The Wright County Highway Department is updating its 5-Year Plan for road and bridge projects in the county. Due to COVID-19, there will be no public hearing, but the department is looking for public input online on the draft plan Read on...
The Minnesota Department of Transportation is inviting the community of Howard Lake to an online open house to learn about future Highway 12 road and sidewalk improvements between 13th Avenue and Sixth Avenue in Howard Lake. Read on...
The CSAH 30 project in Delano is nearing completion. The project contractor is completing the aggregate base work on the west end of the project, as well as near the intersection of CSAH 30 and McKinley Parkway. Read on...
The Wright County Highway Department is responsibility for all activities involving Wright County’s 512-mile County Highway system.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 approximately $3.1 million in federal safety grant funds and continues to successfully apply for Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) funding.
The projects/strategies include:
·Rural Street Lighting – over 110 intersectionswith street lighting
·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
·6” Painted white edge lines
·Driver feedback speed signs
·Chevron curve signing (over 680 sign assemblies on 98 curves)
These safety improvements continue to be our standard on all highway improvement projects!
Wright County is currently updating the safety plan and will expand the list of strategies to include larger scale counter measures that incorporate safety improvements such as restriping to include continuous center left turn (buffer) lane between opposing traffic, additional dedicated turn lanes at high volume, rural intersections and shoulder widening.
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