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Northeast Region weekly construction update

July 18, 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.

Region Wide

Deck Sealing
Schedule: July 7 through mid-to-late August 2014
Length: n/a
Cost: $587,000
Location: Various bridge structures in Sheboygan, Manitowoc, Kewaunee, Door, Calumet and Brown counties
Description: This project involves cleaning bridge decks and applying a concrete sealer to protect the structure and increase the life span of the bridge deck. There will be night work at various high traffic locations. There will be some weekend work on less traveled highways.
July 14 to July 18: Most of the bridge decks in Manitowoc and Sheboygan counties have been completed.
July 21 to July 25: Deck sealing operations will continue on any remaining structures along US 43, WIS 151, US 10, WIS 42, WIS 67, WIS 57, WIS 23 and WIS 32 in Manitowoc and Sheboygan counties. Work will begin in Calumet County on WIS 32/57, in Brown County on US 43, WIS 57 north of Green Bay and WIS 32/57 south of De Pere. Work is scheduled to begin in Kewaunee County on WIS 54 and WIS 42 and in Door County on WIS 57, south of Sturgeon Bay, towards the end of the week.
July 28 to August 1: Deck sealing is tentatively scheduled to begin on the Maple/Oregon Street Bridge and the Michigan Street Bridge in Sturgeon Bay.
Traffic impacts: Short term single lane closures will be used on the bridges on mainline 4-lane highways. Short term flagging operations will be used on other 2-lane highways.

Brown County

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.
July 14 to July 18: The contractor continued to install storm sewer between Walnut Street and Main Street. The second storm sewer crew continued working on storm sewer installation between Crooks Street and Chicago Street. Contractor continued grading the northbound lanes from Cass Street to Crooks Street.
July 21 to July 25: The contractor will continue to install storm sewer from Crooks Street to Walnut Street. The second storm sewer crew will continue working on storm sewer installation from Main Street to the East River. The contractor will continue grading the northbound lanes from Walnut Street to Main Street.
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 (WIS 29 and County FF Intersection)
Schedule: July 2013 to August 2014  
Length: 1.6 miles
Cost: $17.1 million
Location: WIS 29 and County FF Intersection; villages of Hobart and Howard
Description of project: A diamond interchange at WIS 29 and County FF/Sherwood Street, with a bridge carrying the local traffic over WIS 29 will be constructed. Reconstruction of County FF/Sherwood Street between Shawano Avenue and Navajo Trail with roundabouts at the intersections and an extension of Sunlite Drive to meet County FF at Navajo Trail, providing improved east-west access in the village of Hobart will also be constructed. Aesthetic enhancements include decorative retaining walls, bridge features, railings and lighting.
July 14 to July 18: The contractor continued to place base aggregate, graded for sidewalk and placed topsoil. Sidewalk construction continued on County FF and Centennial Centre Boulevard. Curb and gutter was finished on County FF, Centennial Centre Boulevard, and Navajo Trail. Asphalt paving was done on the ramp shoulders. Pavement marking work was started on County C and County FF. Electrical work was done on the Navajo Trail/Centennial Centre/County FF roundabout.
July 21 to July 25: The contractor will continue grading for sidewalk and placing topsoil. Sidewalk construction will be finished on County FF and also on Centennial Centre Boulevard. Asphalt paving is scheduled to be started on County FF south of the bridge, Navajo Trail, and Centennial Centre Boulevard. Landscaping will be started on the center of the roundabouts. Signing and beam guard work will also be ongoing.
Traffic impacts: Lane closures will be used on both eastbound and westbound WIS 29.

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.
July 21 to July 25: Contractor will continue migration from existing bridge control system to new bridge control system and begin installation of new motor drives.
July 25 to August 1: Contractor will continue installation and switch to new motor drives. Equipment testing will begin.
Traffic impacts: No traffic impacts anticipated for the above period.

