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Northeast Region weekly construction update

August 29, 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.

Brown County

WIS 96, Fox River Bridge
Schedule: August 2014 to July 2016
Length: 0.54 miles
Cost: $18.7 million
Location: WIS 96, village of Wrightstown
Description: This project will construct a new bridge over the Fox River approximately 200 feet south of the existing bridge. Work will also include constructing approaches to the bridge including a roundabout on each end of the bridge and removal of the old structure. Work will consist of a new bridge structure, retaining walls, storm sewer, concrete pavement, curb and gutter, sidewalk, asphalt pavement, signing, pavement marking, lighting and landscaping.
August 25 to August 29: The contractor installed initial erosion control and traffic control. Clearing and grubbing work was started. Work was also start on west access road to the river. The contractor hauled fill to the east abutment area also.
September 2 to September 5: The contractor will continue clearing and grubbing operations. Grading will continue on the east roundabout and the west access road. Temporary storm sewer will be installed on the west side of the river. Work on the causeway on the east side of the river may also be started. Work by the railroad will be started on the crossing of County DD (Broadway Street).
Traffic impacts: County DD (Broadway Street) between Poplar Street and WIS 96 (Main Street) is scheduled to close September 2, 2014.

Monroe Avenue, city of Green Bay
Schedule: May to October 2014
Length: 1.0 miles
Cost: $5.2 million
Location: WIS 29/45/57 from Cass Street to Main Street
Description: This project involves the reconstruction of Monroe Avenue.
August 25 to August 29: Contractor installed concrete bases throughout the project site. The contractor installed storm sewer from Cass Street to Chicago Street in the southbound lanes. Contractor concrete paved various intersections throughout the project limits.
September 1 to September 5: The contractor will continue to install storm sewer from Cass Street to Chicago Street in the southbound lanes. The contractor will continue to pour concrete sidewalk throughout the project limits. The contractor will continue to concrete pave various intersections throughout the project limits.
Traffic impacts: Traffic will be detoured for the duration of the project:

  • WIS 57 northbound will use WIS 32/57 to WIS 32 to County HH/Vanderperren Way to WIS 172 to I-43 to WIS 54/57.
  • WIS 57 southbound will use WIS 54/57 to I-43 to WIS 172 to WIS 57.
  • WIS 54 eastbound will use WIS 54 to US 41 to WIS 172 to I-43 to WIS 54/57.
  • WIS 54 westbound will use WIS 54/57 to I- 43 to WIS 172 to US 41 to WIS 54.
  • WIS 29 eastbound will use WIS 29 to US 41 to WIS 172 to I-43 to US 141/County MM to WIS 29.
  • WIS 29 westbound will use WIS 29 to US 141/County MM to I-43 to WIS 172 to US 41 to WIS 29.
  • Southbound Monroe Avenue will use Monroe Avenue to Main Street Webster Avenue.
  • Northbound Monroe Avenue will use Monroe Avenue to Mason Street to Webster Avenue.
  • Both westbound and eastbound Mason Street off-ramps will be closed at Monroe Avenue.
  • Monroe Avenue traffic will be reduced to one lane bi-directional from Cass Street intersection to Chicago and from Main Street intersection to the East River.
  • Monroe Avenue will be closed to through traffic from the intersection of Chicago Street to the intersection of Main Street.
  • Cross traffic will be allowed along Monroe Avenue at the Chicago Street, Walnut Street and Main Street intersections.

WIS 29 (Walnut Street)
Schedule: April through November 2014
Length: 0.1 miles
Cost: $669,600
Location: WIS 29 at Walnut Street Lift Bridge
Description: This project involves upgrades to electrical equipment required in the operation of the Walnut Street lift bridge. Project also includes installation of closed circuit cameras to aid in bridge operation and replacement of the existing traffic warning gates at the east and west ends of the bridge.
August 25 to August 29: Contractor will continue installation and switch to new motor drives. Equipment testing will continue.
September 1 to September 5: Contractor will complete installation and switch to new motor drives. Equipment testing will continue.
Traffic impacts: No traffic impacts anticipated for the above period.

