WisDOT: North Central Region Weekly Construction Update #25
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) North Central Region provides weekly road construction updates for the following 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.
This update can be found at https://projects.511wi.gov/region/north-central/.
Note: Regionwide projects are designed to complete similar work types at multiple locations in multiple counties. Due to the multiple locations and variety of times work is to be performed, detailed information on those projects are posted here: https://projects.511wi.gov/region-wide-nc/.
Adams and Wood Counties
Highway: WIS 13, WIS 21
Location: From WIS 21 to Pixler Court; Bridges over Carter Creek and Big Roche a Cri
Project ID: 6140-01-63/64/73
Schedule: August 10, 2020 to October 28, 2020
Project Description: This project consists of milling and overlaying 19 miles of WIS 13 from WIS 21 to Pixler Court. New pavement markings and aggregate shoulders will also be installed as part of the project. Additionally, polymer overlays will be installed on the bridges at Carter Creek (WIS 21) and Big Roche a Cri (WIS 13).
Traffic Impacts: A lane closure with flagging can be expected on WIS 13. This closure will be a moving closure during paving operations.
Anticipated work scheduled for next week: Crews plan to mill and pave all intersections on the west side of WIS 13 from WIS 73 to the north side of 14 Mile Creek bridge. Crews will mill and pave the northbound lane of WIS 13 from County D to WIS 73.
Highway: WIS 73
Location: County F to Deer Ridge Road
Project ID: 6320-00-62/74
Schedule: September 8, 2020 to October 20, 2020
Project Description: Work will consist of removing and replacing the pavement, grading, culvert pipe maintenance and/or replacement, and pavement markings.
Traffic Impacts: Flagged single lane closure at various locations along the project from County U to County F. WIS 73 will be reduced down to a one lane road utilizing temporary traffic signals from 1000 feet west of 90th Street South to 100 feet west of 90th Street South.
Anticipated work scheduled for next week: Crews will
- Install temporary signals, temporary pavement markings and temporary barriers
- Begin culvert replacement 500 feet west of 90th Street South and built a temporary lane shift along the southside of WIS 73 for the culvert replacement.
Highway: WIS 82
Location: County B to the Marquette County line
Project ID: 1430-01-87
Schedule: August 3, 2020 to November 20, 2020
Project Description: The purpose of the project is to repair deteriorated pavement on WIS 82. Improvements include removing the existing concrete overlay and pulverizing the asphalt below. The pulverized asphalt will be used as base course, and eight inches of new, standard concrete pavement will be placed on top. Guardrail and curb & gutter will be replaced, and paved shoulders will be widened between County G south and County G north.
Traffic impacts: WIS 82 was closed on August 3. Local traffic and EMS access will be maintained minimum 10’ wide lane for the duration of the project. The detour for non-local traffic is 36 miles.
- From the west: WIS 82 eastbound traffic will detour south at the WIS 82/WIS 13 intersection continuing to the WIS 13/WIS 23 intersection, east on WIS 23 until I-39; turn north on I-39 and continue to Exit 106.
- From the east: On WIS 23/WIS 82 detour south on I-39 to Exit 100, turn west on WIS 23, continue on WIS 23 to WIS 23/WIS 13 intersection, turn north on WIS 13, continue on WIS 13 to the WIS 13/WIS 82 intersection, turn west on WIS 82.
Work scheduled: Crews will begin concrete paving on Monday, September 21 in the westbound lane form east to west.
Highway: WIS 21
Location: Wisconsin River Bridge, between Necedah and Coloma at the Juneau County Line
Project ID: 6160-00-61
Schedule: September 10, 2020 to September 30, 2020
Project Description: Crews will be painting the steel girders that support the bridge.
Traffic Impacts: Traffic will be maintained on a single lane across the bridge with temporary traffic signals managing traffic flow.
