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Northeast Region weekly highway construction update

Construction updates for Nov. 13 to Nov. 24, 2017

Note: Construction will cease for the Thanksgiving Day holiday

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 communication managers Mark and Melissa. Here you can find details and detours on any 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 what projects took place in 2017? Just check out the 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 us a call or shoot us an email. We’d be happy to respond.

Safe travels!
Mark Kantola, Regional Communications Manager
Mark.Kantola@dot.wi.gov, (920) 492-4153
Melissa Kok, Assistant Regional Communications Manager
Melissa2.kok@dot.wi.gov, (920) 492-5743

 

BROWN AND OUTAGAMIE COUNTIES

I-41 resurfacing, ramp and bridge structure work

Location/limits: I-41, County J in Outagamie County to Orange Lane in Brown County

Length: 10.35 miles

Schedule: Feb. 20, 2017 to November 2017

Description of work: Work will include milling off and resurfacing existing pavement, concrete pavement patch repairs, cable guard installation, polymer high-friction surface treatment application on bridge decks, beam guard replacements, grading, concrete pavement, storm sewer, culvert pipe replacements and lining, intelligent transportation systems (ITS) installation, signing and pavement marking. Other improvements include deck repair to the Apple Creek bridges due to deterioration, expansion of capacity at the County S Park and Ride, reconstruction of the Wrightstown Weigh Station ramps, and the addition of an auxiliary lane from the weigh station to County U northbound I-41 off-ramp.

November 13 to November 17: Cleaning of culvert pipes will be completed along with the final landscaping of any remaining disturbed areas on the project. All permanent pavement markings should be complete. Removal of traffic control devices will begin. No work will take place on the project after noon on Friday, Nov. 17.

November 20 to November 22: Work on installing rumble strips and pavement markings will be completed.  Removal of unnecessary traffic control items will continue.  No work will take place Thursday or Friday.

Traffic impacts: I-41 nighttime lane closures will take place from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. A minimum of one lane in each direction will remain open.

Project website: http://projects.511wi.gov/i41resurface/

 

BROWN AND SHAWANO COUNTIES

 

WIS 29/156 Intersection

Location: WIS 156 (WIS 55 to WIS 29), Old 29 Drive (WIS 156 to County Y), WIS 29 at WIS 156 and St. Augustine Rd

Schedule: July 10, 2017 to September 2018

Length of project: 6.3 miles

Cost: $5.2 million

Description of work: Realignment of St. Augustine Road and construction of a new overpass at WIS 29/St. Augustine Road. The project will eliminate the existing WIS 156/St Augustine Road intersection with WIS 29. Relocation of WIS 156 onto Old 29 Drive and County Y to the WIS 29/32 interchange. Portions of Old 29 Drive/County Y intersection will be reconstructed to accommodate the new WIS 156 route. Resurfacing 4 miles of WIS 156 and 2 miles of new WIS 156 (on Old 29 Drive). Construction of three new box culverts. New culvert pipes, guard rail, signing and pavement marking.

November 13 to November 17: The contractor continued earthwork for the overpass on both sides of WIS 29. Construction continued on the pier for the overpass bridge in the median of WIS 29. Restoration occurred in various areas of the project.

November 20 to November 22: Most work will be shut down for the week.

Traffic impacts: The WIS 29/156 intersection is permanently closed. WIS 156 now travels along its new alignment via Old 29 Drive and County Y, ending at the WIS 29/32 interchange.

  • WIS 29 will have inside lane and shoulder closures (highway will remain open).
  • St. Augustine Road south of Cottonwood Drive is CLOSED for the duration of the project. There will be no access to/from St. Augustine Road and WIS 29. Local traffic can use Cottonwood Drive to WIS 32 to access WIS 29 in either direction.

Project website: https://projects.511wi.gov/wis29-156/

 

FOND DU LAC COUNTY

 

WIS 67 Long Lake box culvert project

Location/limits: WIS 67, US 45 to the east Fond du Lac/Sheboygan County line

Schedule: September 11, 2017 to November 16, 2017.

Length: 0.012 miles

Cost: $372,982

Description of work: This project involves replacing two existing culvert pipes with a box culvert along with stream modifications and reconstruction, and wetland scraping. The intent is to improve the natural stream characteristics, enhance fish and wildlife movement, and restore fish spawning habitat of the unnamed tributary to Long Lake. This project will also include asphalt pavement, pavement marking, berm construction and all incidental items necessary for completion.