WIS 32 / S. Wisconsin Street, E. Pulaski Street and N. St. Augustine Street
Schedule: March 24 to early November, 2014
Length: 1.7 miles
Cost: $4 million
Location: WIS 32, Green Bay Street to S. Chase Road; village of Pulaski
Description: The reconstruction of WIS 32 consists of pavement removal, excavation, base aggregate, storm sewer, asphalt pavement, curb and gutter, sidewalk, multiuse path, signing, a box culvert extension and a box culvert replacement. 
August 25 to August 29: Grading and base aggregate operations on N. St. Augustine Street continued. Crews are also scheduled to begin grading and base aggregate work on S. Wisconsin Street after the storm sewer work is completed.
September 1 to September 5: Crews are scheduled to continue grading and base aggregate operations on N. St. Augustine Street. Crews are also scheduled to continue grading and base aggregate work on S. Wisconsin Street. In addition, curb and gutter crews are scheduled to begin preparation for concrete curb and gutter work.
Traffic impacts: The project will be detoured and closed to through traffic. WIS 32 will be detoured from County B to County C to County S for the duration of the project. Local and emergency access to adjacent properties will be maintained during construction. Local and emergency access to properties on N. St. Augustine Street between W. Pulaski Street (State Highway 160) and S. Chase Road will be from the north or south only (No through traffic).

WIS 54 (Mason Street)
Schedule
: September 2014 through May 2015
Length: 0.1 miles
Cost: $3.3 million
Location: WIS 54 at Mason Street Lift Bridge
Description: This project involves upgrades to electrical equipment required in the operation of the Mason Street lift bridge. Project also includes installation of closed circuit television cameras to aid in bridge operation and replacement of the existing traffic barrier gates in the eastbound and eastbound lanes crossing the bridge.
September 1 to September 5: Contractor will be installing closed circuit television cameras. Contractor will also begins steel erection underneath the Mason Street Bridge for new barrier gate supports.
September 8 to September 12: Contractor will continue steel erection for new barrier gate supports and will also install new barrier gate receivers in the median parapet between eastbound and westbound lanes on the Mason Street Bridge.
Traffic impacts: The outside lane of westbound Mason Street will be closed between the Monroe Avenue and Jefferson Avenue on-ramps from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, September 3. The eastbound Broadway Avenue on-ramp to Mason Street will be closed from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, September 4. During the week of September 8, the inside lane of both eastbound and westbound Mason Street over the Fox River will be closed nightly from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.

WIS 96 (Greenleaf, town of Wrightstown and village of Wrightstown)
Schedule
: March 2014 to October 2014  
Length: 2 miles (1 mile at each location)
Cost: $4.5 million
Location: WIS 96, one mile from Old 57 Road to Breckenridge Falls Boulevard in the town of Wrightstown (Greenleaf) and the other mile (High Street) from Turner Street to Shanty Road in the village of Wrightstown.
Description of project: Work for both projects will include new storm sewer, curb and gutter, sidewalk, asphalt pavement, landscaping, and lighting. Repair work will also be done on the inlets on the inside of the roundabout in the town of Wrightstown (Greenleaf). 
August 25 to August 29: The contractor will continue grading operations on WIS 96 west of WIS 32/57. The contractor will continue concrete pavement, sidewalk, and driveways and continue landscaping and permanent signing operations in various locations along WIS 96 between Fair Street and Plum Road/County D in the village of Wrightstown. The contractor will complete concrete paving operations and continue grading operations on WIS 96 east of County D to Shanty Road.
September 1 to September 5: The contractor will continue grading operations on WIS 96 west of WIS 32/57. The contractor will continue concrete pavement, sidewalk, and driveways and continue landscaping and permanent signing operations in various locations along WIS 96 between Fair Street and Plum Road/County D in the village of Wrightstown. The contractor will begin concrete sidewalk and driveway operations and continue grading operations on WIS 96 east of County D to Shanty Road.
Traffic impacts: WIS 96 west of WIS 32/57 to County D is closed to traffic with a detour and continuing until mid-September. The detour will be WIS 32/57/County Z/County D/WIS 96 for westbound WIS 96 traffic and reverse for eastbound traffic.

