WIS 54 Resurfacing - Brown County

​​ ​​***NEW UPDATE*** This project has been moved to the 2024 construction year.​​​

This website details proposed improvements along WIS 54 between University Way and WIS 57 in Brown County.

Project location

  • ​WIS 54 between University Way and WIS 57 in the city of Green Bay, Brown County, Wis.Map of project area

Project need

The purpose of the project is to improve the deteriorating pavement, extend the roadway’s service life and upgrade other roadway deficiencies.

Project handout

WisDOT has created a public handout for the this project. Please feel free to download, print and share with anyone who does not have access to this website.

Proposed Improvements

WisDOT is proposing a resurface-level improvement project on the 4.4 miles of WIS 54 between University Way and WIS 57. Improvements include:

  • Resurfacing mainline WIS 54 (concrete repair and overlay and asphalt mill and overlay)
  • Resurfacing ramps for University Avenue/Nicolet Drive and resurfacing mainline University Avenue/Nicolet Drive (concrete repair and overlay)
  • Concrete repair on Bay Settlement Road ramps
  • Replacing beam guard
  • Replacing curb ramps at southwest quadrant of Bay Settlement Road and Leon Bond Drive and intersection of eastbound off-ramp for Bay Settlement Road and Bay Settlement Road
  • Replacing culvert endwall​
  • Pavement markings
  • Shoulder rumble strips
  • Shoulder aggregate
  • View project improvement display map

Schedule **CHANGE AS OF SEPTEMBER 2022**

Project construction has been moved from the 2023 construction season to spring/summer 2024.

Real estate

No real estate will be required for this project.

Traffic impacts

WIS 54 mainline will remain open using temporary lane and shoulder closures for most of construction.

Ramp closures

  • ​The ramps for I-43 and University Avenue / Nicolet Drive and Bay Settlement Road will be closed during off-peak hours during resurfacing/repairing operations.
  • The ramps for Bay Settlement Road will be closed and detoured for several days for concrete repairs.
  • Consecutive ramps will not be closed at the same time.
  • Daytime and nighttime work is anticipated with this project.

*Note: Ramp closure dates and times will be listed on the project construction webpage during construction.

Map of the detour for the project 

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 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 to direct customers to business who are impacted by road closures or detour routes.

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.

More information can be found regarding temporary signing permits on the In This Together website.

Project contacts​

Eric Gwidt, P.E.
Wisconsin Department of Transportation
944 Vanderperren Way
Green Bay, WI 54304
(920) 366-8896

Alan Farrell, P.E.
Wisconsin Department of Transportation
944 Vanderperren Way
Green Bay, WI 54304
(920) 492-4172