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Northeast Region weekly construction advisory 2017 winter construction activities

Note: This is the final Northeast Region weekly construction advisory for the 2016/2017 winter season. Weekly construction updates will begin again in spring of 2017.

Date released: November 21, 2016

Welcome to construction information for every active construction project in northeast Wisconsin! Here you can find details and detours on any NE Region, state highway construction project in your county, including: schedule, cost, location, description, and traffic impacts. Plus, you will find construction details for a two-week period. All work is weather dependent.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) NE Regional Office in Green Bay provides the updates for counties of Brown, Calumet, Door, Fond du Lac, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Oconto, Outagamie, Sheboygan, and Winnebago. If you have any questions, please contact us. Our construction updates for a two-week period are posted every Friday. Safe travels!

For more information, contact:

Mark Kantola, Regional Communications Manager

Mark.Kantola@dot.wi.gov , (920) 492-4153

Melissa Kok, Assistant Regional Communications Manager

Melissa2.kok@dot.wi.gov, (920) 492-5743

All work is weather dependent and subject to change

 

Brown County

 

Green Bay Lift Bridges

Location: WIS 29 (Walnut Street Bridge), US 141 (Main Street Bridge), WIS 54 (Mason Street Bridge) over the Fox River in the city of Green Bay

Schedule: September 2016 to July 2017

Length: On-bridge work

Cost: $1,328,700

Description of work: The project includes upgrades to the software systems that control the bridges, new closed circuit television (CCTV) monitors and cameras, and a new public address system on the bridges. The project will also include the installation of equipment to provide the capability of future remote operation of the Mason Street Bridge and Main Street Bridge from the Walnut Street Bridge.

November 14 to November 18: The contractor will be installing wiring at Mason Street along with additional conduit runs. The contractor will be working on Mason Street installing outdoor conduit.  Neither location will affect the public.

Winter 2016/2017:  The contractor will be updating the electrical system at Main Street and Mason Street.

Traffic impacts:

  • During the initial work on the Main Street Bridge, full closures of US 141 (Main Street Bridge) will be permitted for up to two nights during weekday, nighttime hours (10 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday through Friday) to open and close the bridge for field testing of the mechanical and electrical systems.
  • Periodic closures of WIS 29, WIS 54, and US 141 will be permitted during weekday nighttime hours (10 p.m. to 5 a.m., Monday through Friday) to open and close the bridge for field testing of the mechanical and electrical systems.
  • Equipment testing on any of the bridges will not occur at the same time.

 

Mason Street Bridge maintenance

Location/limits: WIS 54 (Mason Street Bridge)

Schedule: June 2016 to April 2017

Length: 1.2 miles

Cost: $1,750,825

Description of work: The project includes repairs to the electrical and mechanical systems, repairs to the bridge tender house, and concrete surface repairs to some of the girders and piers. In addition, the signs on the bridge will be replaced with this project.

November 14 to November 18:  The contractor will work on the installation of storm sewer drains beneath the structure along with concrete surface repair and site cleanup.

Winter 2016/2017: During the month of December, the lift house will have the doors and windows replaced. In the January, there will be sidewalk closure on Mason Street for the sidewalk panels. During the end of January to early February, the bridge will be open and closed for mechanical and electrical upgrades.

Traffic impacts: In the January, there will be sidewalk closure on Mason Street. During the end of January to early February, there will be various nighttime, full closures for mechanical and electrical upgrades.

 

I-41 Memorial Drive to Duck Creek southbound and the I-43 Interchange

Start date: May 18, 2015

Schedule: May 2015 to June 2017

Length of project: 1.7 miles

Cost: $48 million

Location: Brown County from Memorial Drive to Duck Creek and from Atkinson Drive to I-41

Description of project: This project consists of the reconstruction of the southbound lanes of I-41 from Memorial Drive to Duck Creek. Portions of I-43 will also be reconstructed from Atkinson Dr. to I-43/41 interchange. The Velp Interchange will also be reconstructed.

November 14 to November 18: Complete concrete sidewalk along bike path on north side of Duck Creek. Begin work on type I sign bases on I-41.

