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Northeast Region weekly highway construction update

Weekly updates for September 9 to September 20, 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 in 2019? 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

 

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.

September 9 to September 13: Work is occurring in the Ashland median on the lighting system, sidewalk placement, and curb. Tree removal is occurring on the Parkview Road cul-du-sac.

September 16 to September 20: Crews will work in the Ashland median. Work there will include lighting system work, asphalt placement, gravel shoulder placement, pavement marking, sign placement, and topsoil/seeding/restoration. Work will also include grading and gravel placement on the Parkview Road Cul-du-sac.

Traffic Impacts: Ashland Avenue will remain open to traffic, with lane closures, until the project is complete. For a map of the new traffic pattern, please see the project website.

  • TEMPORARY (about 4 weeks beginning Aug. 22)
    • No left turn from southbound Ashland Ave. to Parkview Road.
  • PERMANENT
    • No crossing movements or left-turn movements from Parkview Road (both sides).
    • Northbound Ashland will use new left-turn bay to access Parkview Road (west).
    • Parkview Road closed from Ashland Avenue to new connector road.
    • Traffic between Parkview Road (west) and Ashland Ave. will use new connector road.

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.

September 8 to September 13: The contractor is continuing to blast clean and paint the primer coat in spans 12, 13 and 14.

September 16 to September 21: The contractor will finish the blast cleaning and painting of the primer coat in spans 12, 13 and 14, and paint the intermediate and final coats in spans 12 through 14. A second crew will begin working on span 18, which is over Riverside Drive. They will build containment, blast clean and paint the primer coat.

Traffic impacts: One of the two northbound lanes of WIS 57 (Riverside Drive) will have a continuous lane closure beginning on Monday, September 16 and lasting about 4 weeks. 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 Ashwaubenon Recreational Trail directly under the bridge. Boat traffic should be mindful of construction barge traffic and containment systems hanging below the bridge girders.

 

CALUMET COUNTY

 

WIS 114 Resurfacing

Location/limits: WIS 114 from WIS 55 in the village of Sherwood to WIS 32/57 in the village of Hilbert

Length of project: 6.36 miles

Schedule: August 19 to September 25, 2019

Cost: $1.68 million

Description of work: Work includes milling and overlaying the existing asphaltic surface and excavating various culverts in the project work zone to prevent frost heaving in the winter. The project will also add centerline and shoulder rumble strips, place concrete curb and gutter, pavement marking and restoration.

September 9 to 13: The contractor will continue milling and paving from Hilbert to Sherwood.

September 16 to September 20: The contractor will pave at the intersections of various cross roads. The contractor will also begin rumble strip grinding operations and permanent pavement marking.

Traffic impacts: WIS 114 will remain open to traffic using single-lane closures with flagging operations.

 

US 151 Resurfacing

Location/Limits: US 151 from WIS 67 to the city of Chilton

Schedule: August 12 to end of September 2019

Length of project: 5.57 miles

Cost: $1.8 million

Description of work: Work includes milling and overlaying the existing asphaltic surface, replacing cross-culvert pipes, and improving the railroad crossing surface east of Chilton. The paved shoulders will be widened from three feet to five feet, and centerline and shoulder rumble strips will be applied to the new pavement surface.

September 9 to September 13: Gravel Shoulders will be placed. New pavement markings and centerline rumble strips will take place this week.

September 16 to September 20: New pavement markings and centerline and edge line rumble strips will be placed.

Traffic impacts: US 151 will remain open with flagging operations.

 

US 10 Resurfacing

Location/limits: US 10 from WIS 114 to WIS 32/57

Length of project: 8.76 miles

Schedule: September 16 to end of October 2019

Cost: $2.7 million

Description of work: Work consists of asphaltic milling, spot curb and gutter replacement, hot mix asphalt pavement, centerline and edgeline rumble strips, pavement marking, and permanent signing.

September 16 to 20: Project begins Monday, Sept. 16. The contractor will close US 10 at County N. The contractor will complete spot curb and gutter replacement and begin milling and overlaying the existing asphaltic surface.

