Highway Department

  1. Wright County Long Range Transportation Plan Open House

    Join us at the Wright County Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) Open House on Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Open House meeting will be held at the Wright County Highway Department Building at 3600 Braddock Ave. NE in Read on...
  2. CSAH 38 Construction Project UPDATE

    Work on County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 38 in Otsego, from Odean Avenue to TH 101, is scheduled to begin the first part of September 2018. During construction, CSAH 38 will be closed to thru traffic, which will be directed to use a posted detour route. 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