The WisDOT Bureau of Highway Construction reviews each plans,
specifications and estimates package and prepares it for contractor
By this time, all land required for the project has been
purchased and the project site is prepared for construction. WisDOT
coordinates its construction schedule with utility companies who may
need to replace sewer, gas, power or phone lines at the same time.
Citizens are notified of utility service interruption in advance.
Bids for projects are advertised in the Daily Reporter and
Western Builder magazine. Received bids are checked for completeness
and accuracy. Awarded contracts are forwarded to the Governor for
Construction usually starts within 30 to 45 days after the contract
is awarded, except during winter. The typical construction season is
from April to November.
WisDOT sends news releases to area media to keep citizens
informed of project starting dates and any changes in traffic or