Governor Evers approves WIS 26 improvements in Winnebago County

Resurfacing project begins April 29

​Published: April 12, 2019

(Oshkosh) To invest in Wisconsin’s transportation system, Governor Evers signed a $2.29 million contract to improve 4.3 miles of WIS 26 from the south county line in the village of Rosendale to I-41 in the city of Oshkosh. Work is scheduled to begin Monday, April 29 and finish by July 19, 2019. There will be a short-term detour during some of the construction work.

Northeast Asphalt of Greenville, Wis. is the prime contractor.

Project improvements
Construction under this contract includes milling and resurfacing of existing roadway, replacement of three culverts, beamguard, shoulder gravel, permanent signing, and pavement marking.

Traffic impacts 
WIS 26 will remain open to traffic with flagging operations except for a 12-consecutive calendar day period when it will be closed and detoured.

  • During these 12 days, crews will replace three culverts and conduct milling/resurfacing work within the four-lane segment on the north end of project.
  • An alternate route will be signed for the remainder of the project to divert some traffic from the work zone and improve safety within the work zone.


  • The detour route will follow I-41 to US 151 for the 12-day closure.
  • The alternate route will follow I-41 to US 151.

Project benefits
This project will provide a smoother riding surface by resurfacing the pavement. It will also improve safety with the addition of rumble strips and wider paved shoulders.

More Information

  • You can follow construction progress on this project on the Northeast Wisconsin Weekly Highway Construction Update at
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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 visit our website at

​For more information, contact:

Mark Kantola, Northeast Region Communications Director
(920) 492-4153,