“Wisconsin's snowplow drivers work long hours in tough conditions to keep roads clear and safe every winter season," WisDOT Secretary Craig Thompson said. “We applaud them for their dedication to safety and service, and also ask that drivers do their part to keep our roadways safe. Eliminate distractions when driving, always give snowplows room to work and, when possible, avoid travel during major storms."

“Wisconsin winter weather can wreak havoc on travel plans," WCHA Executive Director Patrick Vander Sanden said. “Snowplow drivers take their work very seriously including overnight, weekends and holidays so that we can all continue to get to work, school and all the places we need to be. Please be attentive and patient whenever driving in the winter and give plows room to work – it's the best way to say thank you."


Welcome to the Waupaca County Highway Department website.  Please use this website resource as a tool to help inform yourself of department bid information, contact information or any other highway related topic.
Please be mindful of our workers while traveling through our construction sites,
while snowplowing and other areas you see them working. 
Let’s have a safe 2023!

Waupaca CTH B V of Scandi - Copy (2)

Bridge replacement project that included sanitary sewer relocation for the V. of Scandinavia on CTH B

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.


Governor Tony Evers has proclaimed Monday, November 27 as Snowplow Driver Appreciation Day in Wisconsin to remind motorists to give snowplow drivers plenty of space to complete their jobs safely. In partnership with the Wisconsin County Highway Association (WCHA), the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) urges drivers to slow down and be alert on Wisconsin roads this winter.

For more than 100 years, Wisconsin has maintained a unique partnership with the state's 72 county highway departments. During the winter, county highway workers help keep interstate, U.S. and state highways safe by providing snow plowing, salting and liquid brine applications. WisDOT works with Wisconsin counties year-round to establish best practices and test new tools for safety and efficiency.

Wisconsin allows flashing green warning lights on county or municipal maintenance vehicles – in addition to red or amber lights. The green warning lights are meant to increase safety, enhance driver awareness and improve visibility of maintenance vehicles.

Motorists can thank Wisconsin snowplow drivers by staying safe on the road this winter.

Before traveling, visit to check road conditions, live video from traffic cameras and possible incidents. Download the 511 Wisconsin mobile app to “know before you go."

  • Buckle up, phone down. Every trip, every time.
  • Watch the road ahead and allow plenty of following distance.
  • Most traffic crashes in winter are caused by drivers going too fast for conditions. Posted speed limits apply when travel conditions are ideal. Drivers are advised to 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. Remember that road conditions in front of the plow will likely be worse.
  • Don't be over-confident if you operate a four-wheel or all-wheel-drive vehicle. They still require a considerable distance to stop on slick roadways.
  • During major winter storms, postpone or cancel your trip. Stranded motorists and vehicles become hazards that interfere with snow removal efforts.
Contact Information
Highway Office
2670 County Road A
Waupaca WI 54981
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staff directory information.

Waupaca Office Hours
Currently working ten hour days - 6 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday thru Thursday

  • March 27th thru November 17th:  6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday thru Thursday
  • November 20th thru beginning of February:  7 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday thru Friday


Call:  1-866-511-9472 or 511 from your cellphone

 Highway Committee 

April 2020 Highway Committee members
Left to Right         
Hwy Commissioner Casey Beyersdorf,
Supervisors Dick Rohan, Jim Nygaard,
Fred Zaug, Lee Much and
Chairman Joe McClone


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