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North Central Region weekly construction update

July 24, 2014

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is providing a weekly update on road construction in North Central Wisconsin, which includes the counties of Adams, Florence, Forest, Green Lake, Iron, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Marquette, Menominee, Oneida, Portage, Price, Shawano, Vilas, Waupaca, Waushara and Wood.

Construction-related traffic impacts are subject to change and are dependent on favorable weather conditions and construction status.

Adams County

WIS 21
Location: WIS 13 (Adams County) and Third Lane (Waushara County)
Schedule: May 27 to July 25, 2014
Cost: $3 million
Description: Crews will mill the existing roadway and replace it with new asphalt. Crews will also install centerline rumble strips, replace beam guard, widen the paved shoulders and install new signing and pavement markings.
Traffic impacts: WIS 21 will remain open to traffic during construction. Motorists can expect to encounter single lane closures and flagging operations.

Florence County

No state construction projects currently in progress.

Forest County

No state construction projects currently in progress.

Green Lake County

WIS 23
Location: Green Lake County A to Arcade Glen Road (Ripon)
Schedule: April 21 to late November 2014
Cost: $14 million
Description: Crews will reconstruct WIS 23 from WIS 49/County A to Arcade Glen Road.
Traffic impacts:

  • WIS 23 (County A to WIS 49) will be detoured via WIS 73, County K and County A beginning Monday, July 28.
  • The Puchyan River bridge (WIS 23) will be closed to all traffic beginning Monday, July 28.
  • WIS 23 (WIS 49/County A to Arcade Glen Road (Ripon)) is detoured via County A, County K, County KK, and WIS 44/49. This detour will be in place until August 15.
  • The WIS 49/County A intersection will remain open to traffic with a four-way stop during all stages of construction.
  • Local access to properties and businesses will be maintained. 

Iron County

No state construction projects currently in progress.

Langlade County

WIS 64
Location: Lincoln County line to Zima Road (Antigo)
Schedule: August 4 to September 30, 2014
Cost: $1.6 million
Description: Crews will mill the existing 11.45 miles of pavement and replace it with new asphalt. Crews will also make repairs and add an anti-skid surface to two bridges. Guard rail along the project will be updated and centerline rumble strips will be installed.
Traffic impacts: WIS 64 will remain open during construction. Motorists can expect to encounter flagging operations, a 12-foot width restriction, and temporary traffic signals.

Lincoln County

WIS 107
Location: Tug Lake Creek
Schedule: June 30 to August 15, 2014
Description: Crews will replace culvert pipe.
Traffic impacts: During construction, WIS 107 will remain open to a single lane of traffic with temporary traffic signals.

WIS 107
Location: Ripley Creek
Schedule: June 2 to July 25, 2014
Description: Crews will replace culvert pipe.
Traffic impacts: During construction, WIS 107 will remain open to a single lane of traffic with temporary traffic signals.

Marathon

WIS 29
Location: Bridges over Porky Creek and the Big Eau Pleine River, east of Abbotsford
Schedule: July 7 to early September 2014
Cost: $640,000
Description: Bridge repairs.
Traffic impacts: WIS 29 will remain open to traffic. Motorists can expect to encounter single lane closures on westbound WIS 29 and a 14 foot width restriction.

WIS 29
Location: Bridges over Randall Creek
Schedule: July 7 to July 25, 2014
Description: Bridge repairs.
Traffic impacts: WIS 29 will remain open to traffic. Motorists can expect to encounter single lane closures and flagging operations.

WIS 153
Location: Bridges over the Plover River
Schedule: June 4 to July 25, 2014
Description: Bridge repairs
Traffic impacts: WIS 153 will remain open to traffic. Motorists can expect to encounter temporary traffic signals.

WIS 29
Location
: Sunrise Drive to Business 51
Schedule: April 29, 2014 to May 25, 2017
Cost: $18.8 million
Description: Crews will replace the pavement on eastbound and westbound WIS 29 and replace the bridge decks of the structures located over the Wisconsin River and Business 51. Crews will also raise the Sunrise Drive overpass and repair the overpass’ bridge deck.
Traffic impacts:

  • Crews will close the northbound US 51 to eastbound WIS 29 ramp beginning Monday, August 4. Traffic will be detoured via the County N interchange. The detour will be in place until Friday, August 22.
  • During construction, WIS 29 and Business 51 will remain open to traffic in each direction.
  • Motorists can expect to encounter single lane closures during off-peak hours.
  • The Sunrise Drive overpass is currently scheduled to reopen Friday, August 1, 2014.
  • Access to businesses and residences will be maintained.

Business 51 (Grand Avenue)
Location: Kent Street to Division Street
Schedule: April 28 to early October 2014
Cost: $2.9 million
Description: Crews will mill the existing pavement and replace it with new asphalt. The existing lighting system will be replaced, bicycle accommodations will be provided and the existing corrugated median will be removed.
Traffic impacts: Motorists can expect to encounter single lane closures between Sturgeon Eddy Road and Division Street. Crews plan to move traffic to the inside lanes and close the outside lanes of Business 51 (between Sturgeon Eddy Road and Division Street) before the end of the day, August 1.

US 51 
Location: Marathon County U and K/Business 51 interchange, Wausau
Schedule: April 1, 2013 to late November 2014
Cost: $28 million
Description: Crews will reconstruct the interchange.
Traffic impacts:

  • US 51 traffic is shifted to use the adjacent temporary roadway on the northbound side of US 51. This shift will last through mid-August.
  • The speed limit on US 51 is reduced to 55 mph between Bridge Street and Decator Drive.
  • Motorists on US 51 can expect to encounter single lane closures.
  • Northbound US 51 traffic, exiting to County K/Business 51, is detoured via the northbound US 51 off-ramp to County U, and Merrill Avenue/County U.
  • The eastbound and westbound lanes of County K (Business 51) under the US 51 bridges are closed until early October 2014. During the closure, traffic is detoured via County U and Overlook Drive.
  • The on-ramp to southbound US 51 from County K is closed until early October 2014.
  • The on-ramp to northbound US 51 from County K (Business 51) and the southbound US 51 off-ramp to County K (Business 51) will remain open to traffic.

