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Northeast Region weekly construction update

July 25, 2014

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) NE Region in Green Bay is providing a weekly update on region construction, which includes the counties of Brown, Calumet, Door, Fond du Lac, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Oconto, Outagamie, Sheboygan, and Winnebago.

Motorists are advised to use caution and remain alert when driving through any work zone. Drivers are also encouraged to seek information about work zones and detours in the following ways:

  • For statewide, recorded road construction information, 24 hours a day, call 511.
  • For statewide road construction on the web, visit Wisconsin 511 online.

All work is weather-dependent.

Region Wide

Deck Sealing
Schedule: July 7 through mid-to-late August 2014
Length: n/a
Cost: $587,000
Location: Various bridge structures in Sheboygan, Manitowoc, Kewaunee, Door, Calumet and Brown counties
Description: This project involves cleaning bridge decks and applying a concrete sealer to protect the structure and increase the life span of the bridge deck. There will be night work at various high traffic locations. There will be some weekend work on less traveled highways.
July 21 to July 25: Work was completed in Kewaunee County and Calumet County. Deck sealing operations continued on structures along US 43, US 10, WIS 67, WIS 57, WIS 23 and WIS 32 in Manitowoc and Sheboygan counties. Work began in Door County on WIS 57, south of Sturgeon Bay.
July 28 to August 1: Work will begin in Brown County on US 43, WIS 57 north of Green Bay and WIS 32/57 south of De Pere.
Traffic impacts: Motorists should anticipate lane closures.

Brown County

Monroe Avenue, city of Green Bay
Schedule: May to October 2014
Length: 1.0 miles
Cost: $5.2 million
Location: WIS 29/45/57 from Cass Street to Main Street
Description: This project involves the reconstruction of Monroe Avenue.
July 21 to July 25: The contractor continued to install storm sewer between Crooks Street and Main Street. Contractor graded the northbound and southbound lanes from Walnut Street to Main Street. Contractor paved from Main Street to the East River Bridge in the median lanes.
July 28 to August 1: The contractor will continue to install storm sewer from Crooks Street to Walnut Street. The contractor will continue grading the northbound lanes from Walnut Street to Main Street. The contractor will be paving the northbound lanes from Cass Street to Crooks Street and the southbound lanes from Walnut Street to Main Street.
Traffic impacts: Traffic will be detoured for the duration of the project:

  • WIS 57 northbound will use WIS 32/57 to WIS 32 to County HH/Vanderperren Way to WIS 172 to I-43 to WIS 54/57.
  • WIS 57 southbound will use WIS 54/57 to I-43 to WIS 172 to WIS 57.
  • WIS 54 eastbound will use WIS 54 to US 41 to WIS 172 to I-43 to WIS 54/57.
  • WIS 54 westbound will use WIS 54/57 to I- 43 to WIS 172 to US 41 to WIS 54.
  • WIS 29 eastbound will use WIS 29 to US 41 to WIS 172 to I-43 to US 141/County MM to WIS 29.
  • WIS 29 westbound will use WIS 29 to US 141/County MM to I-43 to WIS 172 to US 41 to WIS 29.
  • Southbound Monroe Avenue will use Monroe Avenue to Main Street Webster Avenue.
  • Northbound Monroe Avenue will use Monroe Avenue to Mason Street to Webster Avenue.
  • Both westbound and eastbound Mason Street off-ramps will be closed at Monroe Avenue.
  • Monroe Avenue traffic will be reduced to one lane bi-directional from Cass Street intersection to Chicago and from Main Street intersection to the East River.
  • Monroe Avenue will be closed to through traffic from the intersection of Chicago Street to the intersection of Main Street.
  • Cross traffic will be allowed along Monroe Avenue at the Chicago Street, Walnut Street and Main Street intersections.

