Highway Department

  1. County Highway 39 Turnlane Construction in Otsego

    The Wright County Highway Department would like to inform the public of a highway improvement project in Otsego at the intersections of Highway 39 & Page Avenue, and Highway 39 & Odean Avenue. Work set to begin Wednesday, June 1, 2016. Read on...
  2. Highway 20 Construction - Downtown Rockford Improvement Project

    The City of Rockford will begin improvements to the downtown area that will impact County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 20 through Rockford. The City of Rockford is the lead agency on this construction work and any questions or concerns should be Read on...
  3. County State Aid Highway 12 Construction Update - April 15, 2016

    Work on Wright County Highway 12 will start up again the week of April 18th, 2016. A detour will be put in place while remaining work on the project is completed. Construction activities on Wright County Highway 12, from TH 55 to the new Roundabout at 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