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Northeast Region weekly construction update

April 11, 2014

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) NE Region in Green Bay is providing a weekly update on region construction, which includes the counties of Brown, Calumet, Door, Fond du Lac, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Oconto, Outagamie, Sheboygan, and Winnebago.

Motorists are advised to use caution and remain alert when driving through any work zone. Drivers are also encouraged to seek information about work zones and detours in the following ways:

  • For statewide, recorded road construction information, 24 hours a day, call 511.
  • For statewide road construction on the web, visit Wisconsin 511 online.

All work is weather-dependent.

Brown County

For information on the US 41 major project, please check the project website.

WIS 29 (Walnut Street)
Schedule: April through November 2014
Length: 0.1 miles
Cost: $669,600
Location: WIS 29 at Walnut Street Lift Bridge
Description: This project involves upgrades to electrical equipment required in the operation of the Walnut Street lift bridge. Project also includes installation of closed circuit cameras to aid in bridge operation and replacement of the existing traffic warning gates at the east and west ends of the bridge.
April 7 to April 11: Contractor continued with electrical system upgrades within bridge house.
April 14 to April 18: Contractor will continue electrical system upgrades within bridge house.
Traffic impacts: No traffic impacts scheduled as part of this project for the above period.

WIS 29 (WIS 29 and County FF Intersection)
Schedule: July 2013 to August 2014  
Length: 1.6 miles
Cost: $17.1 million
Location: WIS 29 and County FF Intersection; Villages of Hobart and Howard
Description of project: A diamond interchange at WIS 29 and County FF/Sherwood Street, with a bridge carrying the local traffic over WIS 29 will be constructed. Reconstruction of County FF/Sherwood Street between Shawano Avenue and Navajo Trail with roundabouts at the intersections and an extension of Sunlite Drive to meet County FF at Navajo Trail, providing improved east-west access in the village of Hobart will also be constructed. Aesthetic enhancements include decorative retaining walls, bridge features, railings and lighting.
April 7 to April 11: Crews finished stripping the overhang forms from the bridge and also drilled anchors and started pouring the inside parapet walls on the bridge on County FF over WIS 29. Crews also started work on the retaining walls on Centennial Centre Boulevard near Thornberry Creek.
April 14 to April 18: The contractor will continue work on the inside parapet walls on the bridge on County FF over WIS 29. Crews also plan to continue work on the modular block wall on County FF south of Navajo Road and work will also be ongoing on the retaining walls on Centennial Centre Boulevard near Thornberry Creek.
Traffic impacts: No lane closures will be employed on WIS 29 the week of April 14.

WIS 32 / S. Wisconsin Street, E. Pulaski Street and N. St. Augustine Street
Schedule: March 24 to October 31, 2014
Length: 1.7 miles
Cost: $4 million
Location: WIS 32, Green Bay Street to S. Chase Road; village of Pulaski
Description: The reconstruction of WIS 32 consists of pavement removal, excavation, base aggregate, storm sewer, asphalt pavement, curb and gutter, sidewalk, multiuse path, signing, a box culvert extension and a box culvert replacement. 
April 7 to April 11: Crews installed storm sewer and removed the pavement on E. Pulaski Street between North Wisconsin Street and St. Augustine Street.
April 14 to April 18: Crews are scheduled to continue installing storm sewer and removing the existing pavement.
Traffic impacts: The project will be detoured and closed to through traffic. WIS 32 will be detoured from County B to County C to County S for the duration of the project. Local and emergency access to adjacent properties will be maintained during construction.

WIS 96 (Greenleaf, town of Wrightstown and village of Wrightstown)
Schedule
: March 2014 to October 2014  
Length: 2 miles (1 mile at each location)
Cost: $4.5 million
Location: WIS 96, one mile from Old 57 Road to Breckenridge Falls Boulevard in the town of Wrightstown (Greenleaf) and the other mile (High Street) from Turner Street to Shanty Road in the village of Wrightstown.
Description of project: Work for both projects will include new storm sewer, curb and gutter, sidewalk, asphalt pavement, landscaping, and lighting. Repair work will also be done on the inlets on the inside of the roundabout in the town of Wrightstown (Greenleaf). 
April 7 to April 11: The contractor will continue storm sewer work on WIS 96 east of WIS 32/57 to Breckenridge Falls Road.
April 14 to April 18: The contractor will continue storm sewer work and begin the removal of the existing storm sewer and pavement on WIS 96 east of WIS 32/57 to Breckenridge Falls Road.
Traffic impacts: WIS 96 east of WIS 32/57 to Breckenridge Falls Road will be closed to traffic with a detour beginning April 1 and continuing until mid-June. The detour will be County PP/County Z/WIS 32/57/WIS 96 for westbound WIS 96 traffic and reverse for eastbound traffic.

