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Roadwork starting in Winnebago and Outagamie counties

March 4, 2014

Two projects will impact commuter routes

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region in Green Bay is announcing work beginning on one project and resuming on another that will impact traffic in the Fox Valley.

Beginning Friday, March 7, work is beginning on the US 41/WIS 47 interchange in Outagamie County. While WIS 47 will remain open with lane closures, the interchange ramps will be closed beginning Friday for the entire project. US 41 will also have occasional lane and shoulder closures. The access to and from US 41 northbound and southbound is at the US 41/County E interchange. The full detour route is WIS 47/County OO or County JJ/County E.

The $4.2 million project will raise the clearance under the bridge from 15 feet to 16 feet 9 inches minimum. This is the last bridge along US 41 in Outagamie County to be raised. The bridge deck is also being widened from 39 feet to 39 feet 11 inches and the lanes are being reconfigured to add a separated bike/pedestrian lane. Work is expected to be completed in October.

Work is also resuming on the WIS 114 (Tayco Street) bridge over the Fox River in Menasha, Winnebago County. Beginning Monday, March 10, Tayco Street will be fully closed from Nicolet Boulevard to Main Street from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. On Tuesday, March 11 through Friday, March 14, this section of Tayco Street will close from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. each night. The posted detour route will incorporate the Racine Street bridge crossing and includes Racine Street/Ahnaip Street/Nicolet Boulevard.

The $666,000 project will upgrade electrical and video equipment required in the operation of the Tayco Street lift bridge. It also includes replacement of the existing retractable barrier system with a vertical barrier gate system and some localized modification at the Tayco/Water Street intersection to accept the new barrier gates. Work is expected to be completed in May.

Motorists are advised to use caution and remain alert when driving through these or any work zones.

For more information, contact:
Kim Rudat, WisDOT NE Region Communications
(920) 492-5743,



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