The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) North Central Region provides interstate and state highway construction updates for the following 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 counties.
Construction schedules may fluctuate pending weather conditions and crew availability.
Highway: WIS 21
Location: Coloma to Wautoma
Schedule: March 27, 2023 to October 2023
Project description: Construction will consist of replacing the asphalt, improving safety at the intersection of County B by lowering the roadway and cutting into a nearby hill, shoulder widening, guardrail replacement, curb and gutter replacement, and culvert replacement and installation.
Anticipated work scheduled: Work scheduled includes:
- Crews will finish paving asphalt on intersections and driveways along WIS 21 from County Y to Madison Street.
- Crews will finish placing and shaping shoulder gravel following the paving operations.
- Crews will continue the landscaping work of additional seeding, and removal of erosion control devices along WIS 21.
- Crews will finish installing the permanent signing along WIS 21 from County B to Madison Street.
- Crews will install the permanent pavement marking on WIS 21 from WIS 22 to Madison Street.
- Crews will open WIS 21 and remove the detour.
Traffic impacts: WIS 21 is currently detoured. Please see the website below under traffic impacts for more detail.
Highway: WIS 152
Location: North Townline Road to County G
Schedule: Sept. 11 to Nov. 15, 2023
Project description: Crews will repave the asphalt and replace deteriorating guardrail and pipe culvert.
Anticipated work scheduled: Place asphalt in front and grade behind new curb and gutter. Place permanent erosion control as areas are completed.
Traffic impacts: One-lane traffic under flagging operation.
Highway: WIS 29
Location: Eastbound County E to County H, Edgar
Schedule: April 10, 2023 to Oct. 31, 2023
Project description: Crews will continue removing pavement, grading and placing erosion fabric. Crews will also place shoulder material for WIS 29 eastbound from WIS 97 on ramp working east.
Anticipated work scheduled: Crews will:
- Start placing pre-shouldering for WIS 29 eastbound
- Pour curb and gutter at sideroad intersections
- WIS 29 eastbound left lane closures
- Randell Creek to Pheasant Falls Road May 31 to Nov 10
- WIS 29 westbound left lane closure
- Pheasant Falls Road to Randall Creek May 15 to Nov 10
Highway: WIS 29
Location: Between County Y and County D
Schedule: July 24 to Sept. 29, 2023
Project description: Crews will resurface the highway, install new guardrails and repair drainage structures along westbound WIS 29. The project will also improve safety at the intersections of Bass Lake Road by constructing cul-de-sacs and removing the WIS 29 median crossing and at Hilly Acres Road and Falstad Road by adding turn lanes.
Anticipated work scheduled: Crews will complete isolated asphalt shoulder maintenance work, Bass Lake Road North and South cul de sac shouldering, final intersection restoration work and finishing items.
Traffic impacts: WIS 29 eastbound and westbound inside lanes are closed for about three miles just east of the village of Hatley between Birch Lane and County D. The speed limit through this section of WIS 29 is reduced to 55 mph. The width of the westbound active travel lane has been temporarily reduced to 11-feet wide.
Highway: WIS 17
Location: US 8 to Stevens Street, Rhinelander
Schedule: April 17 to October 2023
Project description: Crews will replace the curb and gutter and asphalt pavement for the highway. The sidewalk along the west side of WIS 17 will be widened from 5-feet to 10-feet and curb ramps will be replaced. The island at the southwest corner of the Timber Drive intersection will be removed and replaced with a right turn lane.
Anticipated work scheduled: Crews will be working on asphalt paving. Crews will be working on topsoil and restoration.
Traffic impacts: Motorists can expect reduced lane capacity down to one lane in each direction but both lanes will be in the two southbound lanes and the two northbound lanes will be under construction.
Highway: US 8 and US 45 Intersection
Schedule: June 12 to Oct. 6, 2023
Project description: Crews will repave the intersection, configure the intersection to current standards to improve safety, replace the guard rails, replace the lighting at the intersection and replace the curb and gutter. Crews will also replace culvert pipes and headwalls at Monico Creek.
Anticipated work scheduled: Crews will complete landscaping, install signs, apply asphalt to gravel under guardrail and finishing items.
Traffic impacts for the next 10 days: Lane shifts and shoulder closures along US 8. US 45 is reduced to 12-foot lanes. Flagging operations may occur along US 8 and US 45 to accommodate ongoing work.
