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Northeast Region weekly highway construction update

Construction taking place May 3 to May 14

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.

View individual project websites 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.

May 3 to May 7: Project begins May 3. Crews will conduct initial project staking, erect traffic control devices and mobilize equipment.

May 10 to May 14: The contractor plans to strip topsoil, erosion control, traffic control, and start earthmoving operations on the north side of WIS 29 large fill areas.

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.

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

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.

May 3 to May 7: Bridge painting on two WIS 54/57 bridges over University Avenue will continue. Bridge deck overlay work continues with surface repair, bridge deck preparation, and placement of concrete overlays on two I-43 bridges. Other work includes placement of slope, paving, gravel under four mainline bridges, placement of concrete footings for an overhead sign bridge, guardrail adjustments and landscape restoration.

May 10 to May 14: Bridge painting on two WIS 54/57 bridges over University Avenue will be completed this week. Bridge painting for two I-43 structures over Irwin Ave. will start this week. Other work that is expected to be done this week includes completion of a concrete overlay for one I-43 northbound structure, bridge deck surface preparation, and placement of slope paving material for four I-43 bridges.

Traffic impacts: Long-term I-43 lane closures will continue through the end of May 2021. The interstate is down to one lane open at various locations in the project work zone. Motorists could encounter delays/backups on I-43 during peak travel times. Please consider WIS 172 and I-41 as an alternate route. Current ramp closures include:

  • Northbound I-43 to northbound WIS 57 ramp is expected to open by 5 p.m. on May 7, 2021.
  • Northbound WIS 57 to northbound I-43 ramp CLOSED until May 27, 2021.
  • Irwin Avenue (City of Green Bay) located near I-43 will have a northbound lane/shoulder closure in-place starting Friday, May 7. Temporary signals will provide two-directional traffic (including bike/pedestrians) through this area. This traffic pattern is expected to last approximately two weeks.

Detours:

  • Motorist on I-43 seeking northbound WIS 57 should continue north and exit at Webster Avenue. Take Webster Avenue west to southbound I-43 and follow southbound I-43 to the off-ramp east onto northbound WIS 54/57.
  • Motorists on northbound WIS 54/57 seeking northbound I-43 will be directed to continue northbound on WIS 54/57, turn north onto Nicolet Drive, turn west onto southbound WIS 54/57 and continue to the northbound I-43 on-ramp.

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.

May 3 to May 9: Work includes polymer overlay, joint sealing, and permanent pavement markings on the southbound I-41 from Duck Creek to Weitor Wharf Drive, southbound I-41 off-ramp to Velp, and northbound I-41 from Memorial Drive to Velp. Work will continue through the weekend.

May 10 to May 16: Work includes polymer overlay, joint sealing, and permanent pavement markings on southbound I-41 from Lakeview Drive to Weitor Wharf Drive, and the southbound I-41 off-ramp to Velp Avenue.

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/

 

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.

May 3 to May 7: Construction began May 4. Contractor will install erosion control measures along project route and begin grading and shaping the ends of guardrails in various locations.

May 10 to May 14: Landscape restoration of the grading and shaping along guardrails in various locations continues. Contractor begins milling and paving along WIS 57 just north of Jacksonport.

Traffic Impacts: WIS 57 will remain open. Flagging operations will occur at various locations in the project work zone.

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

 

WIS 42 Resurfacing

Location/limits: Scandia Road to Wisconsin Bay Road in the town of Liberty Grove and village of Sister Bay

Length: 9.8 miles

Cost: $2.68 Million

Construction schedule: April 26, 2021 to June 25, 2021

Description of work: This project will consist of milling off the surface of the existing asphaltic roadway, paving a new surface layer, and placing new gravel shoulders and pavement markings.

May 3 to May 8: The contractor will finish paving throughout the project and begin placing new gravel shoulder material.

May 10 to May 15: The contractor will finish paving throughout the project and begin placing new gravel shoulder material.

Traffic Impacts: WIS 42 will remain open to traffic throughout construction with flagging operations as necessary.

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

 

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 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 County K bridge structure over WIS 23. 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.

May 3 to May 7: Crews will continue to work on the excavations off the roadway from Taft Road to Seven Hills Road. The contractor will continue constructing the temporary widening along the WIS 23 westbound lanes from County UU to US 151. Crews will also work on the new connection between Irene Drive and Whispering Springs Drive, a new road between County UU and Whispering Springs Drive, and a new road between County UU and Northway Drive. Crews will continue working on temporary roadway connections at Wisconsin American Drive and Mary Hill Park Drive. Several utility crews will be onsite to relocate their lines for the ongoing construction.

