The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) provides weekly road construction updates for counties in North Central Wisconsin: Adams, Green Lake, Florence, Forest, Iron, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Marquette, Menominee, Oneida, Portage, Price, Shawano, Vilas, Waupaca, Waushara, and Wood.

Construction schedules are dependent on favorable weather conditions and construction progress.

Green Lake & Waushara Counties

Highway: WIS 49

Location: WIS 23 to South street (Green Lake to Berlin)

Schedule: May 13, 2019 to October 15, 2019

Traffic impacts: Week of May 27: Traffic will be reduced to a single lane in each direction with temporary traffic signals between County A and South street beginning at 6 a.m. on May 28, continuing for the next three to four weeks.  The climbing lane between County A and County V on southbound 49 will be closed on May 28 in addition to flagging operations at this location.  Shoulders throughout the project will also be closed for guardrail removal and grading operations.

Anticipated work schedule for next week: Temporary signal installation, lane shift installation, and pipe replacement between County A and South street. Culvert pipe extensions, grading and landscaping, and guardrail removal and replacement at various locations throughout the project. Saw cutting between County V and County A.


Green Lake County (NEW)

Highway: WIS 91

Location: Berlin city limits to west Winnebago County line

Schedule: May 28, 2019 to mid-June 2019

Traffic impacts: WIS 49 will remain open to traffic with intermittent flagging operations during daytime hours. The driving surface may be milled at times during the resurfacing work

Anticipated work schedule for next week: Asphalt milling and paving operations.

Iron County

Highway:  WIS 122 (Regionwide Bridge Maintenance Project)

Location: Montreal River, Iron County

Schedule: May 20, 2019 to June 14, 2019

Traffic impacts: WIS 122 bridge in Iron County will be down to one lane with flagging operations.

Anticipated work schedule for next week: Crews will install erosion control measures, clean out loose material at the base of the pier and pump in grout around the base of the pier.

Lincoln County

Highway:  WIS 64 (Bridge Maintenance)

Location: Bridge over the Prairie River, City of Merrill

Schedule: Work begins on Tuesday, May 14

Traffic impacts: Starting Tuesday May 28th, eastbound and westbound WIS 64 will be reduced to one (1), 11’ lane in each direction.

Pedestrian detour: East side of bridge, north toward T. B. Scott library, across Prairie River to Stange Public Park, North to E. 3rd. street.

Anticipated work schedule for next week: Crew will continue repointing stone masonry.

Marathon County

Highway:  County WW (Local Project)

Location: Wisconsin River Bridge, Brokaw (Village of Maine)

Schedule: April 22, 2019 to May 22, 2020

Traffic impacts: Traffic is currently maintained on a single lane, 10.5 feet in width, on the existing bridge with temporary traffic signals. Half of the bridge deck will be removed and constructed.

Anticipated work schedule for next week: Contractors will continue to prepare bridge for upcoming concrete pouring.

Marquette County

Highway: WIS 22

Location: Main & Montello Streets, 5th Street to N Junction WIS 23

Schedule: April 30, 2019 – July 2019

Traffic Impacts: Beginning May 28: Bridge deck polymer overlay install on westbound lane of the Montello River Bridge downtown will be closed for one day.  Motorists can expect to encounter flagging operations at the WIS 22 / WIS 23 intersection for the entire day.

Anticipated work schedule for next week: Crews plan to complete the bridge deck polymer overlay on the Montello River Bridge.


Highway:  WIS 23

Location: City of Montello

Schedule: April 15th, 2019 to November 15th, 2019

Traffic impacts: WIS 23 is closed from West Street to Lake Street. Maps of local detours are posted at the website below.

Anticipated work schedule for next week: Pour concrete barrier for outfall basin. Continue installation of storm sewer from West Street to Lake Street.


Oneida County

Highway:  US 51

Location: Between Minocqua Bridge to Lakeshore Drive in Downtown Minocqua

Schedule: May 6, 2019 to June 13, 2019

Traffic impacts: All lanes, sidewalks, and parking lanes will be open for Memorial Day Weekend.  Lane closures will return on May 28. Motorists can expect to encounter one lane traffic on US 51 northbound and southbound between Minocqua Bridge and Lakeshore Drive. Parking will be limited to one side. Motorists may experience poor visibility at various times throughout the day. Expect travel delays. Pedestrians should anticipate sidewalk closures and alternate routes.

Anticipated work schedule for next week: Concrete pavement repairs begin in the US 51 northbound, outside lane on May 28.

Oneida & Vilas Counties

Highway:  US 51

Location: 3rd Avenue to Tuckaway Drive

Schedule: Spring 2018 to November 2019

Traffic impacts:  Motorists are encouraged to consider using WIS 47 as an alternate route to avoid delays at peak tourist travel times. US 51 will be reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction between WIS 47 and Trapp Road. Traffic on US 51 will be restricted to a 12-foot maximum width. Motorists should expect to encounter occasional flagging operations.

Anticipated work schedule for next week: Crews will complete installation of the new storm sewer, complete cutting the new subgrade and placing base aggregate.


Portage County

Highway: Business 51

Location: Mac Arthur Way – Minnesota Avenue

Schedule: March 18, 2019 to Spring 2020

Traffic impacts: A full list of impacts is available at the website below.

Anticipated work schedule for next week: Crews will complete new pavement from the bridge over McDill pond to Minnesota avenue, begin pouring concrete for Elm, Willow and Cedar intersections on east side of Business 51, continue sanitary and water installation on Tommy’s Turnpike and will begin shaping and placing base course on McDill Avenue.


Waupaca County

Highway: WIS 22 Bridges

Location: Wautoma – Clintonville, at bridges over:

(1) South Branch of the Little Wolf River

(2) Crystal River and

(3) Wisconsin Central Ltd. (CN) RR tracks

Schedule: May 14th, 2019 to August 2nd, 2019

Traffic impacts: Northbound lane closures on all three bridges. WIS 22 will remain open to traffic in both directions. Traffic will be controlled with flaggers and temporary traffic signals.

Anticipated work schedule for next week: Continue deck preparation work on bridge one and two, perform concrete surface repairs at all three bridges, form up, set, and pour concrete for the new expansion joints at the bridge three, clean bridge decks and parapets, and prepare to pour concrete for the new deck overlays.

Highway: WIS 156

Location: WIS 22 to Shawano County Line

Schedule: April 29, 2019 – September 2019

Traffic impacts: Silt fence was installed on May 15. When construction begins on or about June 10, WIS 156 will remain open to a minimum of one lane. Temporary traffic signals will be used on the bridge over the Embarrass River and the bridge over the Wolf River.  All other work will be conducted under lane closures with flagging operations.

Anticipated work schedule for next week: None until construction begins on June 10.

Wood County

Highway:  WIS 97 (Central Avenue)

Location: Between Arnold street and Harrison street, city of Marshfield

Schedule: May 1, 2019 to August 29, 2019

Traffic impacts: Motorists can expect to encounter one-lane traffic in each direction on WIS 97 between Arnold street and Harrison street. Crews will be working on the inside travel lanes of WIS 97 between Arnold street and Harrison street. Pedestrian access to businesses and schools will be maintained during construction.

Anticipated work schedule for next week:

Crews will bore small tunnels for traffic signal conduit at Arnold Street and Doege Street, stake out electrical items and curb & gutter in the median, remove concrete at the base patch areas and prep for asphalt. Crews will also perform curb & gutter work at the median islands.


Motorists are reminded that using handheld cell phones in Wisconsin work zones is illegal.