US 8, WIS 47 to County P


US 8, WIS 47 to Oneida County P, Oneida County


The pavement has a large number of transverse cracks that are susceptible to tenting during the winter. The pavement also has alligator cracking and rutting. The WIS 17 South intersection has a higher number of crashes than what would be expected for a similar intersection. The proposed improvements include pavement replacement and intersection upgrades.

Proposed Improvements

County G to County P (scheduled 2024)

  • Replacing the existing pavement.
  • Subgrade improvement from WIS 17 North to River Bend Rd.

WIS 47 to County G (scheduled 2026)

  • Replacing the existing pavement.
  • Address safety concerns at the US 8 intersection with WIS 17 South/Boyce Drive.

Intersection Alternatives:

US 8 and WIS 17 South/Boyce Drive Intersection

US 8 and Oneida County G Intersection

US 8 and Wis 17 North/Germond Road Intersection

Real Estate

No real estate is anticipated for this project

Traffic Impacts

US 8 traffic from WIS 47 to County P would be either detoured or staged to minimize impacts to traffic and businesses. If the project is staged during construction, at least one lane will be maintained at all times using flagging or temporary signals.

A potential detour along County P is being investigated for the County G to County P project scheduled for 2024.

Public Involvement

A public involvement meeting was held Jan. 18 at the Rhinelander City Hall. The following information was presented along with the intersection alternatives listed above:


Project Schedule

  • Local officials meeting: December 2022
  • Public involvement: Jan 18 to Feb 18, 2023
  • Environmental document: March 2023
  • Design Study Report: April 2023
  • Final plans (County G to County P): November 2023
  • Construction (County G to County P): 2024
  • Environmental Document Update: September 2023
  • Design Study Report Update: November 2023
  • Final plans (WIS 47 to County G): May 2025
  • Construction (WIS 47 to County G): 2026


Stacy Hagenbucher, WisDOT Project Manager
(715) 365-5770

Rhinelander Office
510 N. Hanson Lake Road
Rhinelander, WI 54501
(715) 365-3490
WI Telecommunications Relay System (TTY): 711
Fax: (715) 365-5780

Wisconsin Rapids Office
1681 2nd Ave. S.
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495
(715) 421-8302
WI Telecommunications Relay System (TTY): 711
Fax: (715) 423-0334