Highway maintenance

The Bureau of Highway Maintenance (BHM):

  • Develops policies, standards and manuals related to the use and preservation of highway facilities
  • Promotes efficient, seamless, and secure freight flows on Wisconsin's transportation system and across our borders
  • Consults with transportation regions on roadway and roadside facilities
  • Coordinates the statewide budget for operations and provides allocations for regional operations
  • Develops and supports information systems necessary for the effective management of highway operations throughout the state
  • Provides specialized help on preventive maintenance, winter maintenance operations, management of the right of way (ROW), including vegetation management and permits for use or access
  • Plans, develops, and manages roadside facilities including rest areas and safety and weight enforcement facilities
  • Provides leadership in seeking out new technologies or practices and evaluating opportunities to improve operations


BHM Director

Rose Phetteplace
4802 Sheboygan Avenue, Room 501
PO Box 7986
Madison, WI 53707-7986
(608) 267-8999