US 41 Glory Road to Ninth Street, Oneida Street (County AAA) Interchange
Schedule: August 2013 to July 2016
Length: US 41 mainline 4.3 miles (Glory Road to Ninth Street); Hansen Road – 0.1 mile; Oneida Street (County AAA) – 0.6 miles
Cost: $130.5 million
Location: US 41 from Glory Road to Ninth Street, including the Oneida Street (County AAA) interchange and Hansen Road bridge. March 31 to April 4: Contractor continued work on the Hansen bridge decking, abutment work at Parkview Road and WIS 172, wall panel erections as well as construction on various sign structures, slope paving, retaining walls and storm sewer. Contractor was planning on doing demo work on the inside of the bridges over Cormier and erecting girders on the bridge over Parkview.
April 7 to April 11: Contractor continued decking work on the Hansen, Parkview and WIS 172 eastbound bridges, and placement of precast panels as well as construction on various sign structures, retaining walls and storm sewer. Contractor planned on doing demo work on the inside of the Cormier bridge and girder erection on the WIS 172 eastbound bridge.
April 14 to April 18: Contractor will continue decking the Parkview and WIS 172 eastbound bridges, pier work at Oneida, pile driving at Cormier and placement of precast panels. Work will also continue on various sign structures, retaining walls and storm sewer. Contractor is planning on doing demo work on the inside of the Morris and Lombardi bridges.
Traffic impacts: Hansen Road is closed between Ridge Road and Vernon Road until August 2014. The east-to-north ramp in the WIS 172 interchange and the outside lane of the south-to-east ramp is closed to traffic until November 2014.

  • US 41 northbound and southbound will be reduced to one lane at night April 14 through April 18, and April 21 through April 24.
  • The US 41 northbound off-ramp to WIS 172 will be closed at night on April 21.
  • Eastbound WIS 172 will be reduced to one lane at night in the vicinity of US 41 on April 15.
  • Both eastbound and westbound lanes of Morris Avenue at US 41 will be closed the night of April 16 and April 17.
  • Lombardi eastbound and westbound will be closed at US 41 starting at 7 p.m. on Sunday night April 13 until 6 a.m. on Tuesday morning April 15.
  • A full closure of Morris Avenue at US 41 will be in effect at night on April 16 and April 17.
  • The west WIS 172 ramp to northbound US 41 will be closed at night on April 18, April 21 and April 22.
  • The US 41 northbound on-ramp from Oneida Street will be closed at night from April 14 through April 18.
  • Oneida Street will be reduced to one lane in each direction the night of April 14.
  • The US 41 northbound and southbound off-ramps to Oneida will be closed at night April 14.
  • The westbound WIS 172 ramp to southbound US 41 will be closed at night April 22 and April 23.

