Public meeting scheduled for two WIS 55 projects in Outagamie County

​Construction scope, schedule and traffic impacts to be discussed

Release date: February 13, 2017

(Outagamie County) The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region announces a public construction update meeting to discuss reconstruction of the Little Henry Creek box culvert in the city of Seymour and a proposed resurfacing of WIS 55 from Lake Road in Seymour to Shady Road near the north Shawano County line. The meeting will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Seymour City Hall, 328 N. Main Street, Seymour, Wis. A short presentation will begin at 5:15 p.m., followed by an open-house.

The Little Henry Creek box culvert project will reconstruct the culvert on WIS 55 (Main Street) in downtown Seymour. The culvert is beyond its service life. The building at 207 N. Main Street will be raised as part of the reconstruction. The project is scheduled for summer of 2017. Traffic will be detoured via Mainline Drive and County G during construction. Local and emergency access will be maintained during construction.

In the 2018 construction season, WisDOT is proposing to resurface WIS 55 between Lake Road and Shady Road and replace culvert pipes and beam guard. During culvert pipe replacement, traffic will be detoured via County G, WIS 47, and WIS 156.  Local and emergency access will be maintained during construction.  The milling and resurfacing will be constructed under flagging.

The purpose of this meeting is to familiarize the public with construction details, project schedules and traffic impacts. Exhibits will be on display for review and comment. Project staff will be on hand to answer any questions.

Persons who are unable to attend the meeting can make their comments by contacting the WisDOT Project Manager, Tim Verhagen, at 944 Vanderperren Way, Green Bay, WI 54304; (920) 362-1267 or by e-mail at  Citizens who are deaf or hard of hearing and who require an interpreter may request one by contacting Mr. Verhagen at least three working days prior to the meeting via the Wisconsin Telecommunications Relay System (dial 711).