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Northeast Region weekly highway construction update

Weekly updates for July 8 to July 19, 2019

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 and detours on any active state highway construction project in our 11-county area. Updates include a two-week description of construction operations taking place, traffic impacts, detours, schedule, cost, and project location/limits. Please remember that all work and traffic impacts are weather dependent. If you would like daily updates, please follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/WisDOTnortheast. Want to know all the highway construction projects coming up this year? Just check out the 2019 Annual Construction Advisory right here.

In case you’re unsure if your county is in our WisDOT region, here is a list: Brown, Calumet, Door, Fond du Lac, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Oconto, Outagamie, Sheboygan, and Winnebago.

If you have any questions, please give me a call or shoot me an email. I’d be happy to respond.

Safe travels!
Mark Kantola, Regional Communications Manager
Mark.Kantola@dot.wi.gov, (920) 492-4153

 

BROWN COUNTY

 

US 41 Resurfacing (carryover work from 2018)

Location/limits: US 41 from Lineville Road to Norfield Road within the village of Suamico

Length of project: 4.75 miles

Schedule: March 2018 to August 30, 2019 (2019 finishing work begins July 17)

Cost: $13.02 million

Description of work: A section of cable guard will be installed in 2019. Polymer overlays will also take place in 2019 on the bridge decks for US 41/US 141 over Riverside Drive, County B, and the CN Railroad. 2018 work that is complete includes US 41/US 141 resurfacing, pavement repairs, asphalt pavement, shoulder grading, bridge deck rehabilitation at US 41/US 141 over Riverside Drive, US 41/US 141 over County B, US 41/US 141 over CN Railroad, Harbor Lights Road over US 41/US 141, and Norfield Road over US 41/US 141. Project also includes culvert repairs/replacements, median cable guard installation, beam guard replacement and new signing and pavement markings.

July 8 to July 12: The contractor will install message signs notifying the traveling public of the project.

July 15 to July 19: The contractor will install traffic control and erosion control devices. The contractor will then remove the cable guard along US 41/US 141 between Riverside Drive and Norfield Road to facilitate grading in the median.

Traffic impacts: Motorists will encounter off-peak lane closures along southbound and northbound US 41/US 141.

Project Website: https://projects.511wi.gov/us41ctyb/us-41-resurfacing-project/

 

WIS 32 (Ashland Avenue)/Parkview Road Intersection Reconstruction

Location/limits: Parkview Road Intersection with WIS 32

Length of project: 0.3 miles

Cost: $970,000

Construction schedule: June 10, 2019 to September 27, 2019

Description of work: Reconstruct intersection. Re-route west side of Parkview Road 400 feet south of existing location. Change existing west side of Parkview Road into cul-du-sac. Construct slotted left-turn lanes.

July 8 to July 12: The contractor will continue work in the stage 1B area (Ashland Median). Work will include building storm sewer, shaping earthwork, placing gravel, pouring curb, and building lighting system components.

July 15 to July 19: The contractor will continue work in the stage 1B area (Ashland Median). Work will include pouring curb, paving roadway, placing shoulder gravel, landscaping, and signing.

Traffic Impacts: Ashland Avenue will remain open to traffic, with lane closures at times. Parkview Road will be open to traffic.

Project Website: https://projects.511wi.gov/ashland/

 

WIS 172/Fox River Bridge Painting

Location/limits: WIS 172 Bridge over Fox River in the villages of Ashwaubenon and Allouez

Schedule: August 6, 2018 to November 2019

Length of project: 0.75 miles

Cost: $7.833 million

Description of work: Blasting and painting of steel girders under the bridge. Temporary causeway installed in Fox River to allow equipment access to barges.

July 8 to July 13: The contractor is removing the hoses and tarps from spans 3, 4 and 5 and will relocate the barges in the river to the east side of the main channel. Then they will place the hoses and containment tarps in spans 6, 7 and 8 and start blast cleaning the steel girders.

July 14 to July 19: The contractor plans on continuing to blast clean the steel girders and paint the primer coat of paint in spans 6, 7 and 8.

Traffic impacts: Off-peak lane closures on WIS 172 and WIS 57 (Riverside Drive). Continuous shoulder closures on WIS 172 to delineate containment system brackets on the bridge parapets. Flagging operations and various night closures of the Fox River Recreational Trail and Ashwaubomay Recreational Trail directly under the bridge. Boat traffic should be mindful of construction barge traffic and containment systems hanging below the bridge girders.

 

DOOR COUNTY

 

WIS 42 Resurfacing – Southern Door County

Location/Limits: WIS 42 from County X to the intersection with WIS 42/57 divided highway.

Schedule: June 17 to end of August 2019.

