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.
Project Name: Crandon Bridge Maintenance
Highway: WIS 32/WIS 55
Location: Crandon, Forest County
Schedule: Stage 2 construction will begin April 15th and will be completed.
Traffic impacts: Southbound WIS 32/55 closed: Single lane closure, regulated by temporary traffic signals through April 26th.
Work completed since last update: Stage 1 work completed, and traffic switched to stage 2 Monday. Crews removed existing expansion devices,and started setting forms for the new expansion devices for Stage 2 work.
Anticipated work schedule for next week: Contractor will form, set new expansion device, and pour concrete for the expansions devices.
Project Name: Wisconsin River Bridge, Brokaw
Highway: County WW
Location: Brokaw (Village of Maine)
Schedule: April 22, 2019 to May 22, 2020
Traffic impacts: Stage 1: Traffic will be maintained on a single lane, 10.5 feet in width, on the existing bridge with temporary traffic signals. Half of the bridge deck will be removed and constructed.
Work completed since last update: Portable Changeable Message Signs (PCMS) were placed on each side of the
Wisconsin River Bridge with notification of the upcoming closure. “Bridge Work Starts 4/22/2019” Construction Information Meeting was held April 16, 2019.
Anticipated work schedule for next week: Start project Monday 4/22/2019. Install temporary asphaltic surface using flagging. Install temporary traffic signals, temporary concrete barrier, and traffic control for one lane road with temporary signals 4/23/2019. Begin deck removal 4/24/2019.
Project Name: WIS 23, City of Montello
Highway: WIS 23
Location: City of Montello
Schedule: April 15th, 2019 to November 15th, 2019
Traffic impacts: Occasional short-term flagging for equipment unloading. WIS 23 is planned to be closed starting May 6 and will be detoured for non-local traffic.
Work completed since last update: Property monuments have been researched and verified. Advanced notice signs are scheduled to be installed on Friday, April 19, 2019.
Anticipated work schedule for next week: Erosion control will be installed at the outfall pond location. Excavation will start at the outfall pound location.
Oneida & Vilas Counties
Project Name: US 51, Woodruff/Arbor Vitae
Highway: US 51
Location: 3rd Avenue to Tuckaway Drive
Schedule: Spring 2018 to November 2019
Traffic impacts: US 51 will be reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction between WIS 47 and Trapp Road. Traffic on US 51 will be restricted to a 12-foot maximum width. Motorists should expect to encounter occasional flagging operations.
Work completed since last update: Crews tied existing service laterals into the new water main along the west side of the highway from fire numbers 303 – 329. Crews installed new storm sewer from Culver’s to Wallace Road. Crews cut subgrade and placed base aggregate from Wallace Road to Arrowhead Creek.
Anticipated work schedule for next week: Crews will install the new storm sewer outfall at Arrowhead Creek. Crews will finish cutting subgrade and placing base aggregate from Culver’s to Wallace Road. Crews will begin placing new curb & gutter from Culver’s to Arrowhead Creek. A business/property owner meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at 10:30 a.m., at the project field office, 606 1st Avenue, Woodruff.
Project Name: Village of Whiting, Post Road
Highway: Business 51
Location: Mac Arthur Way – Minnesota Avenue
Schedule: March 18, 2019 to Spring 2020
Traffic impacts: Traffic on County HH has been reduced to one lane in each direction between Lower Whiting Park and School Avenue. All traffic on County HH has been moved to the existing westbound lanes. Traffic on Business 51 has been reduced to one lane in each direction between Mac Arthur Way and Minnesota Avenue. All traffic on Business 51 has been shifted to the existing southbound lanes. Pedestrian traffic has been detoured on the east side of Business 51 where temporary sidewalk has been constructed between Business 51 and School Avenue. Pedestrians will utilize School Avenue between Porter Court and County HH. Pedestrians will utilize the sidewalk on the north side of County HH from Lower Whiting Park to School Avenue while the south side is reconstructed. Detour signs have been installed along the pathway that is intended to be used.
Work completed since last update: Crews have removed the pavement from County HH to just north of Porter Road on the east side of Business 51. Crews have begun installing the new water system on Elm Street. Crews have begun installing the new storm sewer system between Elm Street and County HH.
Anticipated work schedule for next week: Crews will continue installing the new storm sewer system between County HH and Cedar Street. Crews will continue removing pavement on the east side of Business 51 between County HH and Minnesota Avenue. Crews will continue work on the new water services between County HH and Porter Road. Crews will continue working on the bridge over McDill Pond.
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