WisDOT North Central Region Road Construction Update #20
FROM THE WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
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 counties.
Construction schedules may fluctuate pending favorable weather conditions and crew availability. This update can be found at: https://projects.511wi.gov/weeklyupdates-nc/
Note: For Labor Day weekend travel impacts, view the statewide press release here.
Highway: WIS 82
Location: WIS 13 to County B
Schedule: April 12, 2021 to October 2021
Project ID: 1430-01-77
Work scheduled for next week: Work on the WIS 82 bridge in Oxford over Neenah Lake will begin September 7. This work includes milling, asphalt overlay, and pavement markings over the bridge. Grading and shaping intersections early in the week and asphalt paving to begin later in the week.
Traffic impacts: WIS 82 is closed. Traffic is detoured via WIS 13, WIS 23, and I-39. Access to residents and businesses along the corridor will be maintained throughout the project.
Highway: WIS 13
Location: Bridges over Little Roche a Cri and Carter Creek
Schedule: August 16, 2021 to October 20, 2021
Project ID: 6140-01-65
Work scheduled for next week: Crews will complete repairs and prepare for a concrete overlay on both bridges.
Traffic impacts: The southbound lanes on both bridges will be closed. Two-way traffic over the one-lane bridges will be maintained with the use of temporary signals installed at each structure. There will be lane restrictions for oversized vehicles in both directions at both bridges from August 16 to the end of October.
Highway: WIS 139 (NEW)
Location: Between the Forest County line and Fay Lake Road
Schedule: September 7, 2021 to October 2021
Project ID: 9110-72-10
Description: This project will remove and replace the top two inches of asphalt. The project also consists of culvert replacements, curb and gutter replacement, new sidewalk curb ramps and installation of a small section of storm sewer in Long Lake.
Prime Contractor: Northeast Asphalt
Work scheduled for next week: Crews will install traffic control, erosion control, and begin saw cutting pavement. Crews will begin work on storm sewer install at the intersection of WIS 139 and Maple Street. Curb and gutter removal and replacement in the town of Long Lake will also occur.
Traffic impacts: Flagging operations during daylight working hours will be utilized to restrict traffic to one travel lane when needed. Slight delays are anticipated. This project is also within the detour route for the work on WIS 101 in Forest and Florence Counties.
Highway: WIS 32
Location: Forest Avenue in Wabeno to US 8 in Laona
Schedule: August 9, 2021 for 55 working days
Project ID: 9130-03-73
Work scheduled for next week: Crews will continue to remove and replace pavement.
Traffic impacts: WIS 32 and all intersecting roads will remain open to traffic. Motorists will encounter single lane closures and flagging operations. Work is restricted during the following occasions:
- Labor Day and Crandon World Championship Off-Road Races, from noon Friday, September 3 to 6 a.m. Tuesday, September 7.
Forest and Florence Counties
Highway: WIS 101
Location: From US 8 in Armstrong Creek to Woods Creek Road in Fern
Schedule: August 9, 2021 to October 29, 2021
Project ID: 9304-11-70/9304-12-70
Work scheduled for next week: Crews will work on landscaping, grading, culvert and beam guard installation.
Traffic impacts: WIS 101 was closed August 16 from Frydryck Road to Woods Creek Road. Local traffic will be allowed as signed. Traffic will be detoured via US 8, WIS 139, and WIS 70.
Forest and Vilas Counties
Highway: WIS 70
Location: From US 45 to Divide Road
Schedule: August 2, 2021 to October 15, 2021
Project ID: 9080-14-75
Work scheduled for next week: Crews will work on pavement markings.
Traffic impacts: WIS 70 is open to traffic. Motorists can expect to encounter flagging operations and daytime temporary lane shifts.
Highway: US 51/US 2
Location: US 2 from State Line Road in town of Kimball to the Michigan State line and US 51 from the rest stop in Hurley through the intersection with US 2
Schedule: May 3, 2021 to October 28, 2021
Project ID: 1175-21-71
Work scheduled for next week: Crews will place gravel and begin placing sidewalk and light bases. Crews will also be in the area working on landscaping.
- Bidirectional traffic will be in the westbound US 2 lanes utilizing crossovers east and west of project limits for USH 2 east and west bound traffic
- US 51 traffic will continue to access US 2 on the temporary roadway with a “T” intersection with US 2
- Traffic is reduced to a speed limit of 45 mph along US 2
Highway: WIS 64/WIS 52
Location: From US 45 in Antigo to Clover Road in Antigo and the bridge over Spring Brook near Hafemeister Lane
Schedule: May 24, 2021 to October 31, 2021
Project ID: 9140-12-70/73
Work scheduled for next week: Crews will remove bridge falsework and complete riprap install.
