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Northeast Region weekly highway construction update

Construction taking place July 19 to July 30

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 on any active state highway construction project in our region. In case you’re unsure if your county is in WisDOT Northeast Region, here is a list: Brown, Calumet, Door, Fond du Lac, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Oconto, Outagamie, Sheboygan, and Winnebago.

Larger construction projects have individual websites. You can see the list at http://projects.511wi.gov/region/northeast/.

For projects not yet underway in the 2021 construction year, please see our 2021 Annual Construction Advisory.

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If you have any questions, please give us a call or shoot us an email. We would be happy to respond.

Safe travels!

Mark Kantola and Missy Kok, Regional Communications Managers
Mark.Kantola@dot.wi.gov, (920) 492-4153; Melissa2.kok@dot.wi.gov, (920) 492-5743

 

BROWN COUNTY

 

WIS 29/County VV Interchange

Location/limits: WIS 29/County VV interchange, WIS 29/County U interchange, and various side roads in the villages of Hobart/Howard and the Oneida Nation Reservation.

Length: 1.3 miles

Schedule: May 3, 2021 to late fall 2022

Cost: $19.8 million

Description of work: Construction of a grade-separated interchange at the intersection of WIS 29/County VV, including the connection and/or realignment of local roadways. After the completion of the interchange at WIS 29/County VV, the intersection of WIS 29/County U will be closed.

July 19 to July 23: The contractor continued fill operations on the north side of WIS 29 in the large fill areas and grading operations on Evergreen Avenue. The contractor continued grading operations on Marley Street and storm sewer operations on Evergreen Avenue.

July 26 to July 30: The contractor plans to continue fill operations on the north side of WIS 29 in the large fill areas. The contractor plans to continue grading operations on Evergreen Ave. and Marley Street. The contractor plans to continue storm sewer operations on Evergreen Avenue.

Traffic impacts: WIS 29 lane closures can be expected during off-peak hours intermittently during the project.

  • Local roadways will be closed and/or detoured during various times throughout construction. Local roadway Marley Street is scheduled to close on June 14 between Millwood to Marley Road for 90 days.

Detour: No current state highway detours. Various detours will be in place during different times during construction. See project website for more details on future closures/detours and local road closures.

Project websitehttps://projects.511wi.gov/29vv/

 

I-43 Bridge Rehabilitation – Green Bay

Location/limits: Various bridges, ramps, and overpasses on I-43 between WIS 172 and the Leo Frigo Bridge in Green Bay

Length: 10.03 miles

Cost: $6.3 million

Schedule: July 2020 to October 2021

Description of work: This project includes shoulder improvements, bridge deck milling with concrete overlays, bridge painting, culvert, and bridge wingwall repairs and pavement markings.

July 19 to July 23: Bridge deck sealing for northbound and southbound I-43 structures finished. All traffic control devices removed from work zones.

July 26 to July 30: No work this week. Work on wingwall structures will begin in early August.

Traffic impacts: Shoulder closures in early August for wingwall work.

Project website: https://projects.511wi.gov/i43greenbay/

 

I-41 Bridges Polymer Overlays (2020 carryover project)

Location/limits: I-41 bridges in the Green Bay area (50 I-41 bridges/overpasses/ramps and one bridge at US 141 over I-43). Eight I-41 bridges in Oshkosh were completed in 2020.

Schedule: July 2020 through July 2021

Cost: $3.4 million

Description of work: 2021 work includes placing a thin polymer overlay on numerous I-41 bridges in the Green Bay area. Many bridges were recently constructed as part of the I-41 Expansion Project. The polymer overlays protect and prolong the life of the bridge deck. This minimizes future maintenance costs and increases the time before a more costly deck rehabilitation project is required.

July 19 to July 25: Work includes polymer overlay, joint sealing, and permanent pavement markings on northbound & southbound I-41 from County F to Mason St., northbound I-41 off-ramp to Oneida St., southbound I-41 off-ramp to County F, southbound on-ramp from County  G, northbound I-41 on ramp from eastbound WIS 172, southbound I-41 from Lakeview Drive to Shawano Avenue. Work continues into the weekend.