WIS 32
Schedule: July to September 2014  
Length: 6.6 miles
Cost: $1.1 million
Location: WIS 32, South Brown County line (County KK) to 0.25 miles north of the intersection of Deuster Street and WIS 32
Description of project: Work includes milling, asphalt pavement, pavement marking, and sign replacement.
July 14 to July 18: Traffic control installation and construction staking
July 21 to July 25: The contractor will begin milling and asphalt paving operations on WIS 96 between County KK and County Z. Centerline pavement marking operations will take place daily as needed.
Traffic impacts: WIS 32/57 will be open to traffic with flagging operations around the work zone areas.

WIS 32 / S. Wisconsin Street, E. Pulaski Street and N. St. Augustine Street
Schedule: March 24 to October 31, 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. 
July 14 to July 18: Topsoil, restoration and cleanup work on E. Pulaski Street will be completed early in the week. Work on the box culvert replacement at the tributary of the Little Suamico River on N. St. Augustine Street will continue. Storm sewer installation will continue on N. St. Augustine Street.
July 21 to July 25: Crews will continue with storm sewer work on N. St. Augustine Street.
Crews are also scheduled to continue working on the complete removal and replacement of the box culvert on N. St. Augustine Street at the tributary of the Little Suamico River. Pavement removal on S. Wisconsin Street is scheduled to begin late in the week.
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. On Monday, June 16, box culvert work on N. St. Augustine Street at the Little Suamico River is scheduled to begin and will result in a complete road closure at the box culvert. 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. Traffic will not be able cross the box culvert on N. St. Augustine Street at the Little Suamico River which is approximately one-half mile north of W. Pulaski Street (State Highway 160).

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). 
July 14 to July 18: The contractor will complete pavement marking operations on WIS 96 east of WIS 32/57 to Breckenridge Falls Road. WIS 96 east of WIS 32/57 will be opened to traffic. The contractor will begin storm sewer operations on WIS 96 west of WIS 32/57. The contractor will continue complete sidewalk and driveway operations and begin landscaping operations in various locations along WIS 96 between Fair Street and Plum Road/County D in the village of Wrightstown. The contractor will begin pavement removals on WIS 96 east of County D to Shanty Road.
July 21 to July 25: The contractor will continue storm sewer operations on WIS 96 west of WIS 32/57. The contractor will begin grading and concrete pavement operation in various locations along WIS 96 between Fair Street and Plum Road/County D in the village of Wrightstown. The contractor will continue pavement removals and storm sewer operations on WIS 96 east of County D to Shanty Road.
Traffic impacts: WIS 96 east of WIS 32/57 to Breckenridge Falls Road will open to traffic on July 15. At that time WIS 96 west of WIS 32/57 to County D will be closed to traffic with a detour beginning July 15 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. July 14 to July 18: The contractor continued work on the bridges at Oneida, Cormier, Morris, westbound WIS 172 and Lombardi Avenue. This consisted of parapet, approach, abutment and decking work. Girders were placed for the bridge over Morris and the deck was poured at Lombardi. Work continued on retaining walls, sign structures, storm sewer, electrical, and the reconstruction of Pilgrim Road between Ridge Road and Cormier. Grading continued for the collector distributor road, northbound ramps at Oneida and WIS 172 as well as the inside lanes on the north end of the project. Placement of breaker run, gravel and trimming continued on project. The placement of the asphalt base and concrete pavement at a number of locations was to begin this week. 
July 21 to July 25: The contractor will continue work on the bridges at Hansen, Oneida, Cormier, Lombardi, and Morris. The deck at Lombardi will be poured later in the week. The reconstruction of Pilgrim Road between Ridge Road and Cormier will continue as well as work on retaining walls, noise walls, sign structures, storm sewer, and electrical. Placement of breaker run, gravel and trimming will continue on project on the collector distributor road, northbound ramps to Oneida and WIS 172 and inside lanes of the north end of the project. The placement of the asphalt base and concrete pavement at a number of locations will continue this week.
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 July 21 through July 25 and July 28 to August 1.
  • Pilgrim Road will be closed to traffic in each direction from Ridge Road to Cormier Road beginning June 16. This full closure will last till the end of July.
  • The westbound 172 ramps to northbound 41 will be closed at night on July 21.

