Governor Evers approves WIS 55 improvements in Outagamie County

​Construction begins April 25, 2022

Release Date: April 19, 2022

(Appleton) To invest in Wisconsin’s transportation system, Governor Evers signed a $12.15 million contract to improve 14 miles of WIS 55 between I-41 and WIS 54 and installation of a roundabout at the County JJ intersection in the towns of Vandebroek, Freedom, Osborn and Oneida. Construction will begin Monday, April 25 and is expected to be completed by the end of September of this year. WIS 55 mainline will remain open during through construction using a flagging operation. The WIS 55/County JJ intersection will be closed beginning in April to early August.

Northeast Asphalt, Inc. from Greenville, Wis. is the Prime Contractor.

Project improvements
This project is to address the deteriorating roadway and improve safety. Work includes:

  • Reconstruction of WIS 55/County JJ intersection to a roundabout
  • Round​about includes lighting and concrete sidewalk
  • 14 miles of WIS 55 mainline resurfacing
  • Mill 2” of existing asphalt, then 4.5” of Cold In-Place Recycling to existing pavement structure, and conclude with new 3.5” HMA overlay
  • Rumble strip installation
  • Beam guard replacement
  • Culvert & storm sewer replacement
  • Curb ramp replacement

Traffic impacts

  • Full closure of WIS 55/County JJ Intersection beginning April 25 and lasting until early August. Detour route shown below will begin immediately at time of closure.
    • Detour will utilize I-41 to County N to County UU
    • Traffic will use the driveway along Rose Hill Rd (County CC) to access The Office Sports Bar/Starlite Club
  • Flagging operations are anticipated to begin along WIS 55 mainline on May 31 and last until September

Project Benefits
This project will provide smoother driving lanes for motorists and provide safety enhancements including a roundabout at County JJ, curb ramps and pedestrian crossings in Freedom, beam guard upgrades and the addition of rumble strips to keep motorists attentive and on the roadway.

More information

Please see the WIS 55 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 our work zone safety website.

For more information

Melissa Kok, Regional Communications Manager, (920) 492-5743