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Northeast Region weekly highway construction update

Construction taking place October 18 to October 29

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 Northeast Region, here is a list: Brown, Calumet, Door, Fond du Lac, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Oconto, Outagamie, Sheboygan, and Winnebago.

Larger construction projects have individual websites. You can see the list at http://projects.511wi.gov/region/northeast/.

For projects not yet underway in the 2021 construction year, please see our 2021 Annual Construction Advisory.

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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

 

BROWN COUNTY

 

WIS 29/County VV Interchange

Location/limits: WIS 29/County VV interchange, WIS 29/County U interchange, and various side roads in the villages of Hobart/Howard and the Oneida Nation Reservation.

Length: 1.3 miles

Schedule: May 3, 2021 to late fall 2022

Cost: $19.8 million

Description of work: Construction of a grade-separated interchange at the intersection of WIS 29/County VV, including the connection and/or realignment of local roadways. After the completion of the interchange at WIS 29/County VV, the intersection of WIS 29/County U will be closed.

October 18 to October 22:  The contractor placed topsoil and finished restoration for the Milltown Road to Evergreen Avenue. The contractor also paved Milltown Road to Evergreen Avenue and placed pavement markings. Milltown Road will open to traffic on Saturday, Oct. 23. The contractor continued fill operations on the south side of WIS 29 in the large fill area. The contractor continued construction of the pier at the County VV bridge over WIS 29.

October 25 to October 29: The contractor will pave the cul-du-sac at Connection Road. The contractor will continue fill operations on the south side of WIS 29 in the large fill area. The contractor will complete pouring concrete for the bridge pier and begin grading for the median bullnose guardrail. The bridge contractor will start working on the north bridge abutment later in the week. The contractor will begin excavation of the County VV pond and continue installing the storm sewer at County TS.

Traffic impacts: WIS 29 lane closures can be expected during off-peak hours intermittently during the project.

  • The western median U-turn of the WIS 29/County VV RCUT is closed and detoured. Traffic to proceed westbound to the WIS 32 on/off ramps and use the WIS 29/WIS 32 ramps to turn around and access eastbound WIS 29.
  • Local roadways will be closed and/or detoured during various times throughout construction.

Detour: For RCUT closure: Westbound WIS 29 to WIS 32 on/off-ramps to eastbound WIS 29.

Project websitehttps://projects.511wi.gov/29vv/

 

FOND DU LAC COUNTY

 

WIS 23 Expansion – Urban Section

Location/limits: WIS 23 and various intersecting local roads between US 151 and Seven Hills Road

Length: 5.59 miles

Cost: $35 million

Schedule: April 19, 2021 to fall of 2022

Description of work: This work is part of the WIS 23 4-lane, on-alignment expansion project in Sheboygan and Fond du Lac counties. Construction in the Fond du Lac urban section of the overall project includes the construction of WIS 23 additional lanes. Work also includes construction of a roundabout at WIS 23 and Wisconsin American Drive, a jug handle interchange with roundabouts at WIS 23 and County K, and a WIS 23 structure over County K. At WIS 23 and County UU, a diamond interchange with roundabouts and a bridge over WIS 23 will be constructed. Other work includes grading, drainage culverts and inlets, aggregate base, concrete pavement, and incidentals.

October 18 to October 22: The contractor worked on the following items:

  • WIS 23 eastbound (Wisconsin American Drive to County UU)
    • Continue concrete pavement operations
  • WIS 23 westbound (County UU to Seven Hills)
    • Continue working on landscaping
  • Wisconsin American Drive (North)
    • Begin concrete paving on north legs and WIS 23 westbound lanes
  • County K south of WIS 23 /Maryhill Drive
    • Begin topsoil
  • County UU
    • Continue placing fill on the interchange
  • County UU bridge over WIS 23
    • Begin driving piling on piers
    • Begin pouring concrete on new piers

October 25 to October 29: The contractor is scheduled to work on the following items:

