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Northeast Region weekly highway construction update

Weekly updates for November 19 – 23, 2018

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 2018 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

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

Schedule: February 20, 2018 to mid-November 2018. Finishing work in early 2019.

Length of project: 4.75 miles

Cost: $13.02 million

Description of work: US 41/US 141 resurfacing, pavement repairs, asphalt pavement, and 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, 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.

November 12 to November 16: The contractor completed punch list items and the project is finished with work in 2018. There will be a section of cable guard that will be installed next year, and polymer overlays will take place on the bridge decks for US 41/US 141 over Riverside Drive, County B, and the CN Railroad.

Project Website: https://projects.511wi.gov/us41Countyb/us-41-resurfacing-project/

 

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 (no work in winter months)

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.

November 12 to November 17: Painting contractor is continuing to erect the containment system under the bridge.

November 19 to November 24: Painting contractor will conclude the erection of the containment system under the bridge for the season and close the site for winter shutdown.  The containment will hang under the bridge over the winter months.

Traffic impacts:

  • Beginning Friday, Nov. 16, there will be no traffic impacts on the WIS 172 bridge. Project shutdown for winter months.
  • Boat traffic should be mindful of construction barge traffic and containment systems hanging below the bridge girders.

 

FOND DU LAC COUNTY

 

US 45 Resurfacing and Safety Improvement

Location/Limits: US 45 (North village of Eden limits to US 151 in Fond du Lac)

Schedule: June 18, 2018 to mid-November 2018

Length: 5.46 miles

Cost: $4,272,425.59

Description of work: This project includes resurfacing of US 45 in the project limits, realignment of US 45/County H intersection, reconstruction of a vertical curve south of US 151, re-decking of the bridge over the DeNeveu Creek, multiple culvert replacements, beamguard upgrades, centerline rumble strips, obstacle/tree removal in the clear zone, signing and pavement marking.

November 12 to 16: Beamguard on County H completed. US 45 reopened to traffic on Wednesday, Nov. 14. Project complete.

Traffic impacts: None

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

 

KEWAUNEE COUNTY

 

WIS 42 (Main Street) Rehabilitation

Location/limits: WIS 42 in the city of Kewaunee from Miller Street to Duvall Street

Schedule: August 1, 2018 to November 2018

Length of project: 0.9 mile

Cost: $1.916 Million

Description of work: The project will upgrade the deteriorated pavement structure on WIS 42 and bridges in the project work zone. Work includes rehabilitation and concrete overlay on the bridge over the Kewaunee River, rehabilitation and concrete overlay on the bridge over the Ahnapee State Trail, mill and overlay (asphalt resurfacing) of WIS 42 from Miller Street to Duvall Street, upgrades to storm sewer, repair or replacement of concrete curb and gutter, and sidewalk, guardrail, lighting, signing and pavement marking.

November 12 to November 16: Crews will complete punchlist items.

November 19 to November 23: Crews will complete punchlist items. Project complete.

Traffic impacts: None.

Project Website: https://projects.511wi.gov/wis42kew/

 

OCONTO COUNTY

 

US 41/US 141 Safety Improvements

Location/limits: US 41/US 141 from the Oconto/Brown south County Line to the city of Oconto

Schedule: July 30, 2018 to November 2018

Length of project: 11.47 miles

Cost: $2.35 million

Description of work: This safety improvement project will install cable guard this portion of US 41/US 141. Asphalt shoulders will also be replaced in the US 41/US 141 interchange near Abrams and shoulder rumble strips will be installed in the interchange.

November 12 to November 16: The contractor will continue installing new cable guard and place seed, fertilizer, erosion mat, and mulch along the previously graded areas.

November 19 to November 23: The contractor will continue installing new cable guard and place seed, fertilizer, erosion mat, and mulch along the previously graded areas.

Traffic impacts:

  • Motorists will encounter off-peak lane closures along southbound and northbound US 41/US 141 in the project work zone.

 

WINNEBAGO COUNTY

 

WIS 116, Wolf River Bridge and Approaches

Location/Limits: WIS 116 bridge and approaches, village of Winneconne 2nd Street to 2nd Avenue

Length of Project: 0.322 miles

Schedule: September 2017 to September 2019

Cost: $11.4 Million

Description of work: 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.

Fall 2018 to summer 2019: The contractor will continue to remove the old bridge.

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

 

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 of project: 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 12 to November 16: Contractor continued excavation and haul out of excess material. Installation of storm sewer was completed.

November 19 to November 21: The contractor will continue to haul out excess material.

Traffic impacts:

  • The US 10 eastbound off-ramp to County AP/Midway Road will remain closed long term.
  • The US 10 westbound off-ramp to County AP/Midway Road will remain closed long term.
  • The US 10 westbound on-ramp from County AP/Midway Road will remain closed long term.

Detours: See project website for detour routes.

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

 

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 consists of the reconstruction of US 10/WIS 441 from Appleton Road to one mile west of Telulah Avenue increasing it from two lanes in each direction to three lanes. The project will also reconstruct the Oneida Street (US 10) interchange replacing. Oneida Street will be constructed into a diverging diamond interchange.

November 12 to November 16:  Restoration along Oneida Street continues as weather permits for finishing seeding and erosion control measure. The contractor will be placing breaker run and aggregates along westbound lanes to pave the inside concrete shoulder. Fencing will occur around Pond 4. Noise wall construction will continue with drilling and setting of new posts.

November 19 to November 23: No work anticipated.

Traffic Impacts: Oneida Street and the WIS 441/Oneida St. interchange are now open. 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 project website, message boards, news releases and social media, along with guidance to preferred routes.

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

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