To provide a safe, reliable and sustainable transportation system.
The Milwaukee County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) Transportation Services Division provides planning, design, construction management and permit coordination services on County Trunk Highways (CTH) and county-owned bridges. The division is comprised of five areas:
- Highway Engineering
- Construction Engineering
- Traffic Engineering
- Bridge Engineering
- Permit Coordination
Andrea Weddle-Henning, PE
Director of Transportation Engineering
10320 W Watertown Plank Road, 2nd Floor
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
Highway Engineering provides planning, design and implementation for highway capital improvement projects and local road improvement projects as required by state law. We use the latest design tools, such as AutoCAD Civil 3D and BidTabs, to produce plans and estimate construction costs for improvement projects. Public outreach initiatives, such as public information meetings, are conducted by our staff to inform citizens about upcoming improvement projects. We also work closely with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) and local municipalities to determine the best options for our CTH and bridge projects.
Construction Engineering provides field inspection, construction management and contract administration for CTH, bridge and traffic improvement projects. Our staff works closely with contractors during the construction of our projects to ensure that standards are followed, milestones are met, and public safety is always maintained. Quality control through field inspection and construction management ensure that projects are built to specifications in a safe and timely manner.
Traffic Engineering provides planning, design and implementation for vehicular and pedestrian traffic on CTHs. Projects involving traffic engineering include Congestion Mitigation & Analytic Studies and Highway Safety Improvement Studies where traffic data is analyzed and upgrades to roadways and signals are implemented. The goal for traffic engineering is to maintain or improve the safety and efficiency of the CTH network.
Bridge Engineering provides planning, design, operation and implementation of rehabilitation or replacement of existing County-owned bridges. As mandated by state law, Bridge Engineering oversees the biennial bridge inspections of all county-owned bridges and administers the Local Bridge Program of all municipality-owned bridges in Milwaukee County. Results of the inspections determine whether a bridge needs rehabilitation or replacement.
Permit Coordination provides services for construction permitting and inspection work on CTHs by public and private entities. Permits are required for projects involving any major structural changes or impact of safety to land or property within the highway right-of-way. Permits are typically for Oversize Loads, Construction, Excavation, Residential, Revocable, and Special Events. The purpose for the permit is uphold the safety, structural stability and maintenance of our CTHs.
The Wisconsin Department of Tranportation (WisDOT) has recongized Milwaukee County for successfully completing one of the first pilot projects administered through the Local Public Agency (LPA) Certification Program in the Southeast Region. This pilot project consisted of the rehabilitation of South 13th Street (CTH V) from Drexel Avenue to Rawson Avenue. With the completion of this project Milwaukee County Department of Transporation, Transporation Services Division, has clearly demonstrated its ability to work under a system of reduced oversight by the Department.