WIS 47 - Outagamie County


There are two project segments that will undergo construction.

  • Rural resurfacing of WIS 47 from County JJ to County B in the towns of Grand Chute, Center and Black Creek in Outagamie County.
  • Urban resurfacing of WIS 47 from County B to Burdick Street in the village of Black Creek in Outagamie County.
  • View location in project map

Purpose and Need

The main purpose of both projects is to improve the deteriorating pavement on WIS 47. The last resurfacing projects on this stretch of highway took place in 2000 and 2001. Since that time, cracking has become visible in the existing asphaltic pavement. Field reviews of the cross culverts also showed insufficient structures that affect the flow of water. This project will ensure that an acceptable roadway surface is created for the traveling public and that the drainage structures will continue to function properly.

Proposed Improvements

The improvements taking place in 2022 on the 10.5 mile rural resurfacing project between County JJ and County B include:

  • Mill/overlay of the existing pavement
  • Box culvert construction/beam guard replacement ( 3300’ north of County S)
  • Cross culvert replacements/lining throughout project limits
  • Shoulder work - including increasing the paved shoulder from 3 feet to 5 feet north of Pine Grove Road
  • Centerline and shoulder rumble strips north of Glenn Street
  • Addition of curb and gutter in Mackville
  • Pavement markings
  • View project improvement display map (rural section)​

The proposed improvements for the .5 mile urban resurfacing project in the village of Black Creek scheduled for 2024 include:


Traffic Impacts

WIS 47 will be open to traffic throughout a majority of construction. Traffic control in the form of flagging operations will be used to close one lane at a time as necessary for paving operations. A short-term detour will be in place to construct the box culvert north of County S. The detour will utilize County A and County S.

Other Planned Project

Resurface-level improvement of WIS 54 from Park Avenue in Shiocton to French Road in Seymour. Construction scheduled for 2023. See WIS 54 project website for details.

Resurface-level improvement on WIS 47 from Burdick Street in the village of Black Creek to the north Outagamie County line in the town of Cicero. Construction scheduled for 2024. See WIS 47 project website for details​.​


Jesse Hansen, P.E.
Project Manager
Phone: (920) 492-5630

Mark Kantola
Regional Communications Manager
Phone: (920) 492-4153