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. August 25 to August 29: The contractor continued work on the retaining walls, sign structures and storm sewer. Grading took place in the median on the north end of the project as well as along the southbound on-ramp at Oneida. The placement of the asphalt base, asphalt and gravel shoulder and concrete pavement at a number of locations continued.
September 1 to September 5: No work on Monday due to Labor Day holiday. The contractor will begin work on the box culvert repair under the ramp from northbound US 41 to westbound WIS 172. Work will continue on the retaining walls, sign structures and storm sewer. The contractor will continue to grade and place aggregate on the north end, place concrete barrier as well as concrete and asphalt pavement at various locations within the project.
Traffic impacts: 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 November 2014.

  • Northbound and southbound US 41 will be reduced to one lane at night within project limits from August 25 through August 27, and September 2 to September 5.
  • The westbound WIS 172 ramp to northbound US 41 will be closed at night on September 2, 3, 4 and 5.
  • Eastbound WIS 172 will be reduced to one lane at night in the vicinity of US 41 on August 27.
  • The northbound US 41 ramp to WIS 172 will be closed at night on August 27, September 2, 3, 4 and 5.
  • Ramada Way will be closed to through traffic just north of Parkview until September 21.
  • The southbound US 41 ramp to eastbound WIS 172 will be closed at night on September 4 and 5.
  • The northbound Oneida off-ramp will be closed at night on September 2 and 3.

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.
August 25 to August 29: Storm sewer crews continued installing storm sewer in the median of US 41, and crews also continued paving asphalt base and concrete mainline pavement on US 41. At the US 41/Shawano Avenue interchange, grading, pond construction, sidewalk, plantings, landscaping, pavement markings, signing, overhead sign structures, and lighting for the new roundabouts at the US 41 and Shawano Avenue interchange were all to be completed this week. Fencing crews will begin installing fence project wide.
September 1 to September 5: No work on Monday due to Labor Day holiday. Storm sewer crews will continue installing storm sewer in the median of US 41, and crews will continue paving asphalt base, concrete mainline pavement, and barrier wall on US 41. Crews will begin work on Packerland Drive, removing pavement, begin grading, and sign structure construction. Fencing crews will begin installing fence project wide.
Traffic impacts: The US 41/Shawano Avenue Interchange and Shawano Avenue from Taylor Street to Packerland plans to open this week, weather permitting. Crews plan to close Packerland Drive between Holly Way and Brandtwood Avenue the morning of Tuesday, September 2. Along with this closure, the eastbound off-ramp to Packerland Drive from WIS 29 and the WIS 29 westbound on-ramp from Packerland Drive will also be closed until mid-November.

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.
August 25 to August 29: Grading of the US 41 northbound lanes should be completed. Breaker run and gravel continued being placed. Storm sewer continued. Lineville Interchange: The remaining deck pour is completed. Grading and gravel placement continued. Storm sewer was to begin. Curb and gutter and truck apron construction was to begin. Overhead sign structures continued. Underground electrical work was to begin.
September 1 to September 5: No work on Monday due to Labor Day holiday. US 41: Breaker run and gravel will continue being placed. Storm sewer will continue. Trimming and asphalt base paving will begin. Concrete paving will begin. Lineville Interchange: Grading and gravel placement will continue. Storm sewer will continue. Curb and gutter and truck apron construction will continue. Overhead sign structures will continue. Electrical work will continue.
Traffic impacts: Southbound and northbound traffic is on the newly constructed southbound pavement. Northbound traffic is restricted to 11 foot lanes. Work zone speed limit is 55 mph. All ramps for the Lineville interchange are closed for 60 days. West Deerfield and County M are completely closed with the exception of local access at East Deerfield. Hauling restrictions will be in place for US 41 starting at 1 p.m. on Thursday, August 28 for the preseason Packers game. Hauling restrictions will be in place for US 41 starting at noon on Friday, August 29 for the Labor Day holiday.

