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Northeast Region weekly highway construction update

Weekly updates for May 13 to May 24, 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 coming up this year? 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 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.

May 13 to May 18: The contractor is painting the primer, intermediate and final coats on the steel girders in spans one, two and the west end of span three. The Ashwaubomay Trail is closed while the contractor is blast cleaning and painting the west end of the bridge.

May 20 to May 24: The contractor plans on moving the tarps which provide the painting enclosure from spans one and two to span five. Tarps are already on spans three and four. They will also be moving their equipment from shore onto barges. The Ashwaubomay Trail will open after the equipment is moved.

Traffic impacts: 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 Ashwaubomay Recreational Trail directly under the bridge. Boat traffic should be mindful of construction barge traffic and containment systems hanging below the bridge girders.

 

FOND DU LAC COUNTY

 

US 45 Village of Eden Reconstruction

Location/Limits: US 45 from Elm Street to the north village limits in Eden

Schedule: April 2, 2019 to fall of 2019

Length of project: .66 miles

Cost: $2,896,370.44

Description of work: The US 45 reconstruction project will fully reconstruct the portion of US 45 within the village of Eden limits and 400-feet of County B. Reconstruction includes complete removal and replacement of the highway structure. Project also includes replacement of large culvert on County Road B (Fall 2018), widen and replace railroad crossing at County B and remove signals (Fall 2018), widen roadway 1 – 2 feet, replace terraces in kind, replace storm sewer, bump-out at mid-block crossing on Fond du Lac Avenue, curb & gutter, signing and pavement markings.

May 13 to May 17: Storm sewer installation will continue along Fond du Lac Ave. Grading crew will also be working on grading and placing gravel on Fond du Lac Ave. Curb and gutter will be installed on the north half of Main Street.
May 20 to May 24: Storm sewer crew will finish installing storm sewer along Fond du Lac Ave. Grading will be completed along the northbound lane on Fond du Lac Ave.

Traffic impacts: US 45 and County B will be CLOSED to through traffic from April 2, 2019 to fall of 2019.

Detour:

  • Southbound US 45: US 45 to southbound US 151 southbound to I-41 southbound to WIS 28 eastbound.
  • Northbound US 45: US 45 to westbound WIS 28 to northbound I-41 County B detour route.
  • Southbound County B: US 45 to southbound County W to westbound County F to northbound County V.
  • Eastbound County B: County V to eastbound County F to northbound County W.

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

 

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

Construction schedule: April 2019 to December 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 north of 14th Street will take place in 2020.

May 13 to May 17: The contractor continued storm sewer installation heading west from the Little Manitowoc River, and are near the Lincoln Boulevard intersection. Crews continued to install water main between 5th Street and 6th Street. Sanitary sewer installation began at 6th Street and progressed west. Curb and gutter placed at the roundabout with Waldo Boulevard/ Maritime Drive/Memorial Drive. Concrete pavement continued at the roundabout as well.

May 20 to May 24: Concrete pavement will continue at the roundabout with Waldo Boulevard/ Maritime Drive/Memorial Drive. The paving contractor will continue concrete pavement in the roundabout. Sewer crews will continue storm sewer work from Lincoln Boulevard working west. Crews will also continue water main installation between 6th Street and 5th Street. Sanitary sewer will be installed on the north side of Waldo Boulevard from 6th Street to the east and from 6th Street to the west on the south side.

Traffic impacts: Waldo Blvd. is closed in portions of the work zone during construction. WIS 42 is closed and detoured for construction of the roundabout. Northbound and southbound traffic is maintained along Maritime Drive and Memorial Drive.

Detour: The detour route follows I-43 to WIS 310. Please see project website for specific detour information.

Website: https://projects.511wi.gov/waldo/

 

SHEBOYGAN COUNTY

 

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 in miles: 7.42 miles

Cost: $12.3 million

Construction 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.

May 13 to May 17: Contractor will begin installing erosion control throughout the project, staking the project, stripping topsoil at Ernst borrow site and near Castle Rock Court for bridge structure fill, clearing and grubbing throughout project, and continue mobilizing equipment.

May 20 to May 24: Contractor will begin stripping topsoil between Scenic View Drive and County T (south) on the north side of WIS 23. Contractor will begin hauling fill from the Ernst borrow pit and start grading the future westbound lanes of WIS 23 between Scenic View and County T. Bridge contractor will drive piling for the bridge structure near Castle Rock Court for the Ice Age Trail.

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

Detour: None

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

 

WINNEBAGO COUNTY

 

WIS 26 Resurfacing

Location: WIS 26 from the south county line to I-41 in the city of Oshkosh

Schedule: April 29, 2019 to July 19, 2019

Length: 4.3 miles

Cost: $2.3 million

Description of work: Work includes milling/resurfacing of existing roadway, replacement of three culverts, beamguard, shoulder gravel, permanent signing, and pavement marking.

May 13 to May 17: Contractor will be placing cross culvert pipes from Monday until Wednesday. Grading operations will take place at the beamguard location, and should complete by Friday. Milling will begin on Tuesday at the north end of the project, and will continue in front of the paver until all milling is complete. Paving of asphalt will begin on Wednesday at the north end of the project, and will continue until the paving is completed. Flagging operations with temporary rumble strips will be utilized as needed.

May 20 to May 24: A restoration crew is scheduled to landscape the areas of beamguard widening and culvert replacements early in the week. Asphalt paving will continue behind a milling operation, utilizing flagging as needed. Pavement marking may be placed as well. Crews will open WIS 26 by noon on Friday, May 24.

Traffic Impacts: A full closure with a signed detour is planned for WIS 26 starting Monday, May 13 and extending until noon, Friday, May 24.

Detour:

  • Detour route: I-41 to US 151 to WIS 26.
  • Access to properties within the work zone will be maintained during the closure.

All other work on the project will be conducted under flagging operations.

 

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: 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.

May 13 to May 17: The contractor will continue to work on the fishing platforms.

May 20 to May 24: The contractor will continue to work on the fishing platforms.

Traffic impacts: Possibility of short-term lane shifts on WIS 116 near 1st Street. The sidewalk is closed on the north side of WIS 116 between 1st Street and 1st Avenue.

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

 

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.

May 13 to May 17:  Noise wall construction will continue with access preparation, drilling and setting the new posts then panels. The contractor will be constructing embankment at County OO, installing electrical and ITS facilities, sign structures bases, breaker run, base aggregates, retaining wall construction, removal of pavement & asphalt and installing storm sewer at various locations throughout the project.

May 20 to May 24:  Noise wall construction will continue with access preparation, drilling and setting the new posts then panels. The contractor will salvage topsoil at County OO, installing electrical & ITS facilities, sign structures bases, breaker run, base aggregates, retaining wall construction, removal of pavement & asphalt, trimming, concrete paving and installing storm sewer at various locations throughout the project.

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.

May 13 to May 17:  Crews began removing pavement over proposed storm sewer locations along with installing storm sewer structures and pipe along Midway road. Crews completed some grading and placing of breaker run at the bottom of the northwest and southwest ramp connections to Midway road.

May 20 to May 24: Crews will continue to install storm sewer along Midway road.

Traffic Impacts: Midway Road is closed to traffic from Racine Road to Earl Street. All the interchange ramps at Midway Road are closed. Earl St. at Midway Road is scheduled to close on Monday morning, May 20.

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