Length of project: 7.8 miles

Cost: $3,751,362

Description of work: This project consists of milling asphaltic pavement, asphaltic pavement, storm sewer repairs, sidewalk, beam guard, signing and pavement marking.

July 8 to July 12: The southern end of the project was milled, and mainline paving continued. The storm sewer repair work began in Forestville and Maplewood this week.

July 15 to July 19: Mainline paving and storm sewer repair work will continue through the week.

Traffic impacts: WIS 42 will remain open to traffic. Work will be accomplished with single lane closures and the use of flaggers to allow traffic through. Motorists should expect minor delays.

 

WIS 42 Resurfacing

Location/limits: WIS 42 from Gibraltar Road in the town of Gibraltar to Country Walk Drive in the village of Sister Bay

Length of project: 6.56 miles

Cost: $3.89 million

Schedule: May 28, 2019 to October 2019. There will be no construction operations during the months of July and August due to peak tourism season.

Description of work: This project will mill off the existing asphalt surface and place a new asphalt surface. The project also includes storm sewer repairs, culvert replacements, beamguard replacement, and pavement marking.

Work has stopped for summer: The contractor will not be performing any work along WIS 42 until after Labor Day weekend in September.

Traffic impacts: No traffic impacts until work begins again in September.

Project website: https://projects.511wi.gov/wis42recon/

 

FOND DU LAC COUNTY

 

US 45 Village of Eden Reconstruction

Location/Limits: US 45 from Elm Street to the north village limits in Eden

Schedule: April 2, 2019 to fall of 2019

Length of project: .66 miles

Cost: $2,896,370.44

Description of work: The US 45 reconstruction project will fully reconstruct the portion of US 45 within the village of Eden limits and 400-feet of County B. Reconstruction includes complete removal and replacement of the highway structure. Project also includes replacement of large culvert on County Road B (Fall 2018), widen and replace railroad crossing at County B and remove signals (Fall 2018), widen roadway 1 – 2 feet, replace terraces in kind, replace storm sewer, bump-out at mid-block crossing on Fond du Lac Avenue, curb & gutter, signing and pavement markings.

July 8 to July 12: Sidewalk installation and restoration is mostly completed on the project. Asphalt paving was started along Fond du Lac Ave.

July 15 to July 19: Final restoration and clean-up will take place next week.

Traffic impacts: US 45 and County B will be CLOSED to through traffic from April 2, 2019 to fall of 2019.

Detour:

  • Southbound US 45: US 45 to southbound US 151 southbound to I-41 southbound to WIS 28 eastbound.
  • Northbound US 45: US 45 to westbound WIS 28 to northbound I-41 County B detour route.
  • Southbound County B: US 45 to southbound County W to westbound County F to northbound County V.
  • Eastbound County B: County V to eastbound County F to northbound County W.

Project Website: https://projects.511wi.gov/wis45resurface/

 

MANITOWOC COUNTY

 

Waldo Blvd (US 10) Reconstruction

Location/limits: US 10/Waldo Blvd in the city of Manitowoc from County R to Maritime Drive

Length of project: 1.18 miles

Cost: $13.5 million

Construction schedule: April 2019 to December 2019

Description of work: Urban reconstruction from 14 Street to Maritime Drive. The reconstruction segment will include a four-lane roadway with wider shoulders, sidewalk replacement, water main, sanitary sewer, storm sewer and curb/gutter. Construction of a roundabout at WIS 42 and Maritime Drive intersection and realignment of Menasha Avenue intersection will also take place. Work also includes signal replacement at the intersections of 11th Street, and 8th Street (County B). A resurfacing/reconstruction project west of 14th Street will take place in 2020.

July 8 to July 12: Underground utility installation continued between 11th Street and 8th Street. The southern portion of Waldo Boulevard was paved from 5th Street west to 8th Street. Landscaping continued along the roundabout. Traffic will switch on Friday to the last stage of the roundabout.

July 15 to July 19: Crews will continue with storm sewer, water main, and sanitary sewer west of 8th Street. Concrete pavement, sidewalk, street lighting, and landscaping will take place at the roundabout.

Traffic impacts: Waldo Boulevard is closed in portions of the work zone during construction. US 10 is detoured around the project. WIS 42 traffic is detoured. Northbound and southbound traffic is maintained along Maritime Drive and Memorial Drive.

Detour: Eastbound US 10 detour will follow I-43 to US 151. Westbound US 10 detour will follow US 151 west to I-43. Please see project website for specific detour information.