Boater Information: The Wayside Park/Boat Ramp entrance will remain open (44°02’52.3″N 90°00’59.8″W). Impacts to vessel traffic are not anticipated. The overhead platform being used by crews under the bridge will be identified with reflector lights and caution tape to assist with lowlight or nighttime vessel navigation. The gravel lot nearby, off 19th Avenue, will be used for construction staging.
Work Scheduled: Crews will complete installation of the containment system and start prepping bridge girders for primer.
Highway: WIS 101, WIS 139
Location: WIS 101 Bridge over Popple River; WIS 139 Bridge over Pine River
Project ID: 1009-47-60 & 9110-10-61
Schedule: August 31, 2020 to October 22, 2020
- WIS 139: Work includes bridge deck repairs, concrete overlay, and asphalt paving.
- WIS 101: Bridge work includes expansion joint replacement, deck repairs, concrete overlay, bridge approach slab construction, beam guard replacement, and asphalt paving. Project includes a detour.
- WIS 139: A single lane closure of the southbound lane utilizing temporary signals.
- WIS 101: WIS 101 is closed, work will be completed under a detour. The posted detour will utilize US 8, WIS 139, and WIS 70. Detour will be confined to 31 calendar days. Local traffic will be able to access Florence County C.
Anticipated work scheduled:
- WIS 139: Crews will perform concrete deck repairs, bridge wall repairs, concrete overlay for the southbound lane.
- WIS 101: Crews will continue bridge work at the Popple River.
Highway: WIS 32
Location: East 6th Street to Linneman Lane; Crandon to Argonne
Project ID: 9260-01-62
Schedule: September 8, 2020 to October 8, 2020
Length of project: 1.2 miles
Project Description: There are five culverts being replaced at four locations between the project limits.
Traffic impacts: WIS 32 will be detoured from US 8/WIS 32 to County S to WIS 32/County S intersection. Local properties will have access either from the north or south.
Work scheduled for next week: The contractor will be working on culvert replacement between Range Road and Drake Creek. A temporary diversion channel will be placed, then the removal and replacement of the culvert pipe.
Highway: WIS 32
Location: Forest Avenue in Wabeno to US 8 (Pine Street) in Laona
Project ID: 9130-03-63
Schedule: August 24, 2020 to October 2, 2020
Length of project: 8.64 miles
Project Description: Crews will replace 15 cross-culverts under WIS 32, placing asphalt over the top of culvert replacement locations and landscaping.
Traffic impacts: The contractor will be working on replacing culverts north of Wabeno (5 to 7 miles). The contractor will be using temporary signals to keep traffic to one lane during construction (16’ wide roadway at all times). All advance signing is placed by each culvert replacement and ‘bumps’ signs at the areas where the pipe was replaced. At the end of the week, the transition will be paved back in and pavement marking replaced.
Work Scheduled: Crews will be working on culvert replacement about 7-9 miles north of Wabeno along WIS 32 with temporary traffic signals. Crews will also place erosion control items, landscaping items, and asphalt pavement at end of the week.
Highway: US 2
Location: West of Saxon, between Curry Road and Clement Road
Project ID: 1009-44-60
Schedule: July 9, 2020 to mid- September
Description: The project consists of grading work to stabilize slopes at three culvert locations with drainage trenches along the shoulder at two of the locations to help prevent sloughing. There are three culverts located west of Saxon on US 2 between Curry Rd and Clement Road. Culvert work consists of two pipes receiving a liner and the third pipe being abandoned in place with a new pipe installed next to the existing. Riprap will be placed at the pipe ends and along the slopes to help stabilize and prevent erosion. All graded/disturbed areas will be restored when completed.
Traffic impacts: The project is anticipated to be constructed with minimal disruptions to traffic. Shoulder closures will be in-place for the duration of the project. Single-lane closures with flagging for short durations will be allowed to load, unload and move equipment and materials.
Anticipated work scheduled: Crews will continue work on the middle culvert.
