacific Railway makes repairs to this crossing. Read on...
  2. Highway 37 Closure @ RR Crossing just west of Maple Lake

    The Wright County Highway Department would like to inform the public of a four-day highway closing. The Canadian Pacific Railway will be repairing the crossing on Highway 37, just south of TH 55, located about one-quarter mile west of Maple Lake. Read on...
  3. County State Aid Highway 12 Construction Update - July 23, 2015

    Please click on the link below to go to the project webpage and click on the Newsletter #5 link for the latest project information. 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