North Central Region road construction update
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) provides a weekly update on road construction in North Central Wisconsin, which includes: Adams, Green Lake, Florence, Forest, Iron, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Marquette, Menominee, Oneida, Portage, Price, Shawano, Vilas, Waupaca, Waushara, and Wood counties.
To learn more about traffic impacts and current construction projects in Wisconsin’s north central region:
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- Visit the region’s 511 website: http://projects.511wi.gov/region/north-central/ for additional project information and pictures.
Highway: US 51
Location: Falcon Drive to Rainbow Drive (north of Wausau), town of Maine
Schedule: August 31, 2015 to June 2016
Cost: $2.1 million
Description: Crews will place concrete overlays on five bridges: Falcon Drive over US 51, northbound and southbound US 51 over Maine Drive, and northbound and southbound US 51 over Rainbow Drive.
- Single lane closures on northbound and southbound US 51 under Falcon Drive
- Single lane closures and temporary traffic signals on Falcon Drive
Location: I-39 bridges at the WIS 153 interchange, Mosinee
Schedule: September 3, 2014 to November 25, 2015
Cost: $3.4 million
Description: Crews will remove and reconstruct the new concrete bridge decks and parapet walls, new guardrail and some pavement replacement on I-39. Improvements also include repairing the concrete slope paving under the bridges and some minor repairs to the median along WIS 153.
Traffic impacts: Single lane closures on eastbound and westbound WIS 153
Highway: I-39 (*updated*)
Location: I-39/Business 51 interchange, Rothschild
Schedule: August 25, 2014 to November 24, 2015
Cost: $12.2 million
Description: Crews will reconstruct the I-39/Business 51 interchange ramps, Business 51 between Village Way and Eagle Nest Boulevard, and the Cedar Creek Bridge. An off-road path will be constructed along the northbound side of Business 51 from Village Way to Stoney Rivers Drive.
Traffic impacts: Lane closures on Business 51 between Village Way and Eagle Nest Boulevard
Highway: WIS 29 (*updated*)
Location: Sunrise Drive to Business 51
Schedule: April 29, 2014 to May 25, 2017
Cost: $18.8 million
Description: Crews will widen and replace bridge decks on WIS 29 bridges over Business 51 and the Wisconsin River.
- 7 p.m. November 11 to 5 a.m. November 12 – The on-ramp from Business 51 to westbound WIS 29 will be closed. Traffic will be detoured via the County X interchange. Motorists can also expect to encounter single lane closures and a reduced speed limit of 55 MPH on eastbound WIS 29.
- Westbound WIS 29 is reduced to one lane and has a reduced speed limit of 55 MPH.
- There are sidewalk closures along Business 51 between Everest Drive and West Grand Avenue. One sidewalk will remain open to pedestrian traffic.
Location: Westfield to the Waushara County line
Schedule: August 31 2015 to November 6, 2015
Cost: $1.05 million
Description: Crews will resurface five bridges: northbound I-39 over Dover Road, County Z, and Chaffee Creek, and northbound and southbound I-39 over County E/J.
Traffic impacts: Motorists on northbound and southbound I-39 can expect to encounter single lane closures and a reduced speed limit of 55 MPH.
Highway: US 8 (*updated*)
Location: Gatewood Heights Road to North Rifle Road
Schedule: August 3, 2015 to November 10, 2015
Cost: $2.39 million
Description: Crews will mill and resurface the roadway. Other improvements include the installation of new guardrail, curb and gutter, culverts, centerline rumble strips. Turn lanes will be added at the intersection of US 8 and Crescent Road.
Traffic impacts: Motorists may encounter brief delays while crews install pavement marking at the US 8/Crescent Road intersection.
Highway: I-39/Reserve Street
Location: WIS 66 to Business 51, Stevens Point
Schedule: October 13, 2014 to November 20, 2015
Cost: $5.4 million
Description: Crews will replace the northbound and southbound I-39 bridges over Reserve Street. The southbound bridge will be widened to improve safety for traffic merging from Business 51. Additional improvements include: reconstructing part of Reserve Street between Northpoint Drive and Bluebell Lane and installing curb and gutter, bicycle lanes and a shared-use path along Reserve Street.
- Motorists on northbound and southbound I-39 can expect to encounter single lane closures, a reduced speed limit of 55 MPH, and a reduced lane width of 12 feet.
- Reserve Street is closed (under I-39) and is scheduled to reopen by November 20. No formal detour is posted.
Highway: WIS 182 (*updated*)
Location: Saunders Avenue (Park Falls) to the Iron County line
Schedule: August 31, 2015 to November 9, 2015
Cost: $2.5 million
Description: Crews will resurface the roadway and replace deteriorating culverts. Other improvements include paving the shoulders, adding centerline rumble strips, and removing the bridge over Hay Creek.
Traffic impacts: Motorists may encounter moving lane closures while crews install pavement marking.
Highway: WIS 22
Location: Shawano Lake Tributary Bridge, town of Washington
Schedule: August 24, 2015 to November 16, 2015
Description: Crews will replace the single span bridge with a box culvert.
Traffic impacts: WIS 22 is closed at the bridge. Traffic is detoured via WIS 47, WIS 29, and WIS 117.
Motorists are reminded to drive with caution in the work zone and should be prepared to encounter slow moving trucks. Motorists should slow down, use caution and stay alert when driving through construction zones. To avoid delays, consider taking an alternative route and avoid peak travel periods.
Construction-related traffic impacts are subject to change and are dependent on favorable weather conditions and construction status.