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(Courtesy WisDOT)

Weekly WisDOT construction update

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.

Shawano County 

Highway: WIS 117
Location: Express Way to Mutzy Lane, Bonduel
Schedule: April 1 to July 12, 2024
Project description: This project will replace pavement, curb ramps to meet current ADA standards, the traffic signals at the intersection of County BE and WIS 117 as well as complete some watermain work for the village.
Anticipated work scheduled: Work to be done includes: 

·        Crews will begin pouring sidewalk from County BE towards South Street 

·        Crews will begin grading and paving from County BE towards South Street 

Traffic impacts (next 10 days):  

·        WIS 117 will be closed from South Street to just South of County BE (Green Bay Street) 

·        Signed detour following WIS 29 between Bonduel and Shawano, WIS 55 between WIS 29 North to WIS 22, and WIS 22 between Shawano and Cecil (WIS 22/WIS 117 Intersection)Signed detour will follow WIS 29 between Bonduel and Shawano, WIS 55 between WIS 29 North to WIS 22, and WIS 22 between Shawano and Cecil (WIS 22/WIS 117 Intersection) 

Website: https://projects.511wi.gov/wis117-shawano/  

Oneida County 

Highway: US 51
Location: Manitou Park to Minocqua Lake Bridge, Minocqua
Schedule: April 5 to July 18, 2024
Project description: Crews will replace the asphalt, and curb and gutter. Sidewalks will be reconstructed and installed on both sides of the road.
Anticipated work scheduled: Crews will: 

·        Install pavement markings 

·        Work on project clean up 

Traffic impacts: Single bi-directional traffic in the southbound lanes between Manitou Park Drive and the Minocqua Lake bridge.
Website: https://projects.511wi.gov/us51-oneida/  

Highway: WIS 17
Location: Stevens Street to Pollyanna Road
Schedule: May 17 to October 2024
Project description: Crews will replace the asphalt pavement and curb and gutter.
Anticipated work scheduled: Crews will: 

·        Continue placing base, pouring concrete curb and gutter, ditching, and installing topsoil 

Traffic impacts: Motorists can expect reduced lane capacity down to one lane in each direction.
Website: https://projects.511wi.gov/wis17-oneidanorth/  

Highway: US 8
Location: WIS 17 North to County P
Schedule: May 6 to Sept. 20, 2024
Project description: The project will include pavement replacement and intersection upgrades.
Anticipated work scheduled: Crews will continue excavation and replacing base aggregate.  

Traffic impacts: Traffic will be detoured to County P and WIS 17 and US 8 will be closed.
Website: https://projects.511wi.gov/us8-oneidarhi/  

Marathon County 

Highway: WIS 13
Location: WIS 98 to County N
Schedule: April 11 to Sept. 27, 2024
Project description: Work includes completing concrete joint repairs and replacements, replacing the asphalt shoulders, replacing guardrail, inlet and manhole repairs as needed, new pavement markings and replacing curb ramps that are not compliant with Americans with Disabilities Act standards.
Anticipated work scheduled: Crews will: 

·        Continue working on concrete repair/replacement areas in Unity 

·        Grade and shape shoulders 

·        Pave shoulders and intersections 

·        Begin pavement markings in Spencer 

·        Reopen WIS 13 from WIS 98 to WIS 153 

Traffic impacts:  

·        WIS 13 northbound and southbound lane closures in Spencer from WIS 98 to LaSalle Street (Approximately 0.5 Miles) from April 11 to June 28 

·        WIS 13 northbound and southbound lane closures in Unity from 2ND St to North Unity Limits (Approximately 0.5 Miles) from May 13 to July 26 

·        WIS 13 northbound and southbound closure with detour from Spencer to WIS 153. Signed detour utilizes WIS 153 and WIS 97. April 29 to June 28 

·        WIS 13 northbound and southbound closure with detour from WIS 153 to County N in Colby. Signed detour utilizes WIS 29 and WIS 97. June 19 to September 27 

·        WIS 153 eastbound and westbound closure from WIS 13 to County F. Traffic to utilize WIS 13 detour. June 19 to June 28 

Website: https://projects.511wi.gov/wis13-marathon/  

Highway: WIS 13
Location: 26th Road to WIS 98
Schedule: June 3 to July 26, 2024
Project description: Crews will repave the road and will replace sidewalk curb ramps to make them ADA compliant.
Anticipated work scheduled:  

·        Repaving operations scheduled to start Monday, June 24 

Traffic impacts:  

·        WIS 13 northbound and southbound left lane closures, from Apple Road to WIS 98, begin June 24 to June 28 

