Wisconsin Department of Transportation

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Transportation System Development

The Division of Transportation System Development (DTSD) oversees development, maintenance and operations functions related to the State Trunk Highway (STH) system. The division is split into two basic areas: Statewide Bureaus and Regional Operations. It provides uniform direction in planning, design and construction phases of project delivery as well as improving the safety and efficiency of the STH system. Finally, DTSD provides leadership in the protection of public interests and resources through public and local interactions.

The five statewide bureaus include:

  • Highway Maintenance
  • Project Development
  • Structures
  • Technical Services
  • Traffic Operations

These statewide bureaus advise the regional offices as well as other divisions regarding engineering, economic, environmental, and social standards and practices. It also monitors the quality and efficiency of the department's various programs and assures compliance with federal and state laws and regulations. The five regional offices manage the operation and development of state highways and participate in the development, management, and implementation of local road and non-highway transportation projects. They also maintain working relationships with local units of government, represent the department in local and regional planning efforts, and represent local and regional needs in departmental processes.

Questions about the content of this page:
Division of Transportation Infrastructure Development division-office.dtsd@dot.wi.gov 
Last modified: June 20, 2011

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