Waupaca County Highway Department
SEASONAL WEIGHT LIMITS
WILL BEGIN ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14TH
PERMIT APPLICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE -
THEN FAX, EMAIL, MAIL
OR STOP BY THE HIGHWAY SHOP AT
515 E. FULTON ST.,
MONDAY - FRIDAY 7:00 A.M. - 3:30 P.M.
Welcome to the Waupaca County Highway Department website. We’re hoping to have this site be a resource of information to everyone. Our work crews are diligently doing their best to complete all work on time and as SAFE as we can. It is up to our traveling Public to do the same. Please use this website resource as a tool to help inform yourself of department bid information, contact information, or any other highway related topic. Let’s have a safe 2018 winter season!
COUNTY HIGHWAY J BRIDGE OVER THE
LITTLE WOLF RIVER BUILT IN 2016
The Highway Department is responsible for many functions in the county including, but not limited to:
- The planning, designing, constructing, and maintaining of the county highway system.
- The maintaining of all state highways that travel through Waupaca County.
- The maintaining of many town road systems that hold maintenance agreements with us.
Click here to see our Mission Statement
The Waupaca County Highway Department reminds residents that it is illegal to place private signs such as rummage sale signs, advertising signs “for sale” signs or Realtor signs in the county right-of-way. Signs placed in the right-of-way will be removed by the Highway Department.
Snowplows typically travel at 25-35 mph, which in many cases is significantly slower than the posted speeds. The driver's field of vision is also severely restricted.
- It is illegal (s.346.915, Wis.Stats.) to follow a snowplow closer than 200 feet upon any highway having a posted speed limit of more than 35 mph if the snowplow is engaged in snow and ice removal.
- It is legal to pass a snowplow but care should be taken when attempting this maneuver because it's often difficult to see past the snowplow because of the snow cloud. Also the snowplow's wing blade can extend up to 10 feet beyond the width of the truck. Many snowplow wing blades are hit each season by vehicles attempting to pass the snowplow.
- Between 1984-2004 there were 17 snowplows involved in fatal crashes in Wisconsin. (Snowplow crash information has not been gathered since 2004.)