Highway Department

  1. County Highway 18 Construction Update

    October 18, 2018 - CONSTRUCTION UPDATE: County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 18 was opened to traffic on Monday, October 15th. There is work remaining to be completed (trail, turf establishment, minor cleanup, etc.) that does not require the highway to be 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...
  3. Seeking input into the Wright County Long Range Transportation Plan

    The Wright County Highway Department is seeking input into the Wright County Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP) and would greatly appreciate your help by taking a survey! The Wright County LRTP is being updated to prepare the County's transportation 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