November 13 to November 17: Paved asphalt, placed base aggregate for shoulders, finished restoration and installed signs. Detour removed and by the end of the day on Thursday.

November 20 to November 24: No work. Project complete.

Traffic impacts: Road opened on Thursday, Nov. 16.

 

MARINETTE COUNTY

 

US 8 resurfacing

Location/limits: US 8 from west County Line to County O east of Dunbar

Schedule: Aug. 9 to spring of 2018 (Resurfacing complete in 2017. Asphalt emulsion will be applied under beamguard that is temperature sensitive in the spring of 2018. The work will be very minor.)

Length of project: 14.26 miles

Cost: $5.3 million

Description of work: This work includes milling and resurfacing of US 8, replacement of curb and gutter and concrete sidewalk in the town of Goodman. Work will also include slope flattening along various rural areas, culverts, guardrail, signing, erosion control, restoration, and pavement markings.

November 13 to November 17: Minor punchlist work. Resurfacing project complete. Project shutdown for winter. Asphalt emulsion will be applied under beamguard that is temperature sensitive in the spring. The work will be very minor.

Traffic impacts: None

 

OUTAGAMIE COUNTY

 

WIS 55 Little Henry Creek box culvert reconstruction

Location/limits: WIS 55 (Main Street) from Morrow Street to Robbins Street in Seymour

Schedule: September 11, 2017 to November 17, 2017

Length: 0.028 miles

Cost: $650,000

Description of work: The improvement project consists of reconstructing a portion of the Little Henry Creek box culvert, grading, concrete and asphalt paving on Main Street, WIS 55.

November 13 to November 17: The contractor completed work and remove the detour.

November 20 to November 22: Project complete

Traffic Impacts: None

 

SHEBOYGAN COUNTY

 

WIS 42 (Calumet Drive) reconstruction

Location/limits: Calumet Drive from Main Avenue to 26th Street in the city of Sheboygan, and from Mueller Road to I-43.

Schedule: May 22, 2017 to mid-November 2017

Length: 1.5 mile

Cost: $3.3 million

Description of work: The project includes full reconstruction of WIS 42 from Main Avenue to 26th Street, a total length of one-half mile, and pavement rehabilitation of WIS 42 from Mueller Road to I-43, a total length of 1 mile. Work consists of earthwork and grading, water main, sanitary sewer and storm sewer, base aggregate, concrete pavement, concrete pavement repair, concrete curb and gutter, concrete sidewalk, street lighting, traffic signals, landscaping, pavement markings, and sign replacement.

November 13 to November 17: The contractor continued to work on the permanent traffic signals at WIS 42 and North Avenue intersection and is coordinating with utility to run power to the traffic signal and street lighting cabinets. They continued work on the street lighting along WIS 42 (Calumet Drive) from Main Avenue to 27th Street.

November 20 to November 22: The contractor will activate the new traffic signals and remove the temporary traffic signals at the WIS 42 and North Avenue intersection. They will place the remaining concrete within the right turn island in the southeast quadrant of WIS 42 and North Avenue intersection.

Traffic impacts: WIS 42 and North Avenue will remain open to a minimum of one lane of traffic in each direction at all times. Various turning movements will be prohibited at the WIS 42 and North Avenue intersection at times during construction.

Current Traffic Restrictions:

  • WIS 42 (Calumet Drive) is reduced to one lane in each direction from Main Avenue to approximately 500 feet north of North Avenue.
  • North Avenue is reduced to one lane in each direction from 24th Street to 21st Street.
  • Left turn prohibited from North Avenue eastbound to WIS 42 (Calumet Drive) northbound.
  • Left turn prohibited from North Avenue westbound to WIS 42 (Calumet Drive) southbound.

Detour: None

 

WIS 144 reconditioning

Location/limits: WIS 144 from WIS 28 in Silver Creek to WIS 57 in Random Lake

Length: 6.85 miles

Schedule: July 10, 2017 to November 2017

Cost: $5 Million

Description of work: Work will consist of milling and resurfacing 6.85 miles of WIS 144 and widening the travel lanes by two feet, widening shoulders, replacing curb and gutter, replacing storm sewer in Silver Creek, replacing culverts, updating existing beam guard, flattening side slopes, and upgrading several intersections.