July 26 to July 30: Work includes permanent pavement markings and joint sealing on northbound and southbound I-41 from County F to Harbor Lights Road., southbound I-41 off-ramp to County F, and northbound I-41 on-ramp from eastbound WIS 172.

Traffic Impacts: I-41 will remain open to traffic with various single and duel-lane closures at bridge location. A reduction in speed limit in the work zones will take place in the work zones.

Online updates: https://projects.511wi.gov/weeklyupdates-ne/

 

WIS 32 Resurfacing

Location/limits: WIS 32 from WIS 29 to East Green Bay Street, Village of Pulaski

Length: 4.93 miles

Schedule: May 31, 2021 to September 20, 2021

Cost: $4.2 million

Description of work: Work involves milling and resurfacing, cold-in-place recycled asphalt, bridge overlay, concrete barrier wall, box culvert extension, culvert pipe, storm sewer, beam guard improvements, signing, and pavement marking.

July 19 to July 24: The contractor reinstalled the WIS 32 detour on Monday, June 19 following the Pulaski Polka Days Festival. The contractor began milling WIS 32 from County B to WIS 29 in preparation for cold-in place asphalt. The contractor worked on the box culvert extension on WIS 32 near Hawthorne Drive. The contractor worked on masonry culvert end walls on WIS 32 from Quarry Drive to Cottonwood Drive.

July 26 to July 30: The contractor will begin cold-in-place recycling asphalt on WIS 32 from County B roundabout to Cottonwood Drive. The contractor will pour concrete curb and gutter patches at Townhall Drive, Bucks Bar, and Cottonwood Drive. The contractor will finish completing the box culvert on WIS 32 near Hawthorne Drive. The contractor will finish grading the culvert end walls from Airport Drive to Cottonwood Drive.

Traffic impacts:

  • WIS 32 CLOSED and detoured Monday, July 19 to August 31, 2021, between WIS 29 and County B.
    • Local access to all residences and businesses will be maintained throughout the project.
  • The County B roundabout will remain open for east-west traffic
  • Any remaining work after school begins will be completed under traffic with lane closures and flagging.

Detour: WIS 32 traffic detoured using WIS 29 to WIS 160. An alternate route for southbound WIS 32 to County B will use County S and County C. See project website for detour maps.

Project websitehttps://projects.511wi.gov/wis32pulaski/

 

DOOR COUNTY

 

WIS 57 Resurfacing

Location/limits: WIS 57 from WIS 42 to Summit Road in the towns of Sevastopol, Jacksonport, and Baileys Harbor

Length: 17.5 miles

Cost: $6.4 million

Schedule: May 3, 2021 to summer 2021. 55 working days anticipated. No work during peak summer tourist season.

Description of work: Work involves milling and resurfacing of the existing asphaltic lanes and shoulders, adding gravel to shoulders, beam guard improvements and associated minor grading, centerline and shoulder rumble strips, and pavement marking.

Summer 2021: Work suspended for summer tourist season.

Project website: https://projects.511wi.gov/57door/

 

FOND DU LAC COUNTY

 

WIS 23 Expansion – Urban Section

Location/limits: WIS 23 and various intersecting local roads between US 151 and Seven Hills Road

Length: 5.59 miles

Cost: $35 million

Schedule: April 19, 2021 to fall of 2022

Description of work: This work is part of the WIS 23 4-lane, on-alignment expansion project in Sheboygan and Fond du Lac counties. Construction in the Fond du Lac urban section of the overall project includes the construction of WIS 23 additional lanes. Work also includes construction of a roundabout at WIS 23 and Wisconsin American Drive, a jug handle interchange with roundabouts at WIS 23 and County K, and a WIS 23 structure over County K. At WIS 23 and County UU, a diamond interchange with roundabouts and a bridge over WIS 23 will be constructed. Other work includes grading, drainage culverts and inlets, aggregate base, concrete pavement, and incidentals.

