US 45, WIS 32 to Vilas County Line


US 45, WIS 32 to Vilas County Line, Oneida County


The proposed improvements include milling off the top two inches of the roadway surface and paving two new inches of asphaltic pavement. The curb ramps will be reconstructed to meet current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards to the maximum extent practical. Seven culverts will be replaced.

Traffic Impacts

During construction, US 45 will remain open to through traffic, but may be limited to one lane during daytime with the use of flaggers. Staged sidewalk closures will also be necessary during curb ramp construction.


Local officials meeting: September 2019

Public involvement meeting: May 2020

Complete project design: February 2022

Construction currently scheduled to begin: Summer 2022


Nick Vos, Project Manager
(715) 365-5782​

Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT)
North Central Region, Rhinelander Office
510 Hanson Lake Road
Rhinelander, WI 54501
Phone: (715) 365-3490
Fax: (715) 365-5780
TTY: 711