Highway Department

  1. No Campaign Signs on County Right of Way

    The Wright County Highway Department reminds all citizens that Minnesota Statute 160.2715(a)(9) strictly prohibits placement of private signs on County right-of-way property. This includes political signs. Additional Info...
  2. Mn DOT Hwy 55 lane closures west of Annandale begins Aug. 15

    ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Motorists traveling Highway 55 at Wright County Highway 3, located west of Annandale, may encounter delays as the road is reduced intermittently to a single lane during daytime hours beginning Monday, Aug. 15. Read on...
  3. Wright County Five Year Capital Improvement Plan Approved (2017-2021)

    The Wright County Highway Department is pleased to present to you our current Five Year Highway Improvement Plan that was approved by the County Board on June 14, 2016. This plan is similar to plans of the past, with a continued emphasis on preservation. 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