Highway Department

  1. CSAH 5 Closure - Monday, August 27 thru Thursday, August 30

    CSAH 5 Road Closures for Soil Corrections The Wright County Highway Department would like to inform the public of the following highway closures due to soil corrections on CSAH 5 by the Highway Department Maintenance Division. Read on...
  2. Highway 18 Project - Construction Update

    August 6, 2018 - CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: Work on County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 18 is approaching 40% complete as of August 3, 2018. The Contractor continues to install storm sewer pipe and watermain pipe as well as removal of unsuitable soils Read on...
  3. County Highway 34 Roundabout Project - City of Buffalo

    The Wright County Highway Department would like to inform the public of a highway construction project that will begin the first week of August 2018. The project is located at the intersection of County Highway 34 and County Road 134 in Buffalo.
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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