Wright County News

Posted on: May 5, 2017

Highway 3 Construction Continues on Schedule


Work on County State Aid Highway (CSAH) 3, east of South Haven, from State Hwy 55 to CSAH 2 began on May 8, 2017.  The prime contractor on this project is Midwest Contracting LLC, Marshall, MN. During construction, CSAH 3 will be closed to thru traffic, which will be directed to use a posted detour route.

Removal of trees along the project was completed last winter; stump removal operations may begin before the road closure so utility relocation work can begin. The existing pavement layer has been reclaimed and re-used in the new pavement section. Construction operations will begin at the south end and progress northward in phases – the reclaimed material will be left in-place until earthwork operations begin in each phase. 

Many privately owned utility changes will be taking place just ahead of the actual roadway construction, and will continue throughout the project. Telephone cables along with overhead power lines must be relocated within the new highway right-of-way limits. This work will be performed by the individual private utility companies or crews they hire directly. 

This project also includes the placement of new swing-away mailbox supports at no cost to residents. This support will be considered to be your property and any future repairs will be at the owner’s expense. Existing supports will be removed at the beginning of construction and placed on landowners’ property. Temporary mailboxes will be set up and grouped along side streets so that postal service continues (locations to be determined by the Post Master). Upon project completion, your original mailbox will be placed back onto CSAH 3 on a new swing-away support.

The Wright County Highway Department greatly appreciates your patience during construction on this important improvement project. Questions or comments regarding this project can be directed to the Wright County Highway Department @ 763-682-7383 or toll free @ 800-362-3667 (ask for the Highway Department). Business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Please visit the following web site for future updates to this project:


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click on “Notify Me” and enter your email address and click on the envelope symbol under “News Flash” for Highway Department. We will be posting a News Flash when we update the Project Webpage.



Highway 3 Detour Route Map
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