WIS 29 (WIS 29 and County FF Intersection)
Schedule: July 2013 to August 2014  
Length: 1.6 miles
Cost: $17.1 million
Location: WIS 29 and County FF Intersection; villages of Hobart and Howard
Description of project: A diamond interchange at WIS 29 and County FF/Sherwood Street, with a bridge carrying the local traffic over WIS 29 will be constructed. Reconstruction of County FF/Sherwood Street between Shawano Avenue and Navajo Trail with roundabouts at the intersections and an extension of Sunlite Drive to meet County FF at Navajo Trail, providing improved east-west access in the village of Hobart will also be constructed. Aesthetic enhancements include decorative retaining walls, bridge features, railings and lighting.
July 21 to July 25: The contractor continued grading for sidewalk and placing topsoil. Sidewalk construction was finished on County FF and also on Centennial Centre Boulevard. Asphalt paving was started on County FF south of the bridge, Navajo Trail, and Centennial Centre Boulevard. Landscaping was started on the center of the roundabouts. Sign installations were also started. July 28 to August 1: The contractor will continue placing topsoil. Asphalt paving will be finished on County FF and Centennial Centre Boulevard. Signing and pavement marking will be completed on the WIS 29, County FF, Centennial Centre Boulevard, and Navajo Trail. Beam guard will be placed on the ramps. Landscaping in the center of the roundabouts will be finished.
Traffic impacts: Lane closures will be used on both eastbound and westbound WIS 29. The interchange is scheduled to be opened late in the day of July 31. The intersection of Woodland Road/Sunlite Drive at WIS 29 will be closed on August 1.

WIS 29 (Walnut Street)
Schedule: April through November 2014
Length: 0.1 miles
Cost: $669,600
Location: WIS 29 at Walnut Street Lift Bridge
Description: This project involves upgrades to electrical equipment required in the operation of the Walnut Street lift bridge. Project also includes installation of closed circuit cameras to aid in bridge operation and replacement of the existing traffic warning gates at the east and west ends of the bridge.
July 28 to August 1: Contractor will continue installation and switch to new motor drives. Equipment testing will begin.
August 4 to August 8: Contractor will continue installation and switch to new motor drives. Equipment testing will continue.
Traffic impacts: No traffic impacts anticipated for the above period.

WIS 32
Schedule: July to September 2014  
Length: 6.6 miles
Cost: $1.1 million
Location: WIS 32, South Brown County line (County KK) to 0.25 miles north of the intersection of Deuster Street and WIS 32
Description of project: Work includes milling, asphalt pavement, pavement marking, and sign replacement.
July 21 to July 25: The contractor will begin milling and asphalt paving operations on WIS 96 between County KK and County Z. Centerline pavement marking operations will take place daily as needed.
July 28 to August 1: The contractor is continuing to mill the existing asphaltic surface and pave a new asphaltic surface between County Z and WIS 96. Centerline pavement marking operations will take place daily as needed.
Traffic impacts: WIS 32/57 will be open to traffic with flagging operations around the work zone areas.

WIS 32 / S. Wisconsin Street, E. Pulaski Street and N. St. Augustine Street
Schedule: March 24 to October 31, 2014
Length: 1.7 miles
Cost: $4 million
Location: WIS 32, Green Bay Street to S. Chase Road; village of Pulaski
Description: The reconstruction of WIS 32 consists of pavement removal, excavation, base aggregate, storm sewer, asphalt pavement, curb and gutter, sidewalk, multiuse path, signing, a box culvert extension and a box culvert replacement. 
July 21 to July 25: Topsoil and final restoration work on E. Pulaski Street are scheduled to be completed by the end of the week. Work on the box culvert replacement at the tributary of the Little Suamico River on N. St. Augustine Street will continue. Storm sewer installation will continue on N. St. Augustine Street.
July 28 to August 1: Crews will continue with storm sewer work on N. St. Augustine Street. Crews are also scheduled to continue working on the complete removal and replacement of the box culvert on N. St. Augustine Street at the tributary of the Little Suamico River. Pavement removal on S. Wisconsin Street is scheduled to begin early in the week.
Traffic impacts: The project will be detoured and closed to through traffic. WIS 32 will be detoured from County B to County C to County S for the duration of the project. Local and emergency access to adjacent properties will be maintained during construction. On Monday, June 16, box culvert work on N. St. Augustine Street at the Little Suamico River is scheduled to begin and will result in a complete road closure at the box culvert. Local and emergency access to properties on N. St. Augustine Street between W. Pulaski Street (State Highway 160) and S. Chase Road will be from the north or south only. Traffic will not be able cross the box culvert on N. St. Augustine Street at the Little Suamico River which is approximately one-half mile north of W. Pulaski Street (State Highway 160).

