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December - March 
7:00 am to 3:30 pm
Monday - Friday

April -  September
6:00 am to 4:00 pm
Monday - Thursday, Closed Friday 

October - November 
6:30 am to 4:30 pm
Monday - Thursday, Closed Friday

*Office hours may vary from year to year depending on weather, road conditions and projects.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Sawyer County Highway Department

14688W County Road B

Hayward, WI  54843

Telephone: 715-634-2691

Fax: 715-634-4824

Highway Department Shops are located in Hayward, Radisson and Winter and the administrative office is located in Hayward.  The department is responsible for constructing and maintaining 229 miles of County Trunk Highways and 162 miles of State Trunk Highways in Sawyer County.​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Road Restrictions

Sawyer County Highway Weight Restrictions

NOTICE

Effective noon (12:01 p.m.) on Monday, April 18, 2016 all temporary weight restrictions on all Sawyer County Trunk Highways will no longer be in effect.

This notice does not include town roads.  Townships will need to be contacted directly for the status of their seasonal weight restrictions.  

Thank you,

Gary Gedart

Highway Commissioner - Sawyer County Highway Department

 

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Effective noon (12:01 p.m.) on Monday, March 7, 2016 all vehicles operating on County Highways in Sawyer County will be restricted to 20 Ton Gross Vehicle Weight, 4 ton per axle. The weight restriction is for all county highways except County Road B. School buses and trucks hauling milk, fuel, and septic are exempt from the seasonal load limits in Sawyer County. A twenty-four (24) hour notice will be given if a change is necessary due to the weather.

This notice does not include town roads.  Townships will need to be contacted directly for the status of their seasonal weight restrictions.

 

Thank you,

Gary Gedart

Highway Commissioner - Sawyer County Highway Department

Road Construction Projects

2016

 

Sawyer County Bike and Pedestrian Trail:

(2nd Street – Chippewa Trail) and (Chippewa Trail – County Road K)

1.25 miles

 

Brushing on this project was completed in the early part of January and February 2016.  The actual construction of the trail will take place sometime after spring thaw.  Sawyer County forces will be allowed to complete the majority of the work on this project.   The bicycle/pedestrian trail will start at 2nd Street where the existing trail ends.  It will continue on 2nd Street to Hall of Fame Drive.  It will continue on Hall of Fame drive to County Road B.  The trail will be located on the north side of County Road B.  It will continue along County Road B to the intersection of Chippewa Trail.  Chippewa Trail will then be signed as a bicycle/pedestrian route.  At the other end of Chippewa Trail the project will continue on to the intersection of County Road K, remaining on the north side of County Road B.  The trail will be 10 feet in width and will be asphalt.  This project is currently scheduled to be the first job the highway department works on after spring thaw.

 

 

County Road NN: (Green Lake Road – Indian Trail)

2.0 miles

 

Project consists of pulverizing the existing pavement, replacing all cross drain culvert pipes, adding additional gravel, placement of 3.5 inches of warm mix asphalt pavement with 3 foot gravel shoulders.  The road will be open for travel with only minor delays expected.

 

 

County Road F: (Little Sissabagama Road – Chapel Road)

1.48 miles

 

Project consists of pulverizing the existing pavement, replacing all cross drain culvert pipes, adding additional gravel, placement of 3.5 inches of warm mix asphalt pavement with 3 foot gravel shoulders.    The road will be open for travel with only minor delays expected.

 

 

County Road F: (Sissabagama Road – Strand Road)

1.35 miles

 

Project consists of pulverizing existing blacktop, replacing all cross drain culvert pipes, adding additional gravel, minor ditch and slope work, and placing 3.5 inches of warm mix asphalt pavement with 3 foot gravel shoulders.  The road will be open for travel with only minor delays expected.

 

 

County Road F: (Strand Road – STH 27/70)

3.89 miles

 

This project was let to bid this spring and the bid was awarded to James Peterson and Sons of Medford WI.  The project will consist of pulverizing existing pavement, replacing all cross drain culvert pipes, minor areas of ditch and slope work, adding additional gravel, placement of 3.5 inches of warm mix asphalt with 4 foot paved asphalt shoulders and 1 foot gravel shoulders.  The road will be closed to through traffic during construction.  A signed detour will not be provided but there are several alternate routes near the project limits.  Local access will be required to be maintained.

 

 

County Road S: (Moose Lake Road – Pine Point Road)

2.68 miles

 

The majority of this project will consist of pulverizing the existing roadway and placement of a 3.5” hot mix asphalt surface.  There will also be a portion of the project that will be reconstructed (slope and ditch work).  The road will be open for travel with only minor delays expected during the paving process.  This project is not scheduled to begin until sometime in August 2016.  This project is funded under the Forest Lands Access Program and Sawyer County forces are prohibited from working on the project due to law changes.  This project will be let to bid to the lowest responsible bidder.

 

Sawyer County Public Works Committee

Public Works Committee

Committee Meetings are held the Wednesday prior to the County Board Meetings beginning at 6:30 p.m.    (Meetings are subject to change.)

