The Wisconsin Department of Transportation provides weekly road construction updates for the following 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 project websites and this update can be found at https://projects.511wi.gov/region/north-central/

Forest County

Highway: WIS 70

Location: Divide Road (Forest Service Road 2176) to WIS 55

Schedule: June 1, 2020 to September 2020

Cost: $2,231,716

Project Description: This project consists of culvert replacements, removing and replacing asphalt, pavement markings, guard rails, and signing.

Traffic impacts: During construction, WIS 70 will remain open to traffic. Motorists can expect to encounter flagging operations and daytime temporary lane shifts.

Anticipated work scheduled for next week: Two culvert pipe installation crews will continue working from the east end and west ends, progressing towards the middle. On Thursdays and Fridays, the asphalt patches over the culverts will be installed and the restoration of the culvert side slopes will also be installed. During the week of June 22, crews plan to make improvements to beam guard, grading operations, removing pavement and start paving.

Lincoln County

Highway: US 51 Southbound

Location: US 8 to Lincoln County S, Wisconsin River Bridge

Schedule: May 4, 2020 to October 15, 2020

Cost: $6.2 Million

Traffic impacts: Southbound US 51 has been shifted to northbound US 51 via temporary crossovers. Northbound US 51 will operate with single, bi-directional trafficThe US 51 southbound off ramp to County A and the US 51 southbound on ramp from County A will be closed from Monday, June 15 to noon on Friday, June 19.

Anticipated work scheduled for next week: Crews will pour the Wisconsin River bridge overlay, remove crushed concrete, continue grading and paving operations.

Website: https://projects.511wi.gov/us51lincoln/

Highway: WIS 64

Location: Pine River Bridge

Schedule: June 8, 2020 to November 2020

Cost: $1,397,335

Description: The bridge over the Pine River will be demolished and reconstructed.

Traffic Impacts: A temporary structure will be constructed for traffic purposes. Construction will cause minimal impacts to traffic such as shoulder closures, but overall access will remain open via the temporary structure.

Anticipated work scheduled for next week: Crews will work to complete clearing and grading for temporary roadway and begin construction on the temporary bridge structure.

Marathon County

Highway: WIS 29 (eastbound)

Location: Clark County line to County E

Schedule: May 26, 2020 to August 25, 2020

Cost: $3,649,460

Traffic Impacts: The inside lane will continue to be closed thru next week.  A nighttime closure of WIS 29 eastbound is currently scheduled for June 15 and June 16, beginning at 7 p.m. and continuing thru 6 a.m.  the following morning.  A detour route will utilize WIS 13, WIS 153, and WIS 97.

Anticipated work scheduled for next week: Crews will continue sawing concrete for pavement repairs, remove concrete pavement for pavement repairs, and place concrete in patches for pavement repairs. Crews will also be on site setting up traffic closures and detour routes as needed.

Website: https://projects.511wi.gov/wis29clarkmarathon/

Marquette County

Highway: WIS 23

Location: City of Montello, Morningside Court to West Street

Schedule: April 2019 to June 26, 2020

Cost: $3.4 million

Traffic Impacts: Occasional flagging operations can be expected.
Anticipated work scheduled for next week:
 Crews will continue working on punch list items.

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

Oneida County

Highway: US 8

Location: Bridge over Wisconsin River, Rhinelander

Schedule: May 11, 2020 to June 26, 2020

Cost: $1,091,258

Traffic Impacts: There are no traffic impacts for next week.

Anticipated work scheduled for next week: Crews will prepare for underwater surface repair on the two piers of the bridge utilizing a local boat landing to get equipment in the water.

Portage County

Highway: I-39

Location: North 2nd Street to County X

Schedule: April 13, 2020 to July 17, 2020

Cost: $8,104,296

Traffic impacts:

  • Southbound I-39 will be reduced to one lane from the US 10 overpass to the Business 51 exit, 6 a.m. Monday, June 15 through Thursday, June 18 at 6 p.m.
  • Northbound I-39 will be reduced to one lane from N 2nd Street to US 10 west, 6 a.m. Monday, June 15 through Thursday, June 18 at 6 p.m.
  • On Monday, June 15, the northbound I-39 on and off ramps to Casimir Road will be closed from 6 a.m.  to 9 a.m. The northbound off ramp to US 10, and the US 10 eastbound on ramp to I-39 will be closed from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The I-39 southbound off ramp to US 10 west and the US 10 eastbound off ramp to I-39 southbound ramp will be closed from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • On Tuesday, June 16, the I-39 southbound on and off ramps to Casimir Road will be closed 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. The I-39 southbound off ramp to Business 51 will be closed from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Anticipated work scheduled for next week: Throughout the project crews plan to place shoulder gravel Monday – Wednesday next week. Once these operations are complete, signing crews plan to be on site replacing signs and delineators (traffic tubes).

