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Northeast Region winter 2018/2019 highway construction

Construction through spring of 2019, 2018

*Note: This is the final weekly advisory for the 2018 construction season. Weekly advisories will begin in spring of 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 that took place in 2018? Just check out the 2018 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

 

US 41 Resurfacing

Location/limits: US 41 from Lineville Road to Norfield Road within the village of Suamico

Schedule: February 20, 2018 to mid-November 2018. Finishing work in early 2019.

Length of project: 4.75 miles

Cost: $13.02 million

Description of work: US 41/US 141 resurfacing, pavement repairs, asphalt pavement, and shoulder grading. Bridge deck rehabilitation at US 41/US 141 over Riverside Drive, US 41/US 141 over County B, US 41/US 141 over CN Railroad, Harbor Lights Road over US 41/US 141, Norfield Road over US 41/US 141. Project also includes culvert repairs/replacements, median cable guard installation, beam guard replacement and new signing and pavement markings.

2018: No further work will take place on the project in 2018.

2019: A section of cable guard that will be installed. Polymer overlays will take place on the bridge decks for US 41/US 141 over Riverside Drive, County B, and the CN Railroad.

Project Website: https://projects.511wi.gov/us41Countyb/us-41-resurfacing-project/

 

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 (no work in winter months)

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.

Winter 2018/2019: Winter shutdown. No work taking place.

2019: Painting begins in the spring.

Traffic impacts:

  • Boat traffic should be mindful of construction barge traffic and containment systems hanging below the bridge girders.

 

WINNEBAGO COUNTY

 

WIS 116, Wolf River Bridge and Approaches

Location/Limits: WIS 116 bridge and approaches, village of Winneconne 2nd Street to 2nd Avenue

Length of Project: 0.322 miles

Schedule: September 2017 to September 2019

Cost: $11.4 Million

Description of work: Replace the existing lift bridge with a new high-level fixed bridge located immediately south of the existing bridge. Reconstruct roadway approaches between 2nd Street and 2nd Avenue and construct retaining walls on both sides to minimize the impacts to adjacent properties. Construct two new fishing platforms in the location of existing bridge that extend out roughly 220 feet from each river bank.

Fall 2018 to summer 2019: The contractor will continue to remove the old bridge.

Project website: https://projects.511wi.gov/wis116/

 

WIS 441 Tri-County Expansion Project: US 10/WIS 441 Midway Interchange Mainline

Location: US 10/WIS 441 at the Midway Road Interchange

Schedule: July 2017 to November 2018

Length of project: 1.237 miles

Cost: $14.2 million

Description: This work is part of the WIS 441 Tri-County Expansion Project. The project consists of reconstructing US 10/WIS 441 at the Midway Road Interchange. Contract work includes common excavation, roadway embankment, prefabricated vertical and horizontal drains, base aggregate, concrete pavement, asphalt pavement, storm sewer, bridge demolition, bridge construction, retaining walls, sign structures, signing, pavement marking, and lighting.

Winter 2018: The contractor will demo the bridges at the end of November 2018 and complete haul out of excess material by Christmas.  The will likely have some punchlist and landscaping work in spring of 2019.

Traffic impacts:

  • The US 10 eastbound off-ramp to County AP/Midway Road will remain closed long term.
  • The US 10 westbound off-ramp to County AP/Midway Road will remain closed long term.
  • The US 10 westbound on-ramp from County AP/Midway Road will remain closed long term.

Detours: See project website for detour routes.

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

 

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 consists of the reconstruction of US 10/WIS 441 from Appleton Road to one mile west of Telulah Avenue increasing it from two lanes in each direction to three lanes. The project will also reconstruct the Oneida Street (US 10) interchange replacing. Oneida Street will be constructed into a diverging diamond interchange.

Winter 2018/2019: Daytime work will continue as crews drill noise wall foundations primarily between Appleton (WIS 47) and Oneida (US 10) throughout much of the winter. There will be various lane, ramp, and mainline closures at different times, throughout the winter of 2018/2019 to install noise wall panels. Limited daytime closures may be necessary to install drilled foundations and erect sign structures when those are available. Prior notification of those closures will be on project website, message boards, news releases and social media, along with guidance to preferred routes. The contractor will continue excavating Pond 4 in the Northwest quadrant of the Midway Road/WIS 441 interchange hauling waste material to the site off of westbound US 10, just west of 441/41. Various Intelligent Transportation Systems and electrical items will be installed as weather permits.

Traffic Impacts: There will be various lane, ramp, and mainline closures at different times, throughout the duration of the project. Prior notification of those closures will be on project website, message boards, news releases and social media, along with guidance to preferred routes.

  • The US 10 eastbound off-ramp to County AP/Midway Road will remain closed long term.
  • The US 10 westbound off-ramp to County AP/Midway Road will remain closed long term.
  • The US 10 westbound on-ramp from County AP/Midway Road will remain closed long term.

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

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