May 10 to May 14: Crews continue to work on the excavations off the roadway from Taft Road to Seven Hills Road. The contractor will continue constructing the temporary widening along the WIS 23 westbound lanes from County UU to US 151. They will also work on the new connection between Irene Drive and Whispering Springs Drive, a new road between County UU and Whispering Springs Drive, and a new road between County UU and Northway Drive. Several utility crews will be onsite to relocate their lines for the ongoing construction work.

Traffic impacts:

  • WIS 23 mainline will remain open with various shoulder and lane closures in the project limits.
  • County UU (South) is closed.

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.

May 3 to May 7: Crews paved asphalt shoulders at various locations along the new eastbound lanes of WIS 23. Crews paved the temporary asphalt crossover east of Hinn Road. Crews removed falsework from the new County G overpass. Crews installed storm sewer on County G. Crews installed right of way fence throughout the project.

May 10 to May 14: Crews will switch WIS 23 bidirectional traffic to the new eastbound lanes between County W and the east county line. Crews will continue removing falsework from the new Count G overpass and installing storm sewer on County G. Crews will continue installing right-of-way fence throughout the project. Crews will install the polymer overlay on the Old Plank Road Trail bridge over the Sheboygan River.

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 G is closed and will reopen in October 2021.
  • Permanent closures include: The south leg of Log Tavern Road, Banner Road, and Division Road at WIS 23.
  • The north legs of Hickory Road, and Division Road at WIS 23 will close permanently on Monday, May 10.

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.

May 3 to May 7: Underground crew will install watermain and sanitary sewer from River Street to Elm Street. Gravel will be placed to County Y and New Castle.

May 10 to May 14: Underground crew will install watermain and sanitary sewer from River Street to Elm Street. Construction stage 2 will start from Railroad Street to the West. Storm sewer will be installed in this stage.

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/

 

MANITOWOC COUNTY

 

US 151 Asphalt Paving

Location/limits: US 151 from WIS 67 to the city of Valders city limits

Length: 7.8 Miles

Cost: $2.27 million

Schedule: to September 2021

Description of work: Construction consist of a 2-inch asphalt mill and overlay, base aggregate shouldering, culvert repair, spot curb and gutter replacement, beam guard improvements and pavement marking.

May 3 to May 7: Crews will begin asphalt shoulder widening and milling of the existing asphalt pavement with asphalt paving operations to follow.

May 10 to May 14: Milling of the existing asphalt pavement and paving the new asphalt surface will continue.

Traffic impacts: US 151 will remain open with flagging operations during construction. Slight delays should be expected.

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.

May 3 to May 7: Base patching continues in northbound and southbound lanes of I-43.

May 10 to May 14: Grading work on law enforcement pads and storm sewer repairs will begin.

Traffic impacts: Current: Various single lane closures on I-43.

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 28 and County EE Roundabout

Location/limits: WIS 28 and County EE intersection at the intersection of the towns of Lima, Wilson, Sheboygan, and Sheboygan Falls. The project is also adjacent to the city of Sheboygan Falls and the village of Kohler.

Length: Intersection only

Cost: $1.7 million

Schedule: August 2020 to June 2021

Description of work: 2021 work involves reconstructing the existing WIS 28 and County EE intersection into a single lane roundabout. Other construction includes grading, drainage culverts and inlets, aggregate base, asphaltic pavement, northeast wingwall modifications and polymer deck overlay on the WIS 28 structure over the Onion River.

May 3 to May 7: Crews placed concrete curb and gutter throughout the project.

May 10 to May 14: Crews plan to place concrete in the raised median islands, the bridge approach slab, and the truck apron in the roundabout.

Traffic impacts: WIS 28 and County EE is CLOSED and detoured.

Detour: WIS 28 detour follows WIS 32, County V, and I-43. County EE detour follows WIS 32, County V, and County A.

Online updateshttps://projects.511wi.gov/weeklyupdates-ne/

 

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.

May 3 to May 7: The contractor will continue to fine grade and prepare for paving. They will be removing the asphalt by the vane drain on the west end of the project. Asphalt paving, shoulder gravel and lighting work continues. Preparations are underway for a traffic switch to new pavement in early May.

May 10 to May 14:  The contractor will continue to fine grade and prepare for paving. All project staff and contractor will be preparing for upcoming traffic switch in early May. The electrical contractor will continue lighting work. Crews will continue asphalt paving and graveling shoulders. The landscaping crew will place topsoil at the intersections.

Traffic Impacts:  WIS 23 will remain open to traffic.  There will be a traffic pattern change on the west end of the project just before the Fond du Lac County line to switch east and westbound traffic onto the new concrete pavement in Fond du Lac County. Additionally, there will be flagging on west end of the project Monday, May 10.

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.

May 3 to May 7: The contractor will continue to erect structural steel within the drawbridge piers.

May 10 to May 14: The contractor will form and pour concrete for the drawbridge 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/

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