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WisDOT road construction update: Week of Aug. 11

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North Central Region Road Construction Update #21

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.

The following updates are for the week of August 11, 2019. Construction schedules are dependent on favorable weather conditions and construction progress. This update can also be viewed online: https://projects.511wi.gov/weeklyupdates-nc/

Florence County

Highway: US 2 (NEW)

Location: Michigan state line to Pewaubic Street in Florence

Schedule: Project is scheduled to begin on August 19, 2019 with a scheduled completion date of September 9, 2019.

Description: Crews will mill and pave back 1.5” of hot mix asphalt (HMA) pavement on US 2 between the Michigan state line and Pewaubic Street in Florence Wisconsin.  This project will also include gravel shoulder work, pavement markings, rumble strips, minor guardrail work, and signing.

Traffic impacts: Motorists from can expect to encounter various flagging operations between the Michigan state line and Pewaubic Street in Florence. Motorists can expect to, at some point throughout the project, drive on a milled surface and encounter uneven lanes.

Website: https://projects.511wi.gov/us2fl/

 

Green Lake County

Highway: WIS 49

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

Schedule: May 13, 2019 to October 15, 2019

Traffic impacts: Shoulders will be closed at various locations in addition to intermittent flagging operations between Forest Ridge Road and Berlin. 

Anticipated work scheduled for next week: Paving between South Street and Forest Ridge Road, northbound and southbound. Culvert liner installation tentatively schedule for County V.

Website: https://projects.511wi.gov/wis49pr/

 

Langlade County

Highway:  WIS 64

Location: 5th Avenue Road to County P

Schedule: July 8, 2019 to August 23, 2019

Traffic impacts: WIS 64 will remain open to through traffic at all times. Traffic will be reduced to one lane during daylight hours with flagging operations.

Anticipated work scheduled for next week: Crews plan to replace beam guard on the west side of Elton. Crews will also complete shouldering and permanent pavement marking.

 

Lincoln County

Highway:  WIS 86

Location: Between Price County line (County YY) and the Wisconsin River Bridge in Tomahawk

Schedule: June 12, 2019 to October 17, 2019

Traffic impacts: Traffic on WIS 86 is reduced to a single lane with the use of flaggers during grading and asphalt patching operations.  All traffic lanes will be opened at the end of each work day.

Anticipated work scheduled for next week: Concrete curb and gutter installation, grading, and asphalt pavement patching.

Website: https://projects.511wi.gov/wis86lc/

 

Highway:  WIS 17 and WIS 86

Location:

  • WIS 17 over Big Hay Meadow Creek between Merrill & Bloomville
  • WIS 86 over Wisconsin River (Lake Mohawksin) in the City of Tomahawk

Schedule: July 16, 2019 to May 2020

Traffic impacts:

  • Traffic on WIS 17 will be reduced to a single lane with the use of temporary traffic signals over Big Hay Meadow Creek.
  • Traffic on WIS 86 will be reduced to a single lane with the use of temporary traffic signals over the Wisconsin River (Lake Mohawksin).  Roadway will be reduced to 12 feet in this location.

Anticipated work scheduled for next week: Bridge barrier placement on WIS 86 and WIS 17. Bridge deck overlay application on WIS 86.

 

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 scheduled for next week: Crews will construct wood decking forms for the bottom of the bridge deck.

 

Highway:  WIS 153

Location: Andrys Lane to County J North

Schedule: July 8, 2019 to August 1, 2019

Traffic impacts: WIS 153 will be open to through traffic at all times for the duration of this project.  The project will be constructed under traffic with the use of flagging operations.

Anticipated work scheduled for next week: Crews will install centerline rumble strips, shoulders and, install new signs and place final pavement marking.

 

Marquette County

Highway:  WIS 23

Location: City of Montello

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

Traffic impacts: WIS 23 is closed from Park Street to Barry Street. The intersection at Park Street will be closed but intersection at Barry street will remain open. Starting Monday, August 12, WIS 23 will be closed from Park Street to Ellis Street. Park Street will be closed, but the intersection of Ellis Street will remain open.

Anticipated work scheduled for next week: Dewater, final grade and seed the north half of the outfall basin. Complete storm sewer installation on stage three (Park Street to Barry Street), complete testing for all sanitary sewer and start grading for subgrade on stage three (Lake Avenue to Barry Street).

Website: https://projects.511wi.gov/wis23recon/

 

Oneida County

Highway: US 8 and WIS 47 intersection

Location: City of Rhinelander

Schedule: June 10, 2019 to October 18, 2019

Traffic impacts: Project currently has WIS 47 northbound and southbound traffic detoured around the intersection. Detour follows Boyce Drive and Kemp Street. Motorists will also encounter flagging operations, shoulder closures, and single lane closures. Map of detour can be found here: https://go.usa.gov/xyxEK

Anticipated work scheduled for next week: Contractors will: finish base course application in the roundabout circle, continue pouring concrete truck aprons and sidewalk, construct sign bridge bases, begin pulling wire for street lighting and continue mainline paving.