Traffic impacts: The roundabout at US 10/County N will be closed from Monday, September 16 to Friday, September 27. For the remainder of the project, traffic will be maintained with a lane closure by use of a flagging operation during construction activities.

Detour: US 10: WIS 114 to WIS 55 to US 10. County N: WIS 114 to WIS 55 to County KK.

 

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.

September 9 to September 13: The contractor worked on the gravel shouldering and installed the new beam guard sections. They also began some of the final curb backfilling and final restoration work.

September 16 to September 20: The contractor will be finishing up any remaining restoration work, pavement marking, and signing.

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 November 15, 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, beam guard replacement, and pavement marking.

September 9 to September 13:  Contractor installed erosion control measures throughout the project and removed and reinstalled guardrail. They also graded for guardrail along northbound WIS 42 right side from Little Sister Hill Road to Country Lane (just south of Sister Bay). Contractor working on excavating and grading for shoulder widening along WIS 42 from Orchard Road to Townline Road.

September 16 to September 20:  Contractor to continue to install erosion control measures throughout the project. Contractor to begin removal and installation of guardrail and grading for guardrail along southbound WIS 42 right side from Country Lane to Little Sister Hill Road (just south of Sister Bay).

Traffic impacts: Southbound WIS 42 will have a right shoulder closure from Little Sister Hill Road to Country Lane (just south of Sister Bay). WIS 42 from Moravia Street (north side of Ephraim) to Country Walk Drive (Sister Bay) will be open to traffic in each direction at all times (it may be reduced to one lane in the immediate area of construction operations with appropriate flagging operations). WIS 42 will be restored to normal traffic patterns at the end of each workday and on the weekends.

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

 

FOND DU LAC COUNTY

 

WIS 23 Resurfacing

Location/Limits: WIS 23 from Town line Road to County VVV Fond du Lac County.

Length of Project: 1.9 miles

Schedule: September 9, 2019 to late November 2019

Cost: $3.4 million

Description of work: This project will resurface WIS 23 in the project limits and add a left-turn and right-turn lane at the intersection of WIS 23 and Esterbrook Drive. Slotted left-turn lanes will be added at the WIS 23/County VVV intersection along with new signal upgrades. Concrete base patching and culvert pipe replacement will be conducted throughout the project limits.

September 9 to September 13: Sawing of pavement, traffic control, staking and erosion control items will be placed, and work will begin on placing culvert pipes. Asphalt pavement will be removed, and base patching concrete will begin, as well as common excavation and placement of select crushed material and base aggregate dense. Temporary signals will be placed.

September 16 to September 20:  Contractor will continue placing culvert pipes and will begin placing concrete masonry end walls at those new cross culverts. Base patching concrete, common excavation and placement of select crushed material and base aggregate dense will continue.

Traffic impacts: WIS 23 will be closed to through traffic from Townline Road to County VVV beginning Monday, Sept. 9 for a maximum of 35 working days.

  • Local and emergency vehicle access to homes and businesses will be maintained throughout the project during the closure.
  • Work will be conducted under flagging operations when the detour is not in place.

Detour: A signed detour will direct westbound WIS 23 traffic north on I-41 to southbound WIS 26 back to westbound WIS 23. The detour will direct eastbound WIS 23 traffic north on WIS 26 to southbound I-41 back to eastbound WIS 23.

 

WIS 67 Resurfacing

Location/Limits: WIS 67 from the Dodge/Fond du Lac County line in Fond du Lac County to Baumann Street in the Village of Campbellsport.

Length of Project: 5.6 miles

Schedule: September 9, 2019 to November 2019

Cost: $2.4 million

Description of work: This project will resurface WIS 67 between Baumann Street and Golden Corners Road in Fond du Lac County. Some minor changes to cross drains, such as extensions and culvert relining, will take place. Culvert will be cleaned, and minor ditch grading near some culverts will occur. Work also includes guardrail, pavement marking and permanent signing.

September 9 to September 13: Crews will be saw cutting pavement, clearing and grubbing, and installing temporary erosion control items. They will also start miscellaneous removals, removing and backfilling retaining walls, and removing guardrail.

