Highway Department

  1. Highway 18 Project - Construction Update

    May 31, 2018 - CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: The proposed improvements to County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 18, from the intersection of MacIver Avenue NE/Barthel Industrial Drive NE to CSAH 22 (Naber Avenue NE) are scheduled to begin the week of June 4, 2018. Read on...
  2. 2018 Pavement Preservation Construction Update

    The 2018 Pavement Preservation Contract involves the following highways in Wright County: County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 3 from CR 129 to TH 55; CSAH 4 from US 12 in Cokato to CSAH 35; CSAH 5 from CSAH 37 to Highland Street in Annandale Read on...
  3. Highway 39 Corridor Safety Project coming soon!

    In November 2017, the MnDOT Office of Traffic, Safety & Technology sent out a solicitation and application to all Greater Minnesota counties for local Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) projects. 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