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Wisconsin DOT introduces Outagamie Co. construction project proposal to the public

Posted: 9:09 AM, Apr 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-04 10:20:00-04

OUTAGAMIE COUNTY, Wis. — The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is proposing a state funded construction project in Outagamie County that could potentially cost up to $7 million dollars.

They say the construction work will stretch about 9 miles on Wis 54 between the city of New London and the Village of Shiocton. The proposed project is a resurface-level improvement from the W County Line to Park Avenue in Shiocton.
This includes fixing the existing pavement, shoulder work, sanitary sewer and water adjustments and more.

"The work for the structure replacement will require a detour, so that's the main reason we want to get it out to the public and let them know what's coming," said Project Development Project Manager at Wisconsin Department of Transportation Northeast Region, Tim Rank. "The project's not planned to be built, it's currently scheduled to be out in 2026, but we're in preliminary design and we want to introduce the project to the public."

During the structure work, there will be a detour. The proposed detour will be between Wis 76, County S and County M. The DOT anticipates the time length to complete the structure work to take about 8 weeks. They're also inviting those affected to attend a meeting regarding the proposed project Thursday night from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the School District of Shiocton Library Media Center.