July 19 to July 23: The contractor continued work on the Wisconsin American Drive roundabout. They also continued work on County K north and south, County UU north, and grading on the east end of the project.

July 26 to July 30: The contractor plans to switch traffic temporarily to the new roundabout at Wisconsin American Drive early this week. The contractor will continue work on the Wisconsin American Drive roundabout, County K north and south, County UU north, and grading on the east end of the project.

Traffic impacts: WIS 23 mainline will remain open with various shoulder and lane closures in the project limits. Following the Wisconsin American Drive traffic switch the week of July 26, Wisconsin American Drive north and south will use the new roundabout, while WIS 23 traffic will continue to use the temporary bypass around the roundabout.

Local road closures include:

  • County UU (South of WIS 23) – Closed
  • County UU (North of WIS 23) – Closed
  • No right turn allowed from northbound County K to eastbound WIS 23
  • County K (north of WIS 23) – Closed

Access restrictions will continue at the below locations. Posted “no left turns”.

  • Northbound American Drive to westbound WIS 23
  • Northbound County K to westbound WIS 23
  • Northbound Mary Hill to westbound WIS 23
  • Southbound Whispering Springs to eastbound WIS 23
  • Northbound Northway Drive to westbound WIS 23
  • Westbound WIS 23 to southbound County K
  • Westbound WIS 23 to southbound Mary Hill
  • Eastbound WIS 23 to northbound Whispering Springs
  • Westbound WIS 23 to southbound Northway Drive

Project website: https://projects.511wi.gov/wis23resurface/

 

WIS 23 Expansion – Rural Section

Location/limits: Near Seven Hills Road in town of Empire to the east county line at Division Road in town of Forest

Length: 6.85 miles

Cost: $30 million

Schedule: April 21, 2020 to late October 2021

Description of work: This work is part of the WIS 23 4-lane, on-alignment expansion project scheduled for 2019-2022 in Sheboygan and Fond du Lac counties. This middle section of the overall project includes the complete construction of additional WIS 23 lanes. Work involves grading, drainage culverts and inlets, aggregate base, and concrete pavement. Work also includes constructing a westbound WIS 23 bridge over the Sheboygan River, constructing an Old Plank Trail structure over the Sheboygan River, constructing a County G bridge over WIS 23, constructing a diamond interchange at County G, wetland mitigation site work, and other incidental items.

July 19 to July 23: Crews completed grading on the westbound lanes of WIS 23 at County W (north). Crews began grading the eastbound lanes of WIS 23 at County W (south).

July 26 to July 30: Crews will continue grading the eastbound lanes of WIS 23 at County W (south). Crews will install culverts on County W (south). Crews will place aggregates on WIS 23 and County W (south).

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

  • County W south intersection with WIS 23 will close on Monday, July 26 and reopen late on Wednesday, July 28.
  • County G is closed and will reopen in October 2021.
  • Permanent closures include: The north legs of Log Tavern Road, Banner Road, and the south legs of Hickory Road and Division Road at WIS 23.

Detours:

  • Northbound County G detour will follow County U to WIS 23 to County P to County C back to County G.
  • Southbound County G detour will use County C to County P to County U to County T back to County G.

Project website: https://projects.511wi.gov/wis23resurface/

 

WIS 67 Village of Campbellsport Reconstruction

Location/limits: WIS 67 from Baumann Street to Triple S Road

Length: 2.24 miles

Cost: $9.04 million

Schedule: March 15, 2021 to late November 2021

Description of work: The project includes reconstructing WIS 67 to install new base aggregate, pavement, curb and gutter, sidewalk, storm sewer, urban shoulders, parking lanes and utilities (water and sanitary sewer). The bridge over Milwaukee River will receive a concrete deck overlay and structural repairs.

July 19 to July 23: Storm sewer installed from River Street to Helena Street. Water services installed from Helena Street to Elm Street. Watermain and storm sewer work continued in the intersection of Fond du Lac Ave and County V.

July 26 to July 30: Watermain and storm sewer work continue in the intersection of Fond du Lac Ave. and County V.

