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.
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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.
Traffic impacts: Motorists on US 51 can expect to encounter single lane closures and a reduced speed limit of 55 MPH between Maine Drive and Rainbow Drive.
Highway: US 51 (*updated*)
Location: Decator Drive to County WW
Schedule: February 29, 2016 to late October 2017
Cost: $6.32 million
Description: Crews will replace the bridge decks on northbound US 51 over Decator Drive and on northbound and southbound US 51 over County WW
- Motorists on northbound US 51 can expect to encounter single lane closures, a reduced speed limit of 55 MPH, and a reduced lane width of 15 feet.
- Motorists on Decator Drive can expect to encounter a single lane closure at the bridge.
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.
- Crews are planning multiple temporary traffic stops (less than 20 minutes each) on northbound and southbound Business 51 at the WIS 29 bridges on April 6, between 8 and 11 p.m. The traffic stops are necessary for crews to set the eastbound WIS 29 bridge girders.
- Motorists on WIS 29 can expect to encounter single lane closures and a reduced speed limit of 55 MPH until mid-November.
- The sidewalk along the west side of southbound Business 51, between Everest Drive and West Grand Avenue will remain closed until mid-June 2016.
Highway: I-39 (*updated*)
Location: WIS 23/82 to Edgewood Court
Schedule: March 14, 2016 to May 15, 2017
Cost: $7.2 million
Description: Crews will replace the I-39 southbound bridge and resurface the I-39 northbound bridge over the WIS 23/82 interchange, realign the southbound ramps at the interchange, realign a section of Crossroads Clinic Road, resurface the northbound and southbound I-39 bridges over Fawn Court, and raise the County M and Edgewood court bridges over I-39.
Traffic impacts: Motorists can expect single lane closures and a reduced speed limit of 55 MPH on I-39 at Fawn Court as early as April 11.
Highway: US 51 (*updated*)
Location: Rocky Run Road to County Y
Schedule: February 29, 2016 to November 2017
Cost: $10.1 million
Description: Crews will reconstruct US 51, replace culverts, reconstruct intersections, lengthen existing passing lanes, and construct a new bridge over Rocky Run Creek.
Traffic impacts: Crews plan to close the passing lanes between Rocky Run Road and South Blue Lake Road as early as April 4. One lane will remain open in each direction.
Highway: I-39 (*added*)
Location: WIS 66/Stanley Street (Stevens Point) to the Little Plover River (Plover)
Schedule: April 4, 2016 to late October 2016
Cost: $1.5 million
Description: Crews will resurface the northbound and southbound bridges on I-39 over WIS 66/Stanley Street, over the railroad, and over the Little Plover River.
Traffic impacts: Beginning April 4, motorists can expect to encounter single lane closures and a reduced speed limit of 55 MPH on I-39 between US 10 and WIS 66/Stanley Street.
Highway: I-39 (*updated*)
Location: County D to Birch Drive
Schedule: March 14, 2016 to late-August 2016
Cost: $2.65 million
Description: Crews will resurface the bridge decks and approaches on 13 bridges along I-39, including eight bridges on I-39 and five overpasses. Crews will also replace guardrail on the overpasses.
- Single lane closures and a reduced speed limit of 55 MPH on I-39 from just north of the County W interchange to just south of the WIS 54 interchange until late May.
- Single lane closures and temporary traffic signals on County D.
- Crews plan to close Coddington Road at the bridge as early as Monday, April 4. The exact closure date is dependent on favorable weather conditions. It is scheduled to reopen before the end of May. No detour will be posted.
Highway: Business 51 (Post Road), Plover (*updated*)
Location: Green Drive to Springville Drive
Schedule: March 7, 2016 to late November 2016
Cost: $8.65 million
Description: Crews will convert the existing, undivided four-lane roadway to a divided four-lane roadway with wider lanes, a raised median, and designated turn lanes. Work also includes constructing new sidewalks, bicycle lanes, and providing new street lighting.
- Single lane closures on northbound Business 51 between Green Drive and Springville Drive until mid-April.
- Crews began closing intersections along the east side of Business 51 for the relocation of fire hydrants. Each closure is expected to take several hours. Crews began at Green Drive and are working north. This work is scheduled for completion April 8.
- Beginning April 4, motorists can expect single lane closures on southbound Business 51 between Springville Drive and Bea Jay Lane.
- Beginning April 4, crews will close the Business 51/Plover Springs Drive intersection, east of Business 51, for approximately one week. The closure is necessary for water main adjustments.
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.