WIS 96 (Greenleaf, town of Wrightstown and village of Wrightstown)
Schedule
: March 2014 to October 2014  
Length: 2 miles (1 mile at each location)
Cost: $4.5 million
Location: WIS 96, one mile from Old 57 Road to Breckenridge Falls Boulevard in the town of Wrightstown (Greenleaf) and the other mile (High Street) from Turner Street to Shanty Road in the village of Wrightstown.
Description of project: Work for both projects will include new storm sewer, curb and gutter, sidewalk, asphalt pavement, landscaping, and lighting. Repair work will also be done on the inlets on the inside of the roundabout in the town of Wrightstown (Greenleaf). 
July 21 to July 25: The contractor will continue storm sewer operations on WIS 96 west of WIS 32/57. The contractor will begin grading and concrete pavement operation in various locations along WIS 96 between Fair Street and Plum Road/County D in the village of Wrightstown. The contractor will continue pavement removals and storm sewer operations on WIS 96 east of County D to Shanty Road.
July 28 to August 1: The contractor will continue storm sewer operations on WIS 96 west of WIS 32/57. The contractor will continue grading and concrete pavement operations in various locations along WIS 96 between Fair Street and Plum Road/County D in the village of Wrightstown. The contractor will continue pavement removals and storm sewer operations on WIS 96 east of County D to Shanty Road.
Traffic impacts: WIS 96 west of WIS 32/57 to County D will be closed to traffic with a detour beginning July 15 and continuing until mid-September. The detour will be WIS 32/57/County Z/County D/WIS 96 for westbound WIS 96 traffic and reverse for eastbound traffic.

Fox River Bridge
Schedule: May to July 2014
Length: 0.0 miles along WIS 96, Early Fill
Cost: $650,000
Location: Village of Wrightstown
Description: This project will place the fill for the future Fox River Bridge east abutment and roundabout scheduled to start this year. The work under this contract consists of storm sewer removal, common excavation, borrow, drainage blanket, wick drains and geotechnical instrumentation.
July 14 to July 18: Geotechnical instrumentation monitoring will continue. 
July 21 to July 25: Crews will continue to haul in fill, topsoil and landscape the future east bridge abutment.
Traffic impacts: No traffic impacts anticipated

US 41 Glory Road to Ninth Street, Oneida Street (County AAA) Interchange
Schedule: August 2013 to July 2016
Length: US 41 mainline 4.3 miles (Glory Road to Ninth Street); Hansen Road – 0.1 mile; Oneida Street (County AAA) – 0.6 miles
Cost: $130.5 million
Location: US 41 from Glory Road to Ninth Street, including the Oneida Street (County AAA) interchange and Hansen Road bridge. July 21 to July 25: The contractor continued work on the bridges at Hansen, Oneida, Cormier, Lombardi, and Morris. The deck at Lombardi poured. The reconstruction of Pilgrim Road between Ridge Road and Cormier continued as well as work on retaining walls, noise walls, sign structures, storm sewer, and electrical. Placement of breaker run, gravel and trimming continued on project on the collector distributor road, northbound ramps to Oneida and WIS 172 and inside lanes of the north end of the project. The placement of the asphalt base and concrete pavement at a number of locations continued this week.
July 28 to August 1:  The contractor will continue deck work on the bridges at Cormier and Morris. Approach work will be done at Lombardi. The decks at Cormier and Lombardi will be poured in the middle of the week. The reconstruction of Pilgrim Road between Ridge Road and Cormier will be completed this week. Work will continue on retaining walls, noise walls, sign structures, storm sewer and electrical. Some grading will be done in the median on the north end. Trimming of the base will continue on project on the collector distributor road, northbound ramps to Oneida and WIS 172. The placement of the asphalt base and concrete pavement at a number of locations will continue this week. 
Traffic impacts: The east-to-north ramp in the WIS 172 interchange and the outside lane of the south-to-east ramp is closed to traffic until November 2014.

  • Northbound and southbound US 41 will be reduced to one lane at night within project limits from July 28 through August 1 and from August 4 through August 8.

