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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.

Motorists are reminded that using handheld cell phones in Wisconsin work zones is illegal. To learn more about North Central Region transportation news, project updates, studies, and more:

To minimize impacts to Labor Day weekend traffic, most construction activity will be suspended between noon on Friday, September 1 and 6 a.m. Tuesday, September 5.


Florence County 

Highway: US 2

Location: Between Florence County NN and the Michigan state line

Schedule: July 31 to October 2017

Cost: $2.3 million

Description: Work includes a culvert repair near the Michigan state line, and the construction of a salt storage shed at the Florence County Highway facility, located on County N.

Traffic impacts: Motorists can expect lane closures and flagging operations when crews are working on the highway.


Iron County

Highway: WIS 47 (*added*)

Location: Between Lower Sugar Bush Lane and US 51

Schedule: September 5 to late October 2017

Cost: $1.4 million

Description: Improvements include resurfacing the highway and replacing several culverts.

Traffic impacts: WIS 47 will remain open to traffic during construction. Motorists can expect lane closures and flagging operations.

 

Highway: US 51

Location: Between Weber Road and County C

Schedule: August 16 to October 2017

Cost: $1.6 million

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

Traffic impacts: US 51 will remain open to traffic during construction. Motorists can expect lane closures and flagging operations.

 

Highway: US 2 (*updated*)

Location: Ashland County line to Iron County B

Schedule: August 7 to September 8, 2017

Cost: $504,000

Description: Crews will apply a chip seal to the highway surface.

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

Highway: US 51

Location: Moose Lake Road to South End Road

Schedule: August 7 to late September 2017

Cost: $1.4 million

Description: Crews will resurface the highway, replace one culvert, and add centerline rumble strips.

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

Highway: WIS 77

Location: Upson Lake Road to Odanah Road (Hurley)

Schedule: July 10 to September 29, 2017

Cost: $2.2 million

Description: Crews will resurface the highway and replace four culverts.

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

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: Motorists can expect to encounter temporary traffic signals.

Lincoln County

Highway: WIS 64 (*updated*)

Location: Between the Taylor County line and Greiner Road

Schedule: August 15 to August 31, 2017

Cost: $362,000

Description: Crews will replace two culverts: one over a branch of the Big Rib River and another over an unnamed stream.

Traffic impacts: Traffic will be detoured via WIS 13, WIS 29, and WIS 107. The highway is expected to reopen before the end of the day Friday, September 1.

 

Highway: US 51

Location: Marathon County line to the Oneida County line

Schedule: July 31, 2017 to July 2018

Cost: $992,000

Description: Work includes polymer overlays on eight bridges and erosion protection for piers on four bridges. Crews will also install a new concrete deck overlay to the southbound US 51 bridges over Kaphaem Road.

Traffic impacts: Motorists can expect weekday lane closures. The work in 2018 includes weekday and weekend lane closures before Memorial Day.


Marathon County

Highway: WIS 52                           

Location: Wausau to Aniwa

Schedule: June 26 to mid-October 2017

Cost: $1.6 million

Description: Crews completed the first phase of construction (culvert replacements and a chip seal between the Eau Claire River and US 45). The next phase is scheduled to begin September 18. During the second phase crews will mill and pave the highway from Elm Road to the Eau Claire River.

Website: https://projects.511wi.gov/wis52marathon/

Traffic impacts: Construction scheduled to resume September 18.

 

Highway: WIS 29

Location: WIS 29 bridges over Marathon County J (Weston) and County Q (Ringle)

Schedule: June12 to late September 2017

Cost: $793,000

Description: Crews will paint the steel girders to extend the life of the structures.

Traffic impacts: Motorists can expect lane width restrictions on County J and County Q. Some shoulder closures on WIS 29 may be necessary.