Winter 2016/2017: Complete signing on I-41. Complete grading and landscaping on north Memorial Drive. Complete Intelligent Transportation Systems installation and lighting on I-41.

Traffic impacts: None

Project website: www.us41wisconsin.gov

 

Fond du Lac County

 

US 151, County T overpass

Location: Intersection of US 151 and County T; US 151 and County V

Schedule: June 2015 to November 2016

Length: 0.6 miles

Cost: $10.1 million

Description of work: The existing at-grade US 151 and County T intersection will be replaced with an overpass with no direct access to US 151. Prairie Trail will be moved to go under the overpass structure with a connection to County T. Work includes common excavation, borrow excavation, wick drains, base course, asphalt pavement, concrete curb and gutter, retaining wall, bridge construction, pavement marking and signing.

November 14 to November 18: The contractor will be finishing the landscaping, tree planting and punch list items.

November 21 to November 25: Project complete.

Traffic Impacts: County T will be open to traffic the evening of November 18.

Project Website: http://projects.511wi.gov/us151bypass/

 

US 151/County V intersection replacement

Location: Intersection of US 151 and County V

Schedule: March 2016 to November 2016

Length: 0.7 miles

Cost: $7.2 million

Description of work: The project involves replacing the at-grade US 151 and County V intersection with a partial cloverleaf interchange. A frontage road will be constructed connecting County V and US 45. Roundabout will be constructed at the County V/frontage road intersection, and at each of the interchange ramp terminals. The existing “jug handle” ramps at US 45 will be removed. Prairie Trail will be relocated from its current location to the north side of the frontage road. Work includes common excavation, borrow excavation, wick drains, base course, asphalt pavement, concrete curb and gutter, sign structures, bridge construction pavement marking and signing.

November 14 to November 18: The contractor will finish asphalt paving, concrete sidewalk, curb and gutter, pavement marking and signing, and beam guard. Landscaping and punch list items will also be finished.

November 21 to November 25: Project complete.

Traffic Impacts: The Frontage Rd connection from WIS 45 to the County V interchange will open the evening of November 18, and all road closures associated with the project will be will be open to traffic.

Project Website: http://projects.511wi.gov/us151bypass/

 

Oconto County

 

US 41 resurfacing

Location: US 41 from US 141 to Kruegers Quarry Road

Schedule: September 2016 to November 2016

Length: 7.9 miles

Cost: $3.16 million

Description of work: The project consists of asphalt pavement milling, asphalt pavement resurfacing, replacing cross culverts under southbound US 41, new guardrail installation, grading and shaping of shoulders, rumble strip installation, signing and pavement marking.

November 14 to November 18: Installation of Wavetronix.

November 21 to November 25: Project complete

Traffic Impacts: Southbound and northbound US 41 will be reduced to one lane in the work zone during construction. Access will be maintained to all cross roads and driveways throughout the project.

 

Winnebago County

 

I-41 from US 10 to County II

Location: town of Menasha

Schedule: July 2016 to May 2017

Length: 0.9 miles

Cost: $13.5 million

Description of work: This project is the addition of lanes along I-41 from US 10 to south of Winchester Road (County II). It includes the widening of the both bridge structures at Green Bay Road and the southbound structure at Winchester Road. It also includes the reconstruction of the northbound on-ramp and both southbound ramps at Winchester Road. New sign structures will be constructed for both northbound and southbound I-41 to accommodate the pavement changes. American Drive will also be realigned to accommodate the additional lane for southbound I-41. Two ponds will be constructed along with this project.

November 14 to November 18: Construction of the retaining wall parapets will continue, with the rest of the project on winter shutdown.

Winter 2016/2017: Winter shutdown

Traffic Impacts: There will be various daily closures along I-41 in the median during off-peak hours in the day and at night.

