Highway Department

  1. 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...
  2. Common Street (McLeod County Highway 56) Closed Due to Culvert Washout

    Common Street (McLeod County Highway 56), located on the Wright County/McLeod County shared county line south of Howard Lake, has been closed by the McLeod County Highway Department due to a culvert washout at Coon Lake. The McLeod County Highway Read on...
  3. Roadside Spraying begins May 28, 2019

    Beginning on May 28, 2019 the Wright County Highway Department, as part of its vegetation management program, will be scheduling some roadside vegetation work along all Wright County highways. 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