Governor Evers approves WIS 32/57 improvements in Brown County

​Construction of new WIS 32/57 bridge at County PP begins March 6

Release Date: February 23, 2023

(Green Bay) To invest in Wisconsin’s transportation system, Governor Evers signed a $1.55 million contract to replace the northbound WIS 32/57 bridge over County PP in the city of De Pere, Brown County. The project begins Monday, March 6, 2023 and expected to finish in mid-May of this year. WIS 32 will be closed during bridge replacement.

Lunda Construction Company from Black River Falls, Wis. is the Prime Contractor.

Project improvements

This is a bridge replacement project, including demolition of the existing structure and replacing it with a prestressed concrete girder bridge. Construction also includes paving and tying the bridge to the new structure and replacement of beam guard​.

Traffic impacts

The northbound WIS 32 bridge and southbound County PP will require full closures to replace the structure.

  • The northbound WIS 32 bridge over County PP will be CLOSED for the duration of construction.
    • Detour: Northbound WIS 32 traffic will be directed to use County X (Heritage Road) to County PP (S Broadway Street) and back on WIS 32.
  • Southbound County PP will be CLOSED to through traffic between WIS 32/57 and O’Keefe Road. Access will be maintained to properties in the closed portion of County PP.
    • ​Detour: Southbound County PP traffic will utilize WIS 32 to County X (Heritage Road) to County PP (S Broadway Street).

Project benefits

The project will address structural problems related to cracking and spalling, safety issues with hazardous side slopes, and critical scour. The bridge needs to be replaced to avoid further deterioration and significant safety concerns. The bridge was built in the 1960s and previously repaired in 2007. The new bridge is expected to last into next century.

For more information

Please see helpful information online to learn more about this project on the WIS 32 Project construction website.

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 WisDOT's work zone safety website.

For more information

Mark Kantola, Regional Communications Manager, (920) 492-4153​