I-43 Early Structures/Early Fill
Schedule: September 2013 through May 2015.
Length: 0
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.
August 25 to August 29: Contractor continued decking in various locations. Staining of concrete structures continued in various locations. Embankment fills continued. Construction of retaining walls continued. Electrical work continued in the structure parapets.
September 1 to September 5: No work on Monday due to Labor Day holiday. Contractor will continue decking in various locations. Staining of concrete structures will continue in various locations. Embankment fills will continue. Two deck pours are tentatively scheduled for this week. Construction of retaining walls will continue. Electrical work will continue in the structure parapets.
Traffic impacts: Traffic may be flagged daily on Weitor Drive for temporary construction access and crossings. US 41 / I-43 interchange ramps will experience nightly closures for various construction activities. Note: All closures are subject to change due to weather.

WIS 29 Relocation (Elmhurst Avenue Extension) – US 41 major
Schedule: July to December 2014
Length: 0.17 miles
Cost: $1.7 million
Location: Intersection of County EB and Dousman Street. Including the extension of Elmhurst Avenue
Description: This project will complete the reconstruction of the current County EB and Duck Creek Parkway intersection, converting the intersection from a three-leg, signalized to a four-leg roundabout. Included in this project is the construction of three sign structures, one retaining wall, concrete pavement, asphalt pavement, storm sewer, and landscaping, while incorporating community sensitive design features.
August 15 to August 29: Asphalt multiuse path and temporary pavement was scheduled to be paved. Concrete base for sign structure and topsoil/fine grading was scheduled to take place.
September 1 to September 5: No work on Monday due to Labor Day holiday. Contractor scheduled to begin storm sewer installation and clearing and grubbing for stage 2 work.
Traffic impacts: Traffic will be down to one lane in each direction on Duck Creek Parkway and County EB. County EB will be closed south of Duck Creek Parkway and traffic will be routed along Duck Creek Parkway. Access to Brantwood Avenue will be allowed through temporary connections to Memorial Drive.

Calumet County

US 10
Schedule: July to September
Length: 0.6 miles
Cost: $2 million
Location: US 10 and WIS 32/57 Intersection, Forest Junction
Description: The project involves the construction of a single lane roundabout at the intersection of US 10 and WIS 32/57. The project will include earthwork excavation, base aggregate, asphalt pavement, curb and gutter, storm sewer, pavement marking, permanent signing, and landscaping.
August 25 to August 29: Contractors will continue working on the box culvert adjacent to WIS 32/57. Breaker run and base aggregate will continue to be placed and finish graded. Some of the ditches will be top soiled and landscaped. Electrical work will continue for the lighting.
September 2 to September 5: Contractors plan on finishing the box culvert adjacent to WIS 32/57. Contractor is planning to begin asphalt paving. Ditches will continue to be top soiled and landscaped. Electrical work will continue for the lighting.
Traffic impacts: The project will be closed to through traffic. Detour routes will be in place for US 10 and WIS 32/57. The US 10 detour route follows US 10 to WIS 55 to WIS 114 to WIS 32/57 to County HR to US 10. The WIS 32/57 detour route follows WIS 32/57 to County HR to US 10 to County PP to County K to WIS 32/57. Local businesses and property owners will still have access.