·        WIS 13 northbound and southbound flagging operations, from June 24 to July 2 

Website: https://projects.511wi.gov/wis13-marathonspencer/  

Wood County 

Highway: WIS 54/WIS 73
Location: Swanson Road and Seneca Road, Port Edwards
Schedule: April 15 to July 2, 2024
Project description: Crews will replace the asphalt pavement, replace culverts, narrow the road way on Wisconsin River Drive, replace curb and gutter, and install curb ramps to make them ADA compliant.
Anticipated work scheduled: Crews will: 

·        Adjust Stage 2 traffic control as needed 

·        Continue cleaning up throughout the project limits 

·        Place the surface layer of asphalt pavement 

·        Place shoulder gravel and, weather depending, replace the culvert pipe at Ripple Creek 

·        Complete the restoration of the topsoil areas and continue to water the previously seeded areas. They will also complete the guardrail installation and work on installing the new signs 

·        Install the centerline rumble strips from County G to WIS 73/Port Road 

·        Work on the centerline pavement markings 

Traffic impacts:  

·        WIS 54/WIS 73/Wisconsin River Drive will be closed to thru traffic from Letendre Avenue to Seneca Road. Local access will be maintained for residents and businesses along this stretch of roadway. Traffic will be detoured using WIS 73 and WIS 13 

·        WIS 54/WIS 73 from Port Road to 7th Street will be closed to all traffic to replace the culvert pipe at Ripple Creek beginning June 24. This work will take five days to complete and is weather dependent 

·        WIS 54 from County G to Port Road and WIS 54/WIS 73 from 7th Street to Wisconsin River Drive will be open to traffic to access the various side streets, homes, and businesses. Motorists may encounter shoulder closures and flagging operations 

·        Paving of the asphalt surface layer will be occurring from the end of this week through the week of June 24. Local traffic is encouraged to find alternate routes around the paving operation. Traffic can expect delays, particularly if turning across the newly paved surface 

Website: https://projects.511wi.gov/wis54-wood/  

Highway: WIS 80
Location: Juneau County Line to WIS 173
Schedule: May 2 to August 2024
Project description: Crews will repave the road, repair several culverts and new curb and gutter in spots.
Anticipated work scheduled: Crews will: 

·        Remove pavement from Necedah Road to Marathon Avenue 

·        Continue sewer work 

·        Pulverize and relay 800 feet south of WIS 173 to County line 

·        Grade pulverized material for asphalt paving 

·        Begin paving asphalt 800 feet south of WIS 173 to County line 

Traffic impacts:  

·        WIS 80 will be closed to through traffic from Juneau County line to Necedah Road starting May 2.  A detour will be posted using WIS 173 to WIS 73 WIS 13 to WIS 21 

·        WIS 80 will be closed to all traffic from Pine Street to Marathon Avenue beginning June 3 

·        The WIS 173/WIS 80 intersection in Babcock will be closed to through traffic. The detour for WIS 173 will follow WIS 21 to WIS 13. WIS 173 will be open to traffic in either direction of the intersection, but traffic will not be able to travel through the intersection 

Website: https://projects.511wi.gov/wis80-wood/  

Marquette County 

Highway: WIS 23
Location: 8th Court to Mourningside Court
Schedule: April 25 to Aug. 13, 2024
Project description: Crews will replace the pavement, widen the shoulders and replace culverts.
Anticipated work scheduled: 

·        Crews will begin seed watering for topsoiled areas and continue the paving process 

Traffic impacts: There will be daytime lane closures with the use of flaggers for upcoming paving operations.  

Website: https://projects.511wi.gov/wis23-marquette/

Adams County 

Highway: WIS 13
Location: North Street to Mound View Drive, Friendship
Schedule: May 6 to Oct. 15, 2024
Project description: This project will include concrete joint repairs and removing the existing concrete pavement surface and installing a new asphalt driving surface. Work will be completed on the existing curb ramps to bring them up to current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. New pavement markings and guardrail within the project limits will be installed as needed. 

