Governor Evers approves WIS 32 improvements in Oconto County

Bridge rehab and roadway resurfacing begins May 28

Release date: May 22, 2019

(Oconto County) To invest in Wisconsin's transportation system, Governor Evers signed a $4.1 million contract to improve WIS 32 in Oconto County from County AA to Parkway Drive within the towns of Breed and Mountain, and from County W to County F within the towns of Mountain, Riverview and Lakewood. Work is scheduled to being Tuesday, May 28 and finish in late August of this year. The highway will remain open during construction.

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

Project improvements

This project includes milling and resurfacing of WIS 32 with hot mix asphalt pavement, widening shoulders from three to five feet, applying pavement marking, and installing centerline and shoulder rumble strips. A bridge deck overlay will also take place on the WIS 32 North Branch Oconto River Bridge.

Traffic impacts  

  • Bridge project: The bridge deck overlay will be completed in halves to maintain at least one lane of traffic for the duration of the work. WIS 32 will be open to traffic during construction, but will be reduced to a single lane with the use of temporary traffic signals.
  • Roadway resurfacing: WIS 32 will be open to traffic during construction. Work will be conducted using lane closures and flagging operations.
    • Parking lanes within Lakewood may be closed during resurfacing operations. The contractor will coordinate any closures with local officials and business owners.

Project benefits

Motorists will enjoy a new pavement surface and new bridge driving surface after the project completion. Wider shoulders and new rumble strips will provide enhancements to safety throughout the project. New signing and pavement markings will also be installed.

More Information

  • You can follow construction progress on this project on the Northeast Wisconsin Weekly Highway Construction Update at
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For more information, contact:

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