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North Central Region road construction update

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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:

  • Follow the Wis. DOT on Twitter: @WisDOTnorthcent
  • Visit the region’s 511 website: http://projects.511wi.gov/region/north-central/

Iron County

Highway: WIS 47

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 (*updated*)

Location: Between Weber Road and County C

Schedule: August 16 to September 28, 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 51

Location: Moose Lake Road to South End Road

Schedule: August 7 to September 22, 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.

Langlade County

Highway: US 45 (*added*)

Location: Between Birch Road and Maple View Road (south of Antigo)

Schedule: September 25 to November 2017

Cost: $1.1 million

Description: Crews will resurface the highway, replace a culvert, upgrade beam guard.

Traffic impacts: The highway will remain open to traffic. Motorists can expect flagging operations and lane closures.

Lincoln County

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 25. 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 25.

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 (*updated*)

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

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. Motorists can expect lane closures and speed reductions during the week of September 18.
Southbound US 51 is open to two lanes. The speed limit is 55 MPH through the work zone.
County WW under the bridge is closed and detoured until the end of the day Friday, September 15. Eastbound traffic is detoured via US 51 and Exit 194. Westbound traffic is detoured via US 51 and Exit 205.

Marquette County

Highway: WIS 22 (*updated*)

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

Schedule: July 24 to September 30, 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.

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.

Highway: US 10

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

Schedule: July 17 to September 20, 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.) – moving closures

o Eastbound and westbound US 10 between Country Club Drive and Badger Avenue

· Access to adjacent businesses will be maintained.

Price County

Highway: WIS 111 (*updated*)

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 is closed and detoured via US 8 and WIS 13.

Highway: WIS 86

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 25. 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 25.

Vilas County

Highway: WIS 47

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.

Waupaca County

Highway: WIS 22 (*updated*)

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 until the end of the day Friday, September 15.

· 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 Tuesday, September 19.

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.

Highway: I-39

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 can expect speed reductions and 12-foot widths restrictions on I-39 at the WIS 73 interchange in Plainfield.

Wood County

Highway: WIS 54 (*updated*)

Location: Lonesome Road to School Road

Schedule: March 20 to October 20, 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 open to all traffic.

· Crews will close WIS 54 between Smith Lane and Lonesome Road for two weeks beginning October 9, 2017. 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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