Public input sought on WIS 32 project in Forest County

​Release date: January 4, 2021

Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) North Central Region is seeking input on proposed improvements to WIS 32 between the Oconto County line (Carter) and County C in Wabeno.

An in-person meeting is not planned based on public health guidance to limit public gatherings. Input may be submitted in alternative formats until Friday, January 29, 2021:

  • Residents, property and business owners within the project limits have been mailed a handout with a comment form that can be sent back to WisDOT. 
  • A handout, presentation, maps and other information are available on the project website.

Proposed improvements include a mill and overlay, shoulder paving to better accommodate bicycle and pedestrian traffic, culvert replacements and repairs, centerline rumble strips, and storm sewer repairs. A detailed list may be viewed on the project website.

Temporary (temporary limited easement) land acquisitions are required to accommodate the curb and gutter and storm sewer repairs in Carter. Maps showing estimated right-of-way impacts are available on the project website.

This project is currently scheduled for 2023 but could be advanced to 2022. Motorists can expect to encounter single lane closures during construction along WIS 32. Narrow widths will be required during construction in Carter.

Adjacent property and business owners are encouraged to provide input. Deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf-blind, and speech-disabled persons should contact the Wisconsin Relay Service by dialing 711.

For more information regarding traffic impacts, transportation news and improvement project updates in Wisconsin’s North Central region:

For more information:

Tegan Griffith, Region Communication Manager
tegan.griffith@dot.wi.gov or (715) 493-3710