Highway Department

Your Safety is Our Job

The Wright County Highway Department is responsible for all activities involving Wright County’s 512-mile County Highway system.  The highway system is split into 407 miles of County State Aid Highways (which are mostly financed by State & Federal funds) and 105 miles of county roads (which are mostly financed by local property taxes). There are 39 county owned bridges along these routes. It is the goal of the department to provide and maintain a transportation system that:

  • Implements transportation improvements that address safety and operation needs, while meeting engineering design standards and supporting the East Central Minnesota Towards Zero Deaths (TZD) program.
  • Encourages safety for all users by reducing the number of fatalities and the severity of crashes throughout the County under the guidance of the County’s Road Safety Plan.
  • Promote a culture where traffic fatalities and serious injuries are prevented through education, engineering, enforcement and emergency medical/trauma services.

Wright County has implemented many projects that have utilized over $5 million in safety grant funds and continues to successfully apply for Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) funding.

The projects/strategies include:

  • Rural Street Lighting – over 110 intersections with street lighting
  • Rural Intersection Conflict Warning Systems(RICWS) – 3 intersections
  • Mainline Dynamic Warning Systems – 4 intersections
  • Converting high speed rural all-way stops to roundabouts
  • Constructing dedicated left and right turn lanes
  • Centerline and edge lines rumble strips on rural highways
  • 6” Painted white edge lines
  • Driver feedback speed signs
  • Chevron curve signing (over 680 sign assemblies on 98 curves)
  • Buffer Lane Safety Project

These safety improvements continue to be our standard on all highway improvement projects!


Follow our 5-year Highway Construction plan by visiting: Wright County 5 Year Plan 2023-2027

  1. County Highway 12 Closure at Railroad Crossing, September 26th-29th

    The Wright County Highway Department has been informed that CP Railroad will close County Highway 12 at the railroad crossing south of State Highway 55 in the City of Buffalo. Read on...
  2. County Highway 75 (Broadway West) Project in Monticello Beginning August 21, 2023.

    The City of Monticello will begin work on County Highway 75 (Broadway West) between State Highway 25 and Otter Creek beginning August 21, 2023. Read on...
  3. County Highway 83/148 (Braddock Ave) Project near Wright County Government Campus Beginning August 7

    Construction on the realignment of Braddock Avenue and a roundabout at County Highway 83 and County Highway 148 (Braddock Avenue) will begin on August 7th. Read on...
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