Highway Department

  1. Water Across Roadways of County Highways 12 and 75! Highway 12 CLOSED

    Due to the recent rainfall over the past weekend, water has completely covered the road top on both County State Aid Highway 12 in Buffalo (north of MnDOT State Highway 55) and also on County State Aid Highway 75 (west of Hasty). Highway 12 is CLOSED Read on...
  2. Pavement Maintenance Work on State Highway 24 Clearwater to Annandale by MnDOT

    ST. CLOUD, Minn. – Motorists who travel Highway 24 between Interstate 94 in Clearwater and Highway 55 in Annandale should plan their travel and expect delays while segments of the road are reduced to a single lane beginning Tuesday, May 14. Read on...
  3. Road Closures

    On Tuesday, May 21, 2019 the Wright County Highway Department will be closing the following Highways: 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