Highway: US 45
Locations: County J (east) to Clinic Street, and Otter Lake Lane to Oneida County Line, north and south of Elcho
Project ID: 1602-10-63
Length: 9.61 miles
Schedule: August 10, 2020 to October 5, 2020
Description: Crews will replace culverts, curb & gutter and guardrail. US 45 will have the existing asphalt surface removed and a new asphalt surface paved over it with widened asphalt shoulders and new pavement markings.
Traffic impacts: Flagging operations will restrict traffic to one lane during construction.
Anticipated work scheduled for next week: Crews will complete the new asphalt pavement on the mainline and intersections. Crews will install centerline rumble strips and new shoulder gravel will be installed.
Highway: WIS 64
Location: Pine River Bridge
Project ID: 9000-04-70
Schedule: June 8, 2020 to November 2020
Description: The bridge over the Pine River will be demolished and reconstructed.
Traffic Impacts: WIS 64 mainline remains closed at the bridge. WIS 64 will still be available to traveling public as traffic has been switched from WIS 64 to a temporary, signalized bypass.
Work Scheduled: Crews will place backfill, grade for the bridge approach slabs and pour bridge approach slabs.
Highway: WIS 29 (eastbound)
Location: Clark County line to County E
Project ID: 1053-07-65
Schedule: May 26, 2020 to September 21, 2020
Traffic impacts: WIS 29 eastbound will have single lane closure that will alternate as needed for construction activities with a 10’ width restriction when the driving lane is closed.
Anticipated work scheduled for next week: Crews will finish installing grooved pavement markings on WIS 29 eastbound and epoxy pavement markings on ramps, WIS 13, and Business 29. Contractors will begin working on punch list items.
Highway: WIS 153
Location: Old Highway 51 to East View Drive; Northbound and Southbound I-39 ramps at WIS 153; Mosinee
Project ID: 6600-00-61/62
Schedule: September 14, 2020 to June 2021
Description: Work in Fall 2020 will include reconstructing sidewalk curb ramps and installing traffic signal loop detectors. Asphalt paving and interchange ramp work will occur in Spring of 2021.
Traffic Impacts: WIS 153 has a single lane closure in the westbound lanes. Traffic is shifted into the inside median lane. Starting Friday, September 18, a single lane closure in each direction.
Overall Traffic Impacts:
- 2020: WIS 153 will remain open to traffic during construction under lane closures, flagging operations and traffic shifts.
- 2021: I-39/US 51 northbound and southbound off ramps will be closed for 3 weekday nights each, and the on ramps for a weekday night each. During those times traffic will be detoured using IH39/US51 and the next available interchange. Work will not occur from noon Friday, May 28, 2021 to 6 a.m. Tuesday, June 1, 2021 for Memorial Day.
Anticipated work scheduled: Crews will continue removals and grade and install the new pedestrian ramps with detectable warning fields. Crews will begin installation of the loop detectors and pour base patching to fill those locations. Crews will switch traffic control to an inside lane closure to accommodate the installation of the median pedestrian ramp installations and the left turn lane and passing lane loop detectors.
Highway: WIS 23
Location: Mecan River Bridge
Schedule: June 29, 2020 to October 23, 2020
Traffic Impacts: Traffic will be controlled by temporary signals that will direct the traffic to one lane while crossing the bridge.
Work Scheduled: Crews will continue working on the bridge; pouring concrete, installing riprap and setting bridge deck girders.
Highway: WIS 23
Location: City of Montello, Morningside Court to West Street
Schedule: April 2019 to September 25, 2020
Cost: $3.4 million
Traffic Impacts: Motorists can expect a moving lane closure with flaggers.
Work Scheduled: Crews will be milling and patching areas around manholes and valves that have settled. Crews will also continue to monitor seed growth.
Highway: WIS 47
Location: Duquaine Road (BIA 334) to North Junction County VV
Project ID: 9650-17-61/70
Schedule: September 21, 2020 to Mid-November 2020; Spring 2021 to November 2021
Length of project: 2.6 miles
Description of work: This is a resurfacing project on WIS 47. The project also includes roadway widening for bicycle lanes, new storm sewer and curb and gutter, reconstructing sidewalk and curb ramps to meet current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements and a rehabilitation of the bridge deck surface over the Wolf River.
