WIS 29, Shawano County U Intersection


WIS 29, Shawano County U intersection, Town of Herman


The intersection of WIS 29 at County U has been identified as having a right-angle crash trend and has been the site of multiple severe injury and fatal crashes.

Sight distance at the intersection is limited due to a hill crest located east of County U on WIS 29.  Vehicles stopped on County U have limited intersection sight distance available to identify on-coming traffic in the westbound direction of WIS 29 when deciding to cross.  Vehicles traveling on WIS 29 in the westbound direction, approaching the intersection, have limited decision sight distance available to identify and react to a crossing vehicle on County U.

Operational concerns have been observed at the intersection.  Some traffic crosses WIS 29 in a single stage movement crossing all lanes of WIS 29 in one action.  Some traffic crosses WIS 29 in a two-stage movement stopping in the median.  That stopped traffic, at times, creates conflict with WIS 29 to County U left turning traffic in the median.

The purpose of the project is to reduce and/or eliminate severe crashes and improve intersection operations.

The need to improve safety and operations was identified by WISDOT and local officials monitoring crash history at the intersection.


  • Local Official Meeting 1: November 19, 2019
  • Public Involvement Meeting 1: December 11, 2019
  • Local Official Meeting 2: February 2020
  • Public Involvement Meeting 2: March 2020
  • Environmental Document Signed: May 2020
  • Final Plans: November 2020
  • Construction Currently Scheduled: 2021


Timothy Hanley, WisDOT Project Manager

Timothy.Hanley@dot.wi.gov, (715) 421-8050


Wisconsin Department of Transportation
North Central Region
Wisconsin Rapids Office
1681 Second Ave. South
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495-4768
Phone: (715) 421-8301
Fax: (715) 423-0334
WI Telecommunications Relay System (TTY): 711
Email: ncr.dtsd@dot.wi.gov