Highway Department


  1. Segments of Wright County Highway 37 changed to County Highway 38 and County Road 137

    The Wright County Highway Department sign technicians have replaced the route markers along segments of Highway 37, east of County Highway 19 in Albertville and Otsego which have become Highway 38 and County Road 137, respectively - (see map). Read on...
  2. Winter Driving Conditions - MnDOT 511

    Winter driving conditions for Minnesota can be found via the Minnesota Department of Transportation 511 website. Please click on the link below for information on winter driving conditions. 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