WIS 32, US 8 to Crandon Railroad Overhead bridge, Forest County


WIS 32, US 8 to Crandon Railroad Overhead bridge, Crandon, Forest County


The existing asphalt pavement on WIS 32 is in poor condition and deteriorating. The existing curb and gutter is in poor condition and the gutter has been overlaid with asphalt pavement. This has resulted in inadequate drainage of water off the roadway. The existing storm sewer system is not functioning as intended, which has resulted in the system being overwhelmed during storm events. The existing roadway culvert is beyond its service life and in poor condition as well.

Proposed improvements include replacing the asphaltic pavement, widening concrete sidewalk, replacing and installing curb ramps, installing pedestrian crosswalk, constructing storm sewer, replacing culvert, and replacing beam guard.

Traffic Impacts

WIS 32 is anticipated to be detoured during construction with local access maintained. Temporary pedestrian facilities would be utilized during the replacement of sidewalk and curb ramps.

Real Estate

Temporary and permanent limited easements may be need for the construction of curb ramps, culvert replacement and storm sewer installation.

Rights of Landowners Under Wis Eminent Domain Law [Wis Stats 32.05]

Public Involvement

Residents and businesses within the project limits have been contacted via mail. Review the following materials to learn more about this project:

Review a project handout

How to provide input between May 9, 2022 to May 29, 2022:

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).

Project Schedule ​

  • Local Officials Meeting: April 7, 2022
  • Public Involvement: May 9, 2022 to May 29, 2022
  • Complete Project Design: November 2024
  • Construction: Summer-Fall 2025


Andrew Casper, WisDOT Project Manager
(715) 365-5713

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

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