  • WIS 23 eastbound (Wisconsin American Drive to County UU)
    • Continue concrete paving
    • Begin curb and gutter
  • WIS 23 westbound (US 151 to Wisconsin American Drive)
    • Electrical work
    • Curb and gutter
  • WIS 23 westbound (County UU to Seven Hills)
    • Concrete paving
  • County K south of WIS 23 /Maryhill Drive
    • Landscaping
    • Install lighting
    • Begin asphalt paving
  • County UU Interchange
    • Placing fill on the interchange
  • County UU bridge over WIS 23
    • Continue bridge construction
  • WIS 23 eastbound bridge over County K
    • Continue parapet walls

Traffic impacts: WIS 23 mainline will remain open with various shoulder and lane closures in the project limits.

Local road closures include:

  • County UU (south of WIS 23) – Closed
  • County UU (north of WIS 23) – Closed
  • County K (WIS 23 intersection) – Closed
  • Northway Road – Closed south of WIS 23
  • Poplar Road – Scheduled to close on Oct. 20 for concrete paving
  • Tower Road – Scheduled to close on Oct. 27 for concrete paving
  • Taft Road – Scheduled to close on Oct. 29 for concrete paving

Access restrictions will continue at the below locations. Posted “no left turns”.

  • Southbound Whispering Springs to eastbound WIS 23
  • Westbound WIS 23 to southbound Mary Hill
  • Eastbound WIS 23 to northbound Whispering Springs
  • Westbound WIS 23 to southbound Northway Drive

Project website: https://projects.511wi.gov/wis23resurface/

 

WIS 23 Expansion – Rural Section

Location/limits: Near Seven Hills Road in town of Empire to the east county line at Division Road in town of Forest

Length: 6.85 miles

Cost: $30 million

Schedule: April 21, 2020 to late October 2021

Description of work: This work is part of the WIS 23 4-lane, on-alignment expansion project scheduled for 2019-2022 in Sheboygan and Fond du Lac counties. This middle section of the overall project includes the complete construction of additional WIS 23 lanes. Work involves grading, drainage culverts and inlets, aggregate base, and concrete pavement. Work also includes constructing a westbound WIS 23 bridge over the Sheboygan River, constructing an Old Plank Trail structure over the Sheboygan River, constructing a County G bridge over WIS 23, constructing a diamond interchange at County G, wetland mitigation site work, and other incidental items.

October 18 to October 22: Crews shouldered the median lanes of WIS 23 and the Old Plank Road Trail. Crews paved median turn lanes at various throughout the project. Crews installed signs and pavement markings. Traffic switch to the median lanes scheduled early Friday morning, opening the median left turn lanes at Seven Hills Road, County W/Hinn Road, and County W/Loehr Road.

October 25 to October 29: Crews will install rumble strips on the outside lanes of WIS 23 and work on miscellaneous finishing items. Crews will begin slope repairs at the south abutment of the County G overpass.

Traffic impacts: WIS 23 will remain open to at least one lane of travel in each direction on either the existing lanes or added lanes.

  • Permanent closures include: The south legs of Log Tavern Road, Banner Road, and the north legs of Hickory Road and Division Road at WIS 23.
  • Left turns from County W south and Hinn Road onto WIS 23 are permanently closed.
  • Left turns from County W north and Loehr Road onto WIS 23 are permanently closed.
  • Left turns from Seven Hills Road onto WIS 23 are permanently closed.
  • Left turns from Hillview Road onto WIS 23 are permanently closed.

Project website: https://projects.511wi.gov/wis23resurface/

 

WIS 67 Village of Campbellsport Reconstruction

Location/limits: WIS 67 from Baumann Street to Triple S Road

Length: 2.24 miles

Cost: $9.04 million

Schedule: March 15, 2021 to late November 2021

Description of work: The project includes reconstructing WIS 67 to install new base aggregate, pavement, curb and gutter, sidewalk, storm sewer, urban shoulders, parking lanes and utilities (water and sanitary sewer). The bridge over Milwaukee River will receive a concrete deck overlay and structural repairs.