US 41/ WIS 29 Interchange Core Project – US 41 major
Schedule: August 2012 to October 2014
Length: 1.6 miles along US 41, 0.8 miles along WIS 29
Cost: $97 million
Location: US 41 (Mason Street to Memorial Drive)/WIS 29 (County J to Taylor Street)
Description: This project will complete the reconstruction of the US 41 and WIS 29 interchange, converting the interchange by building high speed, free flow flyover ramps, along with adding capacity to US 41. Included in this project is the construction of 12 bridges, 15 retaining walls, 30 sign bridges, concrete pavement, asphalt pavement, storm sewer, stormwater detention ponds and landscaping, while incorporating many community sensitive design features.
April 7 to April 11: Crews continued decking operations and continued setting deck steel at the Memorial Drive bridges. Piling and pier construction continued on both the southbound and northbound US 41 bridges over the CN railroad, and wall construction at the abutments began. Sign bridge construction continued this week in various locations throughout the project. Abutment construction continued this week on both sides of Shawano Avenue. Bridge crews also began pouring parapet walls on top of the retaining wall adjacent to B&D warehouse. Electrical crews continued this week pulling wire and setting light poles throughout the project.
April 14 to April 18: Crews will continue setting deck steel at the Memorial Drive bridges. Piling, pier, and abutment construction will continue on both the southbound and northbound US 41 bridges over the CN railroad, including constructing the walls along the abutments. Sign bridge construction will continue this week in various locations throughout the project. Coping and slope paving construction will continue this week on both sides of Shawano Avenue at US 41, and beams will be set for both of these bridges at night this week. Electrical crews will continue pulling wire this week and setting light poles throughout the project. Grading of the base course between Packerland and the west abutments of both flyover bridges along future WIS 29 will start this week in preparation for paving operations. Grading and possible storm sewer will resume at the Elmhurst area adjacent to the Cardinal and Dousman intersection or in the median of US 41.
Traffic impacts: Along southbound US 41, single lane closures are planned each night next week between Mason Street and Shawano Avenue from 7 p.m. and 5 a.m., Monday through Thursday nights. On April 14 and April 15 at night there will be full closures on Shawano Avenue at US 41 to set bridge beams from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. There will also be a lane closure along northbound US 41 on these nights between the on and off-ramps at Shawano Avenue from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. On April 16 and April 17 at night, there will also be full closures on Shawano Avenue at US 41 to set bridge beams from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. There will also be a lane closure along southbound US 41 on these nights between the on and off-ramps at Shawano Avenue from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m. On April 16 at night, there will be a closure of the northbound on-ramp from Shawano for a short time to do some work on temporary barrier wall.

US 41 Duck Creek – Lineville Road, Lineville Road (County M) Interchange
Schedule: July 2013 through April 2015.
Length: US 41 mainline 2 miles (Duck Creek – Lineville Road); Lineville Road (County M) - 0.8 miles
Cost: $29.4 million
Location: US 41 from Duck Creek to Lineville Road including the Lineville Road (County M) Interchange.
Description of project: This project will reconstruct US 41 mainline between Duck Creek and Lineville Road and includes the reconstruction of the Lineville Road (County M) interchange.
April 7 to April 11: Piling was completed on the east and west abutments of the Lineville bridge. Crews placed concrete for the pier foundation in the median. The permanent retaining wall construction began on the east side of US 41 at Lineville. Reconstruction work continued on the southbound US 41 pavement. Crews removed the existing pavement, and began excavating and grading from Lineville Road to Lakeview. Erosion control measures were installed throughout the project.
April 14 to April 18: Work will continue on the retaining walls on both sides of US 41 at Lineville Road. Precast concrete wall panels will be installed on the west side of US 41. Concrete will be placed for the median bridge pier and the west abutment of the new Lineville bridge. Excavation and grading will continue along with breaker run placement in the southbound lanes of US 41.
Traffic impacts: Northbound and southbound traffic are utilizing the temporary lanes on the northbound side of US 41. Southbound traffic crosses over to the northbound pavement north of the Lineville interchange. It moves back to the southbound pavement south of Lakeview Drive. Work zone speed limit is 55 mph and the traffic lanes are 11-feet wide.

I-43 Early Structures/Early Fill
Schedule: September 2013 through May 2015.
Length: 0
Cost: $61.5 million
Location: US 41/I-43 Interchange
Description of project: This project will begin construction of the flyover bridges and retaining walls for the new US 41/I-43 Interchange.
April 7 to April 11: Construction of pier stems, caps, pedestals, and abutments continued in various locations. Contractor continued setting tub girders and decking in various locations.
April 14 to April 18: Construction of pier caps, pedestals, and abutments will continue in various locations. Contractor will continue setting tub girders and decking in various locations. Building removal at the old McCoy Harley Davidson will begin.
Traffic impacts: Traffic may be flagged on Weitor Drive for temporary construction access and crossings. Velp on-ramp to northbound US 41 to close night of April 18, weather permitting.

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Calumet County

No state construction projects currently in progress.

Door County

No state construction projects currently in progress.

Fond du Lac County

No state construction projects currently in progress.

Kewaunee County

No state construction projects currently in progress.

