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Traffic bulletin: Weekend road construction update

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Planning a road trip this weekend?

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation provides a weekly update on road construction in north central Wisconsin, which includes: Adams, Green Lake, Florence, Forest, Iron, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Marquette, Menominee, Oneida, Portage, Price, Shawano, Vilas, Waupaca, Waushara, and Wood counties.

Here’s the latest road work update, to help you better plan your summer weekend travels.

Iron County

Highway: US 51

Location: Weber Creek, town of Mercer

Schedule: June 5 to late October 2017

Cost: $985,000

Description: Crews will replace the US 51 bridge over Weber Creek.

Traffic impacts: During construction, motorists can expect to encounter temporary traffic signals.


Lincoln County

Highway: WIS 17

Location: WIS 64 to the north intersection with County G

Schedule: May 15 to mid-July 2017

Cost: $628,000

Description: Crews will mill and overlay some sections of the highway with asphalt before applying a chip seal to the entire length of the project.

Traffic impacts: During construction, motorists on WIS 17 can expect to encounter daytime flagging operations.


Marathon County

Highway: I-39 (*updated*)

Location: Between Mosinee and Knowlton

Schedule: May 30 to late September 2017

Cost: $1.1 million

Description: Crews are replacing a culvert.

Traffic impacts: Motorists can expect a single, southbound lane closure and a 60 MPH speed limit in the work zone.

 

Highway: WIS 29 (*updated*)

Location: Business 51 (Rothschild) to County J

Schedule: May 8 to late September 2017

Cost: $3.8 million

Description: Improvements include concrete pavement and joint repairs; removal and replacement of asphalt shoulders; installation of ramp gates at the interchanges with County X and County J.

Website: https://projects.511wi.gov/29marathon/

Traffic impacts: Motorists can expect single lane closures and a 55 MPH speed limit in the work zone.

 

Highway: US 51

Location: Marathon County WW interchange

Schedule: February 29, 2016 to late October 2017

Cost: $6.32 million

Description: Last year crews replaced the bridge decks on northbound US 51 over Decator Drive and constructed a temporary structure for traffic management. This year crews will replace the bridge decks on northbound and southbound US 51 over County WW

Website: https://projects.511wi.gov/us51marathon/

Traffic impacts:

  • Northbound motorists can expect single lane closures and speed reductions.
  • The left lane of southbound US 51 is closed and the speed is reduced to 55 MPH.
  • County WW under the bridge is open. Motorists can expect to encounter flagging operations.

 


Oneida County

Highway: US 51 (*updated*)

Location: Rocky Run Road to County Y

Schedule: February 29, 2016 to early July 2017

Cost: $10.1 million

Description: Crews will reconstruct US 51, replace culverts, reconstruct intersections, lengthen existing passing lanes, and construct a new bridge over Rocky Run Creek.

Website: http://projects.511wi.gov/us51oneida/

Traffic impacts:

  • US 51 is open to one lane of traffic in each direction.
  • The southbound passing lane between South Blue Lake Road and Little Bearskin Road is closed and will remain closed until the project is completed.
  • The northbound and southbound shoulders of US 51 between Little Bearskin Road and South Blue Lake Road are closed.
  • Motorists can expect to encounter daytime flagging operations on US 51 between Rocky Run Road and South Blue Lake Road through mid-June.

 


Portage County

Highway: WIS 66

Location: I-39/WIS 66 east/Stanley Street interchange, Stevens Point

Schedule: June 5 to early July 2017

Cost: $128,000

Description: Crews will install an over height detection system that will vertically measure approaching vehicles. If a vehicle exceeds the maximum height (14 feet 10 inches), it will activate a signal system that will communicate the clearance issue to the driver. It also directs them to an alternate route that will avoid an impact with the structure.

Traffic impacts: Motorists on WIS 66 and Stanley Street can expect to encounter lane closures during construction.

 

Highway: I-39

Location: Plainfield to Stevens Point

Schedule: April 17 to mid-August 2017

Cost: $1.4 million

Description: Crews will paint the beams of five bridges over I-39.

Traffic impacts: Motorists will encounter lane closures and speed reductions.

 

Highway: I-39

Location: North of the County D interchange (Almond)

Schedule: April 17 to mid-August 2017

Cost: $1.1 million

Description: Crews are replacing a culvert.

