Construction taking place September 14 to September 25, 2020
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 11-county area.
These weekly updates include a two-week description of construction operations taking place (what exactly the workers are working on), 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.
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I-43 Bridge Deck Overlays
Location/limits: I-43 from WIS 172 to Atkinson Drive
Length: 10.03 miles
Cost: $6.3 million
Schedule: July 2020 to October 2021 (2-year Project)
Description of work: This project includes shoulder improvements, bridge deck milling with concrete overlays, bridge painting, culvert and bridge wingwall repairs and pavement markings.
September 14 to September 18: Bridge deck overlay work on northbound I-43 off-ramp to Webster Avenue will finish this week. Bridge joint repairs and bridge deck surface repairs will take place on three bridges on I-43 in the project work zone.
September 21 to September 25: Bridge deck surface repairs and joint repairs to two mainline bridges will continue this week. The concrete overlay for half of one mainline bridge will also be completed this week.
- Long-term I-43 lane (northbound and southbound) closures will continue through November 2020. Motorists may encounter delays or backups.
- Motorists should consider WIS 172 and I-41 as an alternate route.
- Northbound I-43 on-ramp from Webster Avenue CLOSED through early November 2020.
- Southbound I-43 on-ramp from WIS 54/57 CLOSED through early November 2020.
- Motorists on westbound Webster Avenue seeking northbound I-43 will be directed to take southbound I-43 to northbound WIS 54/57, turn north onto Nicolet Drive to southbound WIS 54/57 and use the I-43 northbound on-ramp from WIS 54/57.
- Motorists on northbound WIS 54/57 seeking southbound I-43 will be directed to stay on northbound WIS 54/57 to Nicolet Dive, turn north onto Nicolet Drive to southbound WIS 54/57 and use the I-43 southbound on-ramp from WIS 54/57.
Project website: https://projects.511wi.gov/i43greenbay/
BROWN AND WINNEBAGO COUNTIES
I-41 Bridges Polymer Overlays
Location/limits: Eight, I-41 bridges in Oshkosh and 51 bridges in the Green Bay area, mostly on or over I-41 with one on US 141 over I-43.
Length: Various locations on bridges/overpasses
Cost: $3.4 million
Schedule: July 2020 through fall 2021 (Work will be suspended for winter)
Description of work: Work will place a thin polymer overlay on numerous bridges on I-41 constructed as part of the recent I-41 expansion project in Winnebago and Brown counties. The overlay will add protection to the surface of the bridge deck, increase the time before deck rehabilitation is necessary, and reduce maintenance costs on the bridges.
Fall/Winter 2020/21: No work. Project will resume in spring of 2021.
FOND DU LAC COUNTY
WIS 23 Expansion
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 lanes. Work involves grading, drainage culverts and inlets, aggregate base, concrete pavement, WIS 23 westbound structure over the Sheboygan River, Old Plank Trail structure over the Sheboygan River, County G structure over WIS 23, interchange at County G, wetland mitigation site, and other incidental items of work.
September 14 to September 18: Crews paved the new eastbound lanes between Loehr Road and Pit Road. Crews continued working in the Schaefer Mitigation Site and grading for the new County G interchange and the new frontage road. Crews continued grading for the new eastbound lanes between Pit Road and Banner Road. Crews continued installing cross culverts and private driveway culverts. Crews began building abutments for the Old Plank Road Trail bridge over the Sheboygan River.
September 21 to September 25: Crews will continue working in the Schaefer Mitigation Site and grading for the new County G interchange and the new frontage road. Crews will continue grading for the new eastbound lanes between Pit Road and Banner Road. Crews will continue to install cross culverts and private driveway culverts. Crews will continue building bridge abutments for the new Old Plank Trail bridge over the Sheboygan River. Crews will begin pouring concrete on Seven Hills Road, Hinn Road, and Loehr Road.
- WIS 23 will generally remain open to one lane in each direction on either the existing lanes or added lanes. Four nighttime full closures will occur at a later day. Full closures will be announced here and on message boards.
- County G and the park and ride at County G are closed and will reopen in October 2021.
- Pit Road south of WIS 23 will be closed Thursday, Sept. 17 from 7 a.m. until Noon.
- Triple T Road south of WIS 23 will be closed Wednesday, Sept. 16 to Tuesday, Sept. 22.
- The north leg of Hickory Road at WIS 23, and the south leg of Division Road at WIS 23 are closed permanently.
- The south leg of Log Tavern Road and Banner Road at WIS 23 are closed permanently.
- Northbound County G detour will follow County T to County A 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 A to County T back to County G.
Project website: https://projects.511wi.gov/wis23resurface/
WIS 67 Resurfacing
Location/Limits: Triple S Road (village of Campbellsport) to Division Road (County Line)
Length: 10.5 miles
Schedule: June 22 to late October 2020
Description of work: This project includes milling and overlaying of the existing pavement, reconstruction of the US 45/WIS 67 intersection, beamguard replacement, culvert pipe replacements and installation of a retaining wall.
September 14 to September 18: Final lift of asphalt continued north of the US 45/WIS 67 intersection.