Ronald Kinsley Chairman

9760W Hwy 27/70, Ojibwa, WI  54862

715-945-2384
Tweed Shuman Vice Chairman 16099W Zulaski Road, Hayward, WI  54843 715-634-3199
Kathy McCoy   11503N Rykman Road, Hayward, WI  54843 715-462-3723
Dale Schleeter   16197W Hwy 27/77, Hayward, WI  54843 715-634-8188
Dale Thompson   8720W Landon Road, Exeland, WI  54835 715-943-2923

Meeting Minutes

Meeting Calendar

Contact Information

 Department Staff

Gary Gedart Highway Commissioner 715-634-2691
Brad Beise             Patrol Superintendent 715-634-2691
Janeen Abric Office Manager  715-634-2691   
Teresa McCue         Clerk  715-634-2691   
Jay Sands              Shop Foreman

715-634-2692

Todd Williamson     Parts, Buildings & Grounds 715-634-2692   
Scott Vaverka Foreman 715-634-2691
Louis Draganowski Mechanic 715-634-2692


 

 

 

 

 

 

 
Operators

Brett Briggs                  Rick Ewert Jesse Nichols   
Randy Briggs Chris Fredrickson Steve Olson
Rod Brown Rich Hagen     Terry Patenaude  
Bryan Coss Dennis Kopras                   Travis Reinke 
Brett Danielson Patrick Lueloff  Jeff Schultz
Dave Dantzman Duane Mansky  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Applications/Permits
 Title 
Adopt A Highway Application - County Trunk HighwayDownload
Adopt A Highway Application - State Trunk HighwayDownload
Hauling Permit Application - Oversized Single Trip Moving PermitDownload
Driveway Permit ApplicationDownload
Spring Road Ban Permit ApplicationDownload
Utility Permit ApplicationDownload
Work on Highway Right of WayDownload
Additional Information

Mailbox Policy

My property (mailbox, fence, etc.) was damaged by a snowplow, who should I contact?

 

If the mailbox is damaged due to snow plowing, and not actual physical contact with a County snowplow, the mailbox replacement and costs are the responsibility of the property owner. During snow removal operations it is necessary for the operator of the plow to move fast enough to allow the snow to roll off the barrel of the plow.  As a result, in times of heavy snow there may be damage to mailboxes.  It is the Highway Department’s policy that we do not replace or repair mailboxes damaged by the force of snow.  Before calling, it may be helpful to review the following to determine if the Highway Department may be responsible for the property damage.

 

The County may be responsible for the following:

 

·         If it is shown that a piece of County snow removal equipment has caused damage by actual physical contact with a mailbox, the Highway Department will repair or replace the damaged mailbox.

·         If a replacement mailbox is needed, the Highway Department will provide and install a standard, conventional mailbox and/or support.

·         If it is shown that a piece of County snow removal equipment has caused damage by actual physical contact with a fence or other structure, the Highway Department will review the incident on a case-by-case basis to determine what, if any, responsibility that the Highway Department has to repair the damage.  Property owners are reminded that the Highway Department will not be responsible for damage, even if caused by actual physical contact, that occurs to structures that have been improperly located within the public right-of-way.

 

The County is not responsible for the following:

 

Damage that is caused to a mailbox, or other properly located structures outside the public right-of-way, as a result of plowed snow or the force of snow being discharged by County snow removal equipment.

 

·         Damage that is caused to any fences, headwalls, trees, shrubs, plantings, and other structures that are improperly located within the public right-of-way.

·         Damage that is caused to lawns or for the deposition of gravel in road ditches. If there are extenuating circumstances, these situations may be reviewed at the County’s discretion on a case-by-case basis. Any vegetation damage sustained due to de-icing products used on the roadway will not be treated or repaired by the County.

·         Damage to abandoned vehicles that have been left on the County Highway. If the Highway Department personnel come upon an abandoned vehicle, they will contact the Sheriff’s Department to request the vehicle to be removed at the owner’s expense. If a vehicle is blocking one or more lanes halting snow and ice control operations, the Highway Department has the authority to move the vehicle by whatever means are necessary to reopen the roadway. Any damage incurred in such a move shall be the owner’s responsibility.

 

If it is determined that the mailbox was damaged by actual physical contact by a County snowplow then the mailbox will be replaced by the Highway Department.  You should contact the Sawyer County Highway Department at (715) 634-2691.

 

When placing a new mailbox or changing the location, please install a mailbox on a swinging arm. This will reduce the chances of damage done by snowplows, as they will push out of the way.

Contact the U.S. Postal Service for instructions as to installing a mailbox. They will tell you the height and distance off the road you should place the main pole or post.

Mailbox Installation Requirements

Snow and Ice

The pushing of snow and other materials onto or across the highway, or into the public right-of-way, from side roads and driveways is prohibited by Wisconsin Statutes 86.01, 86.07, and/or 346.94. Doing so may create potential safety concerns for the traveling public and may impede the snow and ice removal process. Furthermore, snow shall not be stored in any manner which will obstruct or limit vehicular or pedestrian vision, movement, or access. If the Highway Department becomes aware of a violation, the property owner may be subject to a fine.

 

Obstruction of vision clearance triangles at intersections is prohibited by 86.191 of State Statutes and by Sections 4.22 of the County Zoning Ordinance. Placing mailboxes away from driveways and intersections helps to avoid vision restricting snowbanks in late winter, and helps to avoid damage to your mailbox. The nearest part of your mailbox should not be closer to traffic than the shoulder line, with box and base strong enough to withstand wind, flying snow and slush from traffic and snowplows. Avoid penalty and liability, and cooperate towards safer highways. The life you save may be your own.

Employee Information

2017 Health Insurance Packet

2016 Flex Spending Employee Election Form

2016 Health Insurance Plan Summary

2016 Health Insurance Plan 1 Information

2016 Health Insurance Plan 2 Information

2016 Health Insurance Plan 3 Information

GHT Annual Wellness Exam Reimbursement Form

GHT Fitness Reimbursement Form

UMR Medical Plan

UMR Dental Plan

UMR Vision Plan 

 

 

Shop Locations
14688W CTH B
Hayward, WI  54843
715-634-2692
 
10386 STH 27/70
Radisson, WI  54867
715-945-2825
 
6268W STH 27/70
Winter, WI  54896
715-266-6977