HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT HOURS OF OPERATION:
Effective October 17, 2022, Highway Department office hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding major holidays.
A MESSAGE FROM THE HIGHWAY COMMISSIONER REGARDING WINTER PLOWING AND DRIVING:
NOVEMBER 28, 2022 WAS SNOWPLOW DRIVER APPRECIATION DAY IN WISCONSIN
Governor Evers proclaimed Monday, November 28, 2022 as Snowplow Driver Appreciation Day in Wisconsin to remind motorists to give snowplow drivers plenty of space to complete their jobs safely. During the winter, county highway workers help keep interstate, U.S. and state highways safe by providing snow plowing, salting and liquid brine applications.
Per the WisDot, motorists can thank snowplow drivers by staying safe on the road this winter by doing the following:
- Buckle up, phone down. Every trip, every time.
- Watch the road ahead and allow plenty of following distance.
- Drivers should slow down when roads are slick or visibility is reduced.
- Stay at least 200 feet behind a working snowplow. Make sure that you can see the plow's mirrors to ensure the driver can see you.
- If you must pass, be careful. Snowplows often create a cloud of snow that can obscure vision.
- During major winter storms, postpone or cancel your trip. Stranded motorists and vehicles become hazards that interfere with snow removal efforts.
Winnebago County Highway Department operators also plow roads for some of the local municipalities. We ask that you give them the room they need to get their jobs done in a safe and efficient manner. Thank you.
COUNTY RD "P" PROJECT
Winnebago County is planning a reconstruction of CTH "P" from Wis 47 to Midway Road. This segment involves designing and constructing the roadway to current standards. The roadway will be designed and constructed to a two lane urban cross section with a two way left turn. The project is also anticipated to incorporate bicycles and pedestrians. Project limits: CTH "P" Project
The project is scheduled for the summer of 2025.
COUNTY RD "CB" AND "JJ" INTERSECTION PROJECT IS COMPLETE.
The new roundabout opened to the public on Wednesday, September 28, 2022. Thank you for your cooperation during construction.
OREGON/JACKSON STREET BRIDGE IN OSHKOSH
The existing bridge was constructed in 1956 and is nearing its service life. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) determined in April of 2021, based on a bridge inspection, that several issues need to be addressed. Construction is scheduled for summer of 2028.
You may contact the WisDOT with questions or comments at:
920-360-3124 or William.Bertrand@dot.wi.gov
920-492-4153 or Mark.Kantola@dot.wi.gov
ATV/UTV ROUTES AND REGULATIONS
The Winnebago County Board of Supervisors passed an ordinance at their meeting dated 9/17/19 allowing the use of all-terrain vehicles on certain county roads. This becomes part of Section 7.16 of the General Code of Winnebago County and shall read as follows:
OUT AND ABOUT IN WINNEBAGO COUNTY
If you're looking for the best routes for walking and bicycling in Winnebago County, there is a new resource for you. The Winnebago County Trails Map, put together by the Winnebago County Bike/Ped Stakeholder Team, shows paved and unpaved routes, trails and facilities along with important amenities and features like public restrooms, points of interest, pet friendly areas, and fix-it stations. The online map works on any smart device and printed maps will be finished soon. For more information you can contact the Winnebago County Health Department at 920-232-3021.
Effective October 1, 2016 it became illegal to talk on a handheld mobile device while driving in a Wisconsin road work zone.
Following the law is simple. Just remember: Orange cones – Put down the phones!
State of Wisconsin Road Construction
Visit WisDOT 511 for information on construction projects throughout the State of Wisconsin.