Highway Department


  1. Spring Load Restrictions Begin on Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

    Spring Load Restrictions will go into effect on the Wright County Highway system beginning Tuesday, March 19, 2019. A map showing the load postings for each highway on the Wright County Highway system can be found by clicking a link on the following web Read on...
  2. 2019 Highway 55 (Annandale to Buffalo) Informational Open Houses

    Residents invited to learn about 2019 Highway 55 Annandale-to-Buffalo construction plans at three open houses Read on...
  3. Wright County Long Range Transportation Plan (LRTP)

    Thank you to those who attended the Open House public meeting held last Thursday, February 21, 2019. We had a great turnout and appreciate all that took time out of their busy schedules to learn about the latest progress with the study - and also provided 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