WIS 44 Resurfacing - Fond du Lac County

Project location

WIS 44 from West County Line to WIS 49, Fond du Lac County

Project need

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region is proposing to improve 4 miles of WIS 44. The existing pavement is beginning to deteriorate and will require increased maintenance. It is anticipated to reach the end of its service life by the time of proposed construction in 2025.

Project improvements

Proposed improvements include

  • Milling and paving 2” of asphalt pavement
  • Replacing three cross-drain culverts
  • Extending one culvert
  • Improving the curb ramps to bring them into compliance with the requirements of the Americans With Disabilities Act.

Project construction schedule

At this time, the project is scheduled for construction in 2025.

Proposed traffic impacts

  • Proposed culvert work near County E is scheduled to be conducted with a highway closure and detour.
    • Detour: Traffic will be directed to take County E north to County KK to WIS 44 south.
    • View detour map
  • During milling and paving operations, WIS 44 will remain open to traffic under flagging.
  • Access for emergency vehicles, businesses, and residents will be maintained throughout the project.
  • Temporary driveway closures may be necessary during parts of the construction process. The contractor will contact homeowners and businesses in advance before closing a driveway.

Real estate impacts 

Small areas of right of way will be required for this project in order to replace and extend culverts and ensure new curb ramps are able to meet the slopes required by the Americans With Disabilities Act. Preliminary right-of-way needs are shown on the map below.

Project update/next steps

The environmental review is scheduled to be completed in summer 2020. The plat is scheduled to be recorded in late 2020. Real estate acquisition is anticipated to begin in 2021. The design process for this project is expected to conclude in 2022.

Public comments

We encourage you to provide feedback on this project. 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.

Please mail any written comments about the project on the comment form and prepaid mailer below before June 15, 2020. You can also e-mail your comments to the contacts listed below.

Project contacts

Jill Schwab, Project Leader

WisDOT Northeast Region
944 Vanderperren Way
Green Bay, WI 54304-5344
Phone: (920) 492-5622

Bryan Learst, P.E., Project Manager

WisDOT Northeast Region
944 Vanderperren Way
Green Bay, WI 54304-5344
Phone: (920) 366-5639

Rob Wagner, P.E., Project Supervisor

WisDOT Northeast Region
944 Vanderperren Way
Green Bay, WI 54304-5344
Phone: (920) 445-9925