Current traffic impacts: County VV (south junction) will be closed at WIS 47 with a detour utilizing Go Around Road until mid-November. WIS 47 will be reduced to a single lane with flagging and temporary traffic signals between Tribal Office Loop (north) and Fairgrounds Road.
Overall Traffic Impacts:
- 2020: Traffic impacts for 2020 include WIS 47 reduced to single lane with temporary traffic signals and County VV south Junction will be closed. The detour for County VV will be Go Around Road to WIS 47.
- 2021: Traffic impacts for 2021 will include a full closure of WIS 47 northbound lanes between Dodge Road and County VV (South Junction). WIS 47 southbound lanes will remain open; local detour will use Go Around Road; truck detour will use WIS 47, WIS 45 and WIS 29. Later in 2021, traffic will be reduced to a single lane with flagging operations to construct WIS 47 between County VV (South Junction) and Oshkosh Road.
Anticipated work scheduled for next week: Crews will install initial traffic control and erosion control. Crews will begin installation of temporary diversion culverts for stream adjacent to County VV crossing WIS 47. Once the stream is diverted, crews will begin demolition of the existing box culvert crossing WIS 47.
Oneida and Vilas Counties
Highway: WIS 17
Location: Pollyanna Road to WIS 70
Project ID: 9040-02-61/62
Schedule: September 21, 2020 to October 23, 2020 and June 2021 to July 2021
Description: The project consists of 21 culvert replacements, curb & gutter replacements, milling, and an asphalt pavement overlay. The contractor plans to install all culverts in Fall 2020, shut down for winter, and then complete the curb & gutter and paving in June and July 2021.
Traffic impacts: Traffic will be reduced to a single lane by flagging for culvert pipe and asphalt patching operations.
Overall Traffic Impacts: Traffic will be reduced to a single lane by flagging during culvert replacements, curb & gutter replacements, milling, and paving operations. Traffic may travel on a gravel surface during culvert replacements for a short duration. No work is allowed during the following holiday timeframes for this project:
- Noon Friday to 6 am Tuesday for Memorial Day 2021
- Noon Friday to 6 am Tuesday for Independence Day 2021
- Noon Friday to 6 am Tuesday for Labor Day 2021
- 6 am Saturday to 6 am Monday for Cranberry Fest 2021
Anticipated work scheduled for next week: Crews will be in the area working on culvert pipe replacements and asphalt patching.
Highway: WIS 47
Location: US 8 to Kildeer Road
Project ID: 9050-03-70
Schedule: July 27, 2020 to September 30, 2020
Traffic Impacts: Daily traffic will encounter flaggers during daytime hours on WIS 47. Traffic could expect delays due to the milling and paving operations.
Anticipated work scheduled: Sideroad resurfacing, shoulder work, new beam guard and placement of permanent pavement markings.
Highway: US 8
Location: Bridge over the North Branch Pelican River, between Haymeadow Road and Berquist Road (Between Rhinelander and Monico)
Project ID: 1009-46-61
Schedule: September 8, 2020 for 55 working days. Crews will install a polymer overlay in Spring 2021.
Description: This project consists of removing 1.5 inches of the concrete bridge deck and replacing with new concrete and bridge approaches.
Traffic Impacts: Starting on the morning of September 8, US 8 traffic at the bridge will be restricted to a single lane with temporary signals. US 8 traffic will maintain a minimum 12-foot-wide lane during construction.
Anticipated work scheduled for next week: Crews will begin bridge deck prep work and perform concrete surface repairs.
Highway: US 51
Location: South Blue Lake Road to Oneida Street
Project ID: 1170-16-61
Schedule: August 17, 2020 to September 28, 2020
Length of project: 2.5 miles
Description: The project entails one culvert replacement, slope grading, beam guard replacement at Lake Katherine, milling, and an asphalt pavement overlay.