Website: http://projects.511wi.gov/us8wis47int

 

Oneida & Vilas Counties

Highway:  US 51

Location: 3rd Avenue to Tuckaway Drive

Schedule: Spring 2018 to November 2019

Traffic impacts:  US 51 is reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction from Wallace Road to WIS 70. Traffic on US 51 is restricted to a 12-foot maximum width. Motorists should expect to encounter occasional flagging operations. Motorists are encouraged to consider using WIS 47 as an alternate route to avoid delays at peak tourist travel times.

Anticipated work scheduled for next week: Crews will complete pouring sidewalks, pave parking lots, driveways and the surface lift of asphalt. Crews will also spread topsoil, seed and cover with erosion mats.

Website: https://projects.511wi.gov/us51minocqua/

 

Portage County

Highway:  US 10 (NEW)

Location: From I-39 to County E, west of I-39

Description: Crews will place polymer overlays on six bridge decks; three on eastbound and three on westbound US 10.

Schedule: Project scheduled to begin on Monday, August 19, 2019 to mid-September 2019.

Traffic impacts:  Motorists can expect to encounter lane closures in both directions on US 10. A regulatory speed limit reduction will be implemented with the project. The speed limit will be reduced from 65 mph to 55 mph.

Anticipated work scheduled for next week: None. Project scheduled to begin on August 19.

Highway: Business 51

Location: Mac Arthur Way – Minnesota Avenue

Schedule: March 18, 2019 to Spring 2020

Traffic impacts:

  • The intersection of Locust Street and County HH on the north side of County HH closed August 5, 2019 to facilitate the concrete paving operations in the intersection.  This intersection is expected to reopen on August 12, 2019.
  • Pedestrian traffic can resume utilizing the sidewalk on the east side of Business 51 and the south side of County HH.
  • Tommy’s turnpike at Business 51 remains closed.
  • Traffic on County HH has been reduced to one lane in each direction between Lower Whiting Park and School Avenue.  All traffic on County HH has been moved to the new eastbound lanes.  Traffic on Business 51 has been reduced to one lane in each direction between Mac Arthur Way and Minnesota Avenue.  All traffic on Business 51 has been shifted to the newly constructed northbound lanes.
  • A current list of all traffic impacts and detour updates for the week of August 11 is available at the website below on the Traffic Impacts & Schedule tab.

Anticipated work scheduled for next week. Crews will:

  • Work on completing the new turn lanes on the north half of County HH between Lower Whiting Park and Locust Street.
  • Work on finishing the new water main installation between Elm Street and Willow Street.
  • Continue working on raising the bridge girders over McDill Pond.

Website: https://projects.511wi.gov/business51/

 

Highway: WIS 66

Location: At the bridge over the Plover River, between Country Club Drive and Ridge Road.

Schedule: July 15, 2019 to late September

Traffic impacts: Traffic will be diverted to the eastbound lanes with unidirectional traffic.  The traffic lanes will be reduced to a maximum width of 11 feet and the speed limit will be reduced form 40 mph to 30 mph thru the construction zone.

Anticipated work scheduled for next week: Crews will finish forming for the new bridge deck, install bar steel, remove pavement and pour concrete.

 

Shawano County

Highway: WIS 22

Location: Between County B and Zingler Street & Main Street and County BE

Schedule: July 15, 2019 to November 1, 2019

Traffic impacts:

  • Single lane closures and 10-foot lane widths on WIS 22 between County HHH/Airport Road and County BE will continue through September.
  • Single lane closures on WIS 22 between Main Street and County HHH will continue.
  • WIS 22 (Green Bay Street) will remain closed at the railroad crossing between Hamlin Street and Ellis Street.  A signed detour will be in place utilizing Main Street to WIS 29 to Airport Road.  No access across the railroad will be allowed as it will be under construction.  Access to businesses and residents within the closure limits will be maintained.  Work along WIS 22 (Green Bay Street) outside the road closure limits will continue with lane closures, access to businesses and residents will be maintained.

Anticipated work scheduled for next week, crews will:

  • Continue work on the new box culvert at Murray Creek.
  • Continue replacing curb ramps on Green Bay Street (WIS 22), westbound
  • Continue removals and installation of new curb ramps on Main Street between County B and Zingler Avenue
  • Begin milling and paving operations on Green Bay Street between County HHH and Main Street

Website: https://projects.511wi.gov/wis22resurf/

 

Highway: County M (Local Project) (NEW)

Location: Bridge over South Branch of Embarrass River, village of Tigerton

Schedule: Local project scheduled to begin on August 19, 2019 and tentatively scheduled for completion on October 31, 2019.

Description: Replacement of bridge and realignment of 1200 feet of County M

Traffic impacts: County M will be closed to thru traffic during construction. A detour route will be signed. Closure of County M scheduled for August 22, 2019.

Anticipated work scheduled for week of August 19: Closure of County M from Meisner Road to Schertz Lane (Spiegel Road), installation of erosion control devices, tree removal, asphalt pulverization and grading.