Traffic impacts: WIS 64/WIS 52 traffic is restricted to a single lane with temporary signals at Spring Brook bridge. Traffic will utilize the eastbound lane through the work zone. WIS 64/WIS 52 traffic will maintain a minimum 10-foot-wide lane during construction.
Highway: WIS 64
Location: County P to the Oconto County line and bridge over Wolf River in Langlade
Schedule: July 28, 2021 to October 10, 2021
Project ID: 9140-12-74/71
Work scheduled for next week: Crews will continue work on the Wolf River bridge. Crews will also be on site pouring new curb and gutter, and installing guardrail at each end of the Wolf River bridge.
- WIS 55/WIS 64 intersection is controlled with temporary signals until October.
- Maximum width on the Wolf River bridge is 9-feet.
Highway: US 51 northbound and southbound
Location: From the Marathon/Lincoln County line in Pine River to County K (Exit 211) in Merrill
Schedule: July 19, 2021 to November 2022
Project ID: 1176-22-72/73
Work scheduled for next week: Crews will be on site Tuesday morning to begin switching traffic to counter directional on the northbound side. The full traffic switch should be complete by the end of the day on Wednesday. Once that is done, crews will begin removing the existing asphalt pavement on the southbound lanes.
Traffic impacts: US 51 traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction beginning at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, September 7. Later in the week, traffic will be switched to counter directional in the existing northbound lanes as reconstruction of the southbound lanes begin. Median crossovers will be used to direct traffic to the on and off ramps at County Q, WIS 64, and County K. Traffic will maintain this configuration until mid-November.
Note: Motorists will encounter flashing beacon signs and speed sensors up to 6 miles in advance of the work zone. These warnings are intended to heighten driver awareness and reduce speed ahead of a possible traffic backup.
Highway: US 51/County Q Bridge
Location: County Q bridge over US 51, Exit 205, Merrill
Schedule: August 9, 2021 to October 13, 2021
Project ID: 1176-22-60
Work scheduled for next week: Crews will pour a new concrete overlay on the south half of the bridge, remove approach slabs, and install new approaches and curb and gutter.
Traffic impacts: County Q is down to a single lane. Traffic using the US 51 off ramps and County Q will encounter temporary traffic signals.
Highway: WIS 97
Location: Black Creek Bridge to Taylor County line
Schedule: Late August through mid-October
Project ID: 9535-05-70
Work scheduled for next week: Crews will be in the area installing erosion control and start working on culvert replacement.
Traffic impacts: Starting on September 7, there will be daytime, single lane closures controlled with flaggers in areas where culverts, beam guard, and grading work is being conducted.
Highway: WIS 107
Location: Between WIS 153 and County B
Schedule: August 2, 2021 to September 30, 2021
Project ID: 6360-06-70
Work scheduled for next week: Crews will continue removing and replacing asphalt on WIS 107 and at intersection approaches.
Traffic impacts: WIS 107 is open to traffic with lane closures with flaggers. Driveway and side road access will be maintained throughout the project.
Highway: Business 51
Location: (Grand Avenue) WI Central Ltd. Railroad Bridge, Wausau
Schedule: June 7 to September 22, 2021
Project ID: 6999-03-63
Work scheduled for next week: Crews will continue painting the bridge. Crews may be working on September 3 and September 4 underneath the bridge.
Traffic impacts: A maximum width of 13-feet applies for northbound Grand Avenue. Northbound traffic will be maintained on a single lane (northbound median lane). Both lanes of southbound Grand Avenue are back on the newly constructed southbound pavement. Floral Avenue/Grand Avenue intersection will be temporarily closed during bridge painting operations through September.
- Pedestrians: Access will be maintained along the west side of Business 51 / Grand Avenue.
- Bicyclists: Southbound bicyclists will be maintained on Grand Avenue same as existing conditions. Northbound bicyclists will be detoured to Prospect Avenue at County N and back to Grand Avenue at East Thomas Street.
Highway: WIS 47
Location: Duquaine Road (BIA 334) to North Junction County VV and the bridge over the Wolf River
Schedule: April 12, 2021 to November 2021
Project ID: 9650-17-61/70
Work scheduled for next week: Crews will pave the WIS 47 northbound lane and intersections and install pavement markings between Dodge Road and County VV (east). Crews will remove traffic control from County VV to Dodge Road and the detour route. Crews will continue pouring sidewalk and placing topsoil between County VV (east) and WIS 55.