October 18 to October 22: Grading crew will finish grading from Popular Street to Fond du Lac Avenue. Crews will be preparing Fond du Lac Ave and east of Elm Street for asphalt paving the week of October 25.

October 25 to October 29: Asphalt paving from Fond du Lac Ave. and east of Elm Street.

Traffic impacts: WIS 67 is CLOSED to through traffic.

  • Local access to businesses and properties in the work zone will be maintained using side roads.

Detour: Through traffic is directed to use I-41, WIS 28 and WIS 45

Project website: https://projects.511wi.gov/67urban/

 

KEWAUNEE COUNTY

 

WIS 42 Resurfacing and Culvert Construction (South Project)

Location/limits: South Kewaunee/Manitowoc County line to Baumeister Drive in the city of Kewaunee

Length: 9.9 miles

Cost: $5.1 million

Schedule: June 1, 2021 to October 16, 2021

Description of work: This is a resurfacing-level project with replacement of two large box culvert under the roadway. Work includes: Milling and resurfacing the existing asphalt pavement; replacing the deteriorating box culvert 300′ south of Lakeview Drive; replacing the deteriorating box culvert ¾-mile north of County J; replacing culvert pipes; storm sewer, and guardrail; rumble strip installation; pavement marking; minor grading and paved shoulder widening.

October 18 to October 22: Minor finishing work. Project complete.

Project website: https://projects.511wi.gov/42southkew/

 

MARINETTE COUNTY

 

US 41 Country Meadows Intersection

Location/limits: US 41 at Country Meadows Intersection

Length: 0.0941 miles

Cost: $166,000

Construction schedule: September 2021 to October 15, 2021

Description of work: Construction includes removing the median pavement crossing and left turn lanes, installing storm sewer drains, concrete curb and gutter and raised median. Pavement marking and permanent signing along US 41 and Country Meadows will be updated. Upgrades to the railroad crossing on Country Meadows Road will be completed by the railroad owner.

October 18 to October 22: Project complete.

Online updates: https://projects.511wi.gov/weeklyupdates-ne/

 

MANITOWOC SHEBOYGAN COUNTIES

 

WIS 67 Improvements 

Location/limits: Suhrke Road in Sheboygan County to WIS 32/57 in Manitowoc County

Length: 11.5 miles

Schedule: May 24, 2021, to early November 2021

Cost: $7.6 million

Description of work: Asphaltic surface milling, excavation, borrow, base aggregate, concrete pavement, asphaltic pavement, curb and gutter, culvert pipe, storm sewer, box culvert replacement, bridge overlay, concrete sidewalk, beam guard, and pavement marking.

October 18 to October 22: The contractor continued structure work on the box culvert and pavement marking from the north project limits to the south project limits.

October 25 to October 29: The contractor will begin grading, asphalt paving, beam guard installation, and pavement marking between County MM and County EH.

Traffic Impacts: WIS 67 CLOSED to through traffic from County A to County EH through early November 2021 for box culvert structure work.

Detour: The detour will follow County A to WIS 57 to WIS 32/57 to WIS 67. For more details, please see the project website.

Project websitehttps://projects.511wi.gov/wis67elk/

 

OCONTO COUNTY

 

WIS 32 Resurfacing

Location/limits: WIS 32 from the north village limits of Pulaski (South Chase Road) to WIS 22 near the city of Gillett

Length: 14.2 miles

Schedule: July 26, 2021 to October 29, 2021

Cost: $8.6 Million

Description of work: : This project involves culvert pipe replacement, bridge deck overlay, removing asphaltic surface milling, cold-in-place recycling (CIR), hot-mix asphalt pavement, base course, shaping shoulders, shoulder and centerline rumble strips, pavement marking, erosion control and all incidental items.

October 18 to October 22: The contractor continued paving operations, shoulder grading and adjusted guardrail.

October 25 to October 29: The contractor will finish paving operations and continue rumble strips and pavement marking.

