Hwy 17 – Letters/Contact Info for Complaints

Hwy 17 – Letters/Contact Info for Complaints

Letters Recently Sent to Wisconsin Department of Transportation:

Chairman Steve Doyen’s Letter

Supervisor Steve Waier’s Letter


Dear Residents,

If anyone has concerns about the ongoing deterioration and dangerous conditions of Highway 17, we encourage you to contact the following individuals at your earliest convenience to alert them of any concerns:

     Troy Schalinske <[email protected]>

     Mark Ratty WI DOT <[email protected]>

     Representative Rob Swearingen <[email protected]>

     Senator Mary Felzkowski <[email protected]>

     Matt Bronson <[email protected]>

We need your help to raise their awareness and motivate them into action! Please feel free to use our above-stated letters as templates for your own letter.


Thank you,

Town Hall of Phelps


The Vilas County Highway Department is given the responsibility to maintain 204 road miles of the county trunk highway system. Along with the maintenance and construction on the county system the department also contracts with Wisconsin Department of Transportation to provide services for the maintenance of 295 lane miles on the state highway system.  This department is also available to assist townships with any maintenance needs they may require.