To cost effectively plan, design and implement projects necessary to maintain and enhance the safety and efficiency of the county's highways, bridges and traffic control facilities.
Transportation Services provides planning, design and construction management for capital projects on County Trunk Highways and county-owned bridges. The division is comprised of five areas: Highway Engineering, Construction Engineering, Traffic Engineering, Bridge Engineering and Administrative oversight.
Highway Engineering provides planning, design and technical services for highway capital improvement projects, County Highway Action Program projects and Local Road Improvement Projects as required by the State of Wisconsin.
Construction Engineering is responsible for contract administration, field inspection, construction engineering, quality control and construction management of Milwaukee County owned highway, bridge and traffic projects.
Traffic Engineering provides planning, design and project implementation as needed to maintain and improve the safety and operational efficiency of the county's highway network. These projects include the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement and Hazard Elimination programs.
Bridge Engineering provides planning, design, construction and technical oversight of new bridges and for the rehabilitation of existing county-owned bridges. As mandated by the State of Wisconsin, Bridge Engineering conducts and oversees biennial bridge inspections of all county-owned bridges and administers the Local Bridge Program for all municipality-owned bridges in Milwaukee County.
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.