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Northeast Region weekly highway construction update

Weekly updates for November 11 to November 22, 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 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.

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.

November 11 to November 15: The contractor is continuing to remove the safe span panels and cables from under the bridge and demobilizing their equipment.

November 18 to November 22: The contractor should finish removing the safe span panels and cables from under the bridge and demobilizing their equipment. Then they will start on removing the causeway from the river.

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.

 

DOOR COUNTY

 

WIS 42 Resurfacing

Location/limits: WIS 42 from Gibraltar Road in the town of Gibraltar to Country Walk Drive in the village of Sister Bay

Length of project: 6.56 miles

Cost: $3.89 million

Schedule: May 28, 2019 to November 15, 2019. There will be no construction during the months of July and August due to peak tourism season.

Description of work: This project will mill off the existing asphalt surface and place a new asphalt surface. The project also includes storm sewer repairs, culvert replacements, beam guard replacement, and pavement marking.

November 11 to November 15: Contractor to complete miscellaneous sign installation and complete project clean up. Project complete on November 15.

Traffic impacts: None

Project website: https://projects.511wi.gov/wis42recon/

 

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.

November 11 to November 15: Contractor to complete storm sewer installation along WIS 42 from Windmill Lane to County F. Contractor to continue pouring concrete curb and gutter and sidewalk repairs along WIS 42 from Bluff Lane to Shore Road.

November 18 to November 22: Contractor to begin conduit installation along WIS 42 from Bluff Lane to Windmill Lane. Contractor to continue sidewalk repairs along WIS 42 from Bluff Lane to Shore Road. Contractor to pour the concrete coping cap on retaining walls just north of Windmill Lane along WIS 42. Contractor to begin cleanup of the storm sewer trenches and begin asphalt paving the storm sewer trenches. Contractor to take down the southbound WIS 42 detour and remove all traffic control devices from the project on Friday, November 22.

Traffic impacts: Various segments of WIS 42 will be closed and detoured at various times during project construction. Lane closures with flagging operations will also occur, as will shoulder closures. 2020 traffic impacts can be found on the project website.

October 21, 2019 to winter shutdown: Southbound WIS 42 CLOSED from Shore Road to County F. Closure is allowed through Friday, November 22. WIS 42 from Bluff Lane to Shore Road will remain open with flagging operations during daytime operations. Shore Road and Evergreen Road may be reduced to a single lane with daytime flagging operations. WIS 42 will be opened back to normal traffic flow after Friday, November 22.  WIS 42 will be open to bidirectional traffic but may be reduced to a single lane closure with daytime flagging operations. WIS 42 will be restored to tow travel lanes at the end of the day’s work operations.

Detour: Southbound WIS 42 traffic will be detoured using County F, County A and County E.

Project website: https://projects.511wi.gov/wis42recon/

 

FOND DU LAC COUNTY

 

WIS 23 Resurfacing

Location/Limits: WIS 23 from Town line Road to County VVV Fond du Lac County.

Length of Project: 1.9 miles

Schedule: September 9, 2019 to late November 2019

Cost: $3.4 million

Description of work: This project will resurface WIS 23 in the project limits and add a left-turn and right-turn lane at the intersection of WIS 23 and Esterbrook Drive. Slotted left-turn lanes will be added at the WIS 23/County VVV intersection along with new signal upgrades. Concrete base patching and culvert pipe replacement will be conducted throughout the project limits.

November 11 to November 15: No work. Contractor is waiting on the delivery of the sign monotube structures.

November 18 to November 22:  Contractor is planning to install sign structures.

Traffic impacts: WIS 23 is open to traffic. Night time lane closures will be utilized to install sign structures.

 

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 11 to November 15: Retaining wall removal was completed. Temporary erosion control measures were installed for winter shutdown. Guardrail installation was completed. The contractor placed base aggregate on the shoulders in the areas where the earthwork was completed. Traffic control items will be removed from the project.

November 18 to November 22: Work suspended for winter and will resume in the spring of 2020.

Traffic impacts: None

 

OCONTO COUNTY

 

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 11 to November 15: Work suspended for winter.

Traffic impacts: None

 

Pensaukee River Bridge Replacement

Project limits: WIS 32 bridge over the Pensaukee River in Krakow

Length of project: On bridge

Cost: $916,000

Construction schedule: August 19, 2019 to November 2019

Description of work: This project will replace the existing structure on WIS 32 over the Pensaukee River with a new bridge and retaining wall. The project will also replace a wing wall on a box culvert and conduct concrete surface repair on another box culvert. Other construction elements under this contract includes excavating, grading, asphalt paving, beam guard, and signage.

November 11 to November 15: The contractor continued working on the box culvert wing replacement.

November 18 to November 22: The contractor will backfill and landscape around the box culvert wing replacement. The contractor will finish working on the box culvert concrete surface repair.

Traffic impacts: Shoulder closures on WIS 32 near Gohr Road and Van Dornick Road.

 

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: 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.

November 11 to November 15: Box culvert work near County A continues as weather permits. The landscapers will continue to seed and place emat and install silt fence. Crew continue installing pipes and prepare for winter.

November 18 to November 22:  Box culvert work near County A continues as weather permits. Crew continue working on landscaping, installing 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/

 

WINNEBAGO COUNTY

 

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.

November 11 to November 15: Final pavement marking, restoration, topsoil. Sign structures with signing at various locations throughout the project. Lane closures removed along with traffic control devices.

November 18 to November 22: Project complete. One sign structure remains to be installed during the first week of December.

Traffic Impacts: None

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 November 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.

November 11 to November 15: Crews will continue to work on punchlist items.

November 18 to November 22: Project complete.

Traffic Impacts: None

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

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