Traffic Impacts: Traffic will be reduced to single lane with flaggers for shoulder work.
Anticipated work scheduled for next week: Crews will work on roadway shoulders and place pavement markings.
Highway: US 8
Location: Bridges over Hay Creek, Wisconsin Central Limited Railroad, and South Fork Jump River
Schedule: February 24, 2020 to October 30, 2020
Traffic Impacts: Westbound US 8 will add a right shoulder closure from Hay Creek to Beaumont Road, from August 6, 2020 until October 9, 2020. Motorists should anticipate activity with the contractor loading and unloading materials and equipment off the shoulder.
Anticipated work scheduled: Crews will work on bridge wing wall replacement and work on excavation at the Hay Creek bridge location.
Highway: WIS 22
Location: Waupaca County line to County CCC
Project ID: 6251-11-70
Schedule: September 21, 2020 to November 2020
Cost: $1.8 Million
Length of project: 7.2 miles
Description of work: This project is a rehabilitation of WIS 22. Work consists of removing and replacing the asphalt surface, guardrail, storm sewer and pavement markings.
Traffic Impacts: WIS 22 will be reduced to one lane with traffic controlled by flaggers during daylight hours.
Anticipated work scheduled: Crews will install a storm sewer crossing on WIS 22 at the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue. Crews will also complete grading operations by guard rail along WIS 22 from Belle Plaine Avenue to Rose Brook Road. Crews will complete salvaged culvert pipe operations on WIS 22 from Maple Leaf Circle to Rose Brook Road.
Highway: WIS 22
Location: Culvert is located between Lakeview Drive and Oakcrest Drive
Project ID: 9180-17-60
Schedule: September 14, 2020 to November 2020
Length of project: .1 miles
Description of work: Crews will be removing the existing box culvert and replacing with a new box culvert on WIS 22 in the town of Washington.
Traffic Impacts: WIS 22 will be closed to traffic between Lakeview Drive and Oakcrest Drive starting on September 14 for the duration of the project. Residents and businesses will be able to access their property. A detour will be posted via WIS 117, WIS 29, and WIS 47/55.
Anticipated work scheduled: Crews will work on driving abutment pilings and finish setting the concrete forms for both abutments so they can pour concrete in each abutment.
Highway: WIS 47/55
Location: Shawano Creek to Menominee County Line
Project ID: 6243-00-64/08-70
Schedule: June 22, 2020 to September 2020
Length of project: 5 miles
Description of work: Resurface the highway and widen paved shoulders. Modify the intersections with County H, Maple Avenue, Frailing Lane, and County A to improve traffic operations. Replace pavement at the railroad crossing and install new signals and gates. Reconstruct curb ramps to meet current ADA requirements and spot repair of curb and gutter. Rehabilitate the surface on the bridge over Shawano Creek.
Traffic Impacts: Flagging operations at various locations throughout the project. Old Keshena road is closed at WIS 47. Anticipate a full closure for railroad work with a signed detour using WIs 29, US 45, and WIS 47 beginning the week of September 28. The date is subject to change depending on railroad scheduling but shouldn’t be any earlier than September 28.
Anticipated work scheduled for next week: Crews will be on-site installing guardrail at the Shawano Creek bridge; crews will be on site working around the railroad crossing south towards Alpine Drive; grading crews will be doing small portions of grading near the Shawano Creek bridge; concrete crews will be on site working on sidewalk and curb patches, Shawano Creek bridge up to south of the railroad crossing.
Road: Rummels Road (Local Road Project)
Location: Wisconsin River Bridge
Project ID: 9898-01-70
Schedule: August 3, 2020 to October 2, 2020
Description: This project consists of removing and replacing the Wisconsin River Bridge on Rummels Road just north of Conover.