Manitowoc County

WIS 310
Location: Two Rivers
Schedule: April to September
Length of project: 0.75 miles of WIS 310 from Columbus Street to 14th Street and 0.25 miles from 14th Street and Hawthorne Avenue to 14th Street (WIS 310) and Madison Street.
Description of work: Overlay for 0.75 miles, Columbus Street to 14th Street and urban reconstruct with sanitary sewer, water main, storm sewer replacement for WIS 310 from 14th Street and Hawthorne Avenue to 14th Street (WIS 310) and Madison Street.
April 7 to April 11: Crews began preparing the traffic control in preparation of beginning the project.
April 14 to April 18: Crews will close the roadway on Monday, April 14. Erosion control items will be put in place and crews will begin excavation. 
Traffic impacts: Road closed with local access. Detour is WIS 42 to Columbus Avenue in both eastbound and westbound directions.

Marinette County

No state construction projects currently in progress.

Oconto County

No state construction projects currently in progress.

Outagamie County

US 41/WIS 47 interchange – Grand Chute
Schedule: February to October
Length: 0.5 miles
Cost: $4.2 million
Location: US 41/WIS 47 interchange – Grand Chute
Description: Bridge raising including removals, earthwork, storm sewer, concrete pavement, asphalt pavement, curb and gutter, sidewalk, signing, traffic control, erosion control, and landscaping. The clearance under the bridge will be raised from 15 feet 0 inches to 16 feet 9 inches minimum. This is the last bridge along US 41 in Outagamie County to be raised. Widening bridge decks from 39 feet 0 inches to 39 feet 11 inches and reconfiguring lanes to get a separated bike/pedestrian lane. Lengthening turn lanes but no additional turn lanes are being added.
April 7 to April 11: Crews will continue constructing the substructure of the east bridge and continue storm sewer work on WIS 47.
April 14 to April 18: Crews will replace girders on the east bridge and finish constructing the substructure of the east bridge. Milling and crushing operations will start.
Traffic impacts: WIS 47 will remain open to one lane each way, except during bridge demolition or girder installation. Ramps will be closed during the entire project. Detour for access to and from US 41 and when the bridges are being removed is northbound is WIS 47, County OO, County E to County JJ.

Note: There will be full closures of US 41 at this location April 13 to April 17.

  • While this will be a complete lane closure at this location, the highway will be reduced to one lane with traffic routed through the area incorporating the exit and entrance ramps.
  • Closures will begin at 5 p.m. in the evening and end at 9 a.m. the next morning.
  • US 41 northbound will be closed overnight Sunday, April 13 and Monday, April 14.
  • US 41 southbound will be closed overnight on Tuesday, April 15 and Wednesday, April 16.
  • WIS 47 will also be closed during these times.

Winnebago County

US 41
Schedule: July 2013 to August 2014
Length: 1.15 miles
Cost : $10.6 million
Location: County G, County GG, and County Y overpasses at US 41
Description: The work includes the replacement of bridges at County GG, and County Y. This includes the widening of bridges to each accommodate a multi-use trail. The profile of these roadways will also be raised to improve the sight distances at Green Valley Road and County Y and also the intersections at County GG. Also painting of County G overpass will be completed as part of this work.
April 7 to April 11: At County GG, the contractor worked on bridge pier footing construction, stripping topsoil, and replacing culvert pipes. At County Y, the contractor worked on pier cap construction, MSE wall constructions, and storm sewer work.
April 14 to April 18: At County GG, pier construction will take place, along with MSE wall constructions, culvert pipe replacements, and grading. At County Y, pier cap and west abutment construction will take place, along with MSE wall construction.
Traffic impacts: County GG and County Y bridges will be closed until mid-August. No posted detours. Both roads will only be closed over US 41, and frontage roads will be closed to through traffic at County Y and at County GG. US 41 northbound and southbound are reduced from 3 lanes to 2 lanes between Snell Road and County G until mid-August. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction during all peak travel periods.

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For more information regarding traffic impacts in the Northeast Region:

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  • Call 5-1-1 or visit Wisconsin 511 online.

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:
Kim A. Rudat, WisDOT NE Region Communications 
(920) 492-5743, kim.rudat@dot.wi.gov

Mark Kantola, WisDOT NE Region/US 41 Project Communications 
(920) 492-4153, mark.kantola@dot.wi.gov

 

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