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.
July 14 to July 18: Decking operations and steel reinforcement continued on the southbound US 41 bridge over the CN railroad this week. Concrete staining continued this week as well. Grading of the approaches at all US 41 bridges continued this week. Roundabout construction continued at the US 41 – Shawano Avenue interchange including grading, storm sewer installation, curb and gutter installation, electrical conduit installation, and sign structure construction.
July 21 to July 25: The deck will be poured for the southbound US 41 bridge over the CN railroad this week. Concrete staining will continue this week. Grading of the approaches at all US 41 bridges will continue, and crews will trim the subgrade as well as install asphalt base on the median lanes of US 41, south of Shawano Avenue. Grading, pond construction, storm sewer installation, curb and gutter installation, concrete pavement, electrical conduit and light bases, and sign structure construction for the new roundabouts at the US 41 and Shawano Avenue interchange will continue.
Traffic impacts: The US 41 / Shawano Avenue Interchange and Shawano Avenue from Taylor Street to Packerland  Drive will be closed until early September. Single lane closure are planned for northbound and southbound US 41 between Mason Street and Shawano Avenue on Monday night from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m.

Shawano Avenue Landscaping and Bike/Pedestrian Trail
Schedule: July 2014 to May 2015
Length: 0.2 miles
Cost: $186,600
Location: Village of Howard
Description: The work under this contract consists of excavation common, base aggregate dense, asphaltic surface, concrete sidewalk 5-inch, maintenance and repair of haul roads, salvaged topsoil, topsoil, landscaping, traffic control, erosion control and restoration and all incidental items necessary to complete the work.
July 14 to July 18: The contractor will continue to grade the trail, install storm sewer, and install landscaping along the trail.
July 21 to July 25: The contractor will form up and pour concrete sidewalk and continue to landscape along the trail.
Traffic impacts: Shawano Avenue will be closed to through traffic.

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.
July 21 to July 25: Pier construction will continue. Wire wall construction will continue. Overhead sign construction will continue. Temporary ramp tie-ins for stage 3 mainline traffic will be completed. Southbound US 41 will be switched to the newly constructed southbound lanes the night of July 21. Staging will continue throughout the week and northbound traffic will be switched to the newly constructed southbound lanes the night of July 25. 
Traffic impacts: Northbound and southbound traffic are utilizing the temporary lanes on the northbound side of US 41. Southbound traffic crosses over to the northbound pavement north of the Lineville interchange. It moves back to the southbound pavement south of Lakeview Drive. Work zone speed limit is 55 mph and the traffic lanes are 11 feet wide. The southbound off-ramp will be closed the nights of July 17 and 21. The southbound on-ramp will be closed the night of July 21. Southbound and northbound US 41 will have single lane closures the nights of July 21 through July 25. The northbound ramps will be closed the night of July 24.

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.
July 14 to July 18: Contractor continued decking in various locations. Staining of concrete structures continued in various locations. Embankment fills continued. Deck pour was scheduled for Wednesday this week. Construction of retaining walls continued. Electrical work continued in the tub girders.
July 21 to July 25: Contractor will continue decking in various locations. Staining of concrete structures will continue in various locations. Embankment fills will continue. Deck pour is scheduled for Wednesday this week. Construction of retaining walls will continue. Electrical work will continue in the tub girders.
Traffic impacts: Traffic may be flagged daily on Weitor Drive for temporary construction access and crossings. Various nightly ramp closures will occur to allow for embankment construction. Nightly northbound outside lane closures will be needed for embankment placement. Note: All closures are subject to change due to weather.

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.
July 14 to July 18: Contractors will continue working on removal items and box culvert excavation. Contractor will continue storm sewer and culvert installation. Excavation for the new roundabout will continue.
July 21 to July 25: Contractors will continue working on the box culvert on US 10. Contractor will continue storm sewer installation. Utility work on the sanitary system will be done. Excavation for the new roundabout will continue and breaker and base aggregate placement will begin.
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

No state construction projects currently in progress.

