I-39/90 Expansion Project

Illinois state line to Madison, Dane and Rock counties

Weekly Construction Update: September 24-28

Posted: September 21, 2018

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All lane restrictions and work operations are weather dependent and subject to change.

Two lanes remain open to traffic on I-39/90 (in each direction) during daytime hours and weekends.

NOTE: Next week Monday through Friday (8 p.m. to 5 a.m.) and Friday to Saturday (10 p.m. to 7 a.m.), nightly single lane closures are planned on I-39/90 northbound and southbound in the following work zones, unless noted otherwise. Minor delays may occur during these lane closures.

I-39/90 northbound expansion (E. Church Road north of the US 51 interchange (Stoughton Exit 156) to County AB, and County N interchange  Exit 147), north of Stoughton 
County MN, Drotning Road, County W and County B underpasses
Anticipated construction completion: Mid-November 2018

  • View the I-39/90 construction activities in this area.
    • Trimming and placing concrete pavement on I-39/90 northbound. Grading and slope work underway along the Interstate.
    • Storm sewers will be installed between County MN and the Door Creek bridge.
    • Culvert installation between County MN and Door Creek bridge.
    • Deck work ongoing at the County MN bridge.
    • Structural approach slabs for County W and Drotning Road bridge.
  • All I-39/90 traffic is located on the southbound side of the Interstate between East Church Road, north of the US 51 interchange (Stoughton Exit 156), and County AB.
    • Nightly northbound right lane closure near Church Road for hauling aggregate Monday-Friday (Sept. 24 – Sept. 28).
    • Nightly northbound right lane closure just south of County AB Monday-Friday (Sept. 24 – Sept. 28).
    • Nightly southbound right lane closure from the County N interchange to Williams Drive bridge Monday-Friday (Sept. 24 – Sept. 28).
    • Two lanes remain open in each direction, separated by a median barrier wall.
    • Be alert for crossovers, don’t tailgate and drive with caution through this area!
  • County MN under I-39/90 is CLOSED until fall 2018. Alternate routes are required; follow the posted detour.
  • Drotning Road under I-39/90 is CLOSED until fall 2018. Alternate local routes are required.
  • County W under I-39/90 is CLOSED until late summer/early fall 2018. Alternate local routes are required.
  • County B under I-39/90 is OPEN until late summer/early fall 2018.

I-39/90 southbound expansion (E. Church Road north of the US 51 interchange (Stoughton Exit 156) to the Dane/Rock County line), near Edgerton
Anticipated construction completion: November 2018

  • View the I-39/90 construction operations in this area.
    • Grading nearing completion  on the old I-39/90 southbound lanes.
    • Base course placement nearing completion project wide.
    • Erosion control follows closely behind grading.
    • Lake Drive Bridge approach slabs have been poured and parapets following closely.
    • Saunders Creek Bridge approach slabs have been poured and parapets following closely.
    • Concrete pavement is proceeding as areas become available on the new I-39/90 southbound lanes between East Church Road and Lake Drive Road.
    • Be alert for crews and equipment in the area.
  • All I-39/90 traffic is shifted onto the newly completed northbound side of the Interstate between the Dane/Rock County line and East Church Road, north of the US 51 interchange (Stoughton Exit 156).
    • Two lanes remain open in each direction, separated by a median barrier wall.
  • Lake Drive under I-39/90 in Edgerton is CLOSED until mid October 2018 for bridge construction over the roadway (weather-permitting).
    • Alternate local routes are required during this long-term closure. Emergency access to be provided to police, fire and EMS.

I-39/90 and Rock River bridges, near Edgerton and Newville
Anticipated construction completion: Late summer 2018

  • I-39/90 traffic located on their respective sides and bridges over the Rock River. Be alert for crossovers in this area, and please stay in your lane!
  • View Interstate and Rock River bridge operations.
    • Minor finishing items underway on I-39/90, WIS 59 and other roadways.

