WIS 55, Nine Mile Creek bridge


WIS 55 over Nine mile Creek, between Langlade and Lily, Langlade County


The existing culvert pipes are in poor condition. This project will consist of removing the existing culverts and roadway over Nine Mile Creek and constructing a new buried slab bridge structure and bridge approaches.

Traffic Impacts

This project is anticipated to be completed under staged construction. Motorists should expect to encounter single lane closures with temporary signals.

Real Estate

Some real estate acquisitions are anticipated in order to build slopes required for the new bridge.

Public Involvement

Public involvement was conducted in July 2021. Residents and businesses within the project limits were contacted via mail at that time with the materials listed below.

To address the input we received during public involvement, the project team re-evaluated the alternatives. ​The preferred alternative now being considered is a buried slab structure that can be built without a closure and detour.

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).


Complete project design: November 2023
Construction is currently scheduled for 2025, but could occur as early as summer 2024.


WisDOT Project Manager Stacy Hagenbucher

(715) ​365-5770 or Stacy.Hagenbucher@dot.wi.gov

WisDOT Region Communication Manager Tegan Griffith

(715) 493-3710 or Tegan.Griffith@dot.wi.gov

Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT)
North Central Region, Rhinelander Office
510 Hanson Lake Road
Rhinelander, WI 54501
Phone: (715) 365-3490
Fax: (715) 365-5780
TTY: 711
Email: ncr.dtsd@dot.wi.gov