WIS 172 - Brown County

Box Culvert Replacement

Project Overview

This website lists construction scope, schedule, and traffic impacts for improvements on WIS 172 in 2024 between the airport and WIS 54 in Brown County. 2023 work on WIS 172 between the airport and I-43 is finished.

  • A two-month closure of WIS 172 will take place at the start of box culvert replacement.

Project improvement (Project IDs 1210-17-00/1210-18-00: Airport to WIS 54)

This is a resurface-level improvement project on the 2.3 miles of WIS 172 between WIS 54 and the airport in 2024. Improvements include:

  • Resurfacing mainline WIS 172 (mill and overlay)
  • Removing the steel arch culvert pipe between WIS 54 and S Overland Road and constructing a new box culvert
    • This will require a long-term closure of WIS 172 at the culvert work site.
  • New beam guard
  • Pavement markings
  • Shoulder rumble strips
  • Shoulder aggregate

Construction schedule: Construction begins spring of 2024 and is expected to finish in fall of 2024.

  • More detailed schedule will be available closer to construction. Please check back for dates of construction start.

Traffic impacts

WIS 172 will be closed to traffic for approximately two months while the culvert structure near WIS 54 is removed and replaced. ​

  • WIS 172 through traffic will be directed to use I-41 to detour WIS 172.

WIS 172 will also be closed to traffic at County GE for one day while the roundabout is being milled/paved. The detour will be the same as the detour above.

  • During mainline resurfacing, the roadway will be open to traffic. Motorists can expect to encounter lane closures and flagging operations.

Temporary business signing

If business access is impacted by a closure or detour, temporary business signing may be placed by filling out a WisDOT business signing permit. All temporary business signing needs approval via the permit before placement to ensure it is in a safe location and does not pose a visual distraction or traffic hazard. The temporary business signing permit is free. Costs associated with creating the temporary sign are the responsibility of the business. The permit is available as a fillable-form WORD document or pdf below, or you can request one from the project contacts below.

Please email or mail the free permit to any of the contacts below.  For more information regarding temporary signing, plus tips and tools for businesses impacted by highway construction, please visit WisDOT’s In This Together business resource website.

Project contacts

A construction field office and an on-site construction engineer will be available during construction. Please contact the construction project leader with any in-construction related questions.

Onsite construction engineer – TBA

Onsite construction field office – TBA

For project design questions, please contact the WisDOT Project Manager.

WisDOT WIS 172 Project Manager

Joshua Lang, P.E.
Wisconsin Department of Transportation
944 Vanderperren Way
Green Bay, WI 54304
(920) 492-4141