Northeast Region weekly construction update
March 7, 2014
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) NE Region in Green Bay is providing a weekly update on region construction, which includes the counties of Brown, Calumet, Door, Fond du Lac, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Oconto, Outagamie, Sheboygan, and Winnebago.
Motorists are advised to use caution and remain alert when driving through any work zone. Drivers are also encouraged to seek information about work zones and detours in the following ways:
- For statewide, recorded road construction information, 24 hours a day, call 511.
- For statewide road construction on the web, visit Wisconsin 511 online.
All work is weather-dependent.
For information on the US 41 major project, please check the project website.
US 41/ WIS 29 Interchange Core Project – US 41 major
Schedule: August 2012 to October 2014
Length: 1.6 miles along US 41, 0.8 miles along WIS 29
Cost: $97 million
Location: US 41 (Mason Street to Memorial Drive)/WIS 29 (County J to Taylor Street)
Description: This project will complete the reconstruction of the US 41 and WIS 29 interchange, converting the interchange by building high speed, free flow flyover ramps, along with adding capacity to US 41. Included in this project is the construction of 12 bridges, 15 retaining walls, 30 sign bridges, concrete pavement, asphalt pavement, storm sewer, stormwater detention ponds and landscaping, while incorporating many community sensitive design features.
March 3 to March 7: No work is planned at the Memorial Drive bridges this week. Piling and pier construction continued on both the southbound and northbound US 41 bridges over the CN railroad. Sign bridge construction continued this week in various locations throughout the project.
March 10 to March 14: Crews will continue decking operations at the Memorial Drive bridges. Piling and pier construction will continue on both the southbound and northbound US 41 bridges over the CN railroad. Sign bridge construction will also continue this week in various locations throughout the project. MSE wall construction will continue along the north and south side of Shawano Avenue.
Traffic impacts: No lane closures are planned for next week.
US 41 Glory Road to Ninth Street, Oneida Street (County AAA) Interchange
Schedule: August 2013 to July 2016
Length: US 41 mainline 4.3 miles (Glory Road to Ninth Street); Hansen Road – 0.1 mile; Oneida Street (County AAA) – 0.6 miles
Cost: $130.5 million
Location: US 41 from Glory Road to Ninth Street, including the Oneida Street (County AAA) interchange and Hansen Road bridge. February 28 to March 7: The contractor continued building the east abutment of the Hansen bridge as well as backfill and slope pave the sides at Hansen Road. The girders for this bridge were planned to be installed mid-week. Contractor continued building various sign structures and constructing the panel footings for the north abutment at Parkview.
March 10 to March 14: Contractor will finish erecting the girders on the Hansen bridge then begin the decking work. Construction will continue on various sign structures and storm sewer. Panel footings for the Parkview north abutment will be completed then work will begin on the various abutments and retaining wall cap mats.
Traffic impacts: Hansen Road is closed between Ridge Road and Vernon Road until August 2014. The east-to-north ramp in the WIS 172 interchange and the outside lane of the south-to-east ramp is closed to traffic until May 14, 2014. On the nights of March 10 and 11, northbound US 41 and southbound US 41 will be reduced to one lane within the projects limits. On the night of March 10, US 41 will be fully closed at Hansen Road to allow the erection of girders. As a part of this full closure, the northbound on-ramps from Oneida Street and County G will be closed, as well as the WIS 172 ramps to southbound US 41. On the night of March 11, the northbound on-ramp from Oneida Street, the US 41 northbound off-ramp to WIS 172 and the auxiliary lane between the ramps will be closed.
US 41 Beaver Dam Box Culvert Project – US 41 major
Schedule: April 2013 to May 2014
Cost: $6.9 million
Location: US 41 (Shawano Avenue to Velp Avenue)
Description: This project will complete the construction of the new Beaver Dam Box Culvert between Shawano Avenue and Velp Avenue on US 41, a new storm water pond in the northwest quadrant of US 41 and Velp Avenue, and reconstruct the cul-de-sac’s of Island Court and Lone Grove Avenue.
March 3 to March 7: Crews are working on grading on the east side of US 41.
March 10 to March 14: Crews plan to continue grading east of US 41.
Traffic impacts: No traffic impacts anticipated.
US 41 Duck Creek – Lineville Road, Lineville Road (County M) Interchange
Schedule: July 2013 through April 2015.
Length: US 41 mainline 2 miles (Duck Creek – Lineville Road); Lineville Road (County M) - 0.8 miles
Cost: $29.4 million
Location: US 41 from Duck Creek to Lineville Road including the Lineville Road (County M) Interchange.
Description of project: This project will reconstruct US 41 mainline between Duck Creek and Lineville Road and includes the reconstruction of the Lineville Road (County M) interchange.
March 10 to March 14: Weather pending, the Stage 2 traffic switch on Lineville Road will take place the nights of March 10 and March 11. Bridge demo is slated to begin the nights of March 12 and March 13.
Traffic impacts: Northbound US 41 shoulders will be drummed the entire winter due to the pavement widening to help channel traffic. Drums will be kept 10 feet off the existing edgelines. The Lineville Interchange will be closed nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. March 10 through March 14. Northbound and southbound US 41 will be detoured up and down the Lineville Interchange ramps nightly from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. March 12 through March 13.
I-43 Early Structures/Early Fill
Schedule: September 2013 through May 2015.
