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Department of Public Works

Gerry Kaiser, P.E.: Director of Public Works

211 Walnut St., P.O. Box 426, Neenah, WI 54957-0426
Phone: 920-886-6240 Fax: 920-886-6250 Email: publicworks@ci.neenah.wi.us

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Traffic Resources

This page includes useful traffic-related resources including public transit options, traffic counts, traffic calming information (ie. speed humps), and truck route information for over-sized and heavy vehicles.  For information about a topic, click on the subject title below that you’re interested in:

Public Transit

Valley Transit

Valley Transit is the primary public transportation organization for the Fox Cities area.  For up-to-date information, click here to visit the Valley Transit webpage.  For information on service alerts and detours click here.

The bus routes serving Neenah are linked below:
Route 10 – Neenah / Oshkosh (Operated by Go Transit)
Route 30 – Neenah / Menasha
Route 31 – East Neenah
Route 32 – West Neenah
Route 33 – Neenah Industrial Park Shuttle
Route 41 – West Fox Valley

Valley Transit II

Valley Transit II provides direct transportation for people with special needs.  For information on certification, fares, and trip reservations, click here to visit the Valley Transit II webpage.

Dial-A-Ride

The Dial-A-Ride service provides a direct transportation at reduced fares for residents of the cities of Neenah and Menasha.  For information on certification, fares, and trip reservations, click here.

Truck Routes

Per Section 16-5 of the City Code, all heavy or over-sized vehicles are restricted to the heavy vehicle routes shown on the Official Heavy Routes Map.  Click here to view the the map.  The definition of a heavy vehicle (per section 16-5) is any vehicle without pneumatic tires or with a weight in excess of 8,000 pounds, over 20 feet in length, or having a height of more than eight feet.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Public Works Department by email at publicworks@ci.neenah.wi.us or by phone at 920-886-6240.

Traffic Counts

Each year, traffic counters are used to collect traffic volume data for various streets.  The counters are routinely placed on a mix of streets – from small neighborhood streets to major arterial streets – to best gauge traffic patterns from street-to-street and over time.  To view the most current traffic count information, click here to view the Traffic Counts & Street Classification map.

The numbers shown on the map represent average daily traffic, commonly referred to as ADT.  ADT just means how many vehicles were recorded on average per day.  The counts shown on the map are recorded over a typical one-week period when traffic volumes were not affected by holidays, construction, special events, and other influential factors that would otherwise alter the count.  Weekend data is also excluded from the ADT value shown on the map.  Traffic counts that have been taken during special occurrences outside a ‘typical week’ period are excluded from the map.  If you have any questions specific to a particular count, you may contact the traffic engineer by email at jmerten@ci.neenah.wi.us.

You can also obtain traffic count data on major streets from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT).  To view the WisDOT interactive traffic count map, click here.  The WisDOT counts show AADT, or annual average daily traffic.  The WisDOT AADT counts are based on a short-term traffic count, usually 48 hours, taken at the location.  The counts are then adjusted for the variation in traffic volume throughout the year.  For more information on the WisDOT traffic counts, click here to visit the WisDOT traffic counts page.

Traffic Studies

2016 Downtown Traffic Survey

In late 2015/early 2016, the city surveyed employees within the downtown area about routing to and from work.  This information is intended to be used to identify issues with the current system and to determine how to best make improvements.  The results of the survey are available in the links below:

Downtown Traffic Survey – Summary & Results
Downtown Traffic Survey – Survey Forms
Downtown Traffic Survey – Open-Ended Responses

2015 Downtown Parking Study

Click here to visit the downtown parking study webpage.

Traffic Calming

Portable Speed Hump Program

Citizens who have a speeding or related traffic concern may request the City to install its portable speed humps as part of a rotation program. Any proposed locations will need to satisfy the requirements listed in the portable speed hump policy below. If you believe that a location would be benefited by this program, you may place a request to begin the review process by completing the portable speed hump request form below and submitting it to the Public Works Department.

Portable Speed Hump Policy
Portable Speed Hump Request Form

Neighborhood Traffic Management Program

The City is currently in the process of developing a Neighborhood Traffic Management Program (NTMP). The NTMP will establish a protocol for when speeding or traffic volume complaints are received in residential areas. If you wish to participate in this process, contact the traffic engineer by phone at 920-886-6243 or by email at jmerten@ci.neenah.wi.us.

Official Traffic Maps

The official traffic maps referenced in the Municipal Code can be viewed by clicking on the following:

Handicap Accessibility & Safety

Report a Handicap Accessibility/Safety Problem

Handicaps can result in unexpected barriers to mobility and increased risk with hazards.  If you or someone you know is experiencing difficulty at a particular public location, feel free to contact the Public Works Department by email at publicworks@ci.neenah.wi.us or by phone at 920-886-6240.

Warning Signs for Children with a Handicap

For residents with a child who is legally blind or deaf, the City will consider placement of warning signs to alert drivers traveling through neighborhood. To qualify, the child will need to be 12 years old or younger. To make a request for signs, fill out and submit the request form (below) to the Public Works Department. For additional questions, you may contact the Public Works Department by email at publicworks@ci.neenah.wi.us or by phone at 920-886-6240.

Blind Child Area Sign Request Form
Deaf Child Area Sign Request Form