Door County

WIS 42/57 (Green Bay Road, city of Sturgeon Bay)
Schedule: August 2014 to October 2014
Length: 7.4 miles
Cost: $1.3 million
Location: From the WIS 42/57 intersection to the Bayview Bridge (where WIS 42/57 crosses Surgeon Bay Ship Canal).
Description: This project includes concrete pavement joint repairs; concrete pavement replacement; asphaltic milling and overlay; culvert pipe rehabilitation and spot drainage improvements; traffic signal upgrades at Ashland Avenue and South Neenah Avenue; pavement  markings; and signage replacement. Project also includes reconstructing the WIS 42/57 intersection with storm sewer upgrades; concrete curb and gutter; concrete pavement; asphaltic and base aggregate shoulders; landscaping; and pavement markings.
August 25 to August 29: The contractor started work on the WIS 42 and WIS 57 intersection: removing a portion of the concrete pavement and started installing the new storm sewer system.
September 2 to September 5: The contractor will continue work on the WIS 42/57 intersection; they will mill and overlay the asphalt portions of WIS 42/57 northbound and southbound along the passing lanes; and they will begin spot drainage improvements along the project.
Traffic impacts: WIS 42/57 northbound and southbound will be reduced to one lane in each direction. These lane closures will be limited to a maximum of three miles in length and will occur between the WIS 42/57 intersection and the Bayview Bridge. Traffic along WIS 57 northbound will to be reduced to one lane from approximately one half mile south of WIS 42 and through the WIS 42/57 intersection. WIS 42 northbound will be reduced to 10-feet wide from approximately one-quarter mile east of WIS 57 to the WIS 42/57 intersection. These restrictions are expected to remain in effect until late September.

Fond du Lac County

WIS 49
Location: Waupun to Brandon (County MMM to Clark Street)
Schedule: June to September 2014
Cost: $2.5 million
Length: 7.4 miles
Description of work: This project will resurface approximately 7.4 miles of WIS 49 from County MMM to just north of Clark Street. This project includes new asphalt pavement, retaining wall, culvert replacement, guardrail replacement, slope flattening, pavement marking and signing. During construction, the railroad crossing near Brandon will also be replaced and updated. 
August 25 to August 29: The rolling lane closures are still in effect. The contractor completed shoulder work and pavement markings.
September 1 to September 5: The rolling lane closures will still be in effect. The contractor will work on punch list items and cleaning up the project site.
Traffic impacts: Traffic will still be restricted to one lane along WIS 49 at various locations for miscellaneous cleanup and punch list work.

Kewaunee County

No state construction projects currently in progress.

Manitowoc County

WIS 310
Location: Two Rivers
Schedule: April through mid-to-late September
Length of project: 0.75 miles of WIS 310 from Columbus Street to 14th Street and 0.25 miles from 14th Street and Hawthorne Avenue to 14th Street (WIS 310) and Madison Street.
Description of work: Overlay for 0.75 miles, Columbus Street to 14th Street and urban reconstruct with sanitary sewer, water main, storm sewer replacement for WIS 310 from 14th Street and Hawthorne Avenue to 14th Street (WIS 310) and Madison Street.
August 25 to August 29: Crews fine graded, trimmed, and poured concrete on the south half of the roadway between Hawthorne Avenue and Madison Street. Concrete hand pours on intersections continued. Crews began excavating and grading for sidewalk on the north side of the roadway. Milling operations were completed on Hawthorne Avenue from Columbus Street to 14th Street.
September 2 to September 5: The contractor will continue intersection pours along the project. Crews will begin driveway apron, curb, and sidewalk removal and replacement along Hawthorne Avenue. Crews will begin to install the overhead sign structure on Hawthorne Avenue. 
Traffic impacts: Road closed with local access. Detour is WIS 42 to Columbus Avenue in both eastbound and westbound directions.

Marinette County

US 141
Location
: Middle Inlet to Wausaukee
Schedule: September 2014 to July 2015
Length: 5.3 miles
Cost: $4.8 million
Description: Repave US 141 from Middle Inlet to Wausaukee with the addition of northbound and southbound passing lanes, new signing, beam guard replacement, and pavement marking.
September 1 to September 5: The contractor will install traffic control devices throughout the project. The contractor will begin clearing and grubbing operations.
September 8 to September 12: The contractor will continue clearing and grubbing along the project. The contractor will begin installing erosion control devices along the project.
Traffic impacts: US 141 will remain open during construction; however, US 141 northbound and southbound lane widths will be reduced to 11 feet in locations within the project limits.