US 41/ WIS 29 Interchange Core Project – US 41 major
Schedule: August 2012 to October 2014
Length: 1.6 miles along US 41, 0.8 miles along WIS 29
Cost: $97 million
Location: US 41 (Mason Street to Memorial Drive)/WIS 29 (County J to Taylor Street)
Description: This project will complete the reconstruction of the US 41 and WIS 29 interchange, converting the interchange by building high speed, free flow flyover ramps, along with adding capacity to US 41. Included in this project is the construction of 12 bridges, 15 retaining walls, 30 sign bridges, concrete pavement, asphalt pavement, storm sewer, stormwater detention ponds and landscaping, while incorporating many community sensitive design features.
July 21 to July 25: The deck was poured for the southbound US 41 bridge over the CN railroad this week. Concrete staining continued this week. Grading of the approaches at all US 41 bridges continued, and crews trimmed the subgrade as well as installed asphalt base on the median lanes of US 41, south of Shawano Avenue. Grading, storm sewer installation, curb and gutter installation, concrete pavement, electrical conduit and light bases, and sign structure construction for the new roundabouts at the US 41 and Shawano Avenue interchange all continues.
July 28 to August 1: Concrete staining will continue this week. Grading and pouring of the approaches at all US 41 bridges will continue, and crews will begin paving mainline lanes of US 41 south of Shawano Avenue. Grading, pond construction, storm sewer installation, curb and gutter installation, concrete pavement, electrical conduit and light bases, and sign structure construction for the new roundabouts at the US 41 and Shawano Avenue interchange will continue.
Traffic impacts: The US 41 / Shawano Avenue Interchange and Shawano Avenue from Taylor Street to Packerland Drive will be closed until early September. Single lane closure are planned for northbound and southbound US 41 between Mason Street and Shawano Avenue on Monday night from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Shawano Avenue Landscaping and Bike/Pedestrian Trail
Schedule: July 2014 to May 2015
Length: 0.2 miles
Cost: $186,600
Location: Village of Howard
Description: The work under this contract consists of excavation common, base aggregate dense, asphaltic surface, concrete sidewalk 5-inch, maintenance and repair of haul roads, salvaged topsoil, topsoil, landscaping, traffic control, erosion control and restoration and all incidental items necessary to complete the work.
July 21 to July 25: The contractor will form up and pour concrete sidewalk and continue to landscape along the trail.
July 28 to August 1: The contractor will pave the trail and continue landscaping and planting operations.
Traffic impacts: Shawano Avenue will be closed to through traffic.

US 41 Duck Creek – Lineville Road, Lineville Road (County M) Interchange
Schedule: July 2013 through April 2015.
Length: US 41 mainline 2 miles (Duck Creek – Lineville Road); Lineville Road (County M) - 0.8 miles
Cost: $29.4 million
Location: US 41 from Duck Creek to Lineville Road including the Lineville Road (County M) Interchange.
Description of project: This project will reconstruct US 41 mainline between Duck Creek and Lineville Road and includes the reconstruction of the Lineville Road (County M) interchange.
July 21 to July 25: Pier construction continued. Wire wall construction continued. Overhead sign construction continued. Temporary ramp tie-ins for stage 3 mainline traffic completed. Southbound US 41 switched to the newly constructed southbound lanes. Staging continued and northbound traffic will be switched to the newly constructed southbound lanes the night of the July 25. 
July 28 to August 1: Pier construction will continue. Wire wall construction will continue. Abutment construction will begin. Pavement removal and grading of existing northbound lanes will begin. Overhead sign construction will continue. 
Traffic impacts: Southbound traffic is using the newly constructed southbound pavement, while northbound traffic is still utilizing the temporary lanes on the northbound side of US 41. Once northbound traffic is switched to the new southbound side, northbound traffic will be restricted to 11-foot lanes. Northbound traffic will move the southbound side south of Lakeview and cross back over to the existing northbound side north of Lineville. Work zone speed limit is 55 mph. The southbound on-ramp will be closed the night of July 23. The northbound ramps will be closed the night of July 24.

I-43 Early Structures/Early Fill
Schedule: September 2013 through May 2015.
Length: 0
Cost: $61.5 million
Location: US 41/I-43 Interchange
Description of project: This project will begin construction of the flyover bridges and retaining walls for the new US 41/I-43 Interchange.
July 21 to July 25: Contractor continued decking in various locations. Staining of concrete structures continued in various locations. Embankment fills continued. Deck pour and construction of retaining walls continued. Electrical work continued in the tub girders.
July 28 to August 1: Contractor will continue decking in various locations. Staining of concrete structures will continue in various locations. Embankment fills will continue. Deck pour is scheduled for Thursday this week. Construction of retaining walls will continue. Electrical work will continue in the tub girders and structure parapets.
Traffic impacts: Traffic may be flagged daily on Weitor Drive for temporary construction access and crossings. Various nightly ramp closures will occur to allow for embankment construction. Nightly northbound outside lane closures will be needed for embankment placement. Note: All closures are subject to change due to weather.

