Highway Department

  1. Roundabout at Hwy 35 & CR 134/Calder Avenue Opened to Traffic on Friday, Sept. 2nd!

    (Buffalo, MN) - Work was substantially completed on Friday, September 2nd, 2016 and the new Roundabout at the intersection of County Highway 35 & County Road 134/Calder Avenue was opened to traffic! Please contact the Highway Department if you have any Read on...
  2. County State Aid Highway 12 Construction Update - September 12, 2016

    Final turfwork and cleanup work on CSAH 12 has been challenging this summer with all the rain events. This is the anticipated schedule: Week of Sept. 12th: shape ditches and slopes; mow right of way begin seeding operations and complete by the end of the. Read on...
  3. 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...
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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