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Northeast Region weekly highway construction update

Construction updates for March 20 to March 31, 2016

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 are coming up? 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 COUNTY

 

I-43 resurfacing and bridge overlays, WIS 172 cable guard installation

Location/limits: I-43 (WIS 96 to WIS 172); WIS 172 (Webster Ave. to I-43/WIS 172 ramps)

Schedule: March 20, 2017 to November 2017

Length: I-43 (10.6 miles), WIS 172 (2.98 miles)

Description of work: Work on I-43 consists of concrete base patching of I-43 mainline (northbound and southbound), milling 2-inches of asphalt pavement and placing 4-inches of new asphalt pavement, signing, pavement marking, concrete overlay on various bridge structures, and concrete deck replacement of the US 141/County Road MM bridge over I-43. Bridge structure work on I-43 will be completed by the July 4th Holiday. Work on WIS 172 consists of installing cable guard and median grading. WIS 172 work will take place during nighttime hours.

March 20 to March 24: Contractor started removing the US 141/County MM bridge deck, paving the outside shoulder of I-43 lanes, and working on the temporary asphalt paving islands on the US 141/County MM interchange.

March 27 to March 31: Contractor will start decking the US 141/County MM bridge deck, installing crash cushions and temporary barrier wall along I-43, and milling the bridges in the project area.

Traffic impacts: There will be only one lane open to traffic on northbound and southbound I-43 for the majority of the project. Expect travel delays during peak travel times. There will be nighttime, single-lane closures on WIS 172 for cable guard installation. I-43 lane closures will become weekly (with two lanes open on weekends) in June 2017. Current closures are listed below.

  • March 20, 2017 to June 2017: Long-term, single-lane closures on northbound and southbound I-43 between WIS 96 and WIS 172.
  • March 20, 2017 to late May 2017: County MM overpass at I-43 closed and detoured for bridge deck replacement.

Detour: County MM detour will be posted. County MM/I-43 ramps will remain open during deck replacement, but motorist will not be able to cross the bridge deck. Motorists seeking access to US 141/29 from southbound I-43 will be directed to use County Road JJ/I-43 exit.

Project website: http://projects.511wi.gov/i43ner/

 

WIS 32, Ashland Ave. resurfacing and bridge replacement

Location/limits: WIS 32 (Ashland Ave.), 8th Street to Lombardi Ave.

Schedule: February 9, 2017 to August 2017

Length: 3.2 miles

Cost: $6.3 million

Description of work: Resurfacing of WIS 32 with some deeper repairs to fix rutting at the various intersections. The project also includes replacement of two bridges over Ashwaubenon Creek, traffic signal replacement, railroad crossing replacement, beam guard replacement, new signing and pavement marking.

March 20 to March 24: The contractor formed, and poured concrete for the north abutments of bridge structures. The contractor began to place the remaining heavy riprap around the abutments. The contractor placed structure backfill around the abutments poured last week.

March 27 to March 31: The contractor will place structure backfill around the north abutments of bridge structures. The contractor will begin to place the remaining heavy riprap around abutments and set girders. The contractor will begin forming the deck on both structures.

Traffic impacts: WIS 32 between Parkview Road and Hansen Road is currently closed to through traffic for construction of the bridges over Ashwaubenon Creek. Access to residences and businesses will be maintained.

Detour: WIS 32 northbound traffic at the 8th Street intersection will take County G (Main Ave.) westbound to northbound I-41 to the Mason Street interchange where it will connect back into WIS 32. Southbound traffic will be directed to stay on I-41 at the Mason Street interchange to the County G (Main Ave.) exit and back to WIS 32 southbound at the 8th Street intersection.

Project website: http://projects.511wi.gov/32resurface/

 

Green Bay Lift Bridges

Location: WIS 29 (Walnut Street Bridge), US 141 (Main Street Bridge), WIS 54 (Mason Street Bridge) over the Fox River in the city of Green Bay

Schedule: September 2016 to July 2017

Length: On-bridge work

Cost: $1,328,700

Description of work: The project includes upgrades to the software systems that control the bridges, new closed circuit television (CCTV) monitors and cameras, and a new public address system on the bridges. The project will also include the installation of equipment to provide the capability of future remote operation of the Mason Street Bridge and Main Street Bridge from the Walnut Street Bridge.

March 20 to March 24: Contractor will continue to work inside of the Nitschke Bridge lift house. There will be some work on the sidewalks to install new cameras and speakers.

March 27 to March 31: Contractor will continue to work inside of the Nitschke Bridge lift house. There will be some work on the sidewalks to install new cameras and speakers.