Traffic Impacts: Rummels Road is closed at the Wisconsin River Bridge. The detour route is:
- From the West: Traffic is detoured from County S to County K to WIS 45
- From the East: Traffic is detoured from WIS 45 to County K to County S
Anticipate work scheduled for next week: Crews plan to lay asphalt pavement and install shoulder gravel.
Highway: WIS 70
Location: WIS 70, east of St. Germain to Eagle River, County O to County H
Project ID: 9080-14-61/73
Schedule: August 24, 2020, estimated completion in late October 2020
Length of project: 7.06 miles
Description: Crews will be replacing culvert pipes and guard rail on the project. Crews will also be resurfacing the WIS 70 asphalt pavement and performing other work including: grading, base aggregate dense, epoxy pavement marking, and centerline rumble strips.
Traffic Impacts: WIS 70 construction will continue. Motorists can expect single lane closures with flagging during weekday daylight hours. Traffic will be open to two lanes of traffic at all other times.
Anticipated work scheduled: Crews plan to start milling and paving at the east half of the project. Temporary pavement markings will be installed.
Highway: WIS 70
Location: US 51 to WIS 155
Project ID: 9080-14-74
Schedule: August 24, 2020 to October 20, 2020
Length of project: 10.57 miles
Description: This is a resurfacing project consisting of culvert replacement, curb and gutter, sidewalk, concrete driveway, concrete sidewalk, milling, asphalt paving, gravel shoulders, beam guard and pavement markings.
Traffic Impacts: Traffic will be directed with a single lane flagging operation at various locations throughout the work zone. Motorists should expect minor delays. One lane of traffic is being controlled by temporary signals approximately four miles west of St. Germain.
Anticipated work scheduled: Crews will continue culvert installations, asphalt patch at the install locations, install beam guard, construct curb and gutter and multi-use trail warning fields, landscape the finished slopes and begin milling and paving.
Highway: WIS 22
Location: WIS 110 South to WIS 54 East/South Branch Little Wolf River
Schedule: August 21, 2020 to October 2020
Project ID: 6220-00-72
Length of project: 2.4 miles
Description: Crews will be removing and paving asphalt on WIS 22/WIS 54/WIS 110 from County KK to east of WIS 22/WIS 110 and milling and repaving asphalt on WIS 22/WIS 110 from WIS 54 to the bridge over the South Branch of the Little Wolf River.
Traffic Impacts: WIS 22/54/110 will be restricted to one lane in each direction during flagging operations from County KK to Cardinal Lane.
Work scheduled for next week: Crews anticipate placing permanent pavement markings and working on punch list items.
Highway: WIS 49
Location: Village of Iola, Bridge over the South Branch of the Little Wolf River
Project ID: 6270-00-74
Schedule: July 27, 2020 to October 2020
Description: The bridge over the South Branch of the Little Wolf River will be reconstructed.
Traffic Impacts: WIS 49 is closed from Depot Street to Mill Street. Vehicle and pedestrian traffic will be detoured during the bridge construction.
Vehicle and Pedestrian detour:
- From WIS 49 (Main Street) heading north: Head west on West State Street, head north on Townline Road, head east on Mill Street (WIS 161) to WIS 49 (Main Street)
- From WIS 49 (Main Street) heading south: Head west on Mill Street (WIS 161), head south on Townline Road, head east on West State Street to WIS 49 (Main Street).
Anticipated work scheduled: Crews will work on pouring the sidewalk and bridge walls.
Highway: WIS 22
Location: Portage County line to US 10 ramps
Project ID: 6300-00-75
Schedule: July 21, 2020 to September 18, 2020
Description: Crews will mill existing asphalt pavement and resurface the roadway. In addition, four culverts will be replaced along with some spot curb and gutter replacements and new (Americans with Disabilities Act) ADA compliant curb ramps will be installed along the existing multi-use path near Waupaca.
Traffic Impacts: WIS 22 will be completed and open to traffic.
Anticipated work scheduled: None. This is the last update for this project.
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