September 16 to September 20:  Crews will continue miscellaneous removals, removing and backfilling retaining walls, and removing guardrail. They will also start working on box culvert extensions, extending culvert pipes, and earthwork.

Traffic impacts: WIS 67 will remain open to traffic with flagging operations.

 

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 November 2019

Description of work: Urban reconstruction from 14th 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.

September 9 to September 13: Concrete sidewalk and driveway placement began on the north side of Waldo from 8th Street to the west. Signals installation continued at both 8th Street and 11th Street intersections. Landscaping continued east of 8th Street.

September 16 to September 20: Crews will continue to pour concrete sidewalk and driveways on the north side of Waldo Boulevard west of 8th Street. Concrete pavement will be placed at intersections along the north side of Waldo Boulevard. Crews will continue restoration east of 8th Street. Preparation for concrete pavement on the south side of Waldo will begin.

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 August 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.

September 9 to September 13: The contractor completed the rumble strips.

September 16 to September 20: The contractor will be working on bridge maintenance and anticipate finishing pavement marking.

Traffic impacts: US 151 will have intermittent 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.

 

OCONTO COUNTY

 

WIS 32 Mountain Resurfacing

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

Length of project: 4.43 miles

Cost: $4.5 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.

September 9 to September 13: Construction complete.

 

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: 9.46 miles

Cost: $4.5 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.

September 9 to September 13: Construction complete.

 

Peshtigo Brook Wetland Mitigation Site

Location/limits: Along WIS 64 in the towns of Brazeau and Bagley.

Schedule: July 22, 2019 to September 2019

Length: 151 acres of phase 1; 284 acres of phase 3

Cost: $1.4 Million

Description of work: Peshtigo Brook Phase 1 was originally constructed in 2005 and requires modifications by directing more surface water into the site, utilizing shallow excavation in limited areas, and reseeding. The project is also constructing Peshtigo Brook Phase 3, which will restore historic wetlands through shallow excavation, grading, elimination of internal farm ditches, installation of fixed weirs, and seeding. A new culvert will be installed across WIS 64 to facilitate surface water drainage.

September 9 to September 13: The contractor continued excavation and grading of the site, including removal of culvert pipes and filling of internal farm ditches. Seeding was completed in finished areas. A new culvert was installed across WIS 64 to facilitate surface water drainage.

September 16 to September 20: The contractor will continue excavation and grading of the site. Restoration and seeding will continue.

Traffic impacts: Much of the work will be completed in agricultural areas with minimal impact to traffic.

 

Pensaukee River Bridge Replacement

Project limits: WIS 32 bridge over the Pensaukee River in Krakow

Length of project: On bridge

Cost: $919,000

Construction schedule: August 19, 2019 to November 2019

Description of work: This project will replace the existing structure on WIS 32 over the Pensaukee River with a new bridge and retaining wall. The project will also replace a wing wall on a box culvert and conduct concrete surface repair on another box culvert. Other construction elements under this contract includes excavating, grading, asphalt paving, beam guard, and signage.

September 9 to September 13: The contractor poured the bottom portion of the north abutment, placed riprap, and structural backfill. The contractor will also set the concrete girders.

September 16 to September 20: The contractor will form up for the bridge deck and pour the bridge deck.

Traffic impacts: WIS 32 will be closed at the bridge, and traffic will be detoured. Access to properties will be maintained.

Detour: The detour route for northbound WIS 32 will start at WIS 32 to WIS 29 to WIS 117 to WIS 22 to WIS 32. The detour for southbound WIS 32 will start at WIS 32 to WIS 22 to WIS 117 to WIS 29 to WIS 32.

 

SHEBOYGAN COUNTY

 

County Road FF/I-43 Bridge Rehabilitation

Location/limits: County FF bridge over I-43 north of the city of Sheboygan.

Length of project: On bridge

Cost: $404,000

Construction schedule: September 3, 2019 to October 2019

Description of work: This project will place a concrete overlay on the County FF structure over I-43. Other elements under this contract include guardrail, surface drains, slope paving, and pavement marking.

