• 16 Apr 2021 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    WCHA is hosting their 2021 Work Zone Training course in the month of April.

    This in-person and Zoom course is intended for WCHA counties to get updated according to the WisDOT’s new requirements on work zones using the revised 2021 Wisconsin Work Zone Field Manual.

    SIX SESSIONS, 8:00 AM TO 12:00 PM

    April 6, 2021
    Brown County Highway Department
    2198 Glendale Avenue, Green Bay, WI 54303

    APRIL 8, 2021
    Columbia County Highway Department
    P.O. Box 875, Wyocena, WI 53696

    APRIL 9, 2021
    Milwaukee County Highway Department
    10320 W. Watertown, Plank Road, Wauwatosa, WI 53223

    APRIL 15, 2021
    St. Croix County Highway Department
    300 Oak Ridge Pkwy, Baldwin, WI 54002

    APRIL 21, 2021
    Waupaca County Highway Department
    2670 County Road A, Waupaca, WI 54981

    APRIL 22, 2021
    Ashland County Highway Department
    39181 STH 13, Highbridge, WI 54846

    *Registration fee $95 per person

    Please send registration to:
    Gary Kennedy
    WCHA Prof. Development Director
    1355 N. 16th Street
    Manitowoc, WI 54220


    Please login to the WCHA member site to see presentations from this training. Once logged in, go to “WCHA Documents and Resources>2021 Work Zone Training.” Contact Michelle Thompson via email if you have issues logging in to the system.

  • 9 Apr 2021 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    There are many employment opportunities across the state within the Wisconsin county highway departments.

    To best access the most up-to-date job listings in Wisconsin’s 72 counties, including employment requirements, certifications and deadlines for posting, please click here and search current postings within the Wisconsin Counties Association job database.  Check back often, as the job listings are updated almost daily.

  • 11 Mar 2021 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    The Wisconsin County Highway Association is seeking applicants for the contracted service provider position of WCHA Deputy Director.

    This position will work with the WCHA Executive Director, WCHA Professional Development Director, the WCHA Executive Committee and the WCHA Board of Directors on various transportation related topics, as well as provide services to the members of WCHA.

    • Learn more about the position here.
    • See the Scope of Services document here.

    Please post in your departments and distribute to all interested individuals.

    For additional information, contact WCHA Executive Director Daniel J. Fedderly, P.E.; PLS at 715-505.9242 or email.

  • 9 Dec 2020 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released their 2021 calendar of events and speciality weeks focusing on a wide range of topics, such as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

    See the full 2021 NHTSA calendar here and plan ahead to highlight weeks important to your county here.

  • 21 Aug 2020 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    The WCHA Conference Coordinating Committee hosted the 2020 State Summer Highway Conference (Road School) in Wisconsin Dells at the Chula Vista Resort August 10-12, 2020.

    See photos from the 2020 WCHA Summer Road School here.

    See handouts from 2020 WCHA Summer Road School speakers in the Member Section here.

    If you have any questions about upcoming WCHA events, please contact:
    Gary L. Kennedy
    WCHA Professional Development Director
    1355 North 16th Street
    Manitowoc, WI 54220

  • 23 Jul 2020 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    LRIPWeb, the web-based tool that allows communities to manage their Local Roads Improvement Program (LRIP) dollars and public road projects, has been improved.

    The enhanced LRIPWeb was released on June 22, 2020. It was developed by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) in response to feedback from LRIP partners, and is a more intuitive and efficient tool.

    While retaining the LRIPWeb format that users are familiar with, some of the changes based on stakeholder feedback that were incorporated into LRIPWeb to enhance the user experience are:

    • An accordion style format that guides the user through the process, allowing easier navigation both backwards and forwards, with subtle color coding to indicate the completed steps, all on one screen.
    • On-screen instructions were reworked to be more intuitive, with the goal of reducing the number of returned applications and reimbursement requests.
    • Quick access buttons were added in the header of some screens which allow the user a “short-cut” to project documents and shared comments with one click.
    • To assist with correspondence between LRIPWeb users, each screen allows the user to enter shared comments that become “pop-up” notices for the next user as the request is promoted or demoted through the application and opened from their work queue.
    • The mapping function has been improved and provides the user an instant on-screen map of the selected road section(s) and a dynamic road section diagram to assist the user with road width calculation.
    • Users are now allowed to enter separate improvement criteria for multiple road sections within the same project application, and the SMA will now list all the road improvement information.
    • The secure Transportation Assistance System (TAS) log-in allows the application to prefill information for you, including the names and addresses of your local officials and your name and title, based on your unique email address, enabling you to simply check a box as confirmation of your electronic signature.

    LRIP program participants can learn more about the enhancements through videos, webinars and other educational materials on the LRIP website at: WisconsinDOT.gov/LRIP.

    For additional questions, please contact Patrick Vander Sanden, WisDOT LRIP Program Manager at 608.266.0775 or via email.

  • 16 Jul 2020 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    On July 16, 2020, WCHA Past President and Barron County Highway Commissioner Mark Servi, representing WCHA and the National Association of County Engineers, attended an invitation only White House press briefing.

    The discussion was on the streamlining and reducing regulatory burdens on transportation projects.

