WIS 64 project begins next week in Oconto County

​Highway closed and detoured during portions of construction

Release Date: June 9, 2020

(Oconto County) The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region announces WIS 64 construction in Oconto County begins Monday, June 15. The resurfacing project will take place from the west county line to WIS 32 in the towns of Doty, Mountain and Riverview. The $3.46 million project is scheduled to finish in mid-September of this year. WIS 64 traffic will be detoured during construction.

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

Project improvements

This project will resurface WIS 64 in the project limits, replace various culvert pipes, flatten slopes, update beamguard, add centerline rumble strips, and provide new signing and pavement markings. The project will also reconstruct the WIS 64/County T intersection.

Traffic impacts

WIS 64 will be closed and detoured for culvert pipe replacements in two stages. Access to businesses and properties in the work zone will remain open. Thru traffic will use the marked detour. Other work will be completed under traffic using flagging operations. All dates are weather dependent.

  • Stage 1 closure (approximately 2 weeks) 
    • WIS 64 will be detoured between June 15 and June 24.
  • Stage 2 closure (approximately 6 weeks) 
    • WIS 64 will be detoured between July 6 and August 13.

Detour

  • Stage 1 detour route: WIS 64 to WIS 55 to County WW to County T to WIS 64.
  • Stage 2 detour route: WIS 64 to County T to WIS 32 to WIS 64. 

Project benefits

This project will improve the driving surface of WIS 64 for motorists. It will also enhance safety with flatter slopes along WIS 64, updated beamguard, centerline rumble strips, new signing and pavement markings.

More Information

You can follow construction progress on this project on the Northeast Wisconsin Weekly Highway Construction Update.

For more information regarding traffic impacts, transportation news and improvement project updates in Wisconsin’s Northeast Region, follow us on Twitter @WisDOTnortheast. 

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:

Mark Kantola, Regional Communications Manager
Mark.Kantola@dot.wi.gov, (920) 492-4153