Highway: US 8, North Rifle Road and WIS 47
Schedule: Aug. 7 to Oct. 30, 2023
Project description: Crews will replace the asphalt, replace culverts, make spot repairs to inlets, outlets, curb and gutter, replace a railroad crossing and place new pavement markings.
Anticipated work scheduled: Install the concrete curb, gutter, and island noses in the eastbound lanes. Continue to fine grade the eastbound lanes for asphalt paving and start paving the east bound lanes.
Traffic impacts for the next 10 days: Bi-directional traffic is currently directed to the westbound lanes of US 8 to reconstruct the east bound lanes.
Highway: WIS 107
Location: Various culverts and bridges between Merrill and Tomahawk
Schedule: July 31 – November 2023
Project description: Crews will install traffic control, begin culvert replacement north of Eggert Drive and install seed, fertilizer and erosion mat.
Anticipated work scheduled: Crews will pour the deck for the new structure over Skanawan creek and install rebar for the parapet of the new structure.
Traffic impacts: WIS 107 will be closed to through traffic and a signed detour will be provided to replace the culvert over Skanawan Creek approximately 0.3 miles south of County S. WIS 107 through traffic will be routed around the project area via County J, US 51, and County S. This detour will remain in place until Nov. 1.
Highway: WIS 122
Location: West Mill Street to the Michigan State line
Schedule: July 31, 2023 to October 2023
Project description: Crews will replace culverts, pulverize the old roadway and overlay with new asphalt.
Anticipated work scheduled: Crews will be installing pavement markings and completing finishing work.
Traffic impacts: From US 2 to the northern intersection with County B, WIS 122 will be closed to traffic utilizing a detour until Sept. 27.
Highway: WIS 77
Location: Ashland County Line to Upson Lake Road
Schedule: Aug.17, 2023 to November 2023
Project description: Crews will resurface of WIS 77 with new asphalt, replace and repair culverts, place new shoulders and place new pavement markings.
Anticipated work scheduled: Crews will begin on placing the guardrail around the culvert. Milling will continue and paving will begin Oct. 2.
Traffic impacts: WIS 77 will remain open to traffic. Motorists can expect to encounter flagging operations, temporary traffic signals and daytime temporary lane shifts.
Highway: WIS 66
Location: County J and WIS 49
Schedule: Sept. 5 to Oct. 20, 2023
Project description: Crews will resurface the asphalt pavement, culvert replacement, install a cattle pass and reconstruct the sidewalk curb ramps.
Anticipated work scheduled: Crews will begin milling and paving operations starting near north County J and continuing east towards Rosholt. Crews will be replacing curb and gutter, and pedestrian crossings in spot locations throughout Rosholt.
Traffic impacts: WIS 66 will be open to traffic utilizing daytime lane closures with flagging operations. Temporary lane shifts will be in place throughout Rosholt starting Sept. 14 and will remain in place during non-working hours. A 11-foot width restriction will be designated and signed in these areas.
Green Lake County
Highway: WIS 23, WIS 44/73
Location: Various Culverts
Schedule: Sept. 5 to Oct. 28, 2023
Project description: Crews will resurface WIS 23 and repair or replace culverts along WIS 44/73 and WIS 23.
Anticipated work scheduled: Crews will:
- Crews will install erosion control items at culvert pipe replacement locations.
- Culvert pipe replacement work will continue on culvert pipes along WIS 73.
- Base course will be placed and graded in the roadway at locations where culvert pipe work is performed along WIS 73.
- Asphalt paving will be performed in the roadway at locations where culvert pipe work is performed along WIS 73.
- Work is to begin on replacing concrete curb and gutter and sidewalks at intersections along WIS 23.
Traffic impacts: Lane closures will continue at culvert pipe replacement locations along WIS 73. Traffic is being routed through the construction zone using flagging operations. Traffic will be on areas of gravel road at culvert pipe replacement locations. Shoulder closures may also be utilized in several locations along WIS 23 where culvert pipes are being lined.
Highway: US 51
Location: County M to County W
Schedule: Aug. 22 to November 2023
Project description: Crews will replace three deteriorated culvert pipes, conduct minor trail crossing improvements, mill and resurface the highway, install centerline and edge line rumble strips, and install new pavement markings.
Anticipated work scheduled: Crews will continue paving the northbound lane from County M working north towards County W. Crews will also pave the intersections as time permits.
Traffic impacts: Traffic will be reduced to one lane with flagging operations during working hours 6 am to 7 pm.