 

Highway: WIS 29

Location: Business 51 (Rothschild) to County Q

Schedule: May 8 to late September 2017

Cost: $6.4 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:

  • During the day, motorists can expect single lane closures and a 55 MPH speed limit in the work zone.
  • Crews will continue nighttime (8 p.m. to 5:30 a.m.) concrete repairs on the westbound and eastbound WIS 29 outside lanes:
    • the outside lane and median shoulder will be closed
    • 10-foot lane width
    • 50 MPH speed limit in the work zone.
  • All construction-related schedules and traffic impacts are dependent on favorable weather conditions and construction status.

 

Highway: US 51 (*updated*)

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 US 51 is open to two lanes. The speed limit is 65 MPH.
  • Southbound US 51 is open to two lanes on a temporary bridge and roadway. The speed limit is 55 MPH through the work zone. After September 5, crews plan to switch traffic onto the permanent alignment. Motorists can expect to encounter lane closures.
  • County WW under the bridge is open. Motorists can expect to encounter flagging operations.

Marquette County

Highway: WIS 22 (*updated*)

Location: Between Park Street (Montello) and Marquette County JJ

Schedule: July 24 to late September 2017

Cost: $2.6 million

Description: Crews will mill the highway surface and overlay with new asphalt. Improvements include the reconstruction of the intersection with County J, and culvert repairs.

Traffic impacts:

  • Motorists can expect lane closures, flagging operations, and potential delays.
  • The WIS 22/County J intersection is open to traffic.

 


Portage County

 

Highway: WIS 34

Location: Between Junction City and Knowlton (Marathon County)

Schedule: August 21 to mid-December 2017

Cost: $1.2 million

Description: Crews will remove deteriorated concrete from the bridge piers. New concrete will be placed around the piers to protect the reinforcing steel and steel piling.

Traffic impacts: WIS 34 will remain open to traffic during construction. Motorists can expect some lane closures and flagging operations. Most of the work will be done under the bridge. Boaters using the river at this location are asked to use caution when navigating through this location.

 

Highway: I-39 northbound (*updated*)

Location: Waushara County O to WIS 54 (Plover)

Schedule: August 7 to May 2018

Cost: $3.2 million

Description: Crews will mill the pavement and overlay the surface with asphalt. Work includes paving the ramps at WIS 73, County D and County W. Crews will also install ramp gates at the interchange entrance ramps to I-39.

Traffic impacts: Northbound motorists can expect to encounter weekday lane closures and speed reductions. Crews are planning northbound ramp closures at the Portage County D (Almond), and Portage County W (Bancroft) interchanges beginning the week of September 11. During closures, motorists will be detoured via the next interchange and back onto I-39.

 

Highway: US 10 (*updated*)

Location: Country Club Drive to Badger Avenue (Stevens Point)

Schedule: July 17 to mid-September 2017

Cost: $1.1 million

Description: Crews will repair the concrete pavement. Work includes maintenance and repairs to the US 10 bridge deck, updating signal loop detectors at four intersections, and new pavement marking.

Website: https://projects.511wi.gov/us10sp/

Traffic impacts:

  • Night work (7 p.m. to 6 a.m.) — single lane closures

o   Eastbound US 10 between Country Club Drive and Maple Bluff Road.

  • Night work (7 p.m. to 6 a.m.) – ramp closures

o   The westbound US 10 on-ramp to southbound I-39.

o   The eastbound WIS 66 on-ramp to southbound I-39.

o   The southbound I-39 off-ramp to US 10 east/WIS 66 west.

o   The northbound I-39 off-ramp to eastbound US 10 may be closed as early as September 7, 2017.

  • Day work (7 a.m. to 7 p.m.) – full time single lane closures

o   Eastbound and westbound US 10 between Maple Bluff Road and Badger Avenue

 


Price County

 

Highway: WIS 111 (*added*)

Location: Between WIS 13 and US 8

Schedule: September 11 to late October 2017

Cost: $420,000

Description: Crews will replace the bridge over Needle Creek.

Traffic impacts: WIS 111 will be closed and detoured via US 8 and WIS 13.

 

Highway: WIS 86 (*updated*)

Location: Between WIS 13 and County G, in Ogema

Schedule: August 21 to early October 2017

Cost: $423,000

Description: Crews will replace the current pipe culvert at Holmes Creek with a concrete box culvert.