WIS 64/US 141
Location: Intersection of WIS 64 and US 141 between Coleman and Crivitz
Schedule: June to November
Length of project: 0.5 miles of WIS 64 from Alpine Lane to 0.2 miles east of 13th Road and 0.85 miles of US 141 from 0.42 miles south of WIS 64 to 0.43 miles north of WIS 64
Description of work: Construction of a diamond shaped interchange at the intersection of WIS 64 and US 141.
August 25 to August 29: The contractor placed topsoil and hauled fill material on the east side of the interchange. The contractor placed gravel on the west side of the interchange. The contractor continued work at the County B ramps and at County CP. The contractor poured the sidewalk on the bridge.
September 1 to September 5: The contractor will place pit run on the east side of the interchange. The contractor will pour the bridge parapets. The contractor will finish the work at the County B ramps and at County CP. The contractor will do pavement repair on US 141. The contractor will install the storm sewer on the east side of the interchange.
Traffic impacts: WIS 64 is closed from Alpine Lane to 13th Road. There is a signed detour following County ZZ, County B, and County W. US 141 is reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction. US 141 will have rolling closures in 20 minute intervals from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. on July 21, 22, and 23 for setting the bridge girders.

US 141 – Village of Wausaukee
Schedule: June to October 2014
Length: 0.06 miles
Cost: $1.1 million
Location: US 141 over the Wausaukee River
Description: Bridge replacement including grading, base aggregate dense, asphalt surface, sanitary sewer, and storm sewer.
August 25 to August 29: US 141 bridge demolition will continue. Work will start on the north abutment.
September 2 to September 5: Crews will drive piling and pour concrete for Stage 2 south abutment. 
Traffic impacts: Northbound US 141 will remain open during construction. Southbound US 141 will be detoured on local streets. Detour route will follow Division Street, Tyler Street, and 1st Street.

Oconto County

US 141 and County E intersection improvement
Schedule
: July 2014 through October 2014
Length: 0.9 miles
Cost: $2.2 million
Location: US 141 and County E, Abrams to Stiles to Oconto County
Description: A modified J-turn will be installed at the intersection of US 141 and County E. The curve of US 141 will also be reconstructed to further enhance intersection safety. Work will consist of concrete pavement, asphalt shoulder, and approach slab replacement.
August 25 to August 29: Contractor will begin clearing and grubbing, concrete pavement removals, and common excavation on northbound US 141 outside lane.
September 1 to September 5: Contractor will complete earthwork for US 141 northbound outside lane and Habeck intersection. Contractor will begin to place concrete for US 141 northbound outside lane.
Traffic impacts: Ramp from US 41 southbound to US 141 northbound will be closed throughout the duration of the project. County E and the new Habeck Lane entrance will be open for Labor Day. US 141 northbound and southbound lane widths will be reduced to 11 feet throughout the project limits.

WIS 32
Schedule: July to October 2014
Length: 0.2 miles
Cost: $1.4 million
Location: WIS 32 where it crossed Oconto River
Description: Work includes bridge replacement, common excavation, new pavement, signing, and pavement marking.
August 25 to August 29: Contractor will work on setting pier and then start decking operations. Later in the week they will start removing the existing roadway to project limits and begin grading operations.
September 1 to September 5: Contractor will be working on false work for the bridge deck. They will also begin grading operations.
Traffic impacts: WIS 32 will be closed in both directions. There will be a post detour. The detour route for WIS 32 will be WIS 32, County CC, County K, WIS 22, WIS 32.

Outagamie County

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.
August 25 to August 29: Crews will pour the remainder of the west bridge deck and form and pour parapets.
September 1 to September 5: Crews will continue to work on parapets on the west bridge. Crews will begin paving WIS 47 southbound and west ramps.
Traffic impacts: WIS 47 will remain open to one lane each way, except during bridge demolition or girder installation. Ramps will be closed during the entire project. Detour for access to and from US 41 and when the bridges are being removed is northbound is WIS 47, County OO, County E to County JJ. Please note: Single lane closures US 41 northbound and US 41 southbound: Tuesday, September 2 from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., Wednesday, September 3 from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m., and Thursday, September 4 from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.

