Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Northeast Regional Office, 944 Vanderperren Way, Green Bay, WI 54304 Phone: 920/492-5623 FAX: 920/492-5640 www.wisconsindot.gov
Release Date: May 4, 2023
For more information
Mark Kantola, Regional Communications Manager
[email protected], (920) 492-4153
WIS 96 work between Greenleaf and Denmark restarts Monday in Brown County
Two-year project finishes with paving operations in 2023
(Green Bay) The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region announces construction resumes on Monday, May 8, 2023, for improvements on 14.7 miles of WIS 96 from WIS 32 in the town of Greenleaf to I-43 in the village of Denmark, Brown County. WIS 96 will be open to traffic utilizing flagging operations during the 2023 construction season.
Project Improvements in 2023
- Mill, Cold-In-Place Recycling (CIR), and overlay of the existing asphalt pavement.
- The existing asphalt roadway will be recycled in place with a new asphalt driving surface placed after recycling the existing pavement
- For more information on CIR, please see the project website below.
- Possible, minor beam guard replacement and necessary grading
- Rumble strips and pavement marking.
Construction on the $12.8 million project is expected to finish in August 2023.
Construction in 2022 included replacement of the box culvert between County X and Ronk Road with a new single span bridge structure and several culvert pipe replacements. All work scheduled for 2022 is finished.
2023 Traffic Impact
Remaining work on WIS 96 will be performed with the road open using lane closures and flagging operations.
Improvements will extend the pavement service life and decrease future maintenance costs. The project will also provide a smoother driving surface for motorists. Repair and replacement of culverts will help ensure adequate drainage to mitigate possible flooding. New rumble strips will alert drivers who leave the travel lane providing an enhanced opportunity for driver correction and help mitigate run-off-the-road incidents.
Please see the WIS 96 Project construction website for detailed display, maps, and the most up-to-date construction staging and traffic impacts.
Please see the Northeast Region Weekly Construction Advisory for specific construction activities taking place on all state highway projects.
Work Zone Safety
Each year in Wisconsin, both highway workers and motorists are killed and injured in crashes that happen in highway construction zones. Motorists should slow down, be patient and pay attention to their surroundings in this and all work zones.
For more information regarding work zone rules for motorists, the law restricting hand-held devices, and general work zone safety information, please see our work zone safety website at https://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/safety/education/workzone/.
[News release available at https://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/about-wisdot/newsroom/ne.aspx]