Here is a summary of the WIS 144 intersection improvements.

  • WIS 28: Updating pavement marking
  • County Road I: Adding right-turn lane and curb returns with increased radius and offset
  • County Road DE: Adding right-turn lane
  • County Road DE/Silver Creek: Adding curb returns with increased radius and offset
  • Lone Pine: Adding curb returns with increased radius and offset
  • Riverview: Adding curb returns
  • Schroeter: Adding curb returns
  • Lynn: Adding curb returns with increased radius and offset

November 13 to November 17: Contractor will complete minor punchlist items.

November 20 to November 24: Project complete.

Traffic impacts: None

 

WINNEBAGO COUNTY

 

Project name: WIS 116, Wolf River Bridge and Approaches

Location: WIS 116, village of Winneconne

Schedule: September 2017 to September 2019

Cost: $11.4 Million

Description: Replace the existing lift bridge with a new high-level fixed bridge located immediately south of the existing bridge. Reconstruct roadway approaches between 2nd Street and 2nd Avenue and construct retaining walls on both sides to minimize the impacts to adjacent properties. Construct two new fishing platforms in the location of existing bridge that extend out roughly 220 feet from each river bank.

November 13 to November 17: The structure contractor plans to drive piling for piers 2 and 5, pour the concrete seals for pier 1 and 2, construct the west abutment and coping, continue constructing the east shore sea wall, and drive piling for the east abutment.

November 20 to November 24: The structure contractor plans to drive piling for pier 5, pour the concrete seal for pier 2, excavate for pier 6, and continue to construct the western bridge approach retaining wall anchor slabs.

Traffic impacts: WIS 116 open to two-way traffic but may be restricted to one-lane during non-peak daytime hours using flagging operations. WIS 116 restored to full two-way operation during non-working hours. South 1st Avenue closed permanently. South 1st Street and North 1st Avenue closed for roughly 4 weeks during this stage.

 

WIS 441 Tri-County Expansion Project: I-41 Interchange Ramps

Location: I-41 US 10/ WIS 441 Interchange

Schedule: March 2017 to September 2018

Length: 0.865 miles

Cost: $14.7 million

Description of work: This work is part of the WIS 441 Tri-County Expansion Project. The work under this contract shall consist of excavation common, breaker run, base aggregate dense, concrete pavement, HMA pavement, storm sewer, erosion control items, pavement marking, structure polymer overlays, Structures B-70-407, B-70-409, S-70-257, N-70-100, N-70-101, N-70-110 and all incidental items necessary to complete the work as shown on the plans and included in the proposal and contract.

November 13 to November 17: Noisewall crews will continue drilling and setting noisewall posts over Tayco Street. Crews will be placing breaker and base course on the north-to-west ramp from the eastbound US 10 bridge to the south abutment of the north-to-west bridge. Bridge crews will be stripping forms on the north-to-west and the east-to-north bridges.

November 20 to November 24: Restoration of the topsoil is scheduled to take place by the Francis St. noisewall. ITS is scheduled to be installed along the westbound Racine exit ramp in front of the noisewall.

Traffic Impacts: Lane and ramp closures of the I-41 and US 10/WIS 441 interchange will be used as needed for specific operations. Westbound US 10 off-ramp to Racine St. and the outside lane of westbound US 10 will be closed nightly starting October 30 for the installation of noisewall panels. Eastbound US 10 off-ramp to Racine St. and the outside lane of eastbound US 10 will be closed nightly starting November 1 for noisewall construction. Please refer to the project website for specific dates and times for closures.

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

 

WIS 441 Tri-County Expansion Project: Roland Kampo Bridge redecking and I-41/US 10/WIS 441 interchange structures

Location: town of Menasha

Schedule: August 2016 to July 2018

Length: 0.979 miles

Cost: $54 million

Description of work: This work is part of the WIS 441 Tri-County Expansion Project. The work under this contract consists of common excavation, borrow excavation, construction of interchange structures, redecking of bridge, median piers, concrete pavement, HMA pavement, storm sewer and erosion control, and all incidental items necessary to complete the work as shown on the plans.