Marquette County

WIS 23
Location
: Adams County line to I-39, town of Douglas
Schedule: June 9 to July 29, 2014
Description: Crews will mill the existing pavement and replace it with new asphalt. Crews will also replace beam guard, install cross drains and install new signing and pavement markings.
Traffic impacts: WIS 23 will remain open to traffic. Motorists can expect to encounter flagging operations.

Menominee County

No state construction projects currently in progress.

Oneida County

US 45
Location: Between US 8 (Monico) and WIS 32 (Three Lakes)
Schedule: June 2 to July 29, 2014
Description: Crews will mill the existing pavement and replace it with new asphalt. Crews will also replace beam guard, install anti-skid surface to the bridge over the railroad and replace all signing and pavement markings.
Traffic impacts: US 45 will remain open to traffic. Motorists can expect to encounter temporary signals at the bridge over the railroad (north of Oneida County C), and lane closures using flagging operations.

US 51
Location: Old Hwy 70 (Minocqua) to 3rd Avenue (Woodruff)
Schedule: March 31 to late August 2014
Cost: $4.6 million
Description: Crews will reconstruct the intersections of WIS 70 west and County J to include additional turn lanes and new traffic signals; install new street lighting; reconstruct the roadway with new asphalt pavement and curb and gutter, replace storm, sanitary and water lines.
Traffic impacts:

  • US 51 and WIS 70 are open to traffic with no lane restrictions during daytime hours. Utility crews have scheduled nightly closures of one southbound lane at the US 51/County J intersection until mid-August. Work will be completed between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., Monday through Friday morning.
  • Crews will continue to work on the local and county systems in the Minocqua/Woodruff area throughout July and August.
  • Motorists may encounter traffic impacts on County J, Townline Road and Packing Plant Road.

Portage County

No state construction projects currently in progress.

Price County

No state construction projects currently in progress.

Shawano County

WIS 22
Location: County BE intersection, in the city of Shawano
Schedule: August 11 to late September 2014
Cost: $260,000
Description: Crews will reconstruct the intersection of WIS 22 and County BE to improve safety.
Traffic impacts: During construction, WIS 22 will remain open to traffic. Motorists can expect to encounter single lane closures, flagging operations and some delays.

WIS 55/160
Location: Shawano County S and Highview Road (Pulaski)
Schedule: July 21 to late August 2014
Description: Crews will mill 2.88 miles of the existing roadway and overlay it with new asphalt. Crews will also remove and install culvert pipes.
Traffic impacts: WIS 55/160 will remain open to traffic during construction. Motorists can expect to encounter single lane closures and flagging operations during daylight hours.

Vilas County

WIS 155
Location: Lost Creek
Schedule: July 28 to September 14, 2014
Cost: $1 million
Description: Crews will replace a culvert pipe on WIS 155 over Lost Creek.
Traffic impacts: WIS 155 will remain open to traffic. Motorists can expect to encounter single lane closures, an 11-foot width restriction, and temporary traffic signals.

US 51
Location
: County M to County W
Cost: $2.48 million
Schedule: May 12 to August 6, 2014
Description: Crews will mill and overlay 15.3 miles of US 51. Crews will also replace or re-line some culvert pipes, repair and add an anti-skid surface to the approaches and bridge deck to Spider Lake, install rumble strips and widen the shoulders.
Traffic impacts: US 51 will remain open to traffic during construction. Motorists can expect to encounter single lane closures with flagging operations or traffic signals.

Waupaca County

WIS 110
Location: Bridge over the Little Wolf River
Schedule: July 1 to July 30, 2014
Description: Bridge repairs
Traffic impacts: WIS 110 will remain open to traffic. Motorists can expect to encounter temporary traffic signals at the bridge.

Waushara County

WIS 21
Location: WIS 13 (Adams County) and Third Lane (Waushara County)
Schedule: May 27 to July 25, 2014
Cost: $3 million
Description: Crews will mill the existing roadway and replace it with new asphalt. Crews will also install centerline rumble strips, replace beam guard, widen the paved shoulders and install new signing and pavement markings.
Traffic impacts: WIS 21 will remain open to traffic during construction. Motorists can expect to encounter single lane closures and flagging operations.

Wood County

WIS 54
Location: County ZZ to WIS 80
Schedule: July 21 to mid-September 2014
Cost: $2.3 million
Description: Crews will mill the existing roadway and replace it with new asphalt. Crews will also install centerline and shoulder rumble strips, replace beam guard, widen the paved shoulders and install new signing and pavement markings.
Traffic impacts: WIS 54 will remain open to traffic during construction. Motorists can expect to encounter single lane closures and flagging operations during daylight hours.

Motorists are reminded to drive with caution in the work zone and should be prepared to encounter slow moving trucks. Motorists should slow down, use caution and stay alert when driving through construction zones. To avoid delays, consider taking an alternative route and avoid peak travel periods.

For more information regarding traffic impacts in the North Central Region:

As a reminder, alerts and updates provided via these sites are not intended for use while driving. When driving, your focus should always be on driving.

For more information, contact:
Kristin McHugh, WisDOT NC Region Communications 
(715) 421-8380, kristin.mchugh@dot.wi.gov

 

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