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I-39 Coloma - Fast facts
Coloma-Plainfield, Waushara County

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Location

I-39, WIS 21 (Coloma) to WIS 73 (Plainfield), in Waushara County.

Overview 

WisDOT is doing bridge maintenance work on three structures located along I-39 in Waushara County:

  • Northbound I-39 over County CH
  • Southbound I-39 over County CH
  • And the WIS 21 bridge over I-39 in Coloma

The bridges are exhibiting signs of deterioration. The deterioration is due to a combination of age, surface wear, and weathering. In addition, the WIS 21 bridge over the northbound lanes of I-39 lacks desirable vertical clearance to accommodate oversize loads.

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Schedule

  • Environmental documentation - Complete
  • Preliminary design - Complete
  • Local officials meeting - Jan. 9, 2014
  • PIM - Jan. 23, 2014
  • Final design - Complete
  • Construction currently scheduled - Fall 2014 through fall 2015

Traffic impacts/Detours

The projects are scheduled to occur during two consecutive construction seasons:

2014

  • Stage 1: I-39 northbound shoulder preparation
    • Construction timeline: September - October 2014
    • Traffic impacts:
      • I-39 northbound: Single, weekday lane closures. No weekend lane closures.
      • WIS 21: No traffic impacts
      • County CH: No traffic impacts
  • Stage 2: I-39 northbound over County CH (bridge rehabilitation)
    • Construction timeline: October - November 2014
    • Traffic impacts:
      • I-39 northbound: Single lane closure with barrier wall and a 14 foot maximum width restriction during the first three weeks of construction.
      • WIS 21: No traffic impacts
      • County CH: No traffic impacts

2015

  • Stage 3: WIS 21 over I-39 (bridge raising and rehabilitation)
    • Construction timeline: March - May 2015 (before Memorial Day)
    • Traffic impacts:
      • I-39: Single, weekday lane closures in the northbound and southbound lanes
      • WIS 21: Bridge closed between ramp terminals; WIS 21 detoured via I-39
      • County CH: No traffic impacts
  • Stage 4: I-39 northbound overlay under WIS 21 bridge, I-39 southbound shoulder preparation and I-39 polymer overlays
    • Construction timeline: June - July 2015
    • Traffic impacts:
      • I-39: Single, weekday lane closures. No weekend lane closures.
      • WIS 21: No traffic impacts
      • County CH: No traffic impacts
  • Stage 5: County CH bridge painting
    • Construction timeline: July - August 2015
    • Traffic impacts:
      • I-39: Some shoulder closures near County CH
      • WIS 21: No traffic impacts
      • County CH: Single lane of traffic under bridges with barrier wall and temporary traffic signals
  • Stage 6: WIS 21 bridge painting
    • Construction timeline: September - November 2015
    • Traffic impacts:
      • I-39 staging (three stages):
      • Southbound outside lane closure with barrier wall
      • Northbound and southbound inside lane closures with barrier wall
      • Northbound outside lane closure with barrier wall
      • WIS 21: No traffic impacts
      • County CH: No traffic impacts

Status

Construction is currently scheduled to begin fall 2014.

Contact information

Kristin McHugh, WisDOT North Central Region Communications Manager
(715) 421-8380
kristin.mchugh@dot.wi.gov

Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT)
North Central Region, Wisconsin Rapids Office
1681 Second Ave. South
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495-4768
Phone: (715) 421-8301
Fax: (715) 423-0334
TTY: 711
Email: ncr.dtsd@dot.wi.gov

SSI - Project contacts Questions about the content of this page:
WisDOT North Central Region Office, ncr.dtsd@dot.wi.gov
Last modified: June 13, 2014

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