Traffic impacts: WIS 67 is CLOSED to through traffic.

  • Local access to businesses and properties in the work zone will be maintained using side roads.

Detour: Through traffic is directed to use I-41, WIS 28 and WIS 45

Project website: https://projects.511wi.gov/67urban/

 

WIS 49 Village of Brandon Resurfacing

Location/limits: WIS 49 from County TC to the western village of Brandon limits

Length: 0.96 miles

Cost: $307,635

Schedule: July 26, 2021 to early September 2021

Description of work: The project consists of resurfacing the travel lanes through the village of Brandon. Work includes a 2-inch asphalt mill and overlay, pedestrian curb ramp replacement, spot curb and gutter replacement and pavement marking.

July 19 to July 23: Installed message boards for construction beginning July 26.

July 26 to July 30: Construction begins July 26. The contractor will begin removing and replacing existing pedestrian curb ramps along WIS 49 in the village of Brandon. Temporary pedestrian accommodations will be installed to help guide pedestrians.

Traffic impacts: WIS 49 will remain open with flagging operations during work hours.

Project website: https://projects.511wi.gov/weeklyupdates-ne/

 

KEWAUNEE COUNTY

 

WIS 42 Resurfacing and Culvert Construction

Location/limits: south Kewaunee/Manitowoc County line to Baumeister Drive in the city of Kewaunee

Length: 9.9 miles

Cost: $5.1 million

Schedule: June 1, 2021 to October 2021

Description of work: This is a resurfacing-level project with replacement of two large box culvert under the roadway. Work includes: Milling and resurfacing the existing asphalt pavement; replacing the deteriorating box culvert 300′ south of Lakeview Drive; replacing the deteriorating box culvert ¾-mile north of County J; replacing culvert pipes; storm sewer, and guardrail; rumble strip installation; pavement marking; minor grading and paved shoulder widening.

July 19 to July 23: No work.

July 26 to July 30: Milling and paving operations will begin. Temporary pavement markings will be applied to the milled surface. Crews will continue forming and pouring the box culvert located 300 feet south of Lakeview Drive.

Traffic impacts: WIS 42 will be CLOSED AND DETOURED to through traffic to September 2021 for culvert work and construction on the lower level of pavement.

  • Access will be maintained to businesses and properties in the work zone.
  • Flagging operations will be used for work conducted not under full closure.
  • WIS 42 will have a hard closure (no vehicles can pass) from 0.5 miles north of Nuclear Road to Lakeview Drive until July 30, 2021 for box culvert work.

Detours:

  • WIS 42 northbound: County BB west to County AB north to WIS 29 east back to WIS 42.
  • WIS 42 southbound: WIS 29 west to County AB south to County BB east back to WIS 42.

Project website: https://projects.511wi.gov/42southkew/

 

MARINETTE COUNTY

 

US 8 – Dunbar to Pembine Resurfacing

Location/limits: US 8 between Dunbar and Pembine within Marinette County

Length: 8.264 miles

Cost: $3.97 Million

Construction schedule: July 15, 2021 to September 27, 2021

Description of work: Construction includes resurfacing of US 8 in the work zone by milling 4” and overlaying 4” with hot mix asphalt. The project also includes culvert replacement, culvert lining, beam guard upgrades, erosion control and the addition of centerline rumble strips and grooved wet reflective pavement markings.

July 19 to July 23: The contractor completed the installation of two cross culverts with hot mix asphalt patches. The contractor began replacing two culvert endwalls and installing culvert pipe liner.

July 26 to July 30: The contractor will work on frost heave excavation and competing the earthwork for the new guardrail placement by the end of the week. Restoration work to follow earthwork.

Traffic Impacts: US 8 will remain open during construction with lane closures and flagging operations. There may be short durations when access to side streets and driveways is restricted for pavement operations. The contractor will notify property owners 48 hours in advance of any driveway restriction.

Online updates: https://projects.511wi.gov/weeklyupdates-ne/

 

US 8/US 141 Bridge Rehabilitation

Location/limits: US 8/US 141 bridge over the Pem Bon Won River, Wisconsin Central Ltd Railroad, and Crain Lane in the town of Pembine.

