Wright County Highways and roads will receive a more than $11 million facelift this construction season, as county engineering staff unveiled its list of projects for 2015 earlier this week.
Road construction closest to the North Wright County Today area include a pair of resurfacing and sealcoating projects. The county will resurface Wright County Highway 22/Naber Avenue Northeast between County Highway 18 (50th Street) on the north end of St. Michael south to Minnesota Highway 241. Also, Beebe Lake Road/Wright County Highway 34 will be seal coated and receive improved intersection lighting from County Highway 19 west into Buffalo.
Finally, in St. Michael, Wright County Highway 35 will see new intersection lighting along that road as it heads west, out of the community.
The county’s larges project for 2015 will include the reconstruction of County Highway 12 from County Highway 37 south to Minnesota Highway 55 in Buffalo, including a roundabout a County Highway 138 and County Highway 12.
All told, the county has scheduled 19 miles of pavement preservation (bituminous overlay); approximately 45 miles of seal coating; and approximately four miles of micro-surfacing, and installation of rural street lighting at eight (8) intersections.
These 2015 projects represent an investment of approximately $11.5 million dollars, and are funded with a variety of State Aid gas tax, local levy, and federal dollars, according to Wright County Engineer Virgil Hawkins.
A look at all of the planned proejcts can be found via this 2015 Wright County Construction Location Map
The Wright County Highway Department is responsible for the maintenance and administration of 511 miles of county highways and 39 county bridges. This includes activities such as engineering design, construction management, signing, signals/roundabouts, and routine maintenance of all kinds (snowplowing, patching potholes, crack sealing, seal coating, micro-surfacing, mowing roadside ditches, cleaning culverts, brush cutting, etc.).