2017 Wright County highway construction projects map

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The Wright County Highway Department is pleased to present its 2017 Construction Projects Map (click link below for map). The projects they’ll be constructing this year provide a continued emphasis on preservation of the existing Wright County Highway System, combined with an aggressive program of safety projects and a major reconstruction project along Highway 3 in the northwest portion of the county. This project will provide a continuous north-south corridor that meets current design standards, from the south county line to the north county line. The Highway 3 corridor is a relatively higher traffic volume route in western Wright County that carries a lot of truck traffic through the county. Combined with the recent traffic signal system installation at the intersection of TH 55 and Highway 3 by MnDOT, the improvement of this corridor with this year’s project will provide safe travels for vehicles for many years to come. The 2017 construction projects total approximately $10 million dollars in improvements to the county highway system. The safety improvements included in this year’s plan include Rural Intersection Warning Systems at the intersections of Highways 35 and 6; and Highway 35 and 8. Other safety improvements include the construction of dedicated center left-turn lanes at the intersection of Highway 39 and Nashua Avenue in Otsego, and the creation of center left-turn lanes on County Rd. 37 over the I-94 bridge in Albertville to facilitate safer left-turning movements onto I-94.

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