Website: https://projects.511wi.gov/waldo/

 

US 151 Resurfacing

Location/Limits: US 151 from Jackson Street in the city of Valders to I-43 in the city of Manitowoc

Schedule: June 10, 2019 through October 2019

Length of project: 8.5 miles

Cost: $4.7 Million

Description of work: This project includes resurfacing of US 151 from Jackson Street to I-Tec Drive with asphalt pavement using cold-in-place recycling of the existing asphalt and widening of the shoulders from three to five feet to accommodate the installation of shoulder rumble strips. Concrete pavement replacement and asphalt resurfacing will take place from I-Tec Drive to I-43. The project will add a right-turn lane for northbound US 151 onto County Road S and place new traffic signals at Dufeck Drive (WIS 42). New beamguard, pavement markings and signing will also be installed.

July 8 to July 12: The contractor began milling and asphalt recycling operations. The contractor will also pour the curb and gutter at Wimmer Road and County S. Permanent signing, grading, and restoration will also continue.

July 15 to July 19: The contractors will continue their milling and asphalt recycling operations. Lower layers of asphalt will be placed in the intersections of Wimmer Road and County S. Work on permanent signing will continue.

Traffic impacts: US 151 will have single lane closures from Silver Street to I-43. Contractors will also be utilizing various flagging operations to complete work along US 151 from Valders to I-43. Please expect short delays and backups during various flagging operations.

Detour: Detour will use I-43, County JJ, County S and US 151.

 

OCONTO COUNTY

 

WIS 32 Mountain Resurfacing

Location/limits: WIS 32 from County AA to Parkway Drive in the town of Mountain

Length of project: 4.96 miles

Cost: $4.1 million. All WIS 32 projects under one contract: North Branch Oconto River Bridge Deck overlay, Mountain resurfacing, Mountain to Lakewood resurfacing.

Construction schedule: May 28, 2019 to September 2019

Description of work: This project includes milling and resurfacing with hot mix asphalt pavement, applying pavement marking, and installing centerline and shoulder rumble strips.

July 8 to July 12: No work.

July 15 to July 19: No work is scheduled. Asphaltic milling and paving work will begin when the WIS 32 Mountain to Lakewood resurfacing work finishes.

Traffic impacts: WIS 32 will be open to traffic during construction. Work will be conducted using lane closures and flagging operations.

 

WIS 32 Mountain to Lakewood Resurfacing

Project limits: WIS 32 from County W in the town of Mountain to Big Hill Road in the town of Lakewood

Length of project: 9.23 miles

Cost: $4.1 million. All WIS 32 projects under one contract: North Branch Oconto River Bridge Deck overlay, Mountain resurfacing, Mountain to Lakewood resurfacing.

Construction schedule: May 28, 2019 to September 2019

Description of work: This project includes milling and resurfacing with hot mix asphalt pavement, applying pavement marking, and installing centerline and shoulder rumble strips.

July 8 to July 12: The contractor performed milling, paving, and shoulder-widening operations from approximately Mountain Lake Road to south of the WIS 64 intersection.

July 15 to July 19: Crews will continue milling, paving and shoulder-widening operations.

Traffic impacts: WIS 32 will be open to traffic during construction. Work will be conducted using lane closures and flagging operations. Shoulder closures, parking lane closures, and sidewalk closures will occur during construction.

 

SHEBOYGAN COUNTY

 

WIS 23 Expansion

Location/limits: WIS 23 from the west Sheboygan/Fond du Lac County line to County P west of the city of Plymouth.

Length of project: 7.42 miles

Cost: $12.3 million

Schedule: May 13, 2019 to November 2019.

Description of work: This work is part of the WIS 23 four-lane, on-alignment expansion project scheduled for 2019-2022 in Sheboygan and Fond du Lac counties. Work this year in Sheboygan County includes subgrade construction of the additional lanes in the Sheboygan County work zone, grading, drainage culverts and inlets, westbound structure over the Mullet River, westbound structure over the Ice Age Trail, wetland mitigation site, and other incidental items of work.

July 8 to July 12: Contractor will continue to place fill between Scenic View and County A for future WIS 23 westbound lanes. The contractor will place fill between County S and Twinkle Lane. The landscaping contractor will seed, e-mat and mulch from Julie Court to Plank Road. Contractor will install culvert and driveway pipe between Scenic View and Ridge Road. Stripping of topsoil will continue at the Fond du Lac County Mitigation site.

July 15 to July 19: Contractor will continue to place fill between Scenic View and County A for future WIS 23 westbound lanes. Contractor will place fill from County S to Twinkle Lane. Contractor will be installing culvert pipe and driveway pipes between Scenic View and Ridge Road. Stripping of topsoil will continue at the Fond du Lac County Mitigation site.

Traffic Impacts: Traffic not impacted and will continue to utilize existing WIS 23.

WIS 23 Construction Website: https://projects.511wi.gov/wis23resurface/

 

Sheboygan River and Otter Creek Bridge Painting

Location/limits: Sheboygan River Bridge and Otter Creek Bridge on WIS 57 between Kiel and Plymouth

Length of project: On bridges (.25 miles)

Cost: $266,509

Schedule: July 15, 2019 to August 2019.