September 9 to September 13: Contractor will prepare deck for concrete overlay. Slope paving will be completed on the east side of bridge.

September 16 to September 20: Contractor will prepare deck for concrete overlay and begin work on bridge joints.

Traffic Impacts: County FF will be closed at the bridge during construction. A signed detour will be posted from the north and south of the bridge. Right lane of northbound I-43 to be closed for several days beginning September 9.

Detour: Detour route will utilize County Y, Garton Road, County LS and County MM.

 

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.

September 9 to September 13: The contractor has moved a crane to the area between County A and Plank Road. This will be used to build the box culvert in the next coming weeks.

September 16 to September 20:  Grading will continue between Spring Valley and Scenic View, and between County S and Twinkle Lane. Contractor is continuing to place fill for the future westbound WIS 23. The contractor will be restoring between Ridge Road and County S. Work will continue at the west end of the project near Chickadee Road. The contractor is planning on having a pipe crew on-site to place pipes along the project as well. Contractor will continue building the Fond du Lac County Mitigation site and continue stripping southern Theel Mitigation waste site.

Traffic Impacts: Twinkle Lane is closed. No traffic impacts to WIS 23.

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

 

WINNEBAGO COUNTY

 

WIS 21 Resurfacing

Location/Limits: WIS 21 from WIS 116 in the city of Omro to the Winnebago/Waushara County line in Winnebago County.

Length of Project: 6.9 miles

Schedule: August 5, 2019 to September 2019

Cost: $1.5 million

Description of work: Work under this contract includes milling and resurfacing of the existing roadway, shoulder gravel, concrete curb and gutter, centerline rumble strips, permanent signing, and pavement marking.

September 9 to September 13: Crews will complete final project cleanup and punchlist items.

September 16 to September 20: Project Complete.  

Traffic impacts: WIS 21 will remain open to traffic with flagging operations.

 

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.

September 9 to September 13: Contractor to complete final touches on the fishing platforms before opening to the public, including fishing shelter roofs, finishing electrical receptacles, and final clean-up.

September 16 to September 20: Contractor to complete final touches on the fishing platforms before opening to the public, including fishing shelter roofs, finishing electrical receptacles, and final clean-up.

Traffic impacts: 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 116 Resurfacing

Location/Limits: WIS 116 from WIS 21 in the city of Omro to WIS 91.

Length of Project: 4.7 miles

Schedule: September 9, 2019 to October 2019

Cost: $1.0 million

Description of work: Work under this contract includes milling and resurfacing of the existing roadway, shoulder gravel, concrete curb and gutter, concrete sidewalk, rumble strips, and pavement marking.

September 9 to September 13: Crews will perform staking, erosion control, installation of temporary curb ramps, and concrete sidewalk removal.

September 16 to September 20: Crews will continue with concrete sidewalk removal and curb ramp replacement.

Traffic impacts: WIS 116 will remain open to traffic with flagging operations.

 

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.

September 9 to September 13:  The contractor will install electrical & ITS facilities, median concrete base, common excavation, concrete median base, base aggregates, salvaging topsoil, restoration, trimming, concrete paving, signing, temporary barrier wall, barrier wall and shouldering at various locations throughout the project. Work at the retaining wall along the southeast ramp at Midway will continue.

September 16 to September 20:  The contractor will install electrical & ITS facilities, common excavation, breaker run, base aggregates, trimming, concrete paving, concrete surface drain, polymer overlays, pavement marking, salvaging topsoil, restoration, barrier wall, and installing barrier wall at various locations throughout the project. Work at the retaining wall along the southeast ramp at Midway will continue.

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.

September 9 to September 13: Paving crews are expected to prepare the base aggregate and do layout for paving next week.

September 16 to September 20: Concrete crews are expected to be paving concrete on the Eastbound US 10 off-ramp to Midway Road.

Traffic Impacts: Right lane closure of Midway Road Eastbound will remain closed until mid-October. Eastbound US 10 off-ramp to Midway Road is closed until mid-October.

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

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