Temporary widening on I-39/90 northbound (Townline Road to Rock River bridges), Janesville to Edgerton
Townline Road and County M underpasses
Anticipated construction completion: November 2018

  • View temporary widening activities.
    • Substructure poured for I-39/90 northbound bridge over County M.
    • 54-inch jack and bore pipe operation has begun south of WSOR.
    • Grading will continue daytime behind temporary barrier wall on the outside of the northbound lanes.
    • Bridge construction underway over County M and Wisconsin Southern Railroad bridge.
    • Deck Repairs have begun on the structure over Newville Road, no traffic impacts on Newville Road are anticipated.
  • Townline Road under I-39/90 near Milton is OPEN to all traffic.
  • County M under the Interstate is CLOSED until mid-October 2018.
    • Alternate routes are required, such as the signed detour of WIS 59 and US 51.

I-39/90 northbound expansion (Hart Road bridge over I-39/90 to US 14/Humes Road interchange), Beloit to Janesville
Anticipated construction completion: Spring 2020

  • All I-39/90 traffic shifted to southbound side of the Interstate, between Hart Road near Beloit and the US 14/Humes Road interchange in Janesville.
    • Two lanes remain open in each direction, separated by a median barrier wall.
    • Be alert for crossovers, don’t tailgate and drive with caution through this area!
  • View I-39/90 construction activities between Beloit and Janesville.
    • Bridge crews will begin removing the deck falsework from the Milwaukee Street NB overpass next Monday morning (Sept. 24).
    • The northbound mainline pavement is complete from the north side of the Racine Street Interchange to US 14.  Work will continue on the northbound outside shoulder at the Racine Street Interchange.
    • Removal of the I-39/90 northbound temporary on and off ramps at Racine Street will take place. The material removed will be used to construct the two new southbound temporary on and off ramps at Racine Street in preparation for 2019 construction activities.
    • Crews will be placing select crushed material from the Beloit SWEF to WIS 11/Avalon Road interchange.
    • Boring and Jacking of a 48 inch pipe under the I-39/90 between UP Railroad and Avalon Road will continue.
    • Concrete pavement crews will start trimming between Hart Road and Turtle Creek bridge.
    • Branch Rock River Box Culvert: Crews will pour the roof of the box culvert this week.
    • Turtle Creek: Crews are decking and getting steel tied for the a deck pour. Weather-permitting, the pour should be Tuesday, September 25.
    • Townline Road: Bridge is complete.
    • Union Pacific Railroad: Continuing two-week wet cure period. Crews will begin to form and pour structure approach slabs.
    • All I-39/90 northbound bridges over the roadways in Janesville are complete, besides some parapet and approach slab work.
    • I-39/90 concrete paving is complete from WIS 11/Racine Street and US 14 interchange.
    • Landscaping crews will work on final restoration along I-39/90 northbound in Janesville and Beloit.
    • The park and ride lot off Midland Court near the WIS 11/Racine Street interchange is open.
    • Noise barriers: Drilling and post installation along the new lanes of I-39/90 northbound in Janesville will occur for the next several weeks. Placement on noise barrier panels is ongoing.
  • Spring Brook/Ice Age National Scenic Trail is REOPENED to bicyclists and pedestrians under I-39/90.
  • The two Milwaukee Street outside lanes will be closed next Monday (Sept. 24) and Tuesday (Sept. 25). Milwaukee Street will be completely closed starting next Wednesday morning (Sept. 26) at 6 a.m. until Thursday night (Sept. 27) at 6 p.m.  Milwaukee Street closures are to accommodate the removal of the bridge deck falsework. Ruger Avenue and Mt. Zion Avenue will be open during this operation.

I-39/90 expansion and I-43 reconstruction (Illinois state line to Hart Road; County X/Hart Road to Freeman Parkway), Beloit
Anticipated construction completion: November 2019

  • Nighttime closure of the WIS 81 ramp to I-39/90 northbound in Beloit.
    • 10 p.m. Monday (Sept.24) to 5 a.m. Tuesday (Sept.25)
    • 10 p.m. Thursday (Sept. 27) to 5 a.m. Friday (Sept. 28)
    • Alternate routes required.
  • Read the I-39/90 and I-43 construction operations near Beloit.
    • Crossover construction underway on I-43 for future traffic staging.
  • One lane closed on I-43 northbound and southbound (County X/Hart Road to I-39/90) until mid-October.
    • Plan ahead and anticipate slowdowns in this area.