Anticipated work scheduled: Crews will: 

·        Continue concrete removals 

·        Switch traffic control 

·        Begin concrete sawing on the east side of WIS 13 

Traffic impacts:  

·        The outside lanes of WIS 13 (Main Street) are closed northbound and southbound from North Street to West Street. The parking lanes are closed northbound and southbound from West Street to County J (Lake Street) 

·        Width restriction of 13 feet is in place on WIS 13 (Main Street) through the limits of the project 

·        Curb ramp closures are in place on the westside of WIS 13 (Main Street) at West 3rd Street and West 1st Street. Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout the project using pedestrian detour signage 

·        Temporary traffic signals are in place along WIS 13 (Main St) between Mound View Drive and County J 

·        The intersection of West North Street and WIS 13 (Main Street) is closed 

·        Starting June 28, curb ramp closures will be in place on the east side of WIS 13 (MainStreet) at Airport Drive, East 2nd Street and East 1st Street. Additionally, the intersection of East North Street and WIS 13 (Main Street) will be closed 

Website: https://projects.511wi.gov/wis13-adams/  

Langlade County 

Highway: WIS 55
Location: Nine Mile Creek Bridge
Schedule: May 6 to Aug. 8, 2024
Project description: This project will consist of removing the existing culverts and roadway over Nine Mile Creek and constructing a new buried slab bridge structure and bridge approaches.
Anticipated work scheduled:  Crews will  

·        Pour the east half of the bridge deck 

Traffic impacts: Traffic has been shifted to the west side of WIS 55, traveling on a temporary bypass lane around the work area. Traffic will be maintained by temporary traffic signals throughout this time frame. 

Website: https://projects.511wi.gov/wis55-langlade/  

Vilas County 

Highway: WIS 155
Location: WIS 70 to Lake Street
Schedule: May 20 to July 29, 2024
Project description: This project will consist of resurfacing the road, repair and replace culverts, widen the shoulders, improve ditches, upgrade pavement markings and install thermoplastic snowmobile crossings
Anticipated work scheduled: Crews will: 

·        Start milling and paving WIS 155 intersections 

·        Install temporary pavement markings in the milling and paving areas 

Traffic impacts: WIS 155 traffic will always remain open to traffic. One lane of traffic will be closed to traffic during construction with standard flagging operation. Temporary traffic signals will be removed this Friday and traffic will return to one lane closed during construction with standard flagging operation. 

Website: https://projects.511wi.gov/wis155-vilas/ 

Waupaca County 

Highway: WIS 96
Location: WIS 110 to US 45
Schedule: May 10 to July 19, 2024
Project description: This project will consist of resurfacing the highway, repair several culverts, repair inlets in Readfield and install centerline rumble strips.
Anticipated work scheduled: Crews will be milling and paving. 

Traffic impacts: Westbound shoulder closure for ditching and concrete masonry work at Pine Road. WIS 96 daily flagging operations for milling and paving operations continuing through June 28. 

Website: https://projects.511wi.gov/wis97-waupaca/ 

Forest County 

Highway: WIS 32
Location: County C to Forest Avenue
Schedule: May 20 to Sept. 13, 2024
Project description: The project consists of the rehabilitation of WIS 32 from County C to Forest Avenue. Work will include pavement removal, culvert pipe and storm sewer, curb and gutter, sidewalk, retaining wall replacement and asphalt paving.
Anticipated work scheduled: Crews will: 

·        Continue storm sewer installation, grading operations, restoration, and curb and gutter work. 

Traffic impacts:  

·        Traffic is shifted west through the project limits. 

·        Both northbound and southbound traffic lanes are reduced to a 10-foot maximum width 

·        All shoulders and parking along WIS 32 though the project limits are closed. Both northbound and southbound traffic lanes are reduced to a 10-foot maximum width 

Website: https://projects.511wi.gov/wis32-forest/  

Iron and Vilas Counties 

Highway: US 51
Location: County W to Weber Creek Bridge
Schedule: June 17 to September 2024
Project description: Crews will replace and repair culverts, replace curb and gutter, mill and overlay asphalt pavement, install centerline rumble strips, and upgrade pavement markings.
Anticipated work scheduled: Crews will: 

·        Begin culvert installation 

·        Continue erosion control installation 

Traffic impacts:  

·        Traffic will also encounter one lane flagging and stoplight conditions throughout the project 

Website: https://projects.511wi.gov/us51-vilasiron/  

Green Lake County 

*NEW* Highway: WIS 73
Location: WIS 23 intersection to WIS 44
Schedule: June 24 to Aug. 21, 2024
Project description: Crews will widen WIS 23 and add a left turn lane onto WIS 73. Crews will also resurface WIS 73 from WIS 23 to WIS 44. They will also replace and repair culverts along that stretch.
Anticipated work scheduled: Crews will begin sawing asphalt, removing guardrail, and removing curb and gutter. 

Traffic impacts: Motorists can expect single-lane closures with flagging operations. 

Website: https://projects.511wi.gov/wis73-greenlake/