Project website: http://projects.511wi.gov/wis441/

 

US 10/WIS 441 Interchange Bridge Project

Location: town of Menasha

Schedule: September 2015 to November 2016

Length: 0.806 miles

Cost: $13.5 million

Description of work: Work on this contract consists of common excavation, borrow, construction of overhead sign structures, base aggregate, concrete pavement, asphalt pavement, erosion control, storm sewer, an 8-span pre-stressed concrete girder bridge on US 10/WIS 441over I-41, traffic control, and all incidentals required to complete this work.

November 14 to November 18:  The contractor continued work on project punch list items.

Winter 2016/2017: The contractor will continue work on final restoration of disturbed areas and stabilization for the winter months. Work on the project has reached substantial completion, and the project will be closed out during the winter months.

Traffic Impacts:  Throughout the duration of the project, there will be various shoulder closures along I-41, US 10/WIS 441, and all applicable ramps to allow the contractor to work adjacent to these areas. These lane and ramp closures as needed, will either be at night or during non-peak hours throughout the project, so please continue to use caution.

Project website: http://projects.511wi.gov/wis441/

 

US 41 and US 10/WIS 441 Interchange Little Lake Butte Des Morts Bridge Project

Location: town of Menasha

Schedule: September 2014 to November 2016

Length: 0.65 miles

Cost: $40 million

Description of work: Work on this contract consists of common excavation, embankment placement, base aggregate, HMA pavement, intelligent transportation systems, lighting, signing, a 22-span girder bridge on US 10/WIS 441over Little Lake Butte des Morts, a bridge extension and overlay on US 10/WIS 441 over Cold Spring Road, a box culvert, sign structures, concrete pavement, traffic control, erosion control and all incidentals required to complete this work.

November 14 to November 18:  Punch list work will conclude.

Winter 2016/2017: Work on the armored cap in Little Lake Butte des Morts should be finished by the end of November 2016, and the project will then be complete.

Traffic Impacts: Throughout the duration of the project, there will be various shoulder closures along I- 41, US 10/WIS 441, and all applicable ramps to allow the contractor to work adjacent to these areas. There may also be outside I-41 lane closures as needed, either at night or during non-peak hours throughout the project. There will be various lane closures to accomplish this work. There will still continue to be operations in this area, so please continue to use caution and exercise patience around these slow moving vehicles.

Project website: http://projects.511wi.gov/wis441/

 

Roland Kampo Bridge redecking and I-41/US 10/WIS 441 interchange structures

Location: town of Menasha

Schedule: August 2016 to July 2018

Length: 0.979 miles

Cost: $54 million

Description: The work under this contract consists of common excavation, borrow excavation, construction of interchange structures, redecking of bridge, median piers, concrete pavement, HMA pavement, storm sewer and erosion control, and all incidental items necessary to complete the work as shown on the plans.

November 14 to November 18:  Continue construction of off-alignment piers with the installation of cofferdams, shoring, and piling. Pier steel and concrete will be placed as work continues. Contractor plans to continue mobilizing equipment and materials to the site and to install erosion control devise as needed. Grading operations of common excavation and placement of embankment will continue to be placed on the westbound US10/WIS 441 area where the old west to south loop ramp used to be. Demolition of the existing structure will continue with the removal of the bridge deck. Contractor plans on removing the old west-to-north ramp.

Winter 2016/2017: Continue construction of off-alignment piers with the installation of cofferdams, shoring, and piling. Pier steel and concrete will be placed as work continues. Grading operations of common excavation and placement of embankment will continue to be placed on the westbound US10/WIS 441 area where the old west to south loop ramp used to be until weather conditions will no longer allow work to be completed. Demolition of the existing structure will continue with the removal of the bridge deck. Contractor will continue removing the old west-to-north ramp.

Traffic Impacts: The westbound US 10/WIS 441 to northbound I-41 ramp is CLOSED until spring of 2018. There will be various lane, ramp, and mainline closures at different times, throughout the duration of the project to mobilize equipment, build substructures, demo bridges, set girders and strip formwork. Prior notification of those closures will be on website, PCMS boards, news releases and social media, along with guidance to preferred routes. Please continue to use caution and exercise patience while driving through the work zones.

Project website: http://projects.511wi.gov/wis441/

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