WisDOT holding public involvement meeting on US 8 resurfacing project

​Proposed project runs from WIS 55 South in Crandon to WIS 32 South in Laona

Release date: July 25, 2022

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is holding a public involvement meeting to discuss a proposed resurfacing project and other improvements on US 8 in Forest County from WIS 55 South in Crandon to WIS 32 South in Laona and obtain input.

The meeting is scheduled from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, at the Forest County Potawatomi Museum and Cultural Center, 8130 Mish Ko Swen Drive, Crandon. The meeting will follow an open house format.

  • Resurfacing US 8 in all areas outside spot improvement areas near Kwe Da Kik Lane and Youngs Lane.
  • Removing the US 8 climbing lane from Grandview Avenue to High View Drive, which will improve stormwater drainage in this area.
  • Reconfiguring US 8 lanes between Wildwood and Grandview avenues.
  • Lowering the profiles of US 8 and Youngs Lane where they intersect to meet current design standards.
  • Shifting the horizontal alignment of US 8 at its intersection with Kwe Da Kik Lane to the north to provide sight intersection distances that meet current design standards and extending the existing box culvert in this area.
  • Removing and replacing several existing culverts throughout the corridor.
  • Removing cable guard throughout the corridor and grading standard slopes in these areas. The existing cable guard near Silver Lake will remain in place.
  • Constructing a new multi-modal underpass that will accommodate bicycles, pedestrians and ATVs/UTVs.

The project will also include a multi-use path that is being designed by Forest County Potawatomi Community from Fire Keeper Road to Love Knot Lane.

Construction currently is scheduled for 2025. During construction, US 8 will remain open to a single-lane of traffic controlled by flagging, except during spot improvements in the vicinity of Youngs and Kwe Da Kik lanes. During that work, US 8 will be closed to through traffic and detoured via WIS 32, WIS 64 and WIS 55.

The public is encouraged to attend the meeting to learn more about the proposed improvements and provide input. There will be a variety of exhibits and maps available for review at the meeting, and representatives of WisDOT will be on hand to answer questions throughout the evening.

Anyone unable to attend the meeting who would like more information can visit the project's design website or contact WisDOT Project Manager Stacy Hagenbucher at (715) 365-5770 or Stacy.Hagenbucher@dot.wi.gov.

Citizens who are hearing-impaired and require an interpreter may request one by contacting the Wisconsin Telecommunications Relay System (dial 711) at least three working days before the meeting.

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For more information:

WisDOT Office of Public Affairs
(608) 266-3581, opa.exec@dot.wi.gov