The mission of the Florence County Highway Department is to efficiently construct and maintain the County Trunk Highway system and to maintain the State Highway system on a contract basis for the State of Wisconsin. Additionally, the department provides construction and maintenance service to other county departments and local units of government upon request.
Frozen Road Declaration
The Florence County Highway Department delcares ALL County Trunk Highways (N, B, C, D, U and NN) frozen and eligible for increased weight limitations effective Monday, January 4, 2021 at 12:00 p.m.
County Trunk Highways D and U are class "B" roads, which are restricted by 40%, and can carry a maximum of 48,000 lbs.
Note: If traveling on township roads, please contact each township for their restrictions.
With the current COVID19 situation, the Florence County Highway Department is CLOSED to the public until further notice.
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Summer: 6:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday
Winter: 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
The following are highways we maintain:
Federal: US '2'/141
State: STH '70', '101',and '139'.
County: "N", "B", "C", "D", "U", and "NN"
Winter Road Procedures
State Highways will be plowed, salted or sanded as the DOT requires. In cases where the Florence County Highway Commissioner deems it necessary, they will orverride this policy. The Florence County Sheriff's Department will contact the Highway Department when they find unsafe conditions on the road.
Florence County's county trunk highways will be plowed, salted or sanded depending on location of the road and weather conditions. County Trunk Highways NN, N, B, and south half of U will be treated with salt as its primary way to clear snow and ice and County Trunk Highways C, D, and the north half of U will be treated with a sand/salt mixture. It is up to the Highway Commissioner (or supervisors that are designated) to use their judgement on when to plow and when to use sand or salt.
Mailboxes that are physically HIT by a plow or wing will be repaired or replaced by the Highway Department. Snow damage or non-standard mailboxes will not be repaired or replaced.