2024 – All Construction Projects – 2024 Annual Advisory and Weekly Construction Updates

2024 - All Construction Projects

2024 Annual Advisory and Weekly Construction Updates

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Northeast Region weekly highway construction update

Northeast Region weekly highway construction update for April 8 to April 19

Welcome to construction information for every state highway construction project currently underway in northeast Wisconsin! This website is published by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region. Here you can find details on any active state highway construction project in our region. In case you’re unsure if your county is in WisDOT’s Northeast Region, here is a list: Brown, Calumet, Door, Fond du Lac, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Oconto, Outagamie, Sheboygan, and Winnebago. Please help all of us stay safe on the roadways and use caution and remain alert when driving through any work zone.

If you have any questions, please give us a call or shoot us an email. We would be happy to respond. Safe travels!

Mark Kantola and Missy Kok, Regional Communications Managers
Mark.Kantola@dot.wi.gov, (920) 492-4153; Melissa2.kok@dot.wi.gov, (920) 492-5743

*All project information is weather-dependent and subject to change.

 

DOOR COUNTY

 

WIS 42 Resurfacing and Culvert Improvements

Location/limits: From the city of Sturgeon Bay to Egg Harbor between the mid junction with WIS 42/57 and County T.

Length: 12.1 miles

Cost: $6.76 million

Schedule: April 8, 2024 to June 28, 2024

Description of work: This project will include various culvert removal and replacements, culvert transition excavation, concrete curb and gutter, asphalt milling and overlaying of the roadway, pavement marking, centerline and shoulder rumble strips, and other incidental work.

April 8 to April 12: The contractor closed the roadway and began the removal and replacement of culverts and transition excavation.

April 15 to April 19:  The contractor will continue culvert pipe work and begin grading at the Monument Point Road intersection with WIS 42. Milling and asphalt paving is anticipated to begin.

Traffic impacts:  WIS 42 is closed to through traffic between the WIS 42/57 Mid Junction and County T.

  • Local traffic will be maintained through the use of flagging operations in the closed portion of WIS 42.
  • WIS 42 will be open for the Memorial Day holiday and Juneteenth holiday.
  • The roadway may be open on weekends in June.

Detour: Traffic is detoured utilizing Hwy 57, County V, County A, and County EE back to Hwy 42 north of Egg Harbor.

Project website: https://projects.511wi.gov/wis42shore/

 

MARINETTE COUNTY

 

US 41 Resurfacing

Location/limits: Flame Road in the town of Peshtigo to West Cleveland Avenue in the city of Marinette.

Length: 2.7 miles

Schedule: April 15, 2024 through July 7, 2024

Cost: $3.41 Million

Description of work: Work includes asphalt resurfacing and concrete repair, guardrail grading and replacement, median drain replacement, inlet adjustments, curb and gutter replacement, electrical loop detector replacement, rumble strips, and pavement markings.

April 8 to April 12: Traffic alert message boards placed.

April 15 to April 19: Work begins April 15 on rumble strip removal, concrete base patching, and electrical loop detector replacement. Erosion control set-up begins.

Traffic impacts:   The roadway will be open to traffic and US 41 will be reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction. Temporary driveway closures will be necessary during parts of the construction process.

 

OUTAGAMIE COUNTY

 

CAPITOL DRIVE OVERPASS – This is a construction contract for the I-41 Expansion Project between Appleton and De Pere.

Location/limits: Capitol Drive over I-41 between North Capitol Court to West Capitol Drive in the city of Appleton.

Length: 0.31 miles

Cost: $5.22 million

Schedule: April 1 to November 1, 2024

Description of work: This is a construction contract for the I-41 Expansion Project between Appleton and De Pere. Please see the project website for details of the five-year project. This current contract is to replace the Capitol Drive overpass and approaches. Temporary median widening will be constructed along I-41 from south of the WIS 15 interchange to just east of the North Lynndale Drive overpass.

April 8 to April 12: Crews installed median storm sewer structures and cross culvert pipes. Capitol Drive overpass demolition continued. Crews set up temporary concrete barriers on I-41 in the median and outside shoulders. Crews removed the existing cable guard and beamguard within the median of I-41.

