WIS 96 - Brown County

Resurfacing and Culvert Replacement

Project Overview


This website details construction scope, schedule and traffic impacts for the WIS 96 Project in Brown County taking place in 2022 and 2023.

Project Location

WIS 96 Project Limits

Project Improvements

Project Benefits

WIS 96 provides a vital system linkage between I-43, the Fox River and the surrounding communities. These improvements will address the deteriorating roadway surface and the deteriorating bridge structure east of the County Road X intersection. Improvements will extend the pavement service life and decrease future maintenance costs. It will also provide a smoother driving surface for motorists. Repair and replacement of culverts help ensure adequate drainage to mitigate possible flooding.  New rumble strips will alert drivers who leave the travel lane. This provides an enhanced opportunity for driver correction and help mitigate run-off-the-road incidents.

Construction Schedule

  • Construction expected to begin in August 1, 2022 and finish in summer 2023.
          • There will be a pause in construction for winter 2022/23 until paving operations can begin again on May 8, 2023.
          • Please see the Northeast Region Weekly Construction Update for a 2-week snapshot of construction activities and traffic impacts.


Traffic Impacts

2023 traffic impacts: WIS 96 will remain OPEN during paving operations with flagging operations.

2022 impacts: (For reference only) The project will be constructed in stages to minimize impacts to the traveling public. The project is scheduled to be divided into the following segments with corresponding detour routes.

  • (Complete) Segment 1 Closure (August 15 to August 29, 2022: 2-week closure) – Wobeck Lane to County G in Lark
    • Detour: Through traffic will be directed to use WIS 32/57, County Z, County W, County Z, County G
  • (Complete) Segment 2 Closure (August 29 to early November 2022) – Shirley to Denmark (County G, North Junction of I-43)
    • Detour: County G, County Z, I-43
  • View both detour routes in map (pdf)

Temporary Business Signing

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. 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 project contacts Kristen Berg or Cory Thomson (below)

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.

Project Construction Contact

An onsite construction office and project construction engineer will be available to answer any questions regarding project construction. Please contact the construction engineer with any construction questions or concerns. Contact information will be posted below following project let.

Onsite Project Construction Engineer 

Cory L Thomson
Transportation Engineer
Cell: 920-412-8755

Onside Construction Office 

106 Wisconsin Avenue, Denmark, WI (Please call ahead for appointments)

WIS 96 Project Manager

Kristen Berg, P.E., Project Manager, WisDOT
WisDOT Northeast Region
944 Vanderperren Way
Green Bay, WI 54304
(920) 492-0139