Highway Department

  1. County Highway 39 Closure Monday, July 15 - Culvert Replacement Work

    County Highway 39 (between County Highway 19 and Odean Ave. NE in Otsego) will be closed beginning July 15, 2019 for replacement of a deteriorated culvert. Please see the link below for the detour route that will be posted for through traffic. Read on...
  2. 2019 Pavement Preservation Construction Update

    The 2019 Pavement Preservation Contract involves the following highways in Wright County: County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 5 from CSAH 35 to 37; CSAH 7 from State Highway 55 to CSAH 39; CSAH35 from CSAH 4 to CR 109; CSAH 39 from State Highway 24 to CSAH 8. Read on...
  3. Highway 38 Construction Project Update - Otsego, MN

    Work on County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 38 in Otsego, from Odean Avenue to TH 101, is scheduled to resume Monday, April 8, 2019. CSAH 38 will be closed to thru traffic from just east of O’Dean Avenue to Quaday Avenue. The prime contractor on this project 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 512 mile County Highway system. This system is split into 406 miles of County State Aid Highways (which are financed mostly by state-aid gas tax funds and federal funds) and 106 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