Calumet County

US 10
Schedule: July to September
Length: 0.6 miles
Cost: $2 million
Location: US 10 and WIS 32/57 Intersection, Forest Junction
Description: The project involves the construction of a single lane roundabout at the intersection of US 10 and WIS 32/57. The project will include earthwork excavation, base aggregate, asphalt pavement, curb and gutter, storm sewer, pavement marking, permanent signing, and landscaping.
July 21 to July 25: Contractors will continue working on the box culvert on US 10. Contractor will continue storm sewer installation. Utility work on the sanitary system will be done. Excavation for the new roundabout will continue and breaker and base aggregate placement will begin.
July 28 to August 1: Contractors will continue working on the box culvert on US 10. Excavation and grading for the roundabout will continue. Contractor will continue placing breaker run and base aggregate. Additional erosion control will be installed.
Traffic impacts: The project will be closed to through traffic. Detour routes will be in place for US 10 and WIS 32/57. The US 10 detour route follows US 10 to WIS 55 to WIS 114 to WIS 32/57 to County HR to US 10. The WIS 32/57 detour route follows WIS 32/57 to County HR to US 10 to County PP to County K to WIS 32/57. Local businesses and property owners will still have access.

Door County

WIS 42/57 (Green Bay Road, city of Sturgeon Bay)
Schedule: August 2014 to October 2014
Length: 7.4 miles
Cost: $1.3 million
Location: From the WIS 42/57 intersection to the Bayview Bridge (where WIS 42/57 crosses Surgeon Bay Ship Canal).
Description: This project includes concrete pavement joint repairs; concrete pavement replacement; asphaltic milling and overlay; culvert pipe rehabilitation and spot drainage improvements; traffic signal upgrades at Ashland Avenue and South Neenah Avenue; pavement  markings; and signage replacement. Project also includes reconstructing the WIS 42/57 intersection with storm sewer upgrades; concrete curb and gutter; concrete pavement; asphaltic and base aggregate shoulders; landscaping; and pavement markings.
August 4 to August 8: The contractor is scheduled to begin concrete joint repair and concrete replacement along WIS 42/57 northbound and southbound; they are also scheduled to begin traffic signal work.
Traffic impacts: WIS 42/57 northbound and southbound will be reduced to one lane in each direction. These lane closures will be limited to a maximum of three miles in length and will occur between the WIS 42/57 intersection and the Bayview Bridge. Starting mid-August, traffic along WIS 57 northbound is expected to be reduced to one lane from approximately one half mile south of WIS 42 and through the WIS 42/57 intersection. Also starting mid-August, WIS 42 northbound will be reduced to a 10-foot wide lane from approximately one-quarter mile east of WIS 57 to the WIS 42/57 intersection. These restrictions are expected to remain in effect until late September.

Fond du Lac County

WIS 49
Location: Waupun to Brandon (County MMM to Clark Street)
Schedule: June to September 2014
Cost: $2.5 million
Length: 7.4 miles
Description of work: This project will resurface approximately 7.4 miles of WIS 49 from County MMM to just north of Clark Street. This project includes new asphalt pavement, retaining wall, culvert replacement, guardrail replacement, slope flattening, pavement marking and signing. During construction, the railroad crossing near Brandon will also be replaced and updated. 
July 21 to July 25: The 20 working day roadway closure ends this week. Traffic will still be restricted to one lane at various locations for asphalt paving and other miscellaneous work. The contractor completed replacing the cross culverts and replacing frost heave sections of the roadway. The contractor continued grading slopes. The contractor completed replacing the retaining wall and installing new guardrail at the Rock River. Pavement milling will be complete. Asphalt paving will begin on Thursday.
July 28 to August 1: The rolling lane closures will still be in effect. The contractor will continue asphalt paving. The contractor will continue to grade, seed and mulch roadway slopes. 
Traffic impacts: Traffic will still be restricted to one lane along WIS 49 at various locations for asphalt paving and other miscellaneous work.