Cost: $61.5 million
Location: US 41/I-43 Interchange
Description of project: This project will begin construction of the flyover bridges and retaining walls for the new US 41/I-43 Interchange.
March 3 to March 7: Piling operations continued in various locations. Construction of pier stems, caps, pedestals, and abutments continued is various locations. Concrete girders were being set on B-5-678. Construction of the 257 and 255 walls started. Contractor prepped for tub girder erection on B-5-671 and B-5-678.
March 10 to March 14: Piling operations will continue in various locations. Construction of pier stems, caps, pedestals, and abutments will continue is various locations. Decking will begin. Construction of the walls will continue. Contractor will continue prepping for tub girder erection. Decking will begin over concrete girders.
Traffic impacts: Traffic may be flagged on Weitor Drive for temporary construction access and crossings.
US 41/WIS 47 interchange – Grand Chute
Schedule: February to October
Length: 0.5 miles
Cost: $4.2 million
Location: US 41/WIS 47 interchange – Grand Chute
Description: Bridge raising including removals, earthwork, storm sewer, concrete pavement, asphalt pavement, curb and gutter, sidewalk, signing, traffic control, erosion control, and landscaping. The clearance under the bridge will be raised from 15 feet 0 inches to 16 feet 9 inches minimum. This is the last bridge along US 41 in Outagamie County to be raised. Widening bridge decks from 39 feet 0 inches to 39 feet 11 inches and reconfiguring lanes to get a separated bike/pedestrian lane. Lengthening turn lanes but no additional turn lanes are being added.
March 10 to March 14: Crews will construct median crossovers, and stage 1 storm sewer to install crash cushions and temporary barrier wall.
March 17 to March 21: Crews will remove one of the bridges.
Traffic impacts: WIS 47 will remain open to one lane each way. Ramps will be closed. Detour for access to and from US 41 is northbound is WIS 47, County OO, County E to County JJ.
Please note: There will be full nighttime lane closures of US 41 from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. on Monday, March 17, Tuesday, March 18, and Wednesday, March 19. Traffic will be diverted onto the ramps, over the WIS 47 interchange, and back onto US 41.
Schedule: July 2013 to August 2014
Length: 1.15 miles
Cost : $10.6 million
Location: County G, County GG, and County Y overpasses at US 41
Description: The work includes the replacement of bridges at County GG, and County Y. This includes the widening of bridges to each accommodate a multi-use trail. The profile of these roadways will also be raised to improve the sight distances at Green Valley Road and County Y and also the intersections at County GG. Also painting of County G overpass will be completed as part of this work.
March 3 to March 7: County GG and County Y bridges were closed to through traffic beginning on Monday, March 3. Both bridges were milled on Monday. County Y bridge demolition took place during the nights, Monday through Thursday. Temporary barrier wall and crash cushions were set along the inner and outer shoulders of US 41 at County Y.
March 10 to March 14: County GG bridge demolition will take place during the nights, Monday through Thursday. County Y bridge excavation and pile driving will take place.
Traffic impacts: County GG and County Y bridges will be closed until mid-August. No posted detours. Both roads at this time will only be closed over US 41, frontage roads will remain open. Later in the year we will need to impact the adjoining frontage road intersections. US 41 northbound and southbound will be reduced from 3 lanes to 2 lanes between Snell Road and County G until mid- August. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction during all peak travel periods. The week of March 10, there will be nightly full freeway closures for County GG bridge demolition, with traffic detoured. US 41 northbound traffic will be detoured off at WIS 76, take WIS 76 north to County II, follow County II east to US 41. US 41 southbound traffic will be detoured off at County II, take County II east to WIS 76, follow WIS 76 south to US 41.
WIS 114 (Tayco Street)
Schedule: October 2013 through May 2014
Length: 0.1 miles
Location: WIS 114 at Tayco Street Lift Bridge
Description: This project involves upgrades to electrical and video equipment required in the operation of the Tayco Street lift bridge. Project also includes replacement of the existing retractable barrier system with a vertical barrier gate system and some localized modification at the Tayco/Water Street intersection to accept the new barrier gates.
March 3 to March 7: Contractor will continue to install new Programmable Logic Computer system and corresponding electrical component inside of the Tayco Street operator’s house.
March 10 to March 14: Starting on Monday, March 10 at 8 p.m., crews will install the new barrier gate system at the north end of the Tayco Street Bridge. Equipment testing will occur during the rest of the week between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.
Traffic impacts: Tayco Street will be fully closed from Nicolet Boulevard to Main Street on Monday, March 10 from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. A detour route will be posted for traffic to utilize the Racine Street bridge crossing via Racine Street, Ahnaip Street and Nicolet Boulevard. Tayco Street will also be fully closed Tuesday, March 11 through Friday, March 14 between the hours of 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. The above detour route will be posted during these times.
For more information regarding traffic impacts in the Northeast Region:
- Follow us on Twitter for regional alerts from the Traffic Incident Alert System and for construction related traffic advisories.
- Call 5-1-1 or visit Wisconsin 511 online.
Alerts and updates provided via these sites are not intended for use while driving. When driving, your focus should always be on driving.
For more information, contact:
Kim A. Rudat, WisDOT NE Region Communications
(920) 492-5743, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Kantola, WisDOT NE Region/US 41 Project Communications
(920) 492-4153, email@example.com