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. 
July 14 to July 18: The contractor continued to place base aggregate, graded for sidewalk and placed topsoil. Sidewalk construction continued on County FF and Centennial Centre Boulevard. Curb and gutter was finished on County FF, Centennial Centre Boulevard, and Navajo Trail. Asphalt paving was done on the ramp shoulders. Pavement marking work was started on County C and County FF. Electrical work was done on the Navajo Trail/Centennial Centre/County FF roundabout.
July 21 to July 25: The contractor will continue grading for sidewalk and placing topsoil. Sidewalk construction will be finished on County FF and also on Centennial Centre Boulevard. Asphalt paving is scheduled to be started on County FF south of the bridge, Navajo Trail, and Centennial Centre Boulevard. Landscaping will be started on the center of the roundabouts. Signing and beam guard work will also be ongoing.
Traffic impacts: There is a 20 working day closure during this project with a detour provided to allow for railroad crossing surface replacement, culvert replacement, frost heave corrections, guardrail replacement and retaining wall construction. The detour for the project is as follows: Northbound WIS 49 will be rerouted north on US 151 east to WIS 26 north to WIS 23 west. Southbound WIS 49 will be rerouted south on WIS 23 east to WIS 26 south to US 151 west.

Kewaunee County

WIS 54 
Schedule: June 6 to August 2014
Length: 4.4 miles
Cost: $2.4 million
Location: WIS 54, Stump Road (Brown County) to Valley Road (Kewaunee County)
Description: The resurfacing of WIS 54 consists of milling, asphalt paving, culvert replacement, frost heave repair, beam guard replacement, centerline rumble strips, and pavement markings. 
July 14 to July 18: Crews will finish placing the surface layer on various side roads. Crews will continue to install pavement markings, and work on beam guard adjustments.
July 21 to July 25: Crews continue on beam guard adjustments. Crews will continue on the electrical upgrades, landscaping, and begin on shoulder work.
Traffic impacts: Motorists can expect to encounter daytime lane closures on WIS 54 with flagging operations. No construction activities from Thursday, July 17 to Sunday, July 20 due to Kewaunee County Fair.

Manitowoc County

WIS 310
Location: Two Rivers
Schedule: April to 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.
July 14 to July 18: The contractor continued installing sanitary sewer along 14th Street. 
July 21 to July 25: Sanitary sewer installation will continue, progressing west. Storm sewer and private laterals and services will also continue. Roadway excavation may begin later in the week. 
Traffic impacts: Road closed with local access. Detour is WIS 42 to Columbus Avenue in both eastbound and westbound directions.

Marinette County

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.
July 14 to July 18: The contractor did common excavation on the west side of the interchange and built a haul road for the bridge girders. The contractor stripped forms off the east abutment.
July 21 to July 25: The contractor will do common excavation and haul fill material on the east side of the interchange. The contractor may install storm sewer at the west roundabout. The contractor will set the bridge girders and start forming the bridge deck.
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.
July 7 to July 11: Crews will complete removal of the west half of the existing bridge and start driving abutment pilings.
July 14 to July 18: Crews will excavate for the abutments of the bridge and start driving piling. 
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.
July 21 to July 25: Contractor will continue grading and complete earthwork operations within US 141 median area. Contractor will begin concrete operations.
July 28 to August 1: Contractor will place asphaltic pavement, topsoil, and prep for the traffic staging switch to take place on US 141.
Traffic impacts: County E and the ramp from US 41 southbound to US 141 northbound will be closed throughout the duration of the project. US 141 northbound and southbound lane widths will be reduced to 11 feet throughout the project limits. The detour for US 41 south to US 141 north will be US 41 south to County D to US 141 north.

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.
July 14 to July 18: Contractor continued removing existing bridge structure and install tramway.
July 21 to July 25: Contractor will be removing the existing south abutment, driving piling for the south abutment and installing tramway.
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.
July 14 to July 18: Continued stage 3 storm sewer operations. Began landscaping the east side of WIS 47. Crews continued work on the west bridge structure including pouring Pier 2, pier cap and the north abutment. Crews will reset span 4 girders.
July 21 to July 25: Crews will continue to work on the west bridge structure including pouring the south abutment, placing span 1 girders and start decking. Crews will finish landscaping the east side of WIS 47.
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: July 15 and July 16, northbound 41 single lane closure from 7 p.m. to 5 a.m.