Traffic impacts: Periodic closures of WIS 29, WIS 54, and US 141 bridges may occur during weekday, nighttime hours (10 p.m. to 5 a.m., Monday through Friday) to open and close the bridges for testing of the mechanical and electrical systems. Equipment testing on any of the bridges will not occur at the same time. Some lane closures will be permitted during the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

 

Mason Street Bridge maintenance

Location: WIS 54 (Mason Street Bridge)

Schedule: June 2016 to April 2017

Length: 1.2 miles

Cost: $1,750,825

Description of work: The project includes repairs to the electrical and mechanical systems, repairs to the bridge tender house, and concrete surface repairs to some of the girders and piers. In addition, the signs on the bridge will be replaced with this project.

March 20 to March 24: The Contractors will continue their work on the lift house which includes windows, doors and soffit work. The Contractor will be replacing the sidewalk panels on the bascule section from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. The sidewalk closure across Mason Street Bridge will be up until the work is complete.

March 27 to March 31: The Contractors will continue their work on the lift house which includes windows, doors and soffit work. The Contractor will be replacing the sidewalk panels on the bascule section from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. The sidewalk closure across Mason Street Bridge will be up until the work is complete.

Traffic impacts: The westbound auxiliary lane on the bridge will be closed daily, Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. All ramps are open for use. Traffic will be maintained for the duration of construction.

Pedestrian/Bicycle traffic: The sidewalk across the Mason Street Bridge is currently closed. Please use the Walnut Street Bridge to cross the Fox River.

 

OUTAGAMIE AND BROWN 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.

March 20 to March 24: Work will continue on installing ITS conduit along the project. Contractor will have another crew installing control vaults throughout the project. Nighttime lane closures will continue until mid-week to allow the contractors to collect needed survey data.

March 27 to March 31: Installation of ITS conduit and vaults will continue throughout the project. Survey work will begin along the outside shoulders of I-41 north and southbound.

Traffic impacts: I-41 nighttime lane closures, March 16 to March 22, from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. in various locations for survey work.

  • Beginning late March/early April, there will be lane closures on I-41 during off-peak hours, but a minimum of one lane in each direction will remain open at all times.
  • Construction will be conducted in stages for the Apple Creek bridge improvements. Apple Creek bridges will be rehabbed one half at a time, which will shift traffic onto three lanes (two in one direction and one in the opposite direction) on one side of I-41 and leave one remaining adjacent to the work zone.
  • I-41/County U northbound off-ramp will be closed at a later date for 15 consecutive days.
  • County S (between I-41 ramps) will be closed at a later date for 15 consecutive days.

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

 

MANITOWOC COUNTY

 

I-43 resurfacing and bridge replacement

Location/limits: I-43, Clover Road in Clover to Point Creek Road in Cleveland

Length: 6.5 miles

Schedule: March 20, 2017 to November 2017

Cost: $9.4 million

Description of work: I-43 work will consist of concrete base patching of mainline and milling 2-inches of asphalt pavement and placing 4-inches of new asphalt pavement, concrete overlay on bridge structures, signing, pavement marking concrete overlay on bridge structures. Ramp patching and resurfacing work at County C interchange, bridge replacement of northbound I-43 bridge at Point Creek Road and bridge replacement of southbound I-43 bridge over County U/Newton Road.

March 20 to March 24: Crews installed temporary barrier wall and prepared to switch I-43 traffic to one lane in each direction bi-directionally on the northbound lanes of I-43 between Point Creek Road and Silver Creek Road.  Crews also replaced guardrail in the median on northbound I-43.

March 27 to March 31: Crews will switch I-43 traffic to run bi-directionally on the northbound lanes on Monday, March 27.  Crews will begin demolition of the northbound I-43 bridge over Newton Road and milling the northbound bridge decks.

Traffic impacts: There will be only one lane of traffic open on northbound and southbound I-43 for the majority of the project. Expect travel delays during peak travel times. Various ramps will be closed during the project. Current or upcoming closures are listed below.

  • March 20, 2017 to November 2017: I-43 will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Point Creek Road and Silver Creek Road.

 

  • March 24 to July 2017: Southbound I-43 on-ramp from County C CLOSED.
  • March 27 to June 2017: County U (Newton Road) will be CLOSED under I-43 while bridge replacement takes place.

Detour: During I-43/County C ramp closures, motorists will be directed to use the I-43/US 151 interchange ramps to the north or the I-43/County XX interchange ramps to the south. No detour will be posted for local road closures.

Project website: http://projects.511wi.gov/i43ner/

 

WIS 42 (Lincoln Avenue) reconstruction

Location/limits: Lincoln Ave. from 22nd Street to 35th Place in city of Two Rivers

Length 0.9 Miles

Schedule: March 12, 2017 to November 2017

Description of work: This project is an urban reconstruct of WIS 42, includes grading, storm sewer, watermain, sanitary sewer, concrete pavement, concrete curb and gutter, concrete sidewalk, signing, pavement marking and street lighting.

