Governor Evers approves WIS 116 improvements in Winnebago County

​Pavement resurfacing begins September 9

Release Date: September 3, 2019

(Winnebago County) To invest in Wisconsin’s transportation system, Governor Evers signed a $1.02 million contract to improve 4.7 miles of WIS 116 from WIS 91 in the town of Rushford to WIS 21 in the city of Omro. Construction is scheduled to begin Monday, Sept. 9 and finish in early October of this year. WIS 116 will remain open during construction.

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

Project improvements

Construction under this contract includes milling/resurfacing of existing roadway, shoulder gravel, minor work at curb ramps and sidewalk within Omro, shoulder rumble strips, pavement marking and signing.
Traffic impacts 

WIS 116 will remain open during construction. Motorists will encounter temporary, single lane closures with flagging operations.

Project benefits

This project will provide a smoother riding surface and increase the usable lifespan of the current section of pavement. It will also improve safety with the addition of shoulder rumble strips, pavement marking and signing.

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.

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For more information, contact:
Mark Kantola, Regional Communications Manager, (920) 492-4153