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North Central Region road construction update

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is providing a weekly update on road construction in North Central Wisconsin, which includes the counties of Adams, Green Lake, Florence, Forest, Iron, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Marquette, Menominee, Oneida, Portage, Price, Shawano, Vilas, Waupaca, Waushara, and Wood.

Construction-related traffic impacts are subject to change and are dependent on favorable weather conditions.

 

Green Lake County

 

Highway: WIS 23

Location:  Old Green Lake Road to County T

Schedule: April 11 to mid-October 2011

Cost: $6.4 million

Description: Reconstruction of WIS 23

Traffic impacts: WIS 23/73 is closed to through traffic. The highway will remain closed until mid-October 2011. During the closure:

  • WIS 23 traffic will be detoured via County D, WIS 73, County K, and County A.
  • WIS 73 traffic will be detoured via County D.
  • WIS 23 and WIS 73 will remain open to local traffic during construction.

 

Langlade County

 

Highway: WIS 64 (*added*)

Location: Western Avenue to US 45 north, in the city of Antigo

Schedule: May 16 to October 2011

Cost: $2.6 million

Description: Crews will construct WIS 64 as a two-lane asphalt highway on a new location. The new roadway will begin near Zima Road, run northeast toward an intersection at Hogan Street, and follow the existing roadway along Deleglise Street and Century Avenue to US 45 north.

Traffic impacts: During construction, existing WIS 64 will remain open to traffic. Deleglise Street, between Hogan Street and Century Avenue, will be closed for approximately two weeks. The intersection of Clermont Street and Century Avenue will be closed for approximately one week. Traffic will be detoured via local streets. Motorists can expect to encounter flagging operations.

 

Lincoln County

Highway: US 8 (*added*)

Location: McCord Road (township of Somo) to Klade Road (township of Bradley)

Schedule: May 12 to June 17, 2011

Cost: $1.3 million

Description: Crews will resurface the highway.

Traffic impacts: US 8 will remain open to traffic. Motorists can expect to encounter single lane closures and flagging operations.

 

Highway: WIS 64 and Center Avenue

Location: Wisconsin River bridge and Center Avenue bridge, city of Merrill

Schedule: May 2 to late August 2011

Cost: $453,000

Description: Crews will repair the bridge decks and apply anti-skid surface treatments to both bridges.

Traffic impacts: The bridges will remain open to one lane of traffic during construction. Motorists can expect to encounter temporary traffic signals, and should plan for delays or take alternate routes.

 

Highway: 4th Street, Wisconsin River Bridge

Location: River Street to Leather Avenue, city of Tomahawk

Schedule: October 1, 2010 to August 1, 2011

Cost: $5.4 million

Description: Crews will replace the 4th Street bridge, between River Street and Deer Park Road, over the Wisconsin River and reconstruct 4th Street between Deer Park Road and Leather Avenue.

Traffic impacts: The Wisconsin River Bridge and 4th Street between River Street and Deer Park Road is closed to traffic and detoured via WIS 86, US 51, and Lincoln County A. Motorists on US 51, who want to get to Tomahawk businesses located north of the bridge, are advised to take the US 51/Lincoln County A exit. Motorists on US 51, who want to get to the downtown businesses located south of the bridge, are advised to take the US 51/WIS 86 exit. The bridge is currently scheduled to reopen no later than June 28, 2011.

Marathon County

Highway: WIS 52 (*updated*)

Location: 18th Avenue to 17th Avenue, city of Wausau

Schedule: May 2 to September 2011

Cost: $2.2 million

Description: Crews will replace WIS 52 concrete pavement and traffic signals at the intersections of 17th Avenue and 18th Avenue, modify turn lanes and islands, and replace concrete pavement on 18th Avenue between WIS 52 and Stewart Avenue.

Traffic impacts: WIS 52 will remain open to traffic. Motorists can expect to encounter delays.

  • Current traffic impacts:
  • WIS 52 is reduced to one lane in each direction.
  • 18th Avenue, north and south of WIS 52, will remain open for right-in and right-out turn movements only. The left-turn lane onto 18th Avenue from westbound and eastbound WIS 52 is closed. 
  • Westbound WIS 52 traffic, turning south onto 18th Avenue to access Stewart Avenue, is detoured onto WIS 52 and to 28th Avenue.
  • 17th Avenue is reduced to one lane in each direction.
  • WIS 52 eastbound traffic will be reduced to one lane.
  • WIS 52 westbound traffic will maintain two lanes.
  • 18th Avenue north of WIS 52 will be allowed right turns in and right turns out only.
  • Westbound WIS 52 traffic, turning south onto 18th Avenue to access Stewart Avenue, will be detoured onto WIS 52 and to 28th Avenue.
  • 18th Avenue south of WIS 52 will be allowed a right turn onto 18th Avenue from eastbound WIS 52 only, one-way southbound traffic will be maintained.
  • An indirect left-turn lane will be provided for WIS 52 westbound traffic to access Stewart Avenue.
  • As early as Thursday, May 19 and lasting approximately seven weeks:

 

Highway: I-39/US 51 and the Foxglove Road overpass

Location: Business 51 interchange (exit 185) to WIS 29 east interchange

Schedule: April 18 to late November 2011

Cost: $8.9 million

Description: Reconstruction of the northbound bridge over Business 51, reconstruction of the Foxglove Road overpass, and pavement replacement on northbound I-39/US 51

Traffic impacts: 

  • The I-39/US 51 northbound on ramp from Business 51 is closed. Traffic is detoured via Business 51 and WIS 29. The on ramp is scheduled to reopen in November 2011.
  • The Foxglove Road overpass is closed. No detour will be posted. The overpass is scheduled to reopen in late August.
  • Periodic nighttime closures of I-39/US 51. Traffic will be detoured via Business 51 and WIS 29.
  • Periodic, short-duration nighttime closures of Business 51.
  • Off-peak, single-lane closures on I-39/US 51.
  • Single-lane closures on Business 51.

