This is the final Northeast Region weekly highway construction update for 2020. Winter work and carryover projects are noted below. Individual project websites will be updated as necessary. Weekly construction updates will continue in spring of 2021. Have a great winter!!!
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.
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View individual project websites at http://projects.511wi.gov/region/northeast/.
For projects finished in the 2020 construction year, please see our 2020 Annual Construction Advisory.
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.
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I-43 Bridge Deck Overlays
Location/limits: I-43 from WIS 172 to Atkinson Drive
Length: 10.03 miles
Cost: $6.1 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.
Winter 2020/2021: Winter shutdown. No work will take place. Construction will continue in March of 2021. See project website for 2021 construction details and traffic impacts.
Project website: https://projects.511wi.gov/i43greenbay/
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.
Winter 2020/2021: Work includes installation of gravel shoulders, delineators, permanent signing and fencing. Crews will also continue constructing the County G overpass abutments.
- WIS 23 will generally remain open to one lane in each direction on either the existing lanes or added lanes.
- County G and the park and ride at County G are closed and will reopen in October 2021.
- 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 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.
Winter 2020/2021: Winter shutdown. No work will take place. Construction will continue in spring of 2021.
Traffic impacts: Starting in the spring of 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.
Winter 2020/2021: Crews will continue construction of the eastbound bridge over the trail (tentatively scheduled for completion in December 2020). Landscaping, installation of culvert pipes, construction of turn lanes, and grading in the median will also take place.
Traffic Impacts: WIS 23 open on new lanes of travel. Division Road (south) is permanently closed/ Division Road (north) will remain open through winter.
Project Website: https://projects.511wi.gov/wis23resurface/
Racine Street Bridge Replacement
Location/limits: Fox River Bridge & Approaches, city of Menasha
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.
Winter 2020/2021: The contractor will continue Fox River excavation and creation of cofferdams in advance of building the new bridge piers. Crews will also construct a new retaining wall on the north side of the river.
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 detailed construction staging and traffic impacts, please see the project website.
Project website: https://projects.511wi.gov/racinebridge/