Highway Maintenance Traffic Impacts

Maintenance work on state and federal highways

Maintenance Overview

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region regularly conducts maintenance on state highway. Maintenance is comprised of a wide range of activities to keep pavement, shoulders, slopes, drainage facilities, bridges, and all other structures and property within the existing state trunk highway system of roadways as near as possible to its as-constructed or renewed condition over the service life of the facility. Maintenance activities include pothole and pavement repair, guardrail repair, vegetation management, joint and crack sealing, bridge inspections, and much, much more.

Maintenance operations are typically preformed in spot locations, with short-term traffic impacts. Traffic impacts do not typically affect the entire highway limits of a maintenance project, or throughout the project’s entire duration. Motorists are urged to slow down and be mindful of workers in close proximity on highways.

To view the most current traffic impacts related to maintenance operations on highways and interstates in Northeast Wisconsin, please click on the  “Maintenance Traffic Impacts” here or above. You will see all the weekly traffic impacts for maintenance work in the 11 counties that makeup WisDOT’s Northeast Region.  Please check back often, as weather and other factors can cause schedule changes.

WisDOT contracts with the county highway departments for maintenance on state maintained highways. This system of maintenance was set up over 99 years ago. Legislative audits have shown that this arrangement is not only cost effective but in the best interest of the citizens of Wisconsin and the users of our state highway system. For general information regarding state highway maintenance, please visit our Bureau of Highway Maintenance website at http://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/doing-bus/local-gov/hwy-mnt/default.aspx.

Safe travels!