WIS 76 work underway in Winnebago County

​Highway to close starting April 13

Release Date: April 8, 2020

(Vinland) The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region office announces a reconstruction of WIS 76 in the towns of Vinland and Clayton from Greenhill Court (just north of I-41) to County JJ begins Monday, April 6, 2020. Work is scheduled to finish by the end of November 2020. WIS 76 will be closed and detoured to through traffic beginning on April 13, 2020.

James Peterson Son, Inc of Medford, Wis., is the prime contractor.

Project improvements

The roadway will be reconstructed with two, 12-foot wide travel lanes with five feet of paved shoulder width and 10-feet of total shoulder.
Other project improvements include:

  • Single lane roundabout at County GG intersection
  • Single lane roundabout at County G intersection
  • Multilane roundabout at County JJ intersection
  • Replacement of the existing two-way left-turn lane south of the County JJ intersection
  • Replacement of culvert pipes and the addition of storm sewer at the roundabouts
  • Curb and gutter and street lights will be installed at the roundabout intersection
  • A left-turn bypass lane will be constructed at the Vinland Center Road intersection

Traffic impacts

  • WIS 76 will be CLOSED to through traffic beginning on April 13, 2020. Local traffic access to property owners and businesses along WIS 76 will be maintained throughout the project. 
    • Detour will use I-41, US 45 and US 10.
  • County JJ and County GG roundabouts will be constructed first.
  • County G roundabout will be constructed after those are completed.
  • Staged construction of the County JJ roundabout will allow cross traffic to be maintained at the County JJ intersection for the majority of construction.
    • Cross traffic will be maintained at the County GG and County G intersections except when constructing roundabouts.
  • WIS 76 mainline work will be concurrent with intersection work.

Project benefits

This project is needed to improve roadway deficiencies, safety and operational efficiency. The existing pavement is asphalt over original concrete and is in poor condition. Safety improvements and intersection reconstruction is needed due to forecasted growth in traffic volumes.

More Information

  • Please see the WIS 76 project website for detailed project and construction staging information.
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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 new law restricting hand-held devices, and general work zone safety information, please see our work zone safety website

For more information, contact:

Melissa Kok Regional Communications Manager
Melissa2.Kok@dot.wi.gov, (920) 492-5743