 

Vilas County

Highway: US 45 (NEW)

Location: WIS 70 East to WIS 70 West/ WIS 17 North

Schedule: August 12, 2019 to October 8, 2019

Description: This project will convert a four-lane highway to a two-lane highway with a two way turn lane in median. Work will consist of milling and paving a new asphaltic surface, the addition of sidewalk along the north side of US 45 from east Tuss Street to the US 45 North/WIS17 North intersection, updating all existing curb ramps to meet ADA standards, curb & gutter spot replacements, repairing deteriorated drainage structures, and upgrading traffic signals. After completion crews will install new pavement markings and signing.

Traffic impacts:

  • Motorists can expect to encounter one lane traffic in both eastbound and westbound lanes on US 45 between WIS 70 east and WIS 70 west intersections.
  • Pedestrians should anticipate sidewalk closures and alternate routes at various locations and times throughout the project.
  • Motorists should expect travel delays.

Anticipated work schedule for next week: Crews will begin by installing traffic control and erosion control devices, after completion crews will begin removal and replacement of curb and gutter and sidewalk areas.

Website: https://projects.511wi.gov/us45er/

 

Waupaca and Wood Counties

(Regionwide Culvert Replacement)

Highway: WIS 110

Location: Between Wolf River Drive and WIS 96 in Fremont

Schedule: July 8, 2019 to November 1, 2019

Traffic impacts: WIS 110 – Wolf River Bridge: Motorists can expect to encounter one lane crossing the bridge with temporary signals from July 8 thru mid-October with a maximum 14-foot width restriction. WIS 110 will be closed to thru traffic west of Fremont, between Wolf River Drive and County H (south) from Tuesday, August 6 thru Friday August 16. Traffic will be detoured on US 10. Traffic can use Exit 267 to get to downtown Fremont.

Anticipated work schedule for next week: Crews will continue working on deck preparation and joint repair of the northbound lanes on the bridge. Crews will be replacing various cross culverts between Wolf River Drive and County H (south) between August 6 thru August 16 while that section is detoured.

 

Highway: WIS 156

Location: WIS 22 to Shawano County Line

Schedule: June 10, 2019 to October 2019

Traffic impacts:  WIS 156 will remain open to a minimum of one lane of traffic at all times.  Temporary traffic signals will be used on the bridge over the Embarrass River.

Anticipated work schedule for next week. Crews will:

  • Continue shot blasting and bridge painting on WIS 156 bridge over the Embarrass River
  • Continue grading by the WIS 156 bridge over the Embarrass River

Website: https://projects.511wi.gov/wis156waupaca/

 

Waushara County

Highway: WIS 49

Location: Green Lake County Line to WIS 21 (Berlin to Auroraville)

Schedule: July 22, 2019 to August 29, 2019

Traffic impacts: Traffic may be stopped at intermittent flagging operations for paving and pavement marking.

Anticipated work schedule for next week: Milling and paving operations tentatively scheduled for the middle to latter half of the week.

 

Wood County

Highway: WIS 54

Location: City of Wisconsin Rapids, 2nd Avenue South

Schedule: July 8, 2019 to August 26, 2019

Traffic impacts:  Traffic restricted to one lane in each direction between the roundabout and WIS 13 (Riverview Expressway).

Anticipated work schedule for next week: Road will be milled, and surface asphalt will be placed.

 

Highway: WIS 80

Location: Beaver Creek Bridges

Schedule: August 12, 2019 to August 16, 2019

Traffic impacts:  Single lane of traffic with temporary signals.

Anticipated work schedule for next week: Crews will set up temporary signals and traffic control. Crews will also complete polymer overlays and install pavement marking.

 

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 outside travel lanes of WIS 97 between Arnold street and Harrison street. Pedestrian access to businesses and schools will be maintained during construction.

Anticipated work scheduled for next week: Crews will continue removals and grading for base patching and widening areas in the southbound outside lane.  Crews will also be installing inlets at the widening areas. Pavement sawing operations for base patching in the southbound outside lane. Forms will be set, and concrete poured for the base patches and curb & gutter at the southbound outside lane. Crews will work on conduit and concrete bases for traffic signals and street lights.

Website: https://projects.511wi.gov/wis97marshfield/

 

Project: Region Wide Bridge Polymer Overlays, various locations

Highway/Location(s): 

  • Lincoln County: WIS 17
  • Marathon County: WIS 153 and WIS 52
  • Shawano County: WIS 22, WIS 47 and WIS 156

Schedule: July 15, 2019 through August 21, 2019

Traffic impacts: Each structure throughout the project will have temporary signals, stop signs, or flaggers. None of the structures throughout the project will be completely closed to traffic. Traffic will experience minor delays.

Anticipate work scheduled for next week:

  • August 12, 2019
    • WIS 22, Shawano County, bridge over Embarrass River
    • WIS 22, Shawano County, bridge over Wolf River
    • WIS 22, Shawano County bridge over Oconto River, single lane closure.
  • August 13, 2019
    • WIS 22, Shawano County, bridge over Embarrass River
    • WIS 22, Shawano County, bridge over Wolf River
    • WIS 22, Shawano County bridge over Oconto River, single lane closure.

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