WisDOT, in consultation with the Federal Highway
Administration (FHWA), is studying alternatives to provide a safe and
efficient crossing of the Wolf River in the village of Winneconne that
also accommodates boat traffic on the Wolf River.
The study will develop and evaluate
a range of potential WIS 116 Wolf River crossing locations, a
three-quarter mile stretch of 116, and
recommend a preferred crossing location.
The need to evaluate
the Wolf River bridge and approaches is due primarily to deficiencies
with the existing bridge.
This will result in the
construction of a new WIS 116 Wolf River crossing or the
rehabilitation of the existing bridge. Roadway improvements will also
be made to the approaches leading to the bridge.
The location of the WIS 116 Wolf River
crossing is vital to residents of Winneconne and the surrounding
region. The next nearest Wolf River system crossings are the US 41
bridge over Lake Butte des Morts 9.5 miles to the southeast and the US
10 bridge near Fremont 19.5 miles to the north. This gap in the Wolf
River system crossings increases the importance of the WIS 116
In this growing corridor, the WIS 116 river crossing is a
critical link, allowing residents to travel to and from Oshkosh and
the Fox Valley on US 45 and US 41.