Construction activities from Dec. 2 to Spring 2020
*This is the final weekly construction advisory for the 2019 construction season
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 in 2019? 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.
Mark Kantola, Regional Communications Manager
Mark.Kantola@dot.wi.gov, (920) 492-4153
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.
December 2019: Removing construction equipment and the causeway and general site cleanup.
Traffic impacts: Motorists on WIS 57 (Riverside Drive) should watch for construction traffic entering and leaving the site as the contractor demobilizes their equipment. Flagging operations will continue the Fox River Recreational Trail and Ashwaubenon Recreational Trail directly under the bridge while the contractor removes the safe span from under the bridge and the causeway from the river. Boat traffic should be mindful of construction barge traffic and containment systems hanging below the bridge girders.
WIS 42 Resurfacing (Fish Creek)
Location/limits: WIS 42 from Bluff Lane to Gibraltar Road in Fish Creek
Length: 1.18 miles
Cost: $5.6 million
Schedule: October 15, 2019 to June 2020. Work will be staged to avoid local festivals and holiday weekends due to tourism reasons.
Description of work: This project will mill the existing asphalt surface and replace with a new asphalt surface. Project also includes curb and gutter, storm sewer, sidewalk, lighting, turn lane and sidewalk along Shore Road, storm sewer repairs, storm sewer outfall relocation at Fish Creek Beach, curb ramp upgrades, retaining walls, and pavement marking.
Winter 2019 to Spring 2020: Winter shutdown. No traffic impacts.
Project website: https://projects.511wi.gov/wis42recon/
FOND DU LAC COUNTY
WIS 67 Resurfacing
Location/Limits: WIS 67 from the Dodge/Fond du Lac County line in Fond du Lac County to Baumann Street in the village of Campbellsport.
Length of Project: 5.6 miles
Schedule: September 9, 2019 to spring 2020
Cost: $2.4 million
Description of work: This project will resurface WIS 67 between Baumann Street and Golden Corners Road in Fond du Lac County. Some minor changes to cross drains, such as extensions and culvert relining, will take place. Culvert will be cleaned, and minor ditch grading near some culverts will occur. Work also includes guardrail, pavement marking and permanent signing.
November 22 to Spring 2020: Work suspended for winter and will resume in the spring of 2020.
Traffic impacts: None
Peshtigo Brook Wetland Mitigation Site
Location/limits: Along WIS 64 in the towns of Brazeau and Bagley.
Schedule: July 22, 2019 to December 2019
Length: 151 acres of phase 1; 284 acres of phase 3
Cost: $1.4 Million
Description of work: Peshtigo Brook Phase 1 was originally constructed in 2005 and requires modifications by directing more surface water into the site, utilizing shallow excavation in limited areas, and reseeding. The project is also constructing Peshtigo Brook Phase 3, which will restore historic wetlands through shallow excavation, grading, elimination of internal farm ditches, installation of fixed weirs, and seeding. A new culvert will be installed across WIS 64 to facilitate surface water drainage.
November 15 to Spring 2020: Work suspended for winter and will resume in the spring of 2020.
Traffic impacts: None
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: 7.42 miles
Cost: $12.3 million
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.
Winter 2019/2020: The work on the box culvert near County A will be ongoing. The contractor will also be placing pipes, top soiling ditches, and preparing the project for winter.
Traffic Impacts: Traffic not impacted and will continue to utilize existing WIS 23.
WIS 23 Construction Website: https://projects.511wi.gov/wis23resurface/