1215 N. Bequette St.
Fax: (608) 935-0372

Winter - 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Begins the first week of October)
Monday - Friday
Summer - 6 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Begins the first week of May)
Monday - Thursday
Highway Commissioner
Craig Hardy
General Email
Operations Manager
Randy Sudmeier

Highway Department

Current Road Construction Projects

WIS 130 bridge maintenance project, Lone Rock, scheduled to start May 26

Maintenance work will start Tuesday, May 26, on the WIS 130 bridge over the Wisconsin River in Lone Rock. The project includes repairs to structural steel elements, substructure repairs, cleaning and painting.

The WIS 130 crossing of the Wisconsin River will be closed to through traffic for the duration of construction, which is scheduled for completion in July 2020. Eastbound WIS 130 traffic will be detoured using US 14 and WIS 23 in Spring Green. Westbound WIS 130 traffic will be detoured using WIS 80 in Muscoda.

For more information regarding traffic impacts in Wisconsin’s Southwest Region:

  • Follow us on Twitter: @WisDOTsouthwest
  • Check the Wisconsin Department of Transportation 511 website:  www.511wi.gov  

Alerts and updates provided via these sites are not intended for use while driving. When driving, your focus should always be on driving.

The Iowa County Highway Department provides road and bridge maintenance and construction services to all of the State Highways (Numbered Roads) and County Highways (Alphabetically Labelled Roads) in the County. The Department provides all services along these corridors including but not limited to: litter collection; mowing; tree, brush, and vegetation management; winter snow plowing; shoulder grading; pavement marking; pavement rehabilitation; paving; pothole patching; crack-filling; signage; and other roadway related tasks.

The Department has the following management responsibilities:

  • 365 miles (741 lane miles) of county trunk highways.
  • 270 miles (411 lane miles) of state trunk highways with 5 Class I service routes.
  • Inspection and maintenance for 52 County and 98 Township bridges.
  • Oversight to the Wisconsin River Rail transit Commission.
  • Oversight to the Iowa County Airport Commission.
  • Main Office and Shop at the Dodgeville Facility.
  • Satellite Shop Facilities in Arena, Highland, Hollandale, and Mifflin.
  • County Quarry and Asphalt Plant Operation located on CTH Z in Dodgeville.
  • Other miscellaneous roadway assets and infra-structure.
  • Total Highway and Roadway Maintenance and Operations budget of $7.4M+.
  • The Department employees 42 fulltime staff, 6 summer seasonal staff, and 4 winter seasonal staff on an annual basis.


The mission of the Iowa County Highway Department is to provide a safe, cost-effective, efficient, and dependable road and bridge system to serve and promote opportunity for our citizens, clients, and customers in a responsive, environmentally, and fiscally responsible manner.


The responsibility for the proper maintenance repair, improvement, and construction of the system of roads and bridges, which we call Iowa County, Wisconsin. SAFETY first and foremost for all employees of the department and the travelling public who may venture through our work areas, secondly QUALITY perform and complete work the way we would want it completed in our own front yards, lastly PROFICIENCY if we are working safe and doing a good job the first time around productivity will follow in all we do.


The county highway department shall purchase and sell county road machinery as authorized by the county board, determine whether each piece of county aid construction shall be let by contract or shall be done by day labor, enter into contracts in the name of the county, and make necessary arrangements for the proper prosecution of the construction and maintenance of highways provided for by the county board, enter private lands with their employees to remove weeds and brush and erect or remove fences that are necessary to keep highways open for travel during the winter, direct the expenditure of highway maintenance funds received from the state or provided by county tax, provide construction of highways and perform other duties imposed by law or by the county board.