Kewaunee County

WIS 54 
Schedule: June 6 to August 2014
Length: 4.4 miles
Cost: $2.4 million
Location: WIS 54, Stump Road (Brown County) to Valley Road (Kewaunee County)
Description: The resurfacing of WIS 54 consists of milling, asphalt paving, culvert replacement, frost heave repair, beam guard replacement, centerline rumble strips, and pavement markings. 
July 14 to July 18: Crews have finished the surface layer on various side roads, and installed the pavement marking in Luxemburg. Crews began on beam guard adjustments.
July 21 to July 25: Crews continue on beam guard adjustments and safety improvement to the end terminals, and electrical items. Crews will begin on working on the gravel shoulders.
Traffic impacts: Motorists can expect to encounter daytime lane closures on WIS 54 with flagging operations.

Manitowoc County

WIS 310
Location: Two Rivers
Schedule: April to September
Length of project: 0.75 miles of WIS 310 from Columbus Street to 14th Street and 0.25 miles from 14th Street and Hawthorne Avenue to 14th Street (WIS 310) and Madison Street.
Description of work: Overlay for 0.75 miles, Columbus Street to 14th Street and urban reconstruct with sanitary sewer, water main, storm sewer replacement for WIS 310 from 14th Street and Hawthorne Avenue to 14th Street (WIS 310) and Madison Street.
July 21 to July 25: The contractor continued installing sanitary sewer along 14th Street and in the Hawthorne Avenue intersection. Water main, sanitary sewer laterals, and water services were also installed along the project west of River Place.   
July 28 to August 1: Sanitary sewer, water main, and storm sewer will be completed. Crews will begin roadway excavation. 
Traffic impacts: Road closed with local access. Detour is WIS 42 to Columbus Avenue in both eastbound and westbound directions.

Marinette County

WIS 64/US 141
Location: Intersection of WIS 64 and US 141 between Coleman and Crivitz
Schedule: June to November
Length of project: 0.5 miles of WIS 64 from Alpine Lane to 0.2 miles east of 13th Road and 0.85 miles of US 141 from 0.42 miles south of WIS 64 to 0.43 miles north of WIS 64
Description of work: Construction of a diamond shaped interchange at the intersection of WIS 64 and US 141.
July 21 to July 25: The contractor did common excavation, marsh excavation,  and hauled fill material on the west side of the interchange. The contractor started the storm sewer at the west roundabout. The contractor set the bridge girders and started working on the bridge deck.
July 28 to August 1: The contractor will do common excavation and haul fill material on the east side of the interchange. The contractor will finish the storm sewer at the west roundabout. The contractor will continue working on the bridge deck. The contractor will start work at the County B ramps and at County CP.
Traffic impacts: WIS 64 is closed from Alpine Lane to 13th Road. There is a signed detour following County ZZ, County B, and County W. US 141 is reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction. US 141 will have rolling closures in 20 minute intervals from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. on July 21, 22, and 23 for setting the bridge girders.

US 141 – Village of Wausaukee
Schedule: June to October 2014
Length: 0.06 miles
Cost: $1.1 million
Location: US 141 over the Wausaukee River
Description: Bridge replacement including grading, base aggregate dense, asphalt surface, sanitary sewer, and storm sewer.
July 21 to July 25: Crews will pour the north and south abutment for Stage 1, backfill and place heavy riprap. Prepare for delivery of girders on the evening of July 28.
July 28 to August 1: Crews will place heavy riprap at the north and south abutments. Crews will set girders on the evening of Tuesday, July 29. Crews will finish the week with installing bridge deck forms. 
Traffic impacts: Northbound US 141 will remain open during construction. Southbound US 141 will be detoured on local streets. Detour route will follow Division Street, Tyler Street, and 1st Street.

Oconto County

US 141 and County E intersection improvement
Schedule
: July 2014 through October 2014
Length: 0.9 miles
Cost: $2.2 million
Location: US 141 and County E, Abrams to Stiles to Oconto County
Description: A modified J-turn will be installed at the intersection of US 141 and County E. The curve of US 141 will also be reconstructed to further enhance intersection safety. Work will consist of concrete pavement, asphalt shoulder, and approach slab replacement.
July 21 to July 25: Contractor will continue placing base aggregate, concrete, and install electrical items.
July 28 to August 1: Asphalt shoulder and turn lanes will be placed. Pavement marking removals and replacement will take place. Traffic staging switch is to occur later in the week.
Traffic impacts: County E and the ramp from US 41 southbound to US 141 northbound will be closed throughout the duration of the project. US 141 northbound and southbound lane widths will be reduced to 11 feet throughout the project limits. The detour for US 41 south to US 141 north will be US 41 south to County D to US 141 north.

