The mission of the Bayfield County Highway Department is to provide safe and efficient transportation for the motoring public.

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Spring Load Restrictions - REMOVAL

The Bayfield County Highway Department will remove road restrictions on all Bayfield County Trunk Highways.

  • Effective: 12:00 P.M. - WEDNESDAY, MAY 15, 2019

If you have any questions feel free to call our office at 715-373-6115.

May 22, 2019


High water levels along County Highway N between Drummond and Barnes in Bayfield County Wisconsin have closed the highway between Hiatt Road to the west and Pigeon Lake Road to the east.

Closure began on Tuesday, May 21 and is anticipated to last several weeks.

Waters rose with flooding in June of 2018. Pigeon Lake drains a large area and has no outlet.

Bayfield County raised the eastern section of County Highway N by 2.5 feet in the fall of 2018 to address high water levels.

In the spring of 2019, waters remained high. Snow melt and rains over the past 30 days have raised water levels over 6” above the roadway in multiple sections making passage unsafe. Water levels are anticipated to continue to rise.

For east bound traffic, detour routes are County Highway A north to Iron River, then east on US 2 to Highway 63 and south to Drummond (approximately a 60 minute detour).

For west bound traffic, detour routes are Highway 63 north to US 2, west to County Highway A in Iron River and south on County Highway A. (approximately a 60 minute detour).

Bayfield County is working to find shorter routes and a solution to the high water level.

Detour route maps can be found at: www.bayfieldcounty.org under News Flash.

For questions, please call Bayfield County Emergency Management at 715-292-4651.