Highway Department

  1. Highway 37 Closure @ RR Crossing just west of Maple Lake

    The Wright County Highway Department would like to inform the public of a four-day highway closing. The Canadian Pacific Railway will be repairing the crossing on Highway 37, just south of TH 55, located about one-quarter mile west of Maple Lake. Read on...
  2. County Road 116 will be Closed July 28th - July 29th for Culvert Replacement

    The Wright County Highway Department would like to inform the public of a two-day highway closing. County Road 116 in Rockford Township, will be closed Tuesday, July 28th through Wednesday July 29th. Read on...
  3. Highway 16 Closed July 27th - July 29th for Culvert Replacement

    The Wright County Highway Department would like to inform the public of a three-day highway closing. County State Aid Highway 16 will be closed near the Carver County line on Monday, July 27th through Wednesday July 29th. 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 511 mile County Highway system. This system is split into 408 miles of County State Aid Highways (which are financed mostly by state-aid gas tax funds and federal funds) and 103 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