Length: 0.2 miles

Cost: $1.1 million

Schedule: June 8, 2021 to October 2021

Description of work: This project includes repairs to the concrete bridge deck along with placement of a new concrete deck overlay, expansion joint replacement, replacing the existing wing walls, and upgrades to the concrete bridge parapet walls.

July 19 to July 23: Crews poured the concrete deck overlay, stained the west parapet wall, and graded the approaches for concrete shoulders and surface drain.

July 26 to July 30: Crews will pour the concrete shoulders, concrete curb and gutter and concrete surface drain.

Traffic impacts: US 8/US 141 will remain open with temporary traffic signals to allow one lane of traffic to cross the bridge.

Online updates: https://projects.511wi.gov/weeklyupdates-ne/

 

MANITOWOC COUNTY

 

I-43 Bridges Polymer Overlay

Location/limits: I-43 bridges in Manitowoc County (17 bridges and 2 overpasses). Specific locations include: Six bridges between Westview Road and County U (Newton Road) in the Cleveland area; Seven bridges between County CL (Viebhan Road) and US 10 near Manitowoc; Six bridges between County V (Hillcrest Road) and the Devils River near Kellnersville.

Schedule: July 26 to August 20, 2021

Cost: $597,000

Description of work: Work includes placing a thin polymer overlay on 19 I-43 bridges in Manitowoc County. New pavement marking will be applied after the polymer overlays.

July 26 to July 30: Project begins July 26. The contractor will apply polymer overlay on five I-43 bridges from County V (Hillcrest Road) to the Devils River crossing, and the County V (Hillcrest Road) overpass near Kellnersville.

Traffic Impacts: I-43 will remain open to traffic with single lane closures at the bridge work zones. A reduction in speed limit to 55 MPH will be in place in the work zones. Minor delays are possible.

Online updates: https://projects.511wi.gov/weeklyupdates-ne/

 

MANITOWOC SHEBOYGAN COUNTIES

 

I-43 Median Cable Guard

Location/limits: I-43 from Polifka Road to Fisherville Road in Manitowoc County and I-43 from County V to County EE in Sheboygan County

Length: Manitowoc County 1.4 miles, Sheboygan County 1.34 miles

Cost: $887,000

Schedule: June to August 2021

Description of work: Work will include the grading of median and placement of median cable guard in Manitowoc County and Sheboygan County.

July 19 to July 23: Contractor continued to pour the concrete footings for the cable barrier system in Sheboygan County from County V and County EE.

July 26 to July 30: Contractor will continue to work on the cable guard in Sheboygan County from County V to County EE. The contractor may begin work on the cable guard in Manitowoc County late in the week.

Traffic Impacts: I-43 will remain open to traffic with a left lane closure through the work zone for both northbound and southbound traffic. A reduction in speed limit will be in place in the work zone.

Online updates: https://projects.511wi.gov/weeklyupdates-ne/

 

WIS 67 Improvements 

Location/limits: Suhrke Road in Sheboygan County to WIS 32/57 in Manitowoc County

Length: 11.5 miles

Schedule: May 24, 2021, to late October 2021

Cost: $7.6 million

Description of work: Asphaltic surface milling, excavation, borrow, base aggregate, concrete pavement, asphaltic pavement, curb and gutter, culvert pipe, storm sewer, box culvert replacement, bridge overlay, concrete sidewalk, beam guard, and pavement marking.

July 19 to July 23: The contractor will begin placing concrete pavement in the southbound lanes of WIS 67 from Suhrke Road to Rustic Lane and continue grading operations from Chicago Street to Highview Road. The contractor will continue with permeant restoration from County FF to Highview Road, placing curb and gutter at County MM, County EH, Holzman Road and sidewalk in Elkhart Lake.

July 26 to July 30: The contractor began removing and placing concrete pavement in the southbound lanes of WIS 67 from Suhrke Road to Rustic Lane and continued grading operations from Chicago Street to Highview Road. The contractor continued with permeant restoration from County FF to Highview Road and placing curb, gutter and sidewalk in Elkhart Lake.