Website: https://projects.511wi.gov/i39portageco/ 

Highway: Business 51

Location: MacArthur Way – Minnesota Avenue

Schedule: April 20, 2020 to June 26, 2020

Traffic Impacts: Short term and single lane closures may be required to address punch list items.

Anticipated work scheduled for next week: Crews will be working on punch list items.

Cost: $15.3 million

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

Price County

Highway: US 8

Location: Bridges over Hay Creek, Wisconsin Central Limited Railroad, and South Fork Jump River

Schedule: February 24, 2020 to August 28, 2020

Traffic Impacts: Motorists will encounter one lane of traffic on US 8 between County A and Cemetery Road, traffic will be controlled by temporary traffic signals. Width restrictions will be in effect for the duration of the project, signed for 11-foot max width. Crews will be working behind the temporary barrier block on the westbound lanes in stage one of the project.

Anticipated work scheduled for next week: Crews will continue removal of structures over the railroad and South Fork of the Jump River.

Website: https://projects.511wi.gov/us8price/

Shawano County

Highway: WIS 29 westbound lanes

Location: Spruce Road to County M

Schedule: May 18, 2020 to July 13, 2020

Cost: $1,154,300

Project Description: Work includes concrete pavement patch repair, asphalt shoulder replacement, median inlet repairs, pavement marking and culvert pipe cleaning along westbound WIS 29.

Traffic Impacts: The westbound driving (right) lane will be open to traffic and the passing (left) lane will be closed to complete repairs.

Anticipated work scheduled for next week:  Crews will saw and remove concrete in the repair areas and pour new concrete patches in the westbound passing (left) lane.

Highway: WIS 55

Location: Outagamie County Line to County S

Schedule: June 8, 2020 to August 2020

Cost: $1,420,000

Project Description: Crews will mill and overlay asphaltic pavement and will include culvert pipe replacement, grading work, signing, centerline rumble strips, and pavement markings.

Traffic Impacts: Lane closures with flagging operations. Motorists should expect some delays during those times. Resident and business access will be maintained. Work will not take place over holiday weekends.  

Waupaca County

Highway: US 10

Location: US 10 eastbound over Waupaca County E bridge

Schedule: September 2019 to August 2020

Cost: $2,647,161.66

Traffic Impacts:

  • US 10 westbound will remain open to a single lane of traffic without a width restriction through June 30. The Churchill Street on-ramp to US 10 westbound will remain closed through June 30, 2020.
  • US 10 eastbound will remain open to a single lane of traffic without a width restriction through June 30.
  • County E below US 10 will be closed during construction. It is anticipated to reopen by August 14, 2020.

Anticipated work scheduled for next week: Crews will work on removing bridge falsework and pave the mainline concrete pavement and bridge approaches.

Website: https://projects.511wi.gov/uw10bridge/

Highway: WIS 22

Location: Wisconsin Central Limited Railroad bridge to WIS 110 South

Schedule: This project is complete.

Cost: $867,273

Website: https://projects.511wi.gov/wis22waupaca/

Wood County

Highway: WIS 73

Location: WIS 186 to WIS 80, WIS 186 to County D Intersection, and Hemlock Creek Bridge

Schedule: Proposed start date of June 17 with completion in mid-August 

Cost: $2,204,149

Description: This project consists of culvert repairs, culvert replacements, beam guard replacement, reconstructing the intersection at WIS 186 and County D. Installing a concrete overlay on the Hemlock Creek Bridge between Poplar Lane and Pine Drive, removal and replacement of asphalt and pavement markings.

Overall traffic impacts: Traffic will be maintained on a single lane with flaggers during daylight hours for most of the work. The concrete bridge overlay will be one lane with temporary signals. No work will be performed between noon July 2 to 6 a.m. July 6.

Anticipated work scheduled for next week: Crews will set up traffic control an conduct survey work.

Highway: WIS 80

Location: WIS 173 Northbound to Poplar Street, Babcock to Pittsville

Schedule: June 1, 2020, completion in late July 2020.

Cost: $2,433,667

Traffic Impacts for next week: Single lane closures with flag persons present. 

Anticipated work scheduled for next week: Crews will continue grading for beam guard and curb and gutter, pour curb and gutter at islands of WIS 54 east and west intersections with WIS 80 and install permanent erosion control for remaining beam guard grading areas and end wall replacement areas.

Website: https://projects.511wi.gov/wis80wood/