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Winter 2017/2018 Northeast Region highway construction update

This advisory details construction taking place over the winter months of December 2017, January 2018, February 2018.

The weekly advisory will resume again in spring of 2018.

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 communication managers Mark and Melissa. Here you can find details and detours on any 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 Want to know what projects took place in 2017? Just check out the 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 us a call or shoot us an email. We’d be happy to respond.

Safe travels!
Mark Kantola, Regional Communications Manager, (920) 492-4153
Melissa Kok, Assistant Regional Communications Manager, (920) 492-5743



WIS 29/156 Intersection

Location: WIS 156 (WIS 55 to WIS 29), Old 29 Drive (WIS 156 to County Y), WIS 29 at WIS 156 and St. Augustine Rd

Schedule: July 10, 2017 to September 2018

Length of project: 6.3 miles

Cost: $5.2 million

Description of work: Realignment of St. Augustine Road and construction of a new overpass at WIS 29/St. Augustine Road. The project will eliminate the existing WIS 156/St Augustine Road intersection with WIS 29. Relocation of WIS 156 onto Old 29 Drive and County Y to the WIS 29/32 interchange. Portions of Old 29 Drive/County Y intersection will be reconstructed to accommodate the new WIS 156 route. Resurfacing 4 miles of WIS 156 and 2 miles of new WIS 156 (on Old 29 Drive). Construction of three new box culverts. New culvert pipes, guard rail, signing and pavement marking.

Winter 2017/2018: Work on the overpass bridge will continue throughout the winter. Work will primarily consist of pier construction, setting girders, and forming for the bridge deck.

Traffic impacts: The WIS 29/156 intersection is permanently closed. WIS 156 now travels along its new alignment via Old 29 Drive and County Y, ending at the WIS 29/32 interchange.

  • WIS 29 will have inside lane and shoulder closures (highway will remain open).
  • St. Augustine Road south of Cottonwood Drive is CLOSED for the duration of the project. There will be no access to/from St. Augustine Road and WIS 29. Local traffic can use Cottonwood Drive to WIS 32 to access WIS 29 in either direction.

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Ogden Street Bridge upgrades and painting

Location/limits: Ogden Street to First Street in Marinette

Construction Schedule: Jan. 2, 2018 to March 31, 2018

Length of project: Ogden Street Bridge

Description of work: Machinery upgrades, concrete repairs, and structural steel painting will take place in winter 2017/2018.

  • Full repainting of the lift span of the bridge
  • Concrete surface repair
  • Replacement of translucent sheeting in machinery room
  • Modification of the existing tail lock assembly
  • Removal of existing fluid power equipment for the existing tail locks
  • Refurbishing of the existing span drive motors
  • Replacement of spherical bushings, and installation of new brakes
  • Miscellaneous structural repairs.

Traffic impacts: Short detours or delays should be expected during the machinery upgrades and concrete repairs. Bridge painting will begin in winter 2017/2018 when the shipping season concludes (Jan. 2, 2018). Traffic will be detoured for approximately three months during winter painting.

Detour: Northbound detour route: Ogden St. to Hosmer St., Hosmer St. to Main St., Main St. to Pierce Ave. Pierce Ave. to US 41 (Bridge St.), US 41 (Bridge St.) to 10th Ave., 10th Ave. to 1st St. (reverse for southbound)

  • Changeable message signs placed prior to Cleveland Avenue in Marinette will inform trucks to remain on US 41 through Marinette, Wis. to Menominee, Mich. on the existing truck route.
  • Changeable message signs placed prior to 7th Street in Menominee, Mich. will inform trucks to remain on US 41 through Menominee, Mich. to Marinette, Wis. on the existing truck route.



Project name: WIS 116, Wolf River Bridge and Approaches

Location: WIS 116, village of Winneconne

Schedule: September 2017 to September 2019

Cost: $11.4 Million

Description: 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.

Winter 2017/2018: The structure contractor will continue to construct the roadway bridge piers and the eastern abutment. This includes: cofferdam construction, cofferdam excavation, pile driving, rebar erection, concrete forming, and concrete pours. The structure contractor also plans to set concrete girders and begin to work on the bridge deck. The retaining wall contactor plans to work on constructing a portion of the eastern bridge approach retaining wall and finish the southern half of the eastern sea wall. Please be advised: Snow removal is still responsibility of the property owner even if you live within the project limits, entering the construction site is trespassing, and the construction site has increased hazards during the winter season.

Traffic impacts: WIS 116 open to two-way traffic but may be restricted to one-lane during non-peak daytime hours using flagging operations.   WIS 116 restored to full, two-way operation during non-working hours. South 1st Avenue closed permanently. Please refer to the project website for winter traffic impacts.

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WIS 441 Tri-County Expansion Project: I-41 Interchange Ramps

Location: I-41 US 10/ WIS 441 Interchange

Schedule: March 2017 to September 2018

Length: 0.865 miles

Cost: $14.7 million

Description of work: This work is part of the WIS 441 Tri-County Expansion Project. The work under this contract shall consist of excavation common, breaker run, base aggregate dense, concrete pavement, HMA pavement, storm sewer, erosion control items, pavement marking, structure polymer overlays, Structures B-70-407, B-70-409, S-70-257, N-70-100, N-70-101, N-70-110 and all incidental items necessary to complete the work as shown on the plans and included in the proposal and contract.

Winter 2017/2018: Crews will continue to set posts and panels for the noisewalls on eastbound and westbound US 10 near Tayco Street. Once the bottom row of panels is set on the eastbound US 10, noisewall crews will backfill and topsoil along the wall. Noisewall work is expected to be completed by January of 2018. No additional work is scheduled after noisewall erection until mid-March of 2018.

Traffic Impacts: Please refer to the project website for winter traffic impacts.

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WIS 441 Tri-County Expansion Project: Roland Kampo Bridge redecking and I-41/US 10/WIS 441 interchange structures

Location: town of Menasha

Schedule: August 2016 to July 2018

Length: 0.979 miles

Cost: $54 million

Description of work: This work is part of the WIS 441 Tri-County Expansion Project. The work under this contract consists of common excavation, borrow excavation, construction of interchange structures, redecking of bridge, median piers, concrete pavement, HMA pavement, storm sewer and erosion control, and all incidental items necessary to complete the work as shown on the plans.

Winter 2017/2018: Contractor will continue to place parapet and approach slabs on the interchange structures as the weather will allow. Contractor will continue to strip formwork from the sections of bridge deck that have been poured. Sign structures may be placed.

Traffic Impacts: The west US 10/WIS 441 to north I-41 ramp is closed for much of the project. There will be various lane, ramp, and mainline closures at different times, throughout the duration of the project to mobilize equipment, build substructures, demo bridges, set girders and strip formwork. Prior notification of those closures will be on website, PCMS boards, news releases and social media, along with guidance to preferred routes.

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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: 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 2017/2018: The contractor will continue construction of the bridges over Midway Road throughout the winter. Crews will construct the south abutment, set the concrete girders, and prepare the deck for placement of concrete in the spring. Construction of noise walls will also continue throughout the winter months as the weather permits.

Traffic impacts: Long-term closures will continue this winter for the US 10 eastbound entrance ramp from County AP/Midway Road, the US 10 eastbound exit ramp to County AP/Midway Road, and the US 10 westbound exit ramp to County AP/Midway Road. Please refer to the project website for winter traffic impacts.

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