Traffic impacts: WIS 32 will remain open during construction using lane closures and flagging operations.

Online updates: https://projects.511wi.gov/weeklyupdates-ne/

 

OUTAGAMIE COUNTY

 

WIS 15 Bypass Reconstruction/Expansion

Location/limits: WIS 15 from CN Railroad to County JJ in the towns of Hortonia and Ellington and the village of Hortonville

Length of project: 3.6 miles

Schedule: June 2021 through October 2022

Cost: $24.7 million (initial contract)

Description of work: This work is part of the WIS 15 4-lane, off-alignment expansion project scheduled for 2021-2024 in Outagamie County. This initial contract (one of five) will complete the bypass portion. Work involves grading, base, landfill waste removal, culvert pipe, storm sewer, asphalt pavement, concrete curb and gutter, pavement marking, finishing, landscaping, bridge/drainage structures, retaining walls and incidental items. Construction of eastbound and westbound bridges over Wis. Central Railroad, Black Otter Creek, County M and Nash Street. Retaining walls along the east side of the Wis. Central railroad at the abutments and under and along the east and west abutments at County M and Nash Street. Grading of the new roadway alignment and placing of select crushed and base aggregate material to the roadway elevations for the future paving contract. Erosion control as needed. County M bridge piling began on the west side of the roadway.

October 18 to October 22: Grading crew to open borrow site near WIS 15 and Givens Road to build embankment near the railroad for the bridge abutments. Marsh excavation continues. Crews continued work on ditch cuts and topsoil placement. Erosion control as needed. Bridge contractor continued driving piling and concrete pouring on the abutment and pier units west of Black Otter Creek. False decking on the East side of Black Otter Creek bridges. Pipe culvert crew continued installation of culvert crossing throughout the project. Retaining wall work at County M.

October 25 to October 29: Grading crew expected to continue and complete work in the borrow site near WIS 15 and Givens Road to build embankment near the railroad for the bridge abutments. Crews continue work on ditch cuts and topsoil placement. Erosion control as needed. Bridge contractor expected to pour concrete on the abutments west of Black Otter Creek. False decking expected on the Black Otter Creek bridges. Pipe culvert crew continue installation of culvert crossing throughout the project as available. Retaining wall work at County M expected to finish, and work on retaining wall west of Nash St. expected to begin.

Traffic Impacts: Most work on the bypass where the roadway does not conflict with existing roadways will be completed in stage one. No impacts to traffic are expected at this time. Grading equipment will be crossing County M, MM and Nash Street at times to move onsite material. Grading equipment will yield to roadway traffic. Short term closures of County M and Nash St. can be expected during girder setting which is scheduled for late fall or winter of 2021.

  • See project website for specific traffic impacts.

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

 

WINNEBAGO COUNTY

 

Racine Street Bridge Replacement

Location/limits: Fox River Bridge and approaches, city of Menasha

Length: On-bridge

Cost: $33 million

Schedule: October 13, 2020 to November 2022

Description of work: Work includes replacing the existing bridge with a new, two-lane drawbridge (movable span) on a slightly different alignment (just east of existing location). It also includes new roundabouts at the Racine Street intersections with Main Street on the north side of the river and Ahnaip Street on the south side of the river. Work will be completed in three stages. Stage 1 takes place from October 2020 to fall 2021.

October 18 to October 22: Contractor continued demolition of existing bridge, and window and masonry installation on the operator house.

October 25 to October 29: Contractor will continue demolition of existing bridge and continue window and masonry installation on the operator house.

Traffic impacts: Bridge CLOSED through September 2022

  • Racine Street Bridge is CLOSED to vehicle traffic. Marine traffic will continue to be able to pass under the bridge during navigation season. Racine Street intersections at Main Street and Ahnaip Street will remain open.

Detour: 3rd Street (WIS 114) to Tayco Street to Nicolet Blvd to Ahnaip Street

For complete staging and traffic impacts, please see the project website.

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

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