Wisconsin’s 72 counties play a significant role in our state’s transportation system. We are responsible for the construction and maintenance of the 19,700 mile County Trunk Highway System. We are also responsible for maintenance of the 11,800 mile State Trunk Highway System and Interstate System under the oversight of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.
The WCHA represents Wisconsin’s 72 County Highway and Public Works Departments and has been established as a not-for-profit corporation.
The WCHA celebrated 100 years as an organization in 2011. The Wisconsin Highway Commission held it’s first “Road School” in Madison in February 1912 and was credited as being the first of its kind in the nation. In June of 2011, the WCHA held its Centennial Road School in Wisconsin Dells marking 100 years of commitment to Wisconsin’s citizens and Wisconsin’s transportation system.