WIS 47 Resurfacing

Project locationThe Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is seeking public feedback on the below design proposal for construction on WIS 47 in Outagamie County. The purpose of this outreach is to obtain your input on the identified needs and proposed improvements. We appreciate your input and encourage you take a moment to review the project information and provide comment.


Approximately 8.1 miles from Burdick Street in the village of Black Creek to the north Outagamie County line in the town of Cicero, Outagamie County, Wisconsin.

Propose​d improvements

This is a resurfacing-level improvement. Proposed improvements include:

  • ​Mill/overlay of the existing asphalt pavement
  • Guardrail replacements
  • Culvert replacement
  • Shoulder aggregate
  • Pavement markings
  • Storm sewer repairs
  • Replacement of curb ramps for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance

Traffic impacts

WIS 47 will be open to traffic throughout most of the construction.

  • Traffic control in the form of flagging operations will be used to close one lane of WIS 47 at a time as necessary.
  • A short-term detour for the culvert pipe replacements may be in place.
  • Shoulder and sidewalk closures will be needed for curb ramp improvements and repair work.
  • Final traffic impacts will be determined during final design.


  • Additional public outreach will take place in fall of 2022
  • Design is on-going and will continue through winter of 2023
  • Construction is currently scheduled for 2024

Right of way needs

Real estate acquisition is anticipated for the proposed improvements. Exact locations and acreages will be identified as the design progresses. Owners of properties requiring right-of-way or temporary grading easement acquisition will be contacted directly once improvement plans are finalized.

"In This Together" program for businesses

WisDOT recognizes that businesses located in work zones have special needs. 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 with information on:
    • Planning ahead
    • Staying informed
    • Keeping customers informed
    • Tips for businesses
  • Case studies that demonstrate techniques that have been successfully used in communities.
  • Promotional samples showing a variety of examples of how businesses have promoted their businesses during construction.
  • During any short-term detours, business impacted will also have the opportunity for temporary business signing.

Project handout

WisDOT has created a public handout for the 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.

Public input/comments

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. Your input is welcome and appreciated throughout the design process.


If you have any questions regarding the information provided in this handout, or if questions come up at a later time, please contact one of the individuals listed below.

Jesse Hansen, P.E.
WisDOT Project Manager WisDOT – Northeast Region
944 Vanderperren Way Green Bay, WI 54304-5344
Phone: (920) 492-5630

Tammy Rabe​, P.E.
WisDOT Project Supervisor WisDOT – Northeast Region
944 Vanderperren Way Green Bay, WI 54304-5344
Phone: (920) 492-5668