MILWAUKEE (WITI) – The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) issued revised guidelines to county highway departments on Wednesday, March 5th aimed at keeping state and federal highways safe for winter travel, while helping ensure an adequate supply of road salt for the remainder of this winter.
Salt supplies are low — and the WisDOT supplies the salt. But contracts with county highway departments do the plowing and salting on the state highway system.
Now, WisDOT is saying keep up the level of service on interstate highways, but…
“We’re suggesting is some of the other highways say, like a 164, highway 83, different highways like that in areas of 38 and 31 — that they use a little lower level of salt, reduced by about a third to help extend out the supplies that we have remaining,” said Michael Pyritz, DOT Communications Manager.