Highway Department

  1. RR Crossing Closed at CSAH 12 in Montrose - October 18

    The BNSF Railroad will be making improvements to the CSAH 12 RR crossing in Montrose on Sunday, October 18, 2015. The crossing will be closed from 7 am to 7 pm. No detour will be posted. Please use alternate routes. Read on...
  2. RR Crossing Closed at CSAH 3 and CR 153 in Cokato - Oct 11

    The BNSF Railroad will be making improvements to CSAH 3 (Broadway) and CR 153 (Jackson Ave) RR crossings in the City of Cokato on Sunday, 10-11-15. Crossings will be closed from 7 am to 7 pm. Please follow detour signs. Read on...
  3. County State Aid Highway 12 Construction Update - September 11, 2015

    Work on CSAH 12 is continuing with current activities from Hwy 55 to CR 138 progressing, including the Roundabout. Please click on the link below to go to the project webpage and click on the Newsletter #6 link for the latest project information. 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