WIS 22 Reconstruction - City of Gillett

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is seeking public feedback on the below design proposal for construction on WIS 22 in Oconto County. Please review the below information and provide comments via comment form, email or phone to our project staff listed below. Thank you for your interest in this project, we look forward to your feedback.

Project Location

WIS 22 from Finnegan Lake Road to the WIS 22/32 intersection in the city of Gillett, Oconto County.

Project need​

The purpose of the project is to address deteriorating roadway conditions along WIS 22 in the city of Gillett, Oconto County. There will also be intersection improvements along WIS 22.

Public handout

WisDOT has created a public handout for this project. Please feel free to download, print and share with anyone who does not have access to this website. The handout includes a prepaid mailer for public comments. All information in handout is contained on this website. A project PowerPoint was developed for the June 30 public meeting. 

​Proposed Improvements

WisDOT is proposing to reconstruct the 1.08 miles of roadway through​ the city of Gillett, including:

  • New storm sewer
  • Culvert replacements
  • Multiple intersection improvements (see project improvement map below)
  • New concrete curb & gutter
  • New concrete sidewalk
  • New concrete pavement
  • On-street parking proposed to be eliminated (local decision)
    • Except from W Park Street to E Washington Street.
  • View project improvement display map

Proposed traffic impacts

During construction, WIS 22 will be closed between Finnegan Lake Road and the WIS 22/ WIS 32 intersection for the reconstruction project. Access to property owners and businesses in the work zone will be maintained.

  • Detour: Proposed detour will utilize County U, to County V, to County H, to WIS 32, to WIS 22 and will be in place for the duration of the project.
  • Pedestrians will also be redirected around the project utilizing existing city sidewalk.
  • View proposed detour in map

Real estate

Additional right of way will be required for this project. This will include small areas of permanent (fee) and temporary (temporary limited easement) land acquisitions along WIS 22. Real estate acquisition is expected to begin in fall of 2023. If your property is impacted, a member of our real estate team will contact you.

Proposed schedule/project next steps

  • Local Official Meeting: ​June 2021
  • Public Involvement Meeting: Summer 2021
  • Final Environmental Documents: September 2021
  • Preliminary Plans: Summer 2022​
  • Final right of way plat: September 2023
  • Real estate negotiations: Begin fall 2023
  • Final Plans: Summer 2025
  • Construction currently scheduled: Spring/​Summer 2026

Project comments

Your comments are important to us to obtain input that will assist the department in the further development and refinement of a final design. We are looking to obtain any specific knowledge of your property that will assist the department in finalizing our design. To provide comment on the project described above, please email or call project leader Kimberly Bradley or use the below pre-paid mailer in the project handout and mail to Ms. Bradley.

In This Together program for businesses

WisDOT recognizes businesses located in work zones have ​special needs. It's critical that customers have access to businesses and that they continue to visit them, regardless of any road work inconvenience. WisDOT's In This Together program is offered to business and community leaders as an idea source as they plan for road construction in their area. On the In This Together website, businesses can find:

  • Specially designed Business Coordination Guide for businesses to succeed during a highway construction project, includes information on:
    • ​Planning ahead
    • Staying informed
    • Keeping customers informed
    • Tips for businesses
  • Case studies that demonstrate techniques that have been successfully used in communities throughout Wisconsin.
  • Promotional samples showing a variety of examples of how businesses have promoted their businesses during construction.

During construction, temporary signing for business will be available. While signing and other marketing/advertising during the construction is up to the business, WisDOT encourages businesses to use the resources above to assist them with planning for construction before the construction begins.

Project contacts

Kurt Vogel, P.E., Project Manager
WisDOT Northeast Region
944 Vanderperren​ Way
Green Bay, WI 54304
(920) 492-7706

Kimberly Bradley, P.E.
WisDOT Northeast Region
944 Vanderperren​​ Way
Green Bay, WI 54304
(920) 492-4174