April 15 to April 19: Crews will continue to install storm sewer structures within the median and start excavation and construction of the west abutment retaining wall. Crews will start pile driving at the west abutment and center pier location.

Traffic impacts: From 2024 to 2030, there will be numerous roadway and ramp closures and full interchange closures as part of the I-41 Expansion Project. Please see the Majors Project website for detailed traffic impacts, roadway closures, and detour routes.

I-41 Expansion Project website: https://i41project.wisconsindot.gov/

 

WIS 15 West Segment Reconstruction

Location/limits: WIS 15 from US 45 to County T from Hortonville to New London.

Schedule: April 1, 2024 through November 2024

Cost: $14.0 million

Description of work: This work is the final segment of the WIS 15 Majors project construction from New London to Greenville. This contract will reconstruct WIS 15 from a two-lane highway into a four-lane divided highway. The US 45 and WIS 15 intersection will be modified, and the traffic signals will be upgraded. Town roads will be modified for better alignment with WIS 15. The railroad crossing on US 45 (near the WIS 15 intersection) will be replaced with new signals.

April 8 to April 13: The contractor is stripping topsoil and storing it in stockpiles. Most of the work is occurring from the rock ledge to the east limits. The contractor removed guardrail and many of the traffic signs. The contractor is starting work on the box culvert (just west of Kelly Drive) by installing the temporary bypass channel.

April 15 to April 20: The contractor will be moving dirt and shaping the roadway. Much of the work will be from the rock ledge to the east limits. The blasting contractor will be drilling into the rock ledge and blasting rock removals. The box culvert contractor will move in and start construction of the box just west of Kelly Drive.

Traffic impacts: WIS 15 is CLOSED and DETOURED between US 45 and County T until November 1, 2024.

Detour: The signed detour will direct traffic to County T, County TT, and then US 45 for westbound traffic. Reverse for eastbound traffic.

Project website: https://projects.511wi.gov/wis15expand/

 

WIS 54 Resurfacing and Seymour Roundabout Construction 

Location/Limits: WIS 54 from French Road to Seminary Road in the city of Seymour through the towns of Seymour, Osborn, and Oneida in Outagamie County.​

Length: 7.7 miles

Schedule: April 8, 2024 to September 2024

Cost: $5.9 million.

Description of work: The project consists of milling and resurfacings of WIS 54 from French Road to Seminary Road with new hot-mix asphalt pavement, the construction of two, new roundabouts at WIS 54/County C and WIS 54/WIS 55, beam guard upgrades, widened pave shoulder from three to five feet, safety improvement by creating a dedicated left turn lane in Seymour, centerline and shoulder rumble strips will be installed in rural high-speed areas, and new pavement marking.

April 8 to April 12: The contractor set up the posted detour route and full closure of the intersection of WIS 54/County C/Ivory Street. Crews began saw cuts, erosion control, and bird deterrent systems. The contractor began storm sewer pipe work. Crews also removed signs and concrete bases within the project area.

April 15 to April 19: The contractor will continue with the removal and replacement of storm sewer pipes and structures. Crews will begin excavation of the existing roadway and begin placing select crushed material and base aggregate.

Traffic impacts: The intersection of WIS 54/County C/Ivory Street IS CLOSED during roundabout construction.

  • Access will be maintained to businesses and residents along the project corridor throughout construction.
  • WIS 54, outside of WIS 54/County C/Ivory Street intersection, will be open to traffic for most of the construction.

Detour: WIS 55 to County G to Mainline Drive

Project website: https://projects.511wi.gov/54seymour/

 

WIS 76 and School Road Intersection Improvements

Location/limits: The intersection of WIS 76 and School Road in the Village of Greenville.

Length: 0.4 mile

Schedule: April 15, 2024, through early August 2024.

Cost: $2.6 million

Description of work: This project includes reconstructing the intersection into a roundabout. Work includes grading, storm sewer, mini storm sewer, culverts, reconstructing sanitary sewer manholes, base aggregate, concrete pavement, asphaltic pavement, curb and gutter, sidewalk, concrete driveways, shrubs, perennials, yard hydrant, final landscaping, signs, street lighting, and pavement markings.

