WIS 76 Reconstruction - Outagamie County

​WIS 76 Project

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is seeking public feedback on the below design proposal for construction on WIS 76 in Outagamie 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 76 from Everglade Road to the County JJ intersection in the village of Greenville and town of Ellington, Outagamie County.

Project need

The purpose of the project is to improve operation, safety and accessibility along the roadway for vehicles, bicycles, and pedestrians due to development within the areas. The project will also serve to replace the deteriorating pavement structure.

Public handout and presentation

WisDOT has created a public handout for this project. It is available for download at the link below. All information in the handout is contained on this website. Please feel free to print and distribute to anyone who would like project information. The handout includes a prepaid mailer for public comments.

​​Proposed Improvements

WisDOT is proposing to reconstruct approximately 1.5 miles of roadway through the village of Greenville and town of Ellington, including:

  • Reconstruction of roadway from rural roadway to urban with curb and gutter​
  • New Roundabout at WIS 76/County JJ intersection
  • Pedestrian accommodations on WIS 76:
  • Speed limit change from 45 mph to 35 mph
  • Signing and pavement marking
  • Storm water improvements at Glen Valley pond
  • New storm sewer
  • New lighting

Proposed traffic impacts

Construction is anticipated to occur in 2025 in two stages during which WIS 76 will be closed and detoured for thru traffic. Access to property owners and businesses within the work zone will be maintained.

Real estate

Additional right of way will be required for this project. This will include areas of permanent (fee) and temporary (temporary limited easement) land acquisitions along WIS 76. Real estate acquisition is expected to begin in spring of 2022. If your property is impacted, a member of our real estate team will contact you. For more information, the below web link​ will provides basic information about the WisDOT acquisition process as it relates to highway improvement projects.

Proposed schedule/project next steps

  • Local Official Meeting: August 2021
  • Public Involvement Meeting: September 2021
  • Final Environmental Documents: October 2021
  • Preliminary Plans: Summer 2022
  • Final right of way plat: November 2022
  • Real estate negotiations: Winter 2022/23
  • Final Plans: Summer 2024
  • Construction currently scheduled: Spring/Summer 2025

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, call or use the below pre-paid mailer in the project handout and mail to contact project manager Tim Rank.

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.

Temporary business signing

During construction, temporary signing for business will be available. While signing 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

Kris Deneys, P.E., WisDOT Project Leader
944 Vanderperren Way
Green Bay, WI 54304
Phone: (920) 492-4148
Email: kristopher.deneys@dot.wi.gov

Tammy Rabe, P.E., WisDOT Project Supervisor
944 Vanderperren Way
Green Bay, WI 54304
Phone: (920) 492-5668
Email: tammy.rabe@dot.wi.gov​