- Pending favorable conditions, crews tentatively plan to open WIS 47 northbound lane between Duquaine Road (BIA 334) and County VV (east) on Friday evening, September 3.
- If the roadway isn’t opened on September 3, the following still applies:
- WIS 47 northbound between Duquaine Road and County VV (East) is closed
- Detour is Go Around Road to County VV to WIS 47
- Truck and oversized load detour will utilize WIS 22 in Shawano to WIS 29, US 45, and back to WIS 47
- WIS 47 northbound between Duquaine Road and County VV (East) is closed
Highway: WIS 70
Location: Morgan Road to US 51, Minocqua
Project ID: 9070-05-73
Schedule: This project is complete.
Highway: Business 51 (Post Road)
Location: Springville Drive to Tommy’s Turnpike
Schedule: April 2021 through October 2022
Project ID: 6414-00-79
Work scheduled for next week:
- Crews will continue filling operations to widen the roadway and dam along the east side of the causeway from Springville Drive to Rainbow Drive.
- Crews will continue the installation of storm sewer from Springville Pond to the north through Rainbow Drive along the east side of Business 51.
- Business 51 northbound and southbound lanes are reduced to a single lane in each direction from Springville Drive to Rainbow Drive.
- Traffic is currently shifted to the west side of the roadway in the existing southbound lanes from Springville Drive to Rainbow Drive.
- Springville Drive is closed at the east side intersection with Post Road.
- Rainbow Drive is closed at the east side intersection with Post Road.
Highway: WIS 66
Location: I-39 to Stevens Point Municipal Airport
Schedule: Begin August 2, 2021 for 30 working days
Project ID: 6280-02-74
Work scheduled for next week: Crews will be paving in the outside lanes and install gravel shoulders.
Traffic impacts: The outside lanes in both directions are under construction. Motorists on WIS 66 will remain in a single lane through next weekend. Traffic may be switched during paving operations.
Highway: WIS 29
Location: County U intersection, town of Herman
Schedule: June 28, 2021 to October 14, 2021
Project ID: 1058-02-73
Work scheduled for next week: Crews will place new curb and gutter, make repairs to existing WIS 29 concrete, and begin forming concrete in the new turn lanes.
Traffic impacts: The speed limit is reduced to 55 mph. Westbound traffic will utilize the crossovers and bi-directional traffic will be in effect through the construction zone on the WIS 29 eastbound lanes. A width restriction of 11-feet will also be in effect. County U north intersection is closed.
Highway: WIS 117
Location: Mutzy Lane to WIS 22
Schedule: August 6, 2021 to October 4, 2021
Project ID: 9220-04-73
Work scheduled for next week: Crews plan on removing and replacing asphalt. Crews are currently scheduled to be working on Saturday, September 11.
Traffic impacts: WIS 117 is open but reduced to one lane with flaggers where culvert work is being performed.
Highway: WIS 22
Location: From north junction County N in Manawa to US 45 in Bear Creek
Schedule: July 16, 2021 to September 10, 2021
Project ID: 6590-02-76
Work scheduled for next week: Crews will finish placing gravel on shoulders and begin installing permanent pavement markings.
Traffic impacts: Single lane closures with flaggers at various locations on WIS 22 from Fuhs Road to US 45.
Highway: WIS 21/WIS 22/WIS 73
Location: Between Plainfield and Wautoma
- WIS 73: 1,450-ft east of 5th Avenue in the town of Plainfield to the intersection of WIS 73/WIS 21/WIS 22 in the city of Wautoma.
- WIS 21/WIS 22: From the intersection of WIS 73/WIS 21/WIS 22 in the city of Wautoma to the intersection of WIS 21/WIS 22 in the city of Wautoma.
Schedule: June 14, 2021 to September 10, 2021
Project ID: 6170-00-61/6310-00-60/6321-00-72
Work scheduled for next week: Crews will work on punch list items.
Traffic impacts: Motorists can expect single lane closures with flagging operations during the day.
Highway: WIS 73
Location: From 4th Court to 5th Avenue in the town of Plainfield and the WIS 73 ramps to and from I-39
Schedule: This project is complete.
Project ID: 1160-00-79/6321-00-71
Work scheduled for next week: Crews may be in the area working on punch list items.
Traffic impacts: None.
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