Traffic impacts: Motorists will encounter lane closures and speed reductions.

 


Price County

Highway: US 8 (*added*)

Location: Jump River bridge to Miller Road (Prentice)

Schedule: June 5 to mid-August 2017

Cost: $1.7 million

Description: Crews will resurface the highway, install centerline rumble strips, and repair or replace culverts.

Traffic impacts: Motorists can expect to encounter lane closures and flagging operations.

Highway: WIS 182 (*updated*)

Location: WIS 13 to Saunders Avenue and the Flambeau River bridge, in Park Falls

Schedule: May 22 to late October 2017

Cost: $2.8 million

Description: Crews will replace the bridge over the North Fork of the Flambeau River. Improvements include resurfacing WIS 182 between WIS 13 and Saunders Avenue.

Traffic impacts: Crews closed the bridge and detour through traffic via WIS 13, WIS 70 and WIS 47.

 

Highway: US 8

Location: Miller Road (Prentice) to Lustila Road (Brantwood)

Schedule: April 26 to mid-July 2017

Cost: $2.7 million

Description: Crews will resurface the highway, install centerline rumble strips, replace approaches to a bridge located over railroad tracks, reconfigure lanes at the interchange with WIS 13, and replace or repair 26 culverts.

Traffic impacts: Motorists can expect to encounter lane closures, flagging operations, and temporary traffic signals.


Shawano County

Highway: WIS 29

Location: Between Shawano County OO and River Road

Schedule: April 10 to late July 2017

Cost: $1.2 million

Description: Crews will repair nine bridge decks, improve bridge approaches and shoulders, and apply a polymer overlay to the decks to increase friction and improve safety

Traffic impacts: Motorists can expect to encounter single lane closures.


Waupaca County

Highway: WIS 22

Location: 13th Street to WIS 156, Clintonville

Schedule: March 20 to late October 2017

Cost: $4.5 million

Description: Crews will reconstruct the highway. Other improvements include: new sidewalks, curb and gutter, and street lighting. Some modifications will be made to the WIS 22/156 intersection to improve safety.

Website: https://projects.511wi.gov/wis22clintonville/

Traffic impacts: WIS 22 is closed between 13th Street and WIS 156. Through traffic is detoured via 7th Street, N. Lyon Street, E. 12th Street, SSGT Warren Hansen Drive, and WIS 156.


Waushara County

Highway: I-39 (*updated*)

Location: Coloma to Plainfield

Schedule: May 15 to May 2018

Cost: $1.4 million

Description: Crews will place concrete deck overlays and replace the approaches to five bridges located along I-39, including the north and southbound bridges at the WIS 73 interchange.

Traffic impacts:

  • Motorists on I-39 can expect lane closures and speed reductions.
  • When crews are working on County C, County O, and Archer Avenue, the overpasses will be closed to traffic.
  • The County C and Archer Avenue overpasses are closed to traffic.

Wood County

Highway: WIS 54

Location: Lonesome Road to School Road

Schedule: March 20 to August 31, 2017

Cost: $2.6 million

Description: Crews will reconstruct the highway on new alignments (between the intersections of Lonesome Road and Smith Lane and at Wood County D) to straighten horizontal curves and improve safety. Other improvements include: installing centerline rumble strips, constructing wider driving lanes with paved shoulders, and improving pavement drainage.

Website: https://projects.511wi.gov/wis54wood/

Traffic impacts:

  • WIS 54 is closed and detoured via WIS 80, WIS 173 and WIS 73.
  • The intersections with Hemlock Lane and School Lane are closed. County D remains open. Access to adjacent properties will be maintained.

 

Highway: County P (Old US 10), Auburndale (*updated*)

Location: US 10 to County F

Schedule: April 25 to early June 9, 2017

Cost: $5.5 million

Description: Crews will replace pavement, construct a new local road system, remove railroad crossings, reconstruct and realign intersections, and construct a pedestrian underpass.

Website: http://projects.511wi.gov/us10auburndale/

Traffic impacts: Kennedy Street is closed between Marshfield Street and Van Avenue.


All construction-related traffic impacts are subject to change and are dependent on favorable weather conditions and construction status.

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