November 13 to November 17: Work will continue decking on the west US 10/WIS 441 to south I-41 structure, unit 3 (B-70-405). Parapet work on B-70-061 will continue. Placement of reinforcing steel will continue. Contractor will work on removing some of the causeway material, and using it as slope paving at the east abutment of the B-70-061 structure.

November 20 to November 24: Limited crews will be working the week of Thanksgiving. Work will continue decking on the west US 10/WIS 441 to south I-41 structure, unit 3 (B-70-405). Parapet work on B-70-061 will continue.  Placement of reinforcing steel will continue.

Traffic Impacts: There will be a full closure on US 10/WIS 441 over I-41 on Tuesday (Nov. 7) and Wednesday (Nov. 8) between the hours of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. Please plan accordingly and follow the detour or utilize a different route. The west US 10/WIS 441 to north I-41 ramp is closed for much of the project. There will be various lane, ramp, and mainline closures at different times, throughout the duration of the project to mobilize equipment, build substructures, demo bridges, set girders and strip formwork. Prior notification of those closures will be on website, PCMS boards, news releases and social media, along with guidance to preferred routes.

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

 

WIS 441 Tri-County Expansion Project: US 10/WIS 441 Midway Interchange Mainline

Location: US 10/WIS 441 at the Midway Road Interchange

Schedule: July 2017 to November 2018

Length: 1.237 miles

Cost: $14.2 million

Description: This work is part of the WIS 441 Tri-County Expansion Project. The project consists of reconstructing US 10/WIS 441 at the Midway Road Interchange. Contract work includes common excavation, roadway embankment, prefabricated vertical and horizontal drains, base aggregate, concrete pavement, asphalt pavement, storm sewer, bridge demolition, bridge construction, retaining walls, sign structures, signing, pavement marking, and lighting.

November 13 to November 17: Construction of retaining walls continued. The bridge contractor continued construction of the north abutment of the bridge.

November 20 to November 24: Construction of noise walls is tentatively scheduled to begin.

Traffic impacts: There are long-term closures currently at the US 10 eastbound entrance ramp from County AP/Midway Road, the US 10 eastbound exit ramp to County AP/Midway Road, and the US 10 westbound exit ramp to County AP/Midway Road.

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

 

WIS 441 Tri-County Expansion Project: Oneida Street intersections

Location: US 10/WIS 441, Oneida Street (Valley Road & Midway Road)

Schedule: September 5, 2017 to June 2018

Length: 0.37 miles

Cost: $3.7 million

Description: This work is part of the WIS 441 Tri-County Expansion Project. The project consists of removals, common excavation, concrete pavement, concrete curb and gutter, storm sewer, erosion control, pavement marking, street lighting, traffic signals and all incidental items necessary to complete the work as shown on the plans and included in the proposal and contract.

November 13 to November 17: The contractor continued working on Oneida Street north of Midway Road. The contractor finished curb and gutter and constructed the concrete grade beam. The contractor continued to place sidewalk and the colored median islands. The contractor also paved asphalt and began installing pavement markings.

November 20 to November 24: The contractor continued working on Oneida Street north of Midway Road. The contractor will pave the remaining asphalt driveways and finish placing pavement markings. The contractor will also finish placing topsoil and landscaping.

Traffic impacts: Oneida Street will remain closed north of Midway Road to Primrose Lane. Primrose Lane will be closed at Oneida Street. Maloa Street will be closed at Midway Road. Midway Road will remain open to two lanes of traffic.

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

 

NORTHEAST REGION-WIDE WORK

Sign Bridge Replacement

Location/limits: Various locations in the Northeast, North Central and Northwest regions

Schedule: November 13, 2017 to December 2017

Cost: $152,715.00

Description of work: Minor repair/maintenance of existing sign bridges in Northeast, Northwest, and North Central regions of Wisconsin.

November 13 to November 17:  The contractor worked on sign bridge structures on I-535 in Douglas County, US 8 in Polk County, US 10 and WIS 35 in Pierce County, WIS 178, WIS 124 and WIS 29 Business Spur in Chippewa County.

November 20 to November 24:  The contractor will work on sign bridge structures on US 51 and WIS 13 in Marathon County, WIS 110 in Waupaca County, WIS 21 in Waushara County and County Road G and VK in Brown County.

Traffic impacts: Short-term shoulder or lane closures may occur in locations of sign bridge maintenance.

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