Traffic Impacts: Construction work at this time will be completed using shoulder closures and flagging operations. For planned future closures, please see the project website.

Project websitehttps://projects.511wi.gov/wis67elk/

 

OCONTO COUNTY

 

WIS 32 Resurfacing

Location/limits: WIS 32 from the north village limits of Pulaski (South Chase Road) to WIS 22 near the city of Gillett.

Length: 14.2 miles

Schedule: July 26, 2021 to October 29, 2021

Cost: $8.6 Million

Description of work: : This project involves culvert pipe replacement, bridge deck overlay, removing asphaltic surface milling, cold-in-place recycling (CIR), hot-mix asphalt pavement, base course, shaping shoulders, shoulder and centerline rumble strips, pavement marking, erosion control and all incidental items.

July 19 to July 23: Traffic control and staking in advance of project start.

July 26 to July 30: Project begins June 26. The contractor will began saw cutting asphalt driveways, setting up erosion control and replacing cross culvert pipes.

Traffic impacts: WIS 32 will remain open during construction using lane closures and flagging operations.

Online updates: https://projects.511wi.gov/weeklyupdates-ne/

 

WIS 32 resurfacing

Location/limits: WIS 32 from WIS 22 in the city of Gillett to Trinity Church Road in town of Maple Valley

Length: 7.35 Miles

Cost: $2,054,124

Schedule: June 28, 2021 to August 2, 2021

Description of work: This is a highway resurfacing project that includes milling 2 inches of the asphaltic surface and paving 2 inches with hot mix asphalt pavement, pavement marking, centerline rumble strips, and curb and gutter replacement at County H.

July 19 to July 23: Paving operations finished. The contractor began shouldering work. Pavement markings will continue to be placed on WIS 32 to help guide traffic

July 26 to July 30: The contractor will continue placing shoulder aggregate along WIS 32. The contractor will also be finishing up with all their permanent pavement marking and restoration work. Anticipated finish date for construction is August 2, weather dependent.

Traffic impacts: WIS 32 will remain open with flagging operations during work hours.

Project website: https://projects.511wi.gov/weeklyupdates-ne/

 

WIS 22 Resurfacing

Location/limits: WIS 22 from the US 141/WIS 22 interchange in the towns of Stiles to the US 41/WIS 22 interchange in the town of Oconto

Length of project: 6.7 miles

Schedule: June 23, 2021 through September 1, 2021

Cost: $2.4 million

Description of work: This project consists of extending and replacing drainage structures, replacing guardrail, widening the existing asphaltic shoulder, milling and overlaying the existing pavement with new asphaltic pavement. Centerline and shoulder rumble strips will be installed, and new pavement markings applied.

July 19 to July 23: Crews finished work at the box culvert between Funk Road and Logtown Road and removed traffic control. Landscaping crews will complete final restoration of all disturbed areas. Milling and paving work began. Crews milled the top two inches of the existing asphaltic pavement. Paving crews began placing the lower layer of the 2-foot asphaltic shoulder widening and began paving the top 2-inch surface layer.

July 26 to July 30: Milling crews will complete removing the top two inches of the existing asphaltic pavement. Paving crews will continue paving the 2-foot shoulder widening and the top surface layer. Pavement marking crews will begin painting the centerline stripe behind the pavement operation.

Traffic Impacts: WIS 22 between the US 141 and US 41 interchanges CLOSED to thru traffic.

  • Passage of local traffic will be maintained through the work zone.

Detour: Traffic will be directed to use US 141 and US 41.

