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Highway Commissioner

Brian Kelley, PE
Office: (715) 726‑7914
Shop: (715) 726‑7915
Fax: (715) 726-7918


Deputy Highway Commissioner

Chris Elstran

Project Manager

Fred Anderson, PE

Patrol Division Superintendent

Chad Gudis

Facilities & Fleet Superintendent

Paul Mohr

Paving & Crushing Superintendent

Bryon Rufledt

County Patrol Superintendent

Joe Simon

Project Engineer II (Bridge)

Wayne Krejci

Project Engineer II (Grading)

Tom Harding

Fiscal Manager

Joe Gutowski

Account Assistant II

Rosann Paletta

Administrative Assistant IV

Tami Pieper


Office Duties: Performs general administrative duties for the County Highway Department which includes: Coordinating maintenance activities on both the State and County Trunk Highway Systems; Highway Department records; Maintaining Construction and Bridge Plans; Roadway Use Permits; Utility Permits; Driveway Permits; and coordinating construction activities on the County Trunk Highway System.

General Information
The Highway Department carries out summer and winter maintenance in order to fulfill it’s responsibilities to maintain travel safety and convenience on all county and state highways. General maintenance includes: patching, crack filling and pavement replacement; shoulder maintenance, roadside mowing and brush control; bridge and culvert maintenance; litter and trash pick up; guardrail installation and repair; signing; pavement marking and traffic control. Winter maintenance includes: salting and sanding for ice control; snowplowing and removal. Additionally, the department carries out road construction, pavement resurfacing (asphalt), bridge and culvert repair and installation, hot mixed asphalt production, gravel crushing operations and maintenance of roads in the county forest.

To effectively accomplish these activities, the department uses storage, maintenance, repair facilities and gravel pits at various locations in the county. Maintenance sheds are located in Chippewa Falls, Boyd, Cornell and Bloomer. Administration, planning and engineering are located at the Chippewa Falls location.