Traffic impacts: WIS 86 will be closed at Holmes Creek during construction. Traffic is detoured via WIS 13 and County G.

 

Highway: WIS 182

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.

Website: https://projects.511wi.gov/wis182/

Traffic impacts: The bridge is closed. Traffic is detoured via WIS 13, WIS 70 and WIS 47.


Shawano County

 

Highway: WIS 52                           

Location: Wausau to Aniwa

Schedule: June 26 to mid-October 2017

Cost: $1.6 million

Description: Crews completed the first phase of construction (culvert replacements and a chip seal between the Eau Claire River and US 45). The next phase is scheduled to begin September 18. During the second phase crews will mill and pave the highway from Elm Road to the Eau Claire River.

Website: https://projects.511wi.gov/wis52marathon/

Traffic impacts: Construction scheduled to resume September 18.

 


Vilas County

 

Highway: WIS 47 (*added*)

Location: Between Lower Sugar Bush Lane and US 51

Schedule: September 5 to late October 2017

Cost: $1.4 million

Description: Improvements include resurfacing the highway and replacing several culverts.

Traffic impacts: WIS 47 will remain open to traffic during construction. Motorists can expect lane closures and flagging operations.

 

Highway: US 45

Location: Between WIS 17/70 and Chain ‘O Lakes Road, in Eagle River

Schedule: August 21 to October 2017

Cost: $1.9 million

Description: Crews will resurface the roadway and reconstruct pedestrian sidewalk ramps. Improvements include a polymer overlay to the bridge over Eagle River.

Traffic impacts: US 45 will remain open during construction. Motorists can expect to encounter lane closures and flagging operations.

Highway: US 45

Location: North of WIS 17

Schedule: July 24 to late September 2017

Cost: $588,000

Description: Crews will remove and replace a deteriorating culvert.

Traffic impacts: US 45 will remain open to traffic. Motorists can expect to encounter temporary traffic signals and flagging operations.

 


Waupaca County

 

Highway: WIS 54 (*updated*)

Location: Between WIS 22 and the Royalton railroad overpass

Schedule: July 24 to mid-September 2017

Cost: $1.1 million

Description: Crews will resurface the roadway, repair culverts, and improve drainage. Improvements include replacing large culverts on either side of Marsh Road, and replacing some curb and gutter and sidewalk at the intersections with County B and at Depot Street.

Website: https://projects.511wi.gov/wis54waupacacnty/

Traffic impacts: WIS 54 is open to traffic. Motorists can expect to encounter flagging operations.

 

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.
  • The WIS 22/14th Street intersection is closed for approximately three weeks.
  • Access along WIS 22 between 13th Street and WIS 156 is limited to construction operations and emergency services. This limited access, which is necessary for paving operations, will continue until mid-September

Waushara County

 

Highway: I-39 northbound (*updated*)

Location: Waushara County O to WIS 54 (Plover)

Schedule: August 7 to May 2018

Cost: $3.2 million

Description: Crews will mill the pavement and overlay the surface with asphalt. Work includes paving the ramps at WIS 73, County D and County W. Crews will also install ramp gates at the interchange entrance ramps to I-39.

Traffic impacts: Northbound motorists can expect to encounter weekday lane closures and speed reductions. Crews are planning northbound ramp closures at the Portage County D (Almond) and Portage County W (Bancroft) interchanges during the week of September 11. During closures, motorists will be detoured via the next interchange and back onto I-39.

 

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: Crews will begin work on the bridges at the WIS 73 interchange in Plainfield on September 5. Motorists can expect width restrictions and speed reductions on I-39.


Wood County

 

Highway: WIS 54 (*updated*)

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 highway is scheduled to reopen before the end of the day Friday, September 1.
  • Crews will close WIS 54 between Smith Lane and Lonesome Road for two weeks in mid-October. Traffic will be detoured via WIS 80, WIS 173 and WIS 73.

 

Schedules are subject to change and are dependent on favorable weather conditions and construction progress.

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