Online updates: https://projects.511wi.gov/weeklyupdates-ne/

 

OUTAGAMIE COUNTY

 

WIS 15 Bypass Reconstruction/Expansion

Location/limits: WIS 15 from CN Railroad to County JJ in the towns of Hortonia and Ellington and the village of Hortonville

Length of project: 3.6 miles

Schedule: June 2021 through October 2022

Cost: $24.7 million (initial contract)

Description of work: This work is part of the WIS 15 4-lane, off-alignment expansion project scheduled for 2021-2024 in Outagamie County. This initial contract (one of five) will complete the bypass portion. Work involves grading, base, landfill waste removal, culvert pipe, storm sewer, asphalt pavement, concrete curb and gutter, pavement marking, finishing, landscaping, bridge/drainage structures, retaining walls and incidental items. Construction of eastbound and westbound bridges over Wis. Central Railroad, Black Otter Creek, County M and Nash Street. Retaining walls along the east side of the Wis. Central railroad at the abutments and under and along the east and west abutments at County M and Nash Street. Grading of the new roadway alignment and placing of select crushed and base aggregate material to the roadway elevations for the future paving contract.

July 19 to July 23: Clearing and grubbing expected to continue in the marsh area between County M and Black Otter Creek. Grading contractor expected to begin Black Otter Creek realignment and structure excavation. Grading crews will also continue to use common excavation from County M to Nash St. and Nash St. to the east to build roadway embankment east of Nash Street and west of County M. Erosion control contractor will be onsite as needed. Bridge contractor expected to install temporary shoring along the east side of Black Otter Creek. Piling installation may begin depending on temporary shoring installation.

July 26 to July 30: Clearing and grubbing continue in the marsh area between County M and Black Otter Creek. Grading contractor expected to continue working on Black Otter Creek realignment and complete east side structure excavation. Grading crews will also continue to use common excavation from County M to Nash St., and Nash to the east to build roadway embankment east of Nash Street and west of County M. Erosion control as needed. Bridge contractor expected to install piling in the east abutment and east piers of Black Otter Creek bridges.

Traffic Impacts: Most work on the bypass where the roadway does not conflict with existing roadways will be completed in stage one. No impacts to traffic are expected at this time. Grading equipment will be crossing County M, MM and Nash Street at times to move onsite material. Grading equipment will yield to roadway traffic. Short term closures of County M and Nash St. can be expected during girder setting which is scheduled for late fall or winter of 2021.

  • See project website for specific traffic impacts.

Project website: https://projects.511wi.gov/wis15expand/

 

WIS 55 Improvements

Location/limits: WIS 55/Main St from WIS 54 to Lake Road

Length: 1.5 miles

Cost: $783,119

Schedule: to August 2021

Description of work: Construction consists of a 2-inch asphalt mill and overlay, storm sewer replacement, curb and gutter replacement, concrete sidewalk, curb ramps, permanent signing, and pavement marking.

July 19 to July 23: No work. Work restrictions in place for Outagamie County Fair.

July 26 to July 30: Contractor will mill off two inches of the existing asphalt surface and pave back in two inches of new asphalt from WIS 54 to Lake Road.

Traffic impacts: WIS 55 will remain open during construction. Various shoulder and parking lane closures will occur, along with local side road closures and flagging operations for storm sewer repairs.

Online updates: https://projects.511wi.gov/weeklyupdates-ne/

 

SHEBOYGAN COUNTY

 

I-43 and WIS 32 Resurfacing and Railroad work

Location/limits: I-43 from the south county line to Wilson/Lima Road in the towns of Wilson and Holland, and villages of Oostburg and Cedar Grove. WIS 32 from County D to I-43 in the town of Holland and village of Cedar Grove.

Length: 8.4 miles

Cost: $8 million

Schedule: April 26, 2021 to August 2021

Description of work: The work involves resurfacing I-43 and WIS 32, reconstructing the existing railroad crossing on WIS 32, adding sidewalk and modifying storm sewer on WIS 32. Work also includes concrete base patching, base aggregate, rumble strips, culvert pipe repairs, beam guard upgrades, pavement marking, and permanent signing.

July 19 to July 23: Placement of the surface lift of asphalt will continue, including the tie-ins at the bottom of the northbound ramps which will require short term closures. Work will also continue for signing and beam guard adjustments.