September 21 to September 25: Final lift of asphalt will continue to be placed north of the US 45/WIS 67 intersection. Landscaping and signing will continue throughout the project.
Traffic impacts: WIS 67 open to traffic. Flagging operations will take place on WIS 67 to complete the reminder of work.
WIS 42 Bridge and Culvert Construction
Location: WIS 42 between Duvall Street in the city of Kewaunee to Feld Street in the city of Algoma, and WIS 42 between Greenfield Avenue in the city of Algoma to the north county line (County X).
Length: 12.65 miles
Schedule: June 29, 2020 to end of October 2020
Description of work: This project replaces culverts throughout the project corridor and constructs a new bridge over Three Mile Creek between 9th Road and 10th Road.
September 14 to September 18: Roadway paving and patching will continue. Beamguard will be installed following asphalt paving.
September 21 to September 25: Crews will finish shoulder work and beamguard from County D to Threemile Creek Bridge. Construction on Stage 4 of the project is expected start just north of Greenfield Avenue on Wednesday, Sept. 23.
Traffic impacts Work will be conducted in stages using highway closures, detours and flagging operations. Access to properties in the closure limits will always be provided. Please check the WIS 42 project website for specific dates and closure times. All dates are weather dependent.
- Current closure (expected to be removed Wednesday, Sept. 23): WIS 42 is closed from County D to County K.
- Detour: County D, County K, and WIS 54.
- Wednesday, Sept. 23 through end of October 2020: WIS 42 closed from Greenfield Avenue to Door/Kewaunee County line.
- Detour: WIS 54, County D, and County X.
Project website: https://projects.511wi.gov/wis422020/
Waldo Blvd (US 10) Reconstruction
Location/limits: US 10/Waldo Blvd in the city of Manitowoc from County R to 14th Street
Length: 1.8 miles
Cost: $13.3 million
Schedule: April 2019 to November 2020
Description of work: Urban reconstruction from 14th Street to Fleetwood 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 new bridge deck over the railroad tracks, and realignment of the Menasha Avenue intersection. Work also includes signal replacement at the intersections of 18th Street, and Rapids Road (County R). Asphalt resurfacing will take place from Fleetwood Dr. to County R.
September 14 to September 18: Sign installation and landscaping continued on the west end of the project. Fence installation near the box culvert was completed. Pavement marking was completed along the project. Contractors continued working on punch list items in areas where all work is completed.
September 21 to September 25: Sign installation and landscaping will be completed. Lighting along the project will be installed. The railing on the structure over the railroad will be installed. Crews will continue to work on punchlist items.
Traffic impacts: Waldo Boulevard is closed in portions of the work zone during construction. US 10 is detoured around the project. Northbound and southbound traffic is maintained along 23rd Street.
Detour: Eastbound US 10 detour will follow I-43 to US 151. Westbound US 10 detour will follow US 151 west to I-43. Please see project website for specific detour information.
Project website: https://projects.511wi.gov/waldo/
US 141 Niagara Reconstruction and Resurfacing
Location/limits: US 141 between Betters Court and 4th Street in the city of Niagara, Marinette County
Length: 1.71 miles
Cost: $4.264 Million
Construction schedule: May 4, 2020 to October 28, 2020
Description of work: There are two projects, constructed concurrently, in the project work zone. A complete reconstruction of US141 will take place between Pine Street and 4th Street. Reconstruction includes replacing existing roadway pavement with 32’ width of asphalt, replacing the curb and gutter, existing sidewalk, crosswalks, and curb ramps, realigning the Vine Street intersection to be 90-degree angle to US 141, and replacing the storm sewer system. The resurfacing project between Betters Court and Pine Street includes milling, asphalt pavement, and pavement marking.
September 14 to September 18: Crews finished the remaining storm sewer work, continued removing concrete curb and sidewalk between Betters Court and Pine Street, prepped for the remaining sections of curb and gutter between Pine Street and School Street, worked on earthwork items, and continued placing topsoil and worked on final restoration.
September 21 to September 25: Crews are expected to continue with removals and concrete base patching work between Betters Court and Pine Street. Crews will also continue placing topsoil and work on restoration items. It’s anticipated that the remaining curb between Pine Street and School street will be placed early in the week. Paving within the storm sewer crossings between Betters Court and Pine Street may begin. They may also be able to pave some driveways if time allows.
Traffic Impacts: US 141 between Betters Court and County Road N will be CLOSED to thru traffic May 4 to October 28. Local access to business and properties and emergency access will be maintained. Flagging operations will be utilized as needed to further maintain traffic. Intersections between Main Street and the paper mill, and the Tyler Road intersection, will be staged to continue side road access to the highway during construction. Other side roads in the reconstruction project area (Pine St. to 4th St.) will have alternate access points to US 141, and construction will be staged for alternate access to those intersection. Short-term driveway closures will be necessary during parts of the construction process. The contractor will contact homeowners and businesses in advance before closing a driveway. Sidewalk closures and/or a “sidewalk detour” will be in place to direct pedestrians to alternate routes during construction.
