From Waupaca County C in Clintonville to Gollnow Road in Marion
We are proposing to improve eight miles of US 45 from northwest of the intersection of County C near the city of Clintonville to southeast of the intersection of Gollnow Road near the city of Marion. The purpose of the proposed action is to preserve the roadway asset and minimize the overall life cycle cost of the corridor.
Proposed improvements include:
- Removing and replacing the existing asphalt
- Removing the gutter adjacent to the two-way left-turn lane (TWLTL)
- Removing and replacing damaged curb and gutter sections at intersections and median areas
- Removing and replacing guardrail
- Repairing scour areas adjacent to three culverts
- Adding raised medians at intersection left turn lanes
- Removing and replacing approach slabs at the bridge over the south branch of the Pigeon River
- Repairing or replacing storm sewer inlets where required
Minor areas of new right of way or temporary easements may be required to accommodate grading in areas of guardrail upgrades and culvert repairs. If required, WisDOT expects to begin real estate acquisition in 2022.
Rights of Landowners Under Wis Eminent Domain Law [Wis Stats 32.05]
During construction, US 45 will be open to traffic. Crews will either manage traffic using single lane closures, or close one side for construction while the other side has bi-directional traffic. Staged construction or short-term closures at intersections may be necessary. Motorists can expect some delays to occur, but delays will be managed through limiting contractor operations at critical times. Access to residences and businesses will be maintained except for short periods while construction operations are directly adjacent to the entrances.
Residents and businesses within the project limits have been contacted via mail. Please review the following materials and provide your input by Friday, November 26, 2021.
- Press Release
- Project handout
- Project location map
- Presentation (no audio)
- Map 1: Proposed Typical Sections
- Map 2: Southbound construction
- Map 3: Southbound construction traffic control
- Map 4: Northbound construction
- Map 5: Northbound construction traffic control
How to submit input:
- Fill out the online comment form
- Print, complete, and mail the comment form found in the handout
- Call and/or email the project manager listed below
Your input is welcome and appreciated throughout the design process. Deaf or hard of hearing persons needing assistance should contact the Wisconsin Telecommunications Relay system (dial 711).
Local officials meeting: October 15, 2021
Public involvement: November 2021
Environmental document: December 2021
Real estate negotiations begin: 2022
Construction: Spring of 2023 but could occur as early as fall 2022.