WIS 187
Schedule: June 2 to September 2014
Length: 0.8 miles
Cost: $880,000
Location: Deerview Road to Schinke Road
Description: The work will reconstruct WIS 187 from 0.5 miles north of Deerview Road to 0.5 miles south of Schinke Road. The curves will be reconstructed and much of the highway will be on new alignment. Greely Road will require 0.2 miles of reconstruction, from WIS 187 westward.
August 25 to August 29: The contractor is continuing to shape the last of the roadway ditches, wetland mitigation areas, and old roadbed areas. Topsoil is being placed where the earthwork is complete. Landscaping of much of the completed earthwork is occurring. 
September 2 to September 5: The contractor will finish the last of any major grading and earthwork. Landscaping of the last major earthwork areas will occur. Surveyors will stake the top of roadway gravel locations throughout the project. Fine grading to shape the roadway gravel will occur. 
Traffic impacts: WIS 187 is closed to through traffic for the duration of the project.

Sheboygan County

No state construction projects currently in progress.

Winnebago County

US 41 and US 10/WIS 441 interchange
Schedule: June 2014 to September 2015
Length: 0.35 miles
Cost: $14 million
Location: Town of Menasha
Description: Work on this contract consists of common excavation, embankment placement, concrete pavement, erosion control, wick drains, a storm water detention pond, two culvert extensions, a bridge extension, a bridge over the railroad, retaining walls, sign structures, traffic control, erosion control and all incidentals required to complete this work.
August 25 to August 29: Contractor continued to work in all quadrants of the interchange, grading for wick drains, placing drainage blanket, and placing wick drains. The bridge contractor continued working on the bridge extension over Menasha Creek, and they continued work on the piers for structure B-70-403. Work continued on the retaining walls adjacent to the northbound structure over Menasha Creek. Landscaping and erosion control continued, as well as traffic control. Culvert and storm sewer pipes were placed at various locations throughout the project. The contractor continued placing wick drains at areas as they become ready. Placement of instrumentation to monitor the settlement in the fill areas continued this week. Embankment fill continued to be placed at the southwest quadrant of the interchange. Embankment fill continued on the east side of Little Lake Butte des Morts, between Lake Street and the lake. Work on the box culvert extension along the eastbound US 10/WIS 441 to south US 41 ramp was to begin this week.
September 1 to September 5: No work on Monday due to Labor Day holiday. The bridge contractor will continue working on the bridge extension over Menasha Creek, and they will continue work on the piers for structure B-70-403. Work will continue on the retaining walls adjacent to the northbound structure over Menasha Creek. Landscaping and erosion control will continue as well as traffic control. Culvert and storm sewer pipes will be placed at various locations throughout the project. The contractor will continue placing wick drains at areas as they become ready. Placement of instrumentation to monitor the settlement in the fill areas will continue this week. Embankment fill will continue to be placed at the southeast quadrant of the interchange. Embankment fill will continue on the east side of Little Lake Butte des Morts, between Lake Street and the lake. Work on the box culvert extension along the eastbound US 10/WIS 441 to south US 41 ramp will continue this week.
Traffic impacts: Throughout the duration of the project, there will be various shoulder closures along US 41, US 10/WIS 441, and all applicable ramps to allow the contractor to work adjacent to these areas. There may also be outside US 41 lane closures as needed, either at night or during non-peak hours throughout the project.

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Kim A. Rudat, WisDOT NE Region Communications 
(920) 492-5743, kim.rudat@dot.wi.gov

Mark Kantola, WisDOT NE Region US 41/WIS 441 Project Communications 
(920) 492-4153, mark.kantola@dot.wi.gov

 

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