WIS 32
Schedule: July to October 2014
Length: 0.2 miles
Cost: $1.4 million
Location: WIS 32 where it crossed Oconto River
Description: Work includes bridge replacement, common excavation, new pavement, signing, and pavement marking.
July 21 to July 25: Contractor will be removing the existing south abutment, driving piling for the south abutment and installing tramway.
July 28 to August 1: Contractor will be stripping forms for the south abutment, removing the existing pier and driving piling in for the new pier.
Traffic impacts: WIS 32 will be closed in both directions. There will be a post detour. The detour route for WIS 32 will be WIS 32, County CC, County K, WIS 22, WIS 32.

Outagamie County

US 41/WIS 47 interchange – Grand Chute
Schedule: February to October
Length: 0.5 miles
Cost: $4.2 million
Location: US 41/WIS 47 interchange – Grand Chute
Description: Bridge raising including removals, earthwork, storm sewer, concrete pavement, asphalt pavement, curb and gutter, sidewalk, signing, traffic control, erosion control, and landscaping. The clearance under the bridge will be raised from 15 feet 0 inches to 16 feet 9 inches minimum. This is the last bridge along US 41 in Outagamie County to be raised. Widening bridge decks from 39 feet 0 inches to 39 feet 11 inches and reconfiguring lanes to get a separated bike/pedestrian lane. Lengthening turn lanes but no additional turn lanes are being added.
July 21 to July 25: Crews continue to work on the west bridge structure including removing and pouring the south abutment, placed span-one girders and started decking.
July 28 to August 1: Crews will continue work on the west bridge structure including resetting girders. Crews will begin removing pavement on southbound WIS 47.
Traffic impacts: WIS 47 will remain open to one lane each way, except during bridge demolition or girder installation. Ramps will be closed during the entire project. Detour for access to and from US 41 and when the bridges are being removed is northbound is WIS 47, County OO, County E to County JJ. Please note:

  • Full closure of US 41 northbound with diversion up and over the WIS 47 interchange and full closure of WIS 47 on Sunday, July 27 and Monday, July 28 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
  • Full closure of US 41 southbound with diversion up and over the southbound 47 interchange and full closure of WIS 47 on Tuesday, July 29 and Wednesday July 30 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

WIS 187
Schedule: June 2 to August 2014
Length: 0.8 miles
Cost: $880,000
Location: Deerview Road to Schinke Road
Description: The work will reconstruct WIS 187 from 0.5 miles north of Deerview Road to 0.5 miles south of Schinke Road. The curves will be reconstructed and much of the highway will be on new alignment. Greely Road will require 0.2 miles of reconstruction, from WIS 187 westward.
July 21 to July 25: Contractor is working on grading the project. Roadbed and ditches will continue to be shaped. Gravel will continue to be placed on roadbed. Two major culvert crossings under the new alignment of WIS 187 are being constructed. Topsoil is being placed in some ditches that are complete. Some landscaping is occurring and erosion control devices are being added.
July 28 to August 1: Contractor will continue grading the project. Roadbed and ditches will continue to be shaped. Gravel will continue to be placed on roadbed. Driveways and driveway culverts may be constructed. Local access will be shifted to the new alignment so that parts of the old roadbed can be removed. 
Traffic impacts: WIS 187 is closed to through traffic for the duration of the project.

Sheboygan County

WIS 23, village of Kohler
Schedule: April 28 to mid-August 2014
Length: 0.23 miles
Cost: $2 million
Location: WIS 23 and County Y Interchange
Description: Work will consist of bridge painting, concrete deck surface repairs, joint repairs and a concrete deck overlay for the County Y bridge over WIS 23, pavement replacement on the on/off-ramps at WIS 23 and County Y interchange, and on County Y between the on/off-ramps.
July 21 to July 25: Painting operations to continue over the right lane of eastbound WIS 23. Deck preparation and concrete surface repairs to continue on northbound County Y structure. Pour concrete overlay on northbound County Y structure. Pour median concrete pavement at WIS 23 ramp intersection on County Y.
July 28 to August 1: Continue pouring concrete pavement on northbound County Y at the eastbound WIS 23 on-ramp. Pour concrete curb and gutter along north bound County Y. Grading to start for the asphaltic pavement shoulders on the east and westbound WIS 23 on ramps.
Traffic impacts: WIS 23 on-ramps from County Y will be closed from June 23 to mid-August. County Y will be reduced to one lane in each direction. Single-lane closures on WIS 23 in the westbound and eastbound directions.

