Governor Walker approves WIS 32 (8th Street) improvements in Brown County

​Reconstruction begins Monday, April 17

Release date: April 7, 2017

(De Pere) As part of his efforts to create jobs and make sure Wisconsin is open for business, Governor Scott Walker recently approved $1.5 million to improve .4 miles of WIS 32 (8th Street) in the city of De Pere from Main Avenue to the Ashland Avenue roundabout. The project will begin Monday, April 17 and will finish by August 31, 2017.

Vinton Construction Company of Manitowoc, Wis. is the prime contractor.

Project improvements

  • Full reconstruction of roadway from Main Avenue to Ashland Avenue
  • Addition of bike lanes and turning lane
  • Removal of parking lanes on 8th Street
  • Storm sewer, concrete pavement, curb and gutter, sidewalk, signing, pavement marking, lighting and landscaping

Traffic impacts

  • 8th Street from Main Avenue to Ashland Avenue CLOSED during construction.
  • Local access will be maintained for property owners and businesses in the construction area.

Detour: The 8th Street reconstruction project is in conjunction with the Ashland Avenue resurfacing and bridge replacement project located to the north of the roundabout on WIS 32. One WIS 32 detour route is provided for both projects.

  • Northbound WIS 32 at the 8th Street intersection to County G (Main Avenue) westbound to I-41 to the Mason Street interchange where it will connect back into WIS 32.
  • Southbound traffic will be directed to stay on I-41 at the Mason Street interchange to the County G (Main Avenue) exit and back to southbound WIS 32 at the 8th Street intersection.
  • A pedestrian detour will be in place for the duration of the project via 9th Street.
  • Pedestrian access will be provided across 8th Street at the existing side road crossings.

Project benefits include an improved roadway surface for motorists, improved pedestrian crossings, and a safer and more effective corridor with updated lighting and pavement markings.

For project details, please see the project website at

For more information, contact:
Mark Kantola, Regional Communications Manager, (920) 492-4153