(Courtesy WisDOT)

Final WisDOT construction update for 2023 season

Metro Wire Staff

The North Central Region of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation has announced updates on road construction projects taking place in 2021 on state and U.S. highways in 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.

Marathon County

Highway: WIS 29
Location: Eastbound County E to County H, Edgar
Schedule: April 10, 2023 to Nov. 15, 2023
Project description: Crews will repair the existing concrete pavement on WIS 29 eastbound where it has deteriorated and resurface the asphalt shoulders between County E and WIS 97. They will also replace WIS 29 eastbound pavement between WIS 97 and County H.
Anticipated work scheduled: Crews will:

  • Remove WIS 29 temporary ramp crossovers
  • Finish WIS 29 WB pavement repairs
  • Complete WIS 29 westbound pavement markings
  • Complete all project work and open all lanes of WIS 29 eastbound and westbound Wednesday Nov. 15

Traffic impacts:

  • WIS 29 eastbound left lane closures
    • Randell Creek to Pheasant Falls Road May 31 to Nov 15
  • WIS 29 westbound left lane closure
    • Pheasant Falls Road to Randall Creek May 15 to Nov 15

Website: https://projects.511wi.gov/wis29-e-marathon/ 

Oneida County

Highway: WIS 17
Location: US 8 to Stevens Street, Rhinelander
Schedule: April 17 to November 2023
Project description: Crews will replace the curb and gutter and asphalt pavement for the highway. The sidewalk along the west side of WIS 17 will be widened from 5-feet to 10-feet and curb ramps will be replaced. The island at the southwest corner of the Timber Drive intersection will be removed and replaced with a right turn lane.
Anticipated work scheduled: Crews will be working on asphalt paving, painting and restoration.
Traffic impacts: Motorists can expect reduced lane capacity down to one lane in each direction, noting that all traffic will likely be routed in the two outside lanes. On the south end of the project, motorists will be reduced down to one lane in each direction. During the day, traffic may be bi-directional on the two northbound or southbound lanes to accommodate paving.

  • There will also be flagging as needed for paving operation during the day.
  • There will also be times of the day where intersections will have the signals turned to flashing red to help flaggers manage traffic.

Website: https://projects.511wi.gov/wis17-oneida

Highway: US 8, North Rifle Road and WIS 47
Location: Rhinelander
Schedule: Aug. 7 to November, 2023
Project description: Crews will replace the asphalt, replace culverts, make spot repairs to inlets, outlets, curb and gutter, replace a railroad crossing and place new pavement markings.
Anticipated work scheduled: Complete gravel shoulders and install pavement marking project wide. Install dormant seed the remaining topsoiled areas.
Traffic impacts for the next 10 days: Traffic is currently in a single lane in each direction on eastbound and westbound lanes.
Website: https://projects.511wi.gov/nc-us8rifleroad/

Lincoln County

Highway: WIS 107
Location: Various culverts and bridges between Merrill and Tomahawk
Schedule: July 31 – November 2023
Project description: Crews will install traffic control, begin culvert replacement north of Eggert Drive and install seed, fertilizer and erosion mat.
Anticipated work scheduled: Crews will complete finishing items.
Traffic impacts: No impacts.
Website: https://projects.511wi.gov/nc-wis107lincoln/

Portage County

Highway: WIS 66
Location: County J and WIS 49
Schedule: Sept. 5 to Oct. 27, 2023
Project description: Crews will resurface the asphalt pavement, culvert replacement, install a cattle pass and reconstruct the sidewalk curb ramps.
Anticipated work scheduled: Crews will complete finishing items.
Traffic impacts: None.
Website: https://projects.511wi.gov/nc-wis66portage/

Green Lake County

Highway: WIS 23, WIS 44/73
Location: Various Culverts
Schedule: Sept. 5 to November, 2023
Project description: Crews will resurface WIS 23 and repair or replace culverts along WIS 44/73 and WIS 23.
Anticipated work scheduled: Crews will install culvert pipe lining on WIS 23 and begin finishing items.
Traffic impacts: Possible lane closures with flagging operations may take place for pipe lining work and finishing work. Shoulder closures may also be utilized in several locations along WIS 23 where culvert pipes are being lined and where finishing work is being done.
Website: https://projects.511wi.gov/nc-wis23greenlake/