WIS 21- Winnebago County

Update: In September 2021, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) has decided that a multi-lane roundabout at the WIS 21 and Leonard Point Road intersection will be included in our WIS 21 improvement project. This decision is based on the number of crashes that have occurred at the intersection and strong public support for an intersection improvement shown during our recent public involvement effort. 

​The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) sent out mailings in May 2021 in conjunction with a virtual public involvement effort on the WIS 21 improvement projects. The mailing introduced this project website and asked for any public comments by June 11, 2021. WisDOT received 23 public comments in response to this outreach effort. After reviewing public comments and completing a final evaluation of our intersection improvement alternatives, WisDOT has determined that the following intersection improvement alternatives will be included in our improvement project:

  • WIS 21 & County FF/Reighmoor Road – a single-lane roundabout will be constructed
  • WIS 21 & Sand Pit Road – a single-lane roundabout will be constructed
  • WIS 21 & Leonard Point Road - a roundabout will be constructed
  • WIS 21 & Oakwood Road – slotted left turn lanes will be constructed
  • WIS 21 & Westhaven Drive – slotted left turn lanes will be constructed


Our WIS 21 improvements are separated into two individual projects that extend from just south of the WIS 21 bridge over the Fox River to just west of the North Washburn Street roundabout.

  • ID 6180-30-00 – Pavement repair/overlay from just south of the WIS 21 bridge over the Fox River to just west of Leonard Point Road (view project map).
  • ID 6180-31-00 – Pavement repair/overlay from just west of Leonard Point Road to just west of North Washburn Street roundabout (view project map).

Purpose and Need

The main purpose of the projects is to repair and protect the existing concrete pavement, replace outdated beam guard, and investigate intersection safety improvements along WIS 21. The last projects on this stretch of highway included retrofit dowel and grinding and took place in 2006 & 2008. A pavement repair and overlay improvement is needed to protect the remaining pavement. Safety improvements are also being proposed at several intersections along the corridor, beam guard needs to be replaced, and curb ramps within the City of Omro don’t meet ADA standards. This project will ensure that an acceptable roadway surface is created for the traveling public and safety issues along the corridor are addressed.

Proposed Improvements

ID 6180-30-00 - The proposed improvements​ on the 6.1-mile pavement repair/overlay project include:

ID 6180-31-00 - The proposed improvements on the 2-mile pavement repair/overlay project include:


  • Real estate acquisition for ID 6180-30-00 is anticipated to begin in early 2023 and includes:
    • Temporary limited easements (TLEs) and possible minor property acquisition for upgrading of curb ramps within City of Omro
    • Possible property acquisition and TLEs for intersection improvements at County FF/Reighmoor Road and Sand Pit Road
    • A member of our real estate staff will contact you if your property will be affected
  • Real estate acquisition for ID 6180-31-00 is possible at Leonard Point Road intersection and if needed, it is anticipated to begin in 2024
  • Design is on-going and will continue through 2026
  • Construction is tentatively scheduled as follows:
    • IDs 6180-30-00 & 6180-31-00 – currently planned for 2027

Traffic Impacts

WIS 21 will be closed and detoured primarily due to the construction of roundabouts at the three intersections.  The detour route will follow WIS 116 to WIS 91 to WIS 44 to I-41. Local, business, and emergency access will be maintained.

Public comment

We would like your input on this project. You can download the attached comment form and mail it to project staff via pre-paid mailer, email any comments to any of the below contacts, or give us a call.

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, 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 construc​tion, temporary signing for business will be available. 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.


Bill Bertrand, P.E.
Project Manager
Phone: (920) 360-3124

Melissa Kok
Regional Communications Manager
Phone: (920) 492-5743

WisDOT – Northeast Region
944 Vanderperren Way
Green Bay, WI 54304-5344​