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Northeast Region weekly construction update

April 18, 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 14 to April 18: Contractor continued with electrical system upgrades within bridge house.
April 21 to April 25: 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 14 to April 18: The contractor continued work on the inside parapet walls on the bridge on County FF over WIS 29. Crews continued work on the retaining walls on Centennial Centre Boulevard near Thornberry Creek.
April 21 to April 25: The contractor will be starting grading on County C and on Sherwood Street between Woodland Road and County C. Crews will finish pouring the inside parapet walls on the bridge 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 21. County C will be closed 0.2 miles west of Sherwood Street to Catherine Drive.

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 14 to April 18: Crews installed storm sewer and removed pavement on E. Pulaski Street between North Wisconsin Street and St. Augustine Street.
April 21 to April 25: Crews are scheduled to continue installing storm sewer on E. Pulaski Street and N. St. Augustine Street.
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 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.
April 21 to April 25: The contractor will continue removal of existing storm sewer and pavement on WIS 96 east of WIS 32/57 to Breckenridge Falls Road. The contractor will start storm sewer work in various locations along WIS 96 between Fair Street and Plum Road/County D in the village of Wrightstown.
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. April 14 to April 18: Contractor continued decking the Parkview and WIS 172 eastbound bridges, pier work at Oneida, pile driving at Cormier and placement of precast panels. Work also continued on various sign structures, retaining walls and storm sewer. Contractor was planning on doing demo work on the inside of the Morris and Lombardi bridges.
April 21 to April 25: Contractor will continue decking the eastbound WIS 172 bridge, pier work at Oneida, pile driving at Cormier and Lombardi and placement of precast panels. Work will also continue on various retaining walls, sign structures, site grading and storm sewer. Contractor is planning on pouring the deck for the Hansen and Parkview 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 21 through April 25, and April 28 through May 2.
  • The US 41 northbound will be fully closed at night on April 22.
  • The US 41 southbound will be fully closed at night on April 23.
  • Eastbound WIS 172 will be reduced to one lane at night in the vicinity of US 41 on April 21.
  • The west WIS 172 ramp to northbound US 41 will be closed at night on April 21 and April 22.
  • The US 41 northbound off-ramp from Oneida Street will be closed at night from April 21 through April 25.
  • The northbound US 41 ramp to 172 will be closed at night on April 21.
  • The northbound US 41 ramp to westbound 72 will be closed at night April 23 through April 25.

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 14 to April 18: Crews continued setting deck steel at the Memorial Drive bridges. Piling, pier, and abutment construction all continued on both the southbound and northbound US 41 bridges over the CN railroad, including constructing the walls along the abutments.  Sign bridge construction continued this week in various locations throughout the project. Coping and slope paving construction continued this week on both sides of Shawano Avenue at US 41, and beams were set for both of these bridges. Electrical crews continued pulling wire this week and set light poles throughout the project.
April 21 to April 25: 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.  At the US 41 bridges over Shawano Avenue crews will begin decking operations. Electrical crews will continue pulling wire this week and setting light poles throughout the project. Fine grading of the base course followed by trimming between Duck Creek and the west abutments of both flyover bridges along future WIS 29 will start this week in preparation for paving operations. Grading and storm sewer will resume at the Elmhurst area adjacent to the Cardinal and Dousman intersection and 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. There will also be a lane closure along northbound US 41on April 22 and April 23 north of Memorial Drive from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. On April 22 at night, there will be a closure of the northbound on-ramp from Shawano Avenue for a short period 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 14 to April 18: Weather slowed progress this week. Contractors were able to continue on the retaining walls on both sides of US 41 at Lineville Road. Precast concrete wall panels were installed on the west side of US 41.
April 21 to April 25: Excavation and grading will resume along with breaker run placement in the southbound lanes of US 41. Work on the new bridge at Lineville will continue. The contractor is planning to complete the retaining wall on the east side of US 41 and construct the abutment on the west. Concrete will be placed for the median pier of the new bridge.
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 14 to April 18: Construction of pier caps, pedestals, and abutments continued in various locations. Contractor continued setting tub girders and decking in various locations. Building removal at the old McCoy Harley Davidson was to be completed.
April 21 to April 25: Construction of pier caps, pedestals, and abutments will continue in various locations. Contractor will continue setting tub girders and decking in various locations. Embankment will begin in various areas with night and day shifts.
Traffic impacts: Traffic may be flagged daily on Weitor Drive for temporary construction access and crossings. Velp on-ramp to northbound US 41 will close the night of April 17 and reopen April 26 for tub girder erection. The I-43 north to US 41 south ramp, US 41 south to I-43 south ramp, US 41 north to I-43 south ramp, I-43 north to US 41 north ramp, and Weitor Drive will close the night of April 21 for crane moves. The I-43 north to US 41 south ramp will be closed the night of April 22 for embankment hauling. Note: All closures are subject to change due to weather.

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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 14 to April 18: Roadway was closed to through traffic on Monday.  Erosion control and traffic control items were placed. Crews began removing existing pavement in preparation for underground utility installation.
April 21 to April 25: Water main construction will begin on Monday on the east end of 14th Street. Clearing and grubbing will be completed. 
Traffic impacts: Road closed with local access. Detour is WIS 42 to Columbus Avenue in both eastbound and westbound directions.

US 10
Location: US 10 east at I-43 to Rapids Road (County R) and I-43/US 10 east interchange ramps
Schedule: May to September
Length of project: 1.5 miles
Description of work: Resurfacing and base patching all ramps and 1.5 miles of US 10 east.
April 21 to April 25: Traffic control, set-up and road closure, surveying, and preliminary concrete base-patch layout.
Traffic impacts: Ramp closures for extend periods of time. US 10 will be closed and detoured as of Thursday, April 24. Northbound detour is US 151 to County R to US 10. Southbound detour is WIS 310 to County R to US 151.

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 14 to April 18: Crews will replace girders on the east bridge and finish constructing the substructure of the east bridge. Milling, pavement removals and crushing operations will start.
April 21 to April 25: Crews will start work on the bridge deck of the east bridge. Crews will also work on storm sewer, pavement removals and grading.
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.

Sheboygan County

WIS 23, village of Kohler
Schedule: April 21 to July, 2014
Length: 0.23 miles
Cost: $2 million
Location: WIS 23 and County Y Interchange
Description: Work will consist of bridge painting, concrete deck surface repairs, joint repairs and a concrete deck overlay for County Y bridge over WIS 23, reconstruction of the on/off ramps at WIS 23 and County Y interchange, and reconstruction of County Y between the on/off ramps.
April 21 to April 25: The contractor will begin work. Traffic control devices will be installed and WIS 23 eastbound and westbound off-ramp will be closed. Contractor work includes milling asphaltic pavement on southbound County Y and the WIS 23 off-ramps to County Y, installing storm sewer on the west half of County Y, bridge deck surface and joint repairs on the southbound lanes of County Y.
April 28 to May 2: Contractor will continue with bridge deck surface and joint repairs on the southbound lanes of County Y off-ramp pavement removals and grading to begin, and electrical work to be done on County Y southbound lanes.
Traffic impacts: WIS 23 off-ramps to County Y will be closed from April 21 to June 7. County Y will be reduced to one lane in each direction.

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 14 to April 18: At County GG pier construction took place. At County Y pier construction took place in the median and wall construction occurred in front of each abutment.
April 21 to April 25: At County GG wall constructions, culvert pipe replacements, and grading will occur at each end of the structure. At County Y west abutment construction will take place, along with wall construction on the east side of the bridge.
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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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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