US 45, Clinic Street to Otter Lake Lane


US 45, between Clinic Street and Otter Lake Lane, Elcho, Langlade County


Proposed improvements include:

  • Replace the asphaltic pavement and supporting gravel base.
  • Replace deteriorated curb & gutter.
  • Extend new curb and gutter along the west side of US 45 at south limits to Clinic Street and along east side US 45 at northern limits across from Bluebird Alley.
  • Replace the storm sewer system.
  • Upgrade curb ramps to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.
  • Assess street lighting through the corridor.
  • Install new sidewalk on east side of US 45 from Clinic Street to Cole Street.
  • Maintain 12-foot travel lanes and 10-foot shoulders from Cole Street to County K.
  • Install 12-foot travel lanes and 4-foot shoulders from Clinic Street to Cole Street and County K to Bluebird Alley.

Traffic Impacts

During construction, the roadway will be open under staged traffic lane shifts and single lane closures with flaggers. Low traffic side roads may be temporarily closed.

Local, business, and emergency access will be maintained. However, temporary driveway closures will be necessary during parts of the construction process. WisDOT will contact homeowners and businesses in advance before closing a driveway.

Real Estate

Minor real estate in the form of temporary easements, permanent easements and fee may be required for construction of sidewalk and curb ramps throughout the project limits. WisDOT expects to begin real estate acquisition in Summer 2022. Driveway access will be assessed for potential modifications along the projects. Direct mailings and coordination will occur with property owners.

Rights of Landowners Under Wis Eminent Domain Law [Wis Stats 32.05]

Public Involvement

Residents and businesses within the project limits have been contacted via mail. Review the following materials to learn more about this project:


Preliminary plans: December 2021
Local officials meeting: December 2021
Public involvement: February 17, 2022 - March 10, 2022
Environmental document: May 25, 2022
Final right of way plat: November 2, 2022
Real estate negotiations: Summer 2022 to Winter 2024
Final plans: May 2024
Construction currently scheduled Summer/Fall 2025


Andy Casper, WisDOT Project Manager
(715) 365-5713

Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT)
North Central Region, Wisconsin Rapids Office
1681 Second Ave. South
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495-4768
Phone: (715) 421-8302
Fax: (715) 423-0334
WI Telecommunications Relay System TTY: 711