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November 11, 2018 – Weekly construction update

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) provides weekly road construction updates for counties in north central Wisconsin: Adams, Green Lake, Florence, Forest, Iron, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Marquette, Menominee, Oneida, Portage, Price, Shawano, Vilas, Waupaca, Waushara, and Wood.

Construction schedules are dependent on favorable weather conditions and construction progress.

** Note: This is the last region update for 2018. **

Lincoln County

Highway: US 8 (*updated*)
Location: Between Klade Road and Gatewood Heights Road
Schedule: May 29 to November 16, 2018
Cost: $2.7 million
Description: Crews are replacing the pavement on US 8 and making improvements at the interchange with US 51.
Traffic impacts: Motorists can expect flagging operations, lane shifts, single lane closures, and some minor delays.

Marquette County

Highway: WIS 22/23
Location: 5th Street to Marquette County C (Montello)
Schedule: July 23 to July 2019
Cost: $1.8 million
Description: Improvements include resurfacing the highway, bridge deck improvements, bridge maintenance, reconstruction of curb ramps, and concrete repair.
Traffic impacts: Motorists may encounter lane closures, and flagging operations. Crews anticipate completing this year’s work on November 16.

Portage County

Highway: Business 51 (Post Road)
Location: Hickory Street to Minnesota Avenue
Schedule: July 11 to early November 2019
Cost: $15.3 million
Description: Work includes reconstructing the roadway, adding raised medians, widening the bridge over McDill Pond, and making intersection modifications.
Traffic impacts: Motorists can expect to encounter flagging operations, lane closures, and traffic shifts. A section of northbound Business 51 is closed and detoured using County HH and Nebel Street. This detour is expected to be in place until approximately mid-November 2018. Southbound Business 51 will remain open.

Price County

Highway: WIS 86
Location: WIS 13 to the Lincoln County line
Schedule: August 27 to November 16, 2018
Cost: $2.95 million
Description: Crews will resurface the highway and repair culverts.
Traffic impacts: Motorists can expect to encounter temporary lane closures and daytime flagging operations.

Vilas County

Highway: US 51
Location: 3rd Avenue (Woodruff) to Tuckaway Road (Arbor Vitae)
Schedule: April 2, 2018 to mid-October 2019
Cost: $9.3 million
Description: Crews will reconstruct the highway to a five-lane configuration between 3rd Avenue and Tuckaway Road, replace storm sewer and culverts, replace water mains and sanitary sewer, replace traffic signals at the US 51/3rd Avenue and US 51/WIS 47 intersections, add right-turn lanes from US 51 to WIS 47, and replace street lighting.
Traffic impacts: Motorists can expect to encounter lane closures, flagging operations, and some delays during peak travel hours. Access to adjacent properties will be maintained:

  • US 51 is reduced to one lane in each direction between Margaret Street and Wallace Road. Lanes on US 51 are restricted to a 12-foot maximum width.
  • All left turns are prohibited at the intersection of US 51 and WIS 47. Left-turning traffic is detoured via Oneida County J.
  • Left turns from US 51 to 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue are prohibited.
  • Work for this year is scheduled to wrap up by November 20.

Waupaca County

Highway: US 10 (*updated*)
Location: Erickson Road to just east of Reek Road
Schedule: September 17 to November 13, 2018
Cost: $2.3 million
Description: Crews will install median cable barrier and guard rail. Work includes updating storm drainage.
Traffic impacts: Motorists can expect to encounter single lane closures in each direction.

Motorists are reminded that using handheld cell phones in Wisconsin work zones is illegal.

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