  • 7 Jul 2020 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    Local Program Project Development Process training presentations are now available on the Federal State Aid Project Delivery, Procedures and Tools webpage.

    The training includes eleven presentations prepared in partnership with Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, and the American Public Works Association (APWA) Wisconsin Chapter to help define the critical components necessary for a successful design project.

    Access the Local Program Project Development Process Training Videos Here

    The goals, or learning objectives of the presentations are to inform participants so they are able to:

    • Identify roles and responsibilities of all parties involved in delivering a local projects through the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Local Program, including those steps and approvals required of the local public agency sponsoring the project.
    • Understand the overall process and critical steps required to deliver a successful local road or bridge project with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation
    • Access information on valuable resources available to support development of all stages in the project delivery process.
    • Anticipate the sequence and duration of critical steps in the project delivery process that define the overall local project schedule.

  • 11 Jun 2020 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    The WCHA-LDG Conference Coordinating Committee/Brown County will be hosting the 2020 Annual Road School in Green Bay, at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center, 2040 Airport Drive, Green Bay, WI 54313.

    We do have room blocks available at the Radisson 920-494-7300. The room block is listed under WCHA- LDG (Wisconsin County Highway Association-Leadership Group).

    Learn more and register for the 2020 WCHA-LDG Annual Road School here.

    Every member, spouse/guest, or corporate representative attending the conference must complete the attached Registration form. Sharing of name badges is not permitted. Registration forms must be returned with payment by August 14, 2020. Cancellation and 100% refunds (by written request) will be received until August 14, 2020. After this date, cancellations will not be refunded.

    All attendees and spouse/guests will be required to be registered to participate in any function of the conference. Name badges will be issued and must be worn to attend all functions, including conference and social areas and events. Individuals not registered for the conference will not be admitted and/or asked to leave any event area. If you are not wearing your name badge, it will be assumed that you have not registered for the conference.

    Non-Pre-registration/on-site registration will be $270.00 for county members & associate members, $370.00 for non-members, and $195.00 for spouse/guest. On-site registration requires the payment by credit card, check and/or cash.

    Those who have pre-registered may pick up their registration packets at the registration area, Tuesday, September 15, from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Wednesday, September 16, from 7:00 am. – 12:00 pm.

    Please indicate (in the sponsorship form) if your company is interested in a 10-minute presentation on your company on Wednesday, September 16 from 12:30 – 2:30 pm.

    Gary L. Kennedy
    WCHA Professional Development Director 1355 North 16th Street
    Manitowoc, WI 54220
    Cell Phone (920) 323-6500
    E-mail: hwygaryk@gmail.com

  • 23 Apr 2020 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    The WCHA Conference Coordinating Committee will be hosting the 2020 State Summer Highway Conference (Road School) in Wisconsin Dells at the Chula Vista Resort August 10-12, 2020.

    The Summer Road School is anticipated to have over 500 in attendance, which will be comprised of Highway Commissioners, Highway Committee Officials, Engineers, Associate Members, WisDOT Officials and spouses/guests representing all areas of the state.

    Stay tuned to this website and your inbox for registration information for the 2020 Summer Road School and agenda.

    Corporate Partners
    To help make the 2020 WCHA Road School a success; we welcome your corporate participation. The Association is offering multiple areas for your participation in various conference activities. There are a number of options including indoor/outdoor exhibit areas/booths, hospitality rooms, sponsorship of coffee/soda breaks, meal programs, etc.

    You may review the participation choices for vendor booth & sponsorship for Summer Highway Conference 2020 here.

    This is an excellent opportunity to promote any current or new products, equipment and services offered by your organization. Your sponsorship(s) will be acknowledged by custom signage displayed at your events.

    If you would like to participate, please complete the attached form and mail it with your payment as soon as possible to:

    Gary L. Kennedy
    WCHA Professional Development Director
    1355 North 16th Street
    Manitowoc, Wisconsin 54220

    Conference pre-registration participation deadline is July 12, 2020. Exhibit areas, meals, breaks, hospitality rooms will be on a first-come basis. We will assign final indoor exhibit areas, break sponsorships, hospitality rooms, etc. approximately 2-3 weeks prior to the conference.

    Please feel free to contact Gary Kennedy at that time for your location if you need to know prior to the conference. In addition to the completion of the Corporate Sponsor Registration Form, we require Attendee Registration Forms be completed for everyone.

    We do have room blocks available at the host hotel. Please contact the reservation department at 855-830-4730 and the booking ID # is H27942. The room block is listed under WCHA (Wisconsin County Highway Association). The room rates for the conference are $169.00 for a sleeping room or $259.00 for a 2-bedroom condo per night (all hospitality rooms must be designated condos). Tax-exempt status verification must be arranged in advance by mailing or faxing a copy of your tax-exempt certificate to (Fax #608-253-5430); otherwise, you will be charged room tax.

    If we are unable to match your specific needs, we will call you to see if other options are favorable. No refunds will be made after July 12, 2020.

    If you have any questions, please contact:
    Gary L. Kennedy
    WCHA Professional Development Director
    1355 North 16th Street
    Manitowoc, WI 54220

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