Work on Highway 32 in Oconto County complete

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation Northeast Region has announced completion of all major construction on 10.2 miles of state Highway 32 from Trinity Church Road through the village of Suring to County Road AA in the town of Breed.

The project also replaced the Highway 32 bridge deck over the south branch of the Oconto River north of County Road M in Suring. Work began April 11. The $7.77 million project finished on time and on budget, according to DOT officials.

The project included resurfacing in downtown Suring, replacement of the bridge deck north of County M, widening of paved shoulders, replacement of various culverts and sidewalk curb ramps, and pavement markings and signage. Northeast Asphalt, Inc. from Greenville was the prime contractor.

Improvements provide a smoother and safer ride for motorists, according to the DOT. Replacing the bridge deck and resurfacing the roadway pavement extends the life of the pavement structure and bridge while reducing future maintenance costs. Repair and replacement of culverts helps ensure adequate drainage to mitigate possible flooding. Wider paved shoulders provide a better recovery area for errant vehicles. Enhanced sidewalk curb ramps that meet current ADA standards provide a safer crosswalk.

Minor clean-up work may take place in the project limits. No traffic impacts are expected to occur.