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STH 44 Reconstruction Project Profile

STH 44 Reconstruction


  • WisDOT NE Region


  • 06/2012–07/2013
  • 11/2014–03/2016

WisDOT ID 6110-05-20, Fond du Lac County

STH 44 will be reconstructed from Douglas Street in Ripon north to the Fond du Lac County line. The sight distance and ditching will be improved. All driveways and field entrances will be reconstructed, and the shoulder width will be widened from six feet to 10 feet.

There are 39 parcels requiring Fee, PLE, and TLE. There were a couple of sign appraisals and acquisitions. Unique components include the following:

  • Abandoned gas station requiring Phase II HazMat review
  • Historic farmstead milkhouse
  • Project began in 2012 and put on hold
  • Project resumed 2014
  • Foreclosure due to deceased property owners
  • Archaeological site
  • Passing lanes added and plat revised
  • Passing lanes to be built in 2018

Key Elements

  • Project management
  • Appraisals
  • Acquisition/negotiations
  • Project data book