Description of work: This work for this contract is the blasting and repainting the bridges over the Sheboygan River and Otter Creek. The bridge over Otter Creek will also receive and polymer overlay.

July 9 to July 12: Work will consist of putting up the portable message boards notifying traffic of the upcoming road closures.

July 15 to July 19: The detour will be set for Otter Creek bridge closure. The contractor will be moving in equipment and setting up containment.

Traffic Impacts: WIS 57 will be closed to through traffic 2.2 miles north of WIS 23. Detour will be set sending traffic to WIS 67.

Detour: The detour for the Otter Creek Bridge closure is via County J, WIS 67, WIS 23.

 

WINNEBAGO COUNTY

 

WIS 116, Wolf River Bridge and Approaches

Location/Limits: WIS 116 bridge and approaches in the village of Winneconne

Length of Project: 0.322 miles

Schedule: September 2017 to September 2019

Cost: $11.4 million

Description of work: 2019 work includes construct two new fishing platforms in the location of existing bridge that extend out roughly 220 feet from each river bank. All other work is finished.

July 8 to July 12: The contractor will continue working on grading at N 1st Avenue and begin pavement removal and grading at N 1st Street.

July 15 to July 19: The contractor will be installing conduit for lights. Curb and utter is scheduled to be installed at N 1st Street and N 1st Avenue.

Traffic impacts: Closures at N 1st Street and N 1st Avenue July 8 – 12 and July 15 – 19. Both N 1st Street and N 1st Avenue will be open on weekends. The sidewalk is closed on the north side of WIS 116 between 1st Street and 1st Avenue. Pedestrian access to the fishing platforms will be closed until all the work surrounding the fishing platforms are completed.

Project website: https://projects.511wi.gov/wis116/

 

WIS 441 Tri-County Expansion Project: US10/WIS 441 Mainline/Oneida Street Interchange

Location: City of Appleton/Village of Fox Crossing/City of Menasha

Length of project: 3.2 miles

Schedule: April 2018 to November 2019

Cost: $41.1 million

Description of work: This work is part of the WIS 441 Tri-County Expansion Project. The work under this contract in 2019 consists of the reconstruction of US 10/WIS 441 from Appleton Road to one mile west of Telulah Avenue, increasing the highway from two lanes in each direction to three lanes. The project also reconstructed the Oneida Street (US 10) interchange in 2018.

July 8 to July 12: Work includes: electrical and ITS facilities, common excavation, breaker run, base aggregates, trimming, concrete median base, concrete paving, asphalt paving, shouldering, pavement marking, beam guard, salvaging topsoil, and barrier wall.

July 15 to July 19:  Work includes: electrical and ITS facilities, common excavation, storm sewer, breaker run, base aggregates, trimming, concrete median base, shouldering, pavement marking, salvaging topsoil, and barrier wall. Pile driving will occur for sign structure bases near Racine over pass at 441/10. Final work at County OO will include aggregate shouldering, sign installation and abandoning old storm sewer.

Traffic Impacts: There will be various lane, ramp, and mainline closures at different times, throughout the duration of the project. Prior notification of those closures will be on the project website, message boards, news releases and social media, along with guidance to preferred routes. Please see the project website for more information.

Project website: http://projects.511wi.gov/wis441/

 

WIS 441 Tri-County Expansion Project: Midway Road (County AP) Interchange

Location: Winnebago County

Length of project: 0.382 miles

Schedule: April 2019 to September 2019

Cost: $3.8 million

Description of work: This work is part of the WIS 441 Tri-County Expansion Project. The work under this contract consists of removals, grading, breaker run, base aggregate dense, concrete pavement, concrete curb and gutter, hot mix asphalt pavement, mill and overlay, storm sewer, erosion control, pavement marking, permanent signing, and all incidental items necessary to complete the work.

July 8 to July 12: Crews will continue installing storm sewer on Racine Road. Grading crews will begin excavating and placing breaker and base aggregate along Racine Road. Grading crews will begin prepping sidewalk along Midway Road.

July 15 to July 19: Crews are scheduled begin curb and gutter in the median of Midway Road. Grading is expected to finish up on Racine Road, and breaker and base aggregate be placed in preparation for trimming. Concrete barrier under the Midway bridges is scheduled to begin.

Traffic Impacts: Racine Road (County P) from Olde Midway Road to Century Oaks Drive will be closing on June 12 for reconstruction. Midway Road is closed to traffic from Racine Road to Earl Street. All the interchange ramps at WIS 441/Midway Road are closed. Earl Street at Midway Road is closed.

Project website: http://projects.511wi.gov/wis441/

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