WIS 29 & County VV - Brown County

Interchange Improvements

Project Overview

Construction complete. Website for reference only.

WIS 29 and VV Construction Exhibit
Interchange open

Read press release from August 30, 2022 – All ramps open on new WIS 29/County VV interchange.

Brown County received approval of a Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) Grant to complete design and construction of a portion of the previous WIS 29 (County U – Woodland Road) Planning Study. The BUILD Grant scope includes construction of an interchange at WIS 29 & County VV. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will oversee intersection construction. The purpose of the WIS 29/County VV Interchange Project is to address the safety and mobility for traffic along WIS 29 between Shawano and Green Bay.

Note: Local construction on local roads will take place along concurrently with state construction of the interchange. Contact information for local projects is included below.

Project Location

State Highway Project Improvements

Construction by WisDOT includes the following improvements:

(View overall project improvement display here) 20 MB

  • Construction of a diamond interchange at County VV
  • Realignment of Milltown Road
  • Connection from County VV to North Overland Road
  • Removal of the existing Restricted Crossing U-Turn (RCUT) intersection at County VV
  • WIS 29 & County U Construction

    Removal of access to WIS 29 from County U

Contact WisDOT Construction Project Staff

Local Road Construction

Local road construction conducted by the village of Hobart and Brown County will take place along concurrently with state construction.

Overview of construction staging/traffic impacts – Project complete – no traffic impacts.

Construction will be staged in specific timeframes over the next two year. Each stage, beginning with 1A, is shown on contractor staging maps below. The staging maps also list anticipated work and traffic impacts.  All dates are subject to change due to weather or other factors affecting construction.  Specific construction activities taking place over a two-week period is published every Friday on the Northeast Region Weekly Construction Update.

2021 construction summary

Below is a summary of staging for traffic impacts in 2021.

  • Soil mitigation and large fills (including overpass and ramps)
  • Evergreen Avenue roadway and pond construction
  • Marley Street/Evergreen Avenue roundabout construction
  • Millwood Court intersection construction and County VV pond construction
  • The connection roadway to North Overland Road and pond construction
  • North Overland Road roundabout to be constructed by village of Hobart
  • Temporary connection between WIS 29 and Evergreen Avenue

2022 construction summary 

ALL FOUR RAMPS OF NEW INTERCHANGE NOW OPEN

Construction began Tuesday, March 8. Please our staging maps for 2022 construction here. Below is a summary of the contractor staging and traffic impact document.

Work Anticipated

  • Bridge construction
  • Roadway construction including storm sewer on large fills
  • Median Grading and guardrail around bridge pier
  • Construct ramp matches to WIS 29
  • Marley Street north of Millwood Court to be constructed by Brown County
  • County VV roundabout
  • Finish any remaining roadway construction

Temporary Business Signing – Local

The Village of Howard will provide temporary business permit and coordinate Temporary Construction Business Signs (TCBS) for larger Howard Business on local roadways. TCBS are not permitted along the highway. Please contact Howard Public Works at 920-434-4060 and be prepared to provide a simple, easily-recognizable, high resolution logo by email in JPEG, EPS or PDF file format. Please do not contact WisDOT if you are a Howard business looking for sgnage on the Local Roadways. The village will coordinate with you. Please see the village of Howard TCBS document below for more information.

Temporary Business Signing – State

Temporary business signing may be placed during the detoured portion of the project 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.

Please keep the following items in mind regarding business signing:

  • Temporary business signing cannot be placed on traffic control devices or state signs. Business signs attached to these devices will be removed.
  • It is encouraged that businesses team up to have multiple businesses advertised on one sign structure versus several individual signs. This makes it easier for travelers to identify signs and find their destination

The permit is available as a fillable-form WORD document (below) or you can request one from Jesse Hansen, P.E., WisDOT Project Manager, (920) 362-6095
jesse.hansen@dot.wi.gov

Please email the completed permit to Jesse, or if you prefer to mail the completed form, please address to: Jesse Hansen, WisDOT NE Region, 944 Vanderperren Way, Green Bay, WI 54304.

In This Together Business Resource

WisDOT recognizes businesses located in work zones have special needs. While signing and other marketing/advertising during the construction is up to the business, WisDOT has business resources available through its “In This Together” website to assist businesses with planning for construction closures and to minimize the impact of construction. For more information, please visit WisDOT’s In This Together website at https://wisconsindot.gov/together

Please see the project contact page for project construction engineer contact email and phone number.