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The Marathon County Highway Department operates the highway system under its jurisdiction to provide a safe and convenient means for the vehicular transportation of people and goods. The department oversees the maintenance of over 600 miles of the county trunk highway system and annually contracts with WisDOT to maintain over an additional 700 lane miles of state and federal highway system roads. The Highway Department also provides technical assistance, financial aid, and various services to other local units of government. These services are critical to maintaining a safe, convenient, and efficient transportation system serving communities, residents, and businesses throughout Marathon County.

Purpose of the Manual

The purpose of this manual is to outline specific transportation policies and procedures as they relate to the Marathon County Highway Department. The manual is intended to provide important information to the general public and to serve as an internal manual providing clear direction to department staff and decision makers.