WIS 73, WIS 44 North to WIS 23 South, Green Lake County

​Location

WIS 73, from WIS 44 North to WIS 23 South, Green Lake County

Overview

The purpose of the project is to address the existing asphalt pavement, which is showing signs of deterioration in the form of transverse cracking, rutting, and alligator cracking. Several culverts underneath WIS 73 are deteriorating and in need of repair.

The WIS 44 intersection has been identified as having safety issues. Existing guardrail does not meet current standards. The project extends from just south of the intersection of WIS 44 to just south of the intersection of WIS 23.

Proposed improvements include removing 2 inches off the top of the existing asphalt and replacing it with approximately 2 inches of new asphalt along a 9.9-mile section of WIS 73. The four culverts identified as needing repair will be replaced. Guardrail will be upgraded throughout the project to meet current standards. Modifications may be made to the WIS 44 intersection to address the safety issue there.

Traffic Impacts

The road is to remain open during construction using flagging operations as necessary. Access to residents and businesses along the project corridor will be provided during construction.​

Real Estate

Some real estate may be required at culvert and guardrail replacement areas.​

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

Public Involvement

We invite you to participate in public involvement for this project. Property owners and business owners within the project limits have been sent a letter and handout. To participate virtually:

Review project maps: 

Please provide your input between January 5, 2022, and February 2, 2022, using one of the following methods:

  • Submit feedback via online comment form
  • Complete and mail the enclosed comment form found in the project handout​​
  • Call, write, or email the Project Manager listed below​​

Project Schedule

Local officials meeting: December 14, 2021

Public involvement: January, 2022

Design complete: November 2023

Construction is scheduled for summer 2025, but could occur as early as the summer of 2024 in conjunction with a project on WIS 23 at the WIS 73/Pye Alley Road intersection, Princeton, Green Lake County.

​Contacts

Your input is welcome and appreciated throughout the design process. Deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf-blind, and speech-disabled persons should contact the Wisconsin Relay Service by dialing 711. For more information, please contact:​

WisDOT Project Manager
Wendy Arneson
(715) 459-9789

Region Communication Manager
Tegan Griffith​
(715) 493-3710

Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT)
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​​