July 26 to July 30: The surface lift of asphalt will be completed at the bottom of the northbound I-43 ramps at WIS 32 and County AA. Any remaining outside shoulders will be completed, along with completing the paving on the median maintenance crossovers. Installation of the gravel shoulders will begin along with continuing to adjust the existing beamguard.

Traffic impacts:

Current:

  • Various single lane closures on I-43.
  • Northbound I-43 on and off-ramps at WIS 32 will be closed Monday afternoon, July 26, for four to five hours.
  • Northbound I-43 on and off-ramps at County AA will be closed either Monday evening or Tuesday morning (July 27) for four to five hours (depending on work at the I-43/WIS 32 ramps).

Future closures include:

  • A 30-day closure of WIS 32 for railroad and adjacent WIS 32 work.
  • Ramp closures at WIS 32 and County AA for a maximum of two consecutive days.
  • Closure of the park and ride lot located at I-43 and County AA for a maximum of two consecutive days.

Project website: https://projects.511wi.gov/i43wis32/

 

WIS 23 Expansion

Location/limits: WIS 23 from the west Sheboygan/Fond du Lac County line to County P in the town of Plymouth

Length: 7.42 miles

Cost: $25.8 million

Schedule: May 13, 2019 to July 30, 2021

Description of work: This work is part of the WIS 23 4-lane, on-alignment expansion project in Sheboygan and Fond du Lac counties. Two separate contracts will be underway to complete this eastern portion in Sheboygan County. One contract is a continuation of the work started in 2019 to complete the grading of the additional lanes, and the other contract will complete the work with constructing the aggregate base and pavement on the additional lanes. Work involves grading, drainage culverts and inlets, aggregate base, concrete pavement, WIS 23 eastbound structure over the Ice Age Trail, completion of a wetland mitigation site, and other incidental items.

July 19 to July 23: The contractor worked on curb and gutter at the RCUTS (J-turns) and median opening. Crews also fine graded and staked for asphalt throughout the project.

July 26 to July 30: The contractor will work on curb and gutter at the RCUTS  (J-turns) and median openings. They will also continue working on fine grading and staking for asphalt throughout the project.

Traffic Impacts: WIS 23 will remain open to traffic. The median access of Scenic View, County A and County S are closed. With these closures, please use the RCUTS (J-turns).

Project website: https://projects.511wi.gov/wis23resurface/

 

WINNEBAGO COUNTY

 

Racine Street Bridge Replacement

Location/limits: Fox River Bridge and approaches, city of Menasha

Length: On-bridge

Cost: $33 million

Schedule: October 13, 2020 to November 2022

Description of work: Work includes replacing the existing bridge with a new, two-lane drawbridge (movable span) on a slightly different alignment (just east of existing location). It also includes new roundabouts at the Racine Street intersections with Main Street on the north side of the river and Ahnaip Street on the south side of the river. Work will be completed in three stages. Stage 1 takes place from October 2020 to fall 2021.

July 19 to July 23: The contractor will install operator house steel.

July 26 to July 30: Miscellaneous work occurring on the bascule piers.

Traffic impacts: The Racine Street Bridge and adjacent intersections remain open to traffic through fall of 2021.

  • Future impacts: The bridge will be closed from fall 2021 to fall 2022. For complete staging traffic impacts, please see the project website.

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

 

NORTHEAST REGION WIDE

 

NER Pavement Marking

Location: Various highways

Schedule: June to September 1, 2021

Cost: $1,090,512 million

Description of work: Work under this contract consists of applying epoxy pavement markings to various state and US highways, bridges and ramps in the Brown, Calumet, Fond du Lac, Manitowoc, Oconto, Outagamie, Sheboygan, and Winnebago counties.

July 19 to July 23: Pavement marking on I-41 in Brown, Outagamie, and Winnebago counties and US 41 in Oconto County. Crews will install yellow edge line and hand work on ramps.

July 26 to July 30: Pavement marking on I-41 in Outagamie and Winnebago counties, US 41 in Oconto County and WIS 96 in Outagamie County.

Traffic impacts: Various moving lane closures and lane/shoulder closures. Highways will remain open to traffic.

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