Governor Evers approves WIS 32 resurfacing project in Forest County

​​Project includes paving shoulders in rural portion, making storm sewer repairs in urban

Release date: July 21, 2022

To invest in Wisconsin's transportation system, Gov. Tony Evers has signed a $2.78 million contract with prime contractor Northeast Asphalt, Inc. of Greenville for a resurfacing project on WIS 32 in Forest County from the Oconto County line to County C in the town of Wabeno. Construction is scheduled to start Monday, July 25.

The pavement on this segment of WIS 32 is deteriorating. To address this and other needs, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation project will do the following:

  • In the rural areas north and south of Carter:
    • ​Remove a portion of the existing asphaltic pavement and overlay the highway with new asphalt.
    • Pave the shoulders from Old WIS 32 to Industrial Park Road to better accommodate bicycle and occasional pedestrian users.
    • Replace culverts and repair culvert ends.
    • Install centerline rumble strips.
  • In the Carter urban area:
    • Replace the asphaltic pavement.
    • Remove the parking lane and narrow the road to a standard 36-foot width from curb to curb.
    • Replace curb and gutter.
    • Make storm sewer repairs including replacing a storm sewer outfall near Ferry Ranch Lane with ditch cleaning.

During construction, WIS 32 will remain open to traffic, but motorists will encounter single-lane closures controlled by temporary signals in Carter and flagging in other areas. In addition, Elliot Road/Ferry Ranch Lane will be closed at WIS 32 for approximately the first two weeks of construction.

Construction is scheduled for completion in early October. The schedule is weather dependent.

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