Bridge enhancements along I-39 in Marathon County scheduled to begin
March 8, 2013
Crews plan to begin work on three bridges along I-39 between Marathon County C and Locker Road. Construction is currently scheduled to begin Monday, March 18. The schedule is subject to change based on weather conditions.
Lunda Construction Company is the prime contractor for the $3.1 million project. Improvements include:
- County C – bridge painting, concrete repair on the existing bridge railing, and repair of the existing slope paving below the bridge.
- WIS 34 interchange – bridge deck replacement in stages, bridge painting, repair of the existing slope paving below the bridge, and replacement of the guard rail on the roadway approaches.
- Locker Road – concrete overlay of the bridge deck, bridge painting, repair of the existing slope paving below the bridge, and replacement of the guard rail on the roadway approaches.
During construction, motorists on I-39 can expect to encounter single lane closures and speed reductions. Several nighttime freeway closures will be necessary. During the freeway closures, traffic will be detoured via interchange ramps. Other traffic impacts include:
- Traffic on Marathon County C will temporarily be reduced to one lane using flagging operations.
- WIS 34 at the interchange with I-39 will be reduced to one northbound lane, with no southbound
traffic over the bridge. This is scheduled to occur as soon as crews begin work and will continue
until late June/early July.
- Motorists on northbound I-39, who want to go south on WIS 34 will be detoured via the WIS 153 interchange (Exit 179, Mosinee)
- Motorists on Balsam Road, who want to travel south on WIS 34 or south on I-39, will be detoured via the WIS 153 interchange (Exit 179, Mosinee)
- Locker Road will be closed to traffic during the deck overlay and approach work. No formal detour will be posted.
Construction is scheduled for completion by mid-August 2013.
The project will be paid for with a combination of federal and state transportation funds.
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For more information, contact:
Communications Manager Kristin McHugh, WisDOT NC Region
(715) 421-8380, firstname.lastname@example.org