North Central Region

Adams, Florence, Forest, Green Lake, Iron, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Marquette, Menominee, Oneida, Portage, Price, Shawano, Vilas, Waupaca, Waushara and Wood counties.

North Central RegionWIS 55 Safety Edge Project - Menominee Nation

Road with safety edge
FHWA Safety edge information

Box Culvert Project - Sokaogon Chippewa Community (Mole Lake)

Before                                        After

Before-  road in winter After - finished road  

Mishonagon Bridge Project - Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

  • Community collaboration
  • Involved local artists
  • Wetland mitigation

WisDOT staff worked closely with the Lac du Flambeau Tribal Planning Office to add culturally tailored design elements to the bridge.

The WisDOT project team also worked closely with the Lac du Flambeau Tribal Natural and Cultural Resources offices to address the environmental concerns of replacing the twin culverts with a bridge, enhancing Mishonagon Creek and mitigating the impacted wetlands along the creek. The project design team came up with a wonderful design for a wetland mitigation site adjacent to the stream and the new bridge, which is developing nicely.

A number of tribal members have commented on the positive feelings the bridge evokes as they enter the reservation on WIS 47 and how much they enjoy the decorative elements on the bridge.

Bridge over water Land and water  

For more information, contact:

Sandy Stankevich, NC Regional Tribal Liaison
(715) 365-5784

NC Region Office
510 N. Hanson Lake Rd.
Rhinelander, WI 54501
Phone (715) 365-3490
Fax (715) 365-5780