Detour: US 2 and US 8
Project Website: https://projects.511wi.gov/niagara/
WIS 64 Resurfacing
Location/limits: WIS 64 from the Oconto County line (County S) to US 141
Length: 7 miles
Cost: $1.8 million
Schedule: August 17, 2020 to Late September 2020
Description of work: Asphalt milling and paving, base aggregate shouldering, centerline rumble strips, pavement marking, and railroad crossing rehabilitation.
September 14 to September 18: Crews installing pavement markings.
September 21 to September 25: Crews complete pavement marking operations and the installation of culvert markers.
Traffic impacts: WIS 64 is open to traffic with flagging operations and shoulder closures.
WIS 64 Resurfacing
Location/limits: WIS 64 from the Langlade/Oconto County line to WIS 32
Length: 6.8 miles
Cost: $3.5 million
Schedule: June 15, 2020 to September 15, 2020
Description of work: This project consists of replacing culvert pipes, removing guardrail, grading flatter slopes, and milling and overlaying the existing pavement with new asphaltic pavement. The intersection of County T and WIS 64 will be upgraded and reconstructed as part of the project. Work is set to begin June 15, 2020 and be completed by mid-September, weather dependent.
September 14 to September 18: Crews completed topsoil and erosion control clean-up work.
September 21 to September 25: Landscaping crews will complete any miscellaneous restoration. All traffic control will be removed.
Traffic impacts: WIS 64 is open to traffic.
WIS 28 & County EE Roundabout
Location/limits: WIS 28 and County EE Intersection in Sheboygan County
Length: 0.3 miles
Cost: $1.7 million
Construction schedule: August 2020 to June 2021
Description of work: Construction of a roundabout at WIS 28 and County EE intersection. 2020 work will include storm sewer and roadway widening on the south leg of the intersection. Roundabout construction and intersection closure will take place in 2021.
September 14 to September 18: Crews restored topsoil in completed areas of the project. Crews also continued building the embankment in the southwest quadrant of the intersection.
September 21 to September 25: Crews will continue building the embankment in the southwest quadrant of the intersection and may start installing the new Kohler driveway in the northeast quadrant of the intersection.
Traffic impacts: County EE and WIS 28 work in 2020 will be conducted under traffic.
- NOTE: Starting in 2021, WIS 28 and County EE will be closed and detoured to construct the roundabout. Dates TBA.
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 scheduled for 2019-2022 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 of work.
September 14 to September 18: Grading operations will continue for the bike path. The contractor will be placing culvert pipes on the bike path as well. Crews will be placing pit run in approved areas and paving turn lanes and sideroads. Landscapers will be onsite to seed and fertilize. Work will continue at the South Theel Mitigation site.
September 21 to September 25: Grading operations will continue for the bike path. The contractor will place culvert pipes on the bike path as well. The contractor will pave side roads throughout the week and conduct asphalt paving operations later in the week. Landscapers will be onsite to seed, fertilize and install fence. Work will continue at the South Theel Mitigation site.
Traffic Impacts: WIS 23 is open to traffic.
North intersection side road closures as follows:
- County S – Closed Friday, Sept. 18 through Wednesday, Sept. 23.
- Sunrise – Closed until approximately October 2020
- Chickadee – Closed until approximately October 2020
Project Website: https://projects.511wi.gov/wis23resurface/
WIS 76 Reconstruction
Location/limits: Greenhill Court (just north of I-41) to County JJ in the towns of Vinland and Clayton, Winnebago County
Length: 3.770 miles
Cost: $10.2 million
Schedule: April 6, 2020 to November 2020.
Description of work: The roadway will be reconstructed with two, 12-foot wide travel lanes with five feet of paved shoulder width and 10-feet of total shoulder. New roundabouts will be constructed at the County GG, County G, and County JJ intersections. Curb and gutter and street lights will be installed at the roundabout intersection, and a left-turn bypass lane will be constructed at the Vinland Center Road intersection. Work also includes replacement of the existing two-way left-turn lane south of the County JJ intersection, replacement of culvert pipes and the addition of storm sewer at the roundabouts.
September 14 to September 18: The contractor will continue constructing the County G roundabout. The contractor will also continue reconstructing WIS 76 from County GG to County JJ.
September 21 to September 25: The contractor will continue constructing the County G roundabout. The contractor will also continue reconstructing WIS 76 from County GG to County JJ.
Traffic impacts: WIS 76 is closed to through traffic, and County G is closed. WIS 76 roundabouts at County JJ and County GG are open.
Detour: WIS 76 detour will use I-41 to US 45 to US 10
Project website: https://projects.511wi.gov/wis76recon/
NER Pavement Marking
Location: Various highways/counties in Northeast Wisconsin
Schedule: July 22 to October 2020
Cost: $1.35 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, Door, Fond du Lac, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Oconto, Outagamie, Sheboygan and Winnebago counties.
September 14 to September 18: No work.
September 21 to September 25: Pavement marking are expected to take place on WIS 26 and I-43 in the counties of Fond Du Lac, Winnebago, Sheboygan, Manitowoc.
Traffic impacts: Various moving lane closures and lane/shoulder closures. Highways will remain open to traffic.