US 45, County C to Gollnow Road, Shawano and Waupaca Counties


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​

Real Estate

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]

Traffic Impacts

During construction, US 45 will be open to traffic. Crews will either man​age 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.​

Public Involvement

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.

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.


WisDOT Project Manager, Preston Bohn, (715) 421-9736​

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