Winnebago County

US 41
Schedule: July 2013 to August 2014
Length: 1.15 miles
Cost : $10.6 million
Location: County G, County GG, and County Y overpasses at US 41
Description: The work includes the replacement of bridges at County GG, and County Y. This includes the widening of bridges to each accommodate a multi-use trail. The profile of these roadways will also be raised to improve the sight distances at Green Valley Road and County Y and also the intersections at County GG. Also painting of County G overpass will be completed as part of this work.
July 21 to July 25: At County GG, the contractor began removal of the topsoil piles and cleaned up the borrow area on the east side of US 41. Under County Y, along US 41 outside shoulder in both the northbound and southbound directions, brought the area between the wall and edge of paved shoulder to finished grade, removed existing damaged pavement, placed asphalt shoulder, placed 42-foot barrier wall, installed beam guard, and opened it up all lanes of traffic. At County Y, the contractor completed installation of the footings for the 54-foot railing on the west side of US 41.
July 28 to August 1: At County GG, the contractor will finish shaping up subgrade, place breaker run and gravel and will install the riprap ditch through the borrow area east of US 41. They will place gravel on the west side of US 41. At County Y, the contractor will place breaker run and gravel and begin footing installation for the 54-foot railing on the east side of US 41. The contractor will place asphalt pavement and shoulder gravel and seed, fertilize and place erosion matting on the west side of US 41.
Traffic impacts: County GG and County Y bridges will be closed until mid-August. No posted detours. Both roads will only be closed over US 41, and frontage roads will be closed to through traffic at County Y and at County GG. US 41 northbound and southbound are reduced from 3 lanes to 2 lanes between Snell Road and County G until mid-August. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction during all peak travel periods.

US 41 and US 10/WIS 441 interchange
Schedule: June 2014 to September 2015
Length: 0.35 miles
Cost: $14 million
Location: Town of Menasha
Description: Work on this contract consists of common excavation, embankment placement, concrete pavement, erosion control, wick drains, a storm water detention pond, two culvert extensions, a bridge extension, a bridge over the railroad, retaining walls, sign structures, traffic control, erosion control and all incidentals required to complete this work.
July 21 to July 25: The contractor will be working almost exclusively at night, utilizing lane closures on US 41 northbound and ramp closures throughout the interchange. They will be building the temporary ramps at US 41 northbound, and building acceleration/deceleration lanes at access points on the southbound US 41 to westbound US 10 ramp, as well as at the US 10 eastbound to US 41 southbound ramps. Crews will be installing storm sewer and culvert pipes at night as well. Base aggregate will be placed, and the temporary asphalt will be placed for the temporary ramps following that. Crash cushions and barrier wall will be placed, as well as pavement marking and signing on the new ramps. Barrier wall and crash cushions may be placed along US 41 and the temporary ramps during the day. Traffic will likely be moved to the temporary north US 41 to east US 10/WIS 441 and the west US 10/WIS 441 to north US 41 ramps by the end of the week. 
July 28 to August 1: Contractor will continue grading work throughout the interchange. There will be erosion control and landscaping work at various locations. Sand blanket for wick drain placement will occur as areas become ready. Storm sewer work will take place on the east side of Little Lake Butte Des Morts, west of Tayco Street. 
Traffic impacts: Throughout the duration of the project, there will be various shoulder closures along US 41, US 10/WIS 441, and all applicable ramps to allow the contractor to work adjacent to these areas.

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For more information, contact:
Kim A. Rudat, WisDOT NE Region Communications 
(920) 492-5743, kim.rudat@dot.wi.gov

Mark Kantola, WisDOT NE Region US 41/WIS 441 Project Communications 
(920) 492-4153, mark.kantola@dot.wi.gov

 

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