April 15 to April 19: Work begins April 15. The contractor will close the intersection, post detour signage, remove the existing pavement, and begin stripping topsoil.

Traffic impacts: The intersection of WIS 76 and School Road will be closed and detoured during construction.

  • Access to homes and businesses will be maintained along the intersection leg in which they are located.
  • Recreational trail will remain open to all users throughout the project.

Detour: The WIS 76 detour will follow WIS 96 to County CB to WIS 15.

Project website: https://projects.511wi.gov/76schoolrab/

 

OUTAGAMIE AND WINNEBAGO COUNTIES

 

I-41 Rehabilitation and Maintenance

Location/Limits: I-41 from Neenah to Appleton from Breezewood Lane to WIS 96, US 10 in the village of Fox Crossing and Cold Spring Road.

Length: 7.92 miles

Schedule: March 25, 2024 through November 2024

Cost: $16.25 million

Description of work: This maintenance project involves extending the life of the existing bridges and pavement along I-41 with work including concrete pavement repair and replacement, concrete pavement diamond grinding, hot mix asphalt pavement, bridge approach slab replacement, miscellaneous structure maintenance and repairs, storm sewer repair and replacement, box culvert repairs, guardrail replacement, barrier wall replacement, pavement marking, signing, and finishing items. This project also includes replacing the bridge deck of northbound I-41 over Green Bay Road, bridge joint replacements on southbound I-41 over Green Bay Road, joint replacement and bearing modifications to the westbound WIS 441 to northbound I-41 ramp structure in the I-41/WIS 441 system-to-system interchange, and replacing a portion of the structure mounted noise wall on eastbound US 10 over Cold Spring Road.

April 8 to April 12: Paving crews continued pavement repair and replacement operations on I-41. Storm sewer crews continued with the removal and replacement of various storm sewer pipe crossings and structures along northbound I-41 and ramps. Pavement marking crews began removing permanent tape in preparation for diamond grinding operations during nightly closures. Bridge and structure crews continued setting false decking and preparing for demolition on the northbound I-41 over the Green Bay Road bridge. Bridge crews modified the existing bridge bearing plates at the westbound WIS 441 to the northbound I-41 structure and set false work in preparation for joint replacement operations. Barrier wall crews formed and prepped barrier replacement locations utilizing off-peak daytime lane closures.

April 15 to April 19: Paving crews will continue pavement repair and replacement. Storm sewer crews will finish crossings on northbound and begin crossings on southbound I-41. Asphalt crews will begin the removal and replacement of shoulder rumble strips in preparation for long-term staging and traffic shifts. Crews will continue to prepare for diamond grinding operations by removing raised pavement markers (RPMs) and permanent pavement marking tape throughout the corridor during the nightly lane closures. Bridge crews will begin work on the westbound WIS 441 to northbound I-41 ramp bridge joint utilizing a long-term full closure of the ramp. This work is expected to take approximately 3 weeks.

Traffic impacts: During construction, I-41 will be open to traffic except for intermittent nighttime full closures and numerous ramp closures.

  • Lane closures will create delays on I-41. These delays may be significant during peak travel times. Please consider alternate routes.

PLEASE SEE THE PROJECT WEBSITE FOR THE MOST UP-TO-DATE NIGHTLY CLOSURES

Project website and daily closures:

  • https://projects.511wi.gov/i41rehab/full-project-overview/
  • March through April: Nightly mainline lane closures, intermittent mainline full closures, and ramp closures at service interchanges
  • May through September: Long-term reduction to two lanes both directions of I-41 with concrete barrier wall placement, intermittent long-term (two week) ramp closures in the I-41/WIS 441 system Interchange, long-term ramp closures at County II. Intermittent lane closures will occur on eastbound US 10 and Cold Spring Road.
  • September through November: Nightly mainline lane closures and intermittent ramp closures at system interchanges
  • Traffic impacts are also published on X each day.

Project website: https://projects.511wi.gov/i41rehab

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