Highway Department

Your Safety is Our Job

The Wright County Highway Department is responsible for all activities involving Wright County’s 512-mile County Highway system.  The highway system is split into 407 miles of County State Aid Highways (which are mostly financed by State & Federal funds) and 105 miles of county roads (which are mostly financed by local property taxes). There are 39 county owned bridges along these routes. It is the goal of the department to provide and maintain a transportation system that:

  • Implements transportation improvements that address safety and operation needs, while meeting engineering design standards and supporting the East Central Minnesota Towards Zero Deaths (TZD) program.
  • Encourages safety for all users by reducing the number of fatalities and the severity of crashes throughout the County under the guidance of the County’s Road Safety Plan.
  • Promote a culture where traffic fatalities and serious injuries are prevented through education, engineering, enforcement and emergency medical/trauma services.

Wright County has implemented many projects that have utilized over $5 million in safety grant funds and continues to successfully apply for Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) funding.

The projects/strategies include:

  • Rural Street Lighting – over 110 intersections with street lighting
  • Rural Intersection Conflict Warning Systems(RICWS) – 3 intersections
  • Mainline Dynamic Warning Systems – 4 intersections
  • Converting high speed rural all-way stops to roundabouts
  • Constructing dedicated left and right turn lanes
  • Centerline and edge lines rumble strips on rural highways
  • 6” Painted white edge lines
  • Driver feedback speed signs
  • Chevron curve signing (over 680 sign assemblies on 98 curves)
  • Buffer Lane Safety Project

These safety improvements continue to be our standard on all highway improvement projects!

Follow our 5-year Highway Construction plan by visiting: Wright County 5 Year Plan 2023-2027

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