WIS 187
Schedule: June 2 to August 2014
Length: 0.8 miles
Cost: $880,000
Location: Deerview Road to Schinke Road
Description: The work will reconstruct WIS187 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.
July 14 to July 18: Contractor is grading the project. Roadbed and ditches are being shaped. Gravel is starting to be placed on roadbed. 
July 21 to July 25: Contractor will work on grading the project. Roadbed and ditches will continue to be shaped. Gravel will continue to be placed on roadbed. Two major culvert crossings under the new alignment of WIS 187 will be constructed. 
Traffic impacts: WIS 187 is closed to through traffic for the duration of the project.

Sheboygan County

WIS 23, village of Kohler
Schedule: April 28 to mid-August 2014
Length: 0.23 miles
Cost: $2 million
Location: WIS 23 and County Y Interchange
Description: Work will consist of bridge painting, concrete deck surface repairs, joint repairs and a concrete deck overlay for the County Y bridge over WIS 23, pavement replacement on the on/off-ramps at WIS 23 and County Y interchange, and on County Y between the on/off-ramps.
July 14 to July 18: Blasting and painting operations to continue over the right lane of eastbound WIS 23. Deck preparation and concrete surface repairs to continue on northbound County Y structure. Pavement staking and trimming operation will start on westbound on-ramp to WIS 23 and northbound County Y. Pour concrete pavement on northbound County Y, eastbound on-ramp to WIS 23 and westbound on-ramp to WIS 23.
July 21 to July 25: Painting operations to continue over the right lane of eastbound WIS 23. Deck preparation and concrete surface repairs to continue on northbound County Y structure.  Pour concrete overlay on northbound County Y structure. Pour median concrete pavement at WIS 23 ramp intersection on County Y.
Traffic impacts: WIS 23 on-ramps from County Y will be closed from June 23 to mid-August. County Y will be reduced to one lane in each direction. Single-lane closures on WIS 23 in the westbound and eastbound directions.

Winnebago County

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.
July 14 to July 18: At County GG, the bridge contractor completed construction of the bridge parapets. Median shoulder and barrier wall construction along US 41 under County GG were also completed. At County Y, the contractor began construction the bridge separation barrier and continued grading the slopes on each side of the structure.
July 21 to July 25: At County GG, the contractor will grade the slopes on the east side of the structure along Old Dixie Road and begin to place the road base. At County Y, outside shoulder work will continue along US 41. Placement of the road base will continue on the east side of the structure and bridge approach slabs and curb and gutter will be placed. Concrete foundation placement will begin along the multi-use path on the west side of the structure.
Traffic impacts: County GG and County Y bridges will be closed until mid-August. No posted detours. Both roads will only be closed over US 41, and frontage roads will be closed to through traffic at County Y and at County GG. US 41 northbound and southbound are 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.

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.
July 13 to July 17: Contractor continued to strip topsoil and prepare for placement of wick drains throughout the project. Culverts and storm sewer were placed as areas are available for that work. Contractor installed necessary erosion control, and begin to place sand blanket in areas to place wick drains. Guardrail was removed in areas that it will conflict with the new temporary ramp construction.
July 20 to July 25: The contractor will be working almost exclusively at night, utilizing lane closures on US 41 northbound and ramp closures throughout the interchange. They will be building the temporary ramps at US 41 northbound, and building acceleration/deceleration lanes at access points on the southbound US 41 to westbound US 10 ramp, as well as at the US 10 eastbound to US 41 southbound ramps. Crews will be installing storm sewer and culvert pipes at night as well. Base aggregate will be placed, and the temporary asphalt will be placed for the temporary ramps following that. Crash cushions and barrier wall will be placed, as well as pavement marking and signing on the new ramps. 
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. Starting Sunday night, July 20, there will be ramp closures at the southbound US 41 to westbound US 10 and the eastbound US 10 to southbound US 41 ramps. There will also be outside US 41 lane closures. These nighttime ramp and lane closures will continue into Friday night, July 25 as required to complete the northbound US 41 temporary ramp work.

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For more information, contact:
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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