Public involvement meeting set for WIS 15 expansion and bypass project in Outagamie County

​Meeting outlines project scope and updated schedule

Release date: September 16, 2019

(Hortonville) The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region is conducting a public involvement meeting for expansion of WIS 15 from US 45 in the city of New London to Lilly of the Valley Drive in the town of Greenville, Outagamie County. The meeting will be held Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Hortonville High School commons area, 155 Warner Street, Hortonville. A brief presentation will take place at 5:15 p.m., followed by an open-house meeting format.

The WIS 15 expansion project will create a four-lane divided highway with a bypass around the village of Hortonville to the north. The meeting will provide an update on project design details and discuss the new schedule as it relates to utility work, real estate and construction. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the meeting to review project displays and exhibits, ask questions, and provide comment. WisDOT and project staff will also be available to discuss the project on an individual basis.

Improvements to WIS 15 are needed to improve safety, reduce congestion, and minimize access along the highway, which will preserve the corridor for future transportation use. In June 2019, Governor Tony Evers directed WisDOT to resume design of the project and begin construction in September of 2021. The project is expected to finish at the end of 2024. For more details, please see the WIS 15 project design website.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, or would like more information, contact WisDOT Project Manager Bill Bertrand at (920) 360-3124. Written comments regarding the project can be mailed to Bill Bertrand, WisDOT Northeast Region, 944 Vanderperren Way, Green Bay, WI 54304 or email to William.bertrand@dot.wi.gov. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing and who require an interpreter may request one by contacting Mr. Bertrand at least three working days prior to the meeting via the Wisconsin Telecommunications Relay System (dial 711).

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