WIS 32 Bridge Replacement

project location map WIS 32 structure over the West Branch of the Saumico River in the town of Pittsfield.The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) seeks public feedback on a proposed bridge replacement project on WIS 32 in Brown County. This website provides information regarding the proposed improvement scope, schedule, and traffic impacts, describes potential real estate needs, and offers public comment opportunities. We appreciate your input and encourage you to take a moment to review the project information and provide comments.


WIS 32 structure over the West Branch of the Saumico River in the town of Pittsfield.

Project handout

WisDOT has created a downloadable public handout with project information. Please download, print, and share as you like. The information in the handout is the same as on this website.

Purpose and Need

The structure is nearing the end of its service life. The existing structure has significant cracking in the center portion of the slab, and the concrete abutment has vertical cracking. Also, the metal bridge rail is starting to erode and the wing walls have moved from the original 90-degree angle and tipped to one side or the other.

Proposed ImprovementsWIS 32 Bridge over West Branch of Suamico River

This is a replacement-level improvement, including:

  • Removal of existing flat slab structure
  • Installation of multi-cell box culvert
  • Asphalt approaches
  • Grading to remove the need for guardrail

Proposed schedule

  • Environmental document: Fall 2024
  • Design study: November 2024
  • Utility coordination: Winter 2024
  • Design completion: February 2027
  • Construction is currently scheduled for 2028

32kbbrAnticipated Traffic Impacts

WIS 32 at the bridge will be CLOSED for bridge replacement.

Proposed detour

The proposed detour route will direct traffic to use WIS 29 and WIS 160 to bypass the bridge construction.

  • The state detours for long-haul trucks. Local traffic often can find shorter routes using the local roadway system.

Real Estate Needs

Real Estate will be needed for this project. If your property is affected, a member of the real estate staff will contact you.

In This Together program for businesses

ITT slateWisDOT recognizes businesses located in work zones have special needs. It's critical that customers have access to businesses and 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
  • View In This Together business resource page

Temporary business signing

During all road closures, businesses impacted will also have temporary business signing opportunities. Information regarding temporary business signing can be found on the In This Together website.

Public involvement

Your comments assist us in developing a project that will serve the needs of the traveling public as well as the needs of the local community. Comments are due July 15, 2024, to be considered for design. You can provide comments by three different methods.

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.

Project contact

Kristen Berg, P.E. WisDOT Project Manager
944 Vanderperren Way, Green Bay, WI 54304
Phone: (920) 492-0139
Email: kristen.berg@dot.wi.gov