March 20 to March 24: The road was closed Monday with the detour set up. The contractor removed the existing asphalt from the roadway. Underground work began with installation of sanitary sewer and water main near the south end of the project.

March 27 to March 31: Underground construction will continue, progressing north.

Traffic impacts: WIS 42 from 22nd Street to 35th Place is closed and detoured during construction. Access will be maintained to property owners, businesses and emergency services. Cross traffic will be maintained at 24th Street and 34th Street at all times.

Detour: The detour route will follow County VV, WIS 147 and WIS 42.

 

OCONTO COUNTY

 

WIS 22 reconditioning

Location/limits: WIS 22, Highland Drive in Oconto Falls to US 141 in town of Stiles

Schedule: March 6, 2017 to mid-August 2017

Length: 4.22 miles

Cost: $3.4 million

Description of work: Reconditioning of WIS 22 consists of milling the existing asphalt pavement and placing a new driving surface. WIS 22 base-layer improvements will be completed in certain areas. Other work includes adding right-turn lanes at County I, Larson Road and Younger Road, removing and replacing two concrete box culverts, replacing existing culvert pipes at various locations, and installing new pavement marking and permanent signs.

March 20 to March 24: Contractor continued setting up detour.

March 27 to March 31: Contractor will close WIS 22 between County I and Duame Road and begin installing erosion control, removing tree stumps and removing asphalt pavement

Traffic impacts: WIS 22 will be closed and detoured in two stages to accommodate as much traffic as possible through Oconto Falls.

  • March 27 to mid-July: WIS 22 closed between County I and Duame Road. Access will be maintained for property owners and businesses. Traffic will follow Stage 1 detour.
  • Mid-July to mid-August: WIS 22 will be closed between Highland Drive and Duame Road.

Detour: Current detour Stage 1 (March 27 to mid-July): WIS 22 to County I to County A to US 141 to WIS 22. Stage 2 detour (mid-July to mid-August: WIS 22 to County B to County A to US 141 to WIS 22

 

WINNEBAGO COUNTY

 

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.

March 20 to March 24: Bridge crews continued work on the abutments of the north to west interchange ramp. Bridge crews also began work on the piers of east to north interchange ramp. Temporary sheeting will be installed and grading contractor will begin excavation for pier footings.

March 27 to March 31: Construction of the bridge abutments on the north to west ramp will continue along with bridge pier construction on the east to north ramp. Temporary sheeting will continue to be installed along with excavation for the pier footings.

Traffic Impacts: Lane and ramp closures of the I-41 and US 10/WIS 441 interchange will be used as needed for specific operations. Outside lane of northbound I-41 under US 10 will be closed from Monday morning to Friday afternoon.

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.

March 20 to March 24: Continue construction of off alignment piers with the installation of cofferdams, shoring, and piling. Pier reinforcing steel and concrete will be placed as work continues. Girders will be set on the future west US10/WIS 441 to north I-41 ramp  structure utilizing full closures on I-41. Structural steel placement will continue on the east spans of the existing structure over Little Lake Butte des Morts. Work will continue placing backfill at the east abutment and decking of that same structure. Footings, pier stem, and pier cap pours will continue on multiple structures throughout the project.

March 27 to March 31: Continue construction of off alignment piers with the installation of cofferdams, shoring, and piling. Pier reinforcing steel and concrete will be placed as work continues. Girders will be set on the future west US10/WIS 441 to north I-41 ramp structure utilizing full closures on I-41. Structural steel placement will continue on the east spans of the existing structure over Little Lake Butte des Morts.  Work will continue decking, and pending weather, the tops of the steel girders will be painted and reinforcing steel will be placed of that same structure. Footings, pier stem, and pier cap pours will continue on multiple structures throughout the project. Decking will begin on the B-70-401, future westbound structure over I-41.

Traffic Impacts: Eastbound and westbound US 10/WIS 441 traffic is on the new bridge over Little Lake Butte des Morts while the Roland Kampo Bridge is getting redecked. The west US 10/WIS 441 to north I-41 ramp is closed. 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. There will be a full closure of Lake Street for girder setting on Thursday, March 23 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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

 

I-41 from US 10 to County II

Location: town of Menasha

Schedule: July 2016 to May 2017

Length: 0.9 miles

Cost: $13.5 million

Description of work: This work is part of the WIS 441 Tri-County Expansion Project. This project is the addition of lanes along I-41 from US 10 to south of Winchester Road (County II). It includes the widening of the both bridge structures at Green Bay Road and the southbound structure at Winchester Road. It also includes the reconstruction of the northbound on-ramp and both southbound ramps at Winchester Road. New sign structures will be constructed for both northbound and southbound I-41 to accommodate the pavement changes. American Drive will also be realigned to accommodate the additional lane for southbound I-41. Two ponds will be constructed along with this project.

March 13 to March 24: Work is scheduled to begin again in April 2017

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

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