The mission of the Richland County Highway Department is to construct and maintain 300.8 miles of the county trunk highway system, along with maintaining the state trunk highway system in Richland County on a contract basis for the State of Wisconsin. Additionally, the department provides road and bridge maintenance services to local governmental units upon request on a cost charge back basis. To accomplish this work, the department is responsible for the purchase and repair of all necessary equipment, as well as maintenance of an administrative staff for all accounting and ordering of equipment and supplies. Our goal is to provide for safe, convenient movement of the traveling public.
The Highway Department fulfills its responsibilities to maintain the safety and convenience of the county and state trunk highway systems by performing both general and winter maintenance. General maintenance includes the following: patching, crackfilling and sealcoating of pavement, shoulder maintenance, and vegetation control, bridge and culvert maintenance, litter and trash pickup, guardrail installation and repair, signing, pavement marking and traffic control. Winter maintenance includes installation and removal of snow fence, application of sand and salt, plowing and shoveling snow off bridges. Additionally, the department also provides road construction along with pavement resurfacing (blacktopping), bridge and culvert installation.