North Central Region Road Construction Update 3-29-18
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) provides weekly road construction updates for counties in north central Wisconsin: Adams, Green Lake, Florence, Forest, Iron, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Marquette, Menominee, Oneida, Portage, Price, Shawano, Vilas, Waupaca, Waushara, and Wood.
Construction schedules are dependent on favorable weather conditions and construction progress.
Highway: US 51 (*updated*)
Location: WIS 64 interchange (Merrill)
Schedule: November 6, 2017 to June 14, 2018
Description: Crews are repairing the US 51 bridge abutments.
Traffic impacts: Motorists on northbound US 51 can expect single lane closures and speed reductions. Beginning April 6, motorists can also expect a 13-foot width restriction on US 51. Motorists on WIS 64 can expect lane closures and stop signs at US 51.
Highway: WIS 54 (*added*)
Location: I-39 interchange (Plover)
Schedule: April 2 to early June 2018
Description: Crews will place a concrete deck overlay on the bridge and make improvements to the bridge approaches.
Traffic impacts: WIS 54 will be reduced to one lane on the bridge using temporary traffic signals. Some short-term ramp closures will be required.
Highway: WIS 182 (*updated*)
Location: WIS 13 to Saunders Avenue and the Flambeau River bridge, in Park Falls
Schedule: May 22, 2017 to late May 2018
Cost: $2.8 million
Description: Crews replaced the bridge over the North Fork of the Flambeau River. Remaining work includes staining and sealing the new bridge, resurfacing WIS 182 between WIS 13 and Saunders Avenue, curb and gutter, and new sidewalks.
Traffic impacts: The bridge is open. Work is currently scheduled to resume on Monday, May 7. Motorists can expect to encounter lane closures, temporary traffic signals, and flagging operations.
Highway: US 51 (*added*)
Location: 3rd Avenue (Woodruff) to Tuckaway Drive (Arbor Vitae)
Schedule: April 2 to mid-October 2019
Cost: $9.3 million
Description: Crews will reconstruct the highway to a five-lane configuration between 3rd Avenue and Tuckaway Drive, replace storm sewer and culverts, replace water mains and sanitary sewer, replace traffic signals at the US 51/3rd Avenue and US 51/WIS 47 intersections, add right-turn lanes from US 51 to WIS 47, and replace street lighting.
Traffic impacts: Motorists can expect to encounter lane closures, flagging operations, and some delays during peak travel hours. Access to adjacent properties will be maintained.
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