Highway Department

Your Safety is Our Job

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 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
  • 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.

Follow our 5-year Highway Construction plan by visiting: Wright County 5 Year Plan 2022-2026

  1. Virtual Open House through Friday, August 12th - County Highway 35 Project, St. Michael

    A virtual open house to discuss the proposed construction/improvements to CSAH 35 in St. Michael will take place from Monday, July 25 through Friday, August 12, 2022. We want to hear from you and get your feedback on this 2023 construction project. Read on...
  2. 73rd St NW Closure from County Hwy 8 to Ferman Ave, Friday, August 12th, 2022.

    Maple Lake Township will close 73rd St NW from County Hwy 8 to Ferman Ave on Friday, August 12th, to complete a culvert replacement project. Read on...
  3. County Highway 30 Closure at County Highway 6 in Victor Township

    Beginning on Monday, August 22nd, 2022, the Wright County Highway Department will be closing a section of County Highway 30 for a roadbed stabilization project. Read on...
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