WIS 67 box culvert work begins Sept. 11 in Fond du Lac County

​WIS 67 closed and detoured near Long Lake

Release date: Aug. 30, 2017

(Brown/Shawano County) As part of his efforts to create jobs and make sure Wisconsin is open for business, Governor Scott Walker recently approved $372,981.77 to create a Long Lake Box Culvert on WIS 67 in the town of Osceola and restore fish habitat. The project begins Monday, Sept. 11, and is expected to finish by mid-November of this year. WIS 67 near the box culvert will be closed and detoured during construction. This project is being funded by a Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) grant from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI).

Michels Corporation of Brownsville, Wis., is the Prime Contractor.

Project improvements

  • The existing culvert prevents the passage of fish from Long Lake to historic spawning grounds upstream of the culvert. Project improvements include:
  • Replace two undersized corrugated metal pipes with one larger box culvert.
  • Provide a cleared, stepped channel from the lake to the culvert, using logs, porous rock weirs and other fish passage structures to provide a continuous channel.
  • Provide limited habitat restoration upstream of the road-stream crossing in a wetland for fish spawning.
  • WisDOT will install fish monitoring receivers in the stream both upstream and downstream of the culvert.

Project traffic impacts

  • WIS 67 will be closed and detoured from Boy Scout Drive to Lakeview Road.
    • Property owners, residents and emergency services will have access to their homes, but will not be able to cross the new box culvert location during construction.

Project benefits

The work under this project will improve the stream’s natural characteristics and flow dynamics of the tributary to Long Lake, and will enhance fish and wildlife movement.  Fish spawning habitat will be restored as part of the project as well.

Construction details and traffic impacts will be provided weekly for this project on the Northeast Region Weekly Highway Construction Update website. Construction updates will begin the first week of construction.

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For more information, contact:
Mark Kantola, Regional Communications Manager
Mark.Kantola@dot.wi.gov  (920) 492-4153