Wright County Highways 34, 35, and 37 are being improved by addition of a rumble strip along the center of these highways. Centerline rumble strips are a proven proactive safety measure on rural highways that have traffic volumes over 2,000 vehicles per day. Studies have estimated that centerline rumble strips can reduce sideswipe and fatal crashes by up to 70% on rural highways!
Wright County Highways 34, 35, and 37 have traffic volumes of approximately 4,000 vehicles per day, 7,000 vehicles per day, and 4,000 vehicles per day, respectively. Wright County applied for and received a $84,240 federal grant through the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) for this safety improvement. The grant covers 90% of the cost of the improvements. Surface Preparation Technologies, Inc. is the prime contractor for the project.
Work will be completed with no detour to traffic, although you can expect minor delays due to the flagging operation around the moving work zone. Work will begin on Monday, July 8th and is anticipated to be completed by July 16th, weather permitting.
Work hours on County Highway 37 (between Maple Lake and MnDOT TH 25) will be restricted to the hours between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 pm due to the current detour on Highway 37 (from MnDOT's Highway 55 project).
Please click on the link below for a map of the project locations, and contact Sara Buermann, Wright County Traffic Engineer, if you have any questions or would like additional information on this important safety improvement project.
Please slow down and drive safely!