The US 41 reconstruction project will be taking shape for our community beginning in 2010. Velp Avenue (aka US 141) will begin construction this spring with utility work. The actual road reconstruction will begin in 2011, with a project completion of November 2011. This project will include a new roundabout at the intersection of Military Avenue & Velp Avenue.

In addition to Velp Avenue, you will see utility work begin close to the Taylor Street & Shawano Avenue intersection (in the Fleet Farm area). This utility work is also a precursor to more substantial road reconstruction activitiy, which will begin in 2011 and continue through the STH 29 corridor for several more years.

The final US 41 reconstruction project is scheduled to be completed by 2016. When all is said & done, almost $2 billion dollars will be expended on this project, which should provide a huge economic development boost to NE Wisconsin. To better follow this project, please visit the Village web page for updates.

In that same vein, the Village of Howard has been strategically positioning ourselves to take advantage of our economic development opportunities. This includes working with commercial realtors and developers across Wisconsin and the United States on identifying greenfield development and redevelopment opportunities. Also, the Village Board, along with the Village’s Community Development Authority is using 2010 as a “building the foundation” year to review our zoning code to ensure we have appropriate zoning standards in our highway corridors, working closely with Department of Transportation staff to ensure proper planning of the highway reconstruction to maximize development and we recently upgraded the economic development link on our web page to provide more substantial information and to as a quick-reference to companies interested in locating or relocating to our community. To view that updated page, please go to our web site.

To view the color pallette for the US 41 improvements, please view this page: US 41 Design