Highway: WIS 13

Location: Marshfield to Spencer

Schedule: April 4 to September 2011

Cost: $12 million

Description: Reconstruction of approximately 4.5 miles of WIS 13 -- between Twenty-Sixth Road and WIS 98 – along with the reconstruction of approximately 2.1 miles of side roads.

Traffic impacts:

  • WIS 13 between Twenty-Sixth Road and Apple Street is closed to through traffic. Traffic is detoured via WIS 97 and WIS 153. Access to businesses and residences will be maintained.
  • WIS 13 -- between Apple Street and WIS 98 – will remain open to local traffic. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction along this segment.
  • Crews plan to reopen the highway to two-way traffic by July 1.

Portage County

Highway: Business 51 (*added*)

Location: Business 51/Minnesota Avenue intersection, in the city of Stevens Point
Schedule: May 16 to mid-September 2011
Cost: $1.1 million
Description: Crews will reconstruct the intersection and improve safety by providing dedicated left-turn lanes on Business 51 for traffic turning onto Minnesota Avenue.

Traffic impacts: The road will remain open to traffic during construction. Motorists can expect to encounter lane closures, flagging operations, and potential delays. Business 51 will be closed July 18 until the end of the day July 22 to allow Canadian National Railroad to replace the railroad crossing. Minnesota Avenue, east and west of Business 51 will be closed during various stages of the project.

Highway: US 10 (*updated*)

Location: Portage County N to Long Road
Schedule: July 16, 2010 to October 2011
Cost: $25 million
Description: Crews will construct a new four-lane freeway. The project includes overpasses at Portage County G and Portage County O and a new interchange with WIS 34 south. Other changes include some local road access modifications and closures.
Traffic impacts: Crews are constructing US 10 on a new alignment. The intersection of Clover Road with new US 10 is permanently closed. Concrete paving is scheduled for completion by the end of May. Traffic impacts to existing US 10 are not planned until late June 2011. Victory Road -- between US 10 and Clover Road -- is closed and scheduled to reopen in fall 2011.

Highway: I-39/US 51

Location: Portage County DB and Maple Drive overpasses

Schedule: April 4 to July 2011

Cost: $1.6 million

Description: Crews will replace the bridge deck on the County DB overpass and place a concrete overlay on the Maple Drive overpass. Work also includes painting the beams on both bridges.

Traffic impacts:

  • Single lane closures on northbound and southbound I-39/US 51
  • The County DB overpass is closed. Traffic is detoured via local roads.
  • The Maple Drive overpass will remain open to one lane of traffic. Motorists can expect to encounter traffic signals and flagging operations at the bridge.  

Shawano County

Highway:  WIS 47

Location:  Burdick Street (Black Creek) to WIS 29 (Bonduel)

Schedule:  May 9 to late June 2011

Cost:  $9.4 million

Description: Crews will be placing asphalt on WIS 47 between WIS 54 and WIS 29 and resurfacing the highway from Burdick Street to WIS 54.

Traffic impacts: WIS 47 will remain open to two-way traffic. Motorists can expect to encounter daytime flagging operations and potential delays. 

Highway:  WIS 22 (*updated*)

Location:  WIS 29 to County B, in the city of Shawano

Schedule:  May 10 to early November 2011

Cost:  $3.7 million

Description: Work includes replacing the WIS 22 bridge over the Wolf River and resurfacing WIS 22 between the WIS 29 interchange and Shawano County CC

Traffic impacts: The WIS 22 bridge will remain closed for the duration of the project. Traffic is detoured via WIS 29 and WIS 47/55. Local access to businesses and side roads will be maintained on the north and south ends of the bridge project at all times. WIS 22 between Shawano County CC and the WIS 29 westbound ramp will remain open to traffic. Motorists can expect to encounter daytime flagging operations and potential delays.

Wood County

 

Highway: US 10

Location: Between Wood County BB and Stadt Road, city of Marshfield

Schedule: June 2, 2010 to November 4, 2011

Cost: $16.6 million

Description: Crews will realign US 10 south of the existing highway. The new section of US 10 will be a four-lane, divided highway with an interchange at the intersection of new US 10 and Wood County A. Crews will also expand WIS 13 to four lanes between US 10 and 29th Street. New bridges will be constructed on Washington Avenue and Wood County A.

Traffic impacts:

  • Motorists can expect to encounter one lane in each direction on US 10 between Washington Avenue and Stadt Road.
  • Crews are working along the west side of WIS 13 (Veterans Parkway) from County A to 29th Street.
  • County A south of the intersection with existing US 10 to Mill Creek Road is currently scheduled to close on Monday, May 16. After the closure, traffic will be detoured via County N and WIS 13.

Highway: US 10

Location: Stadt Road to White Oak Road
Schedule: April 18 to November 17, 2011
Cost: $14 million
Description: Crews are expanding 3.7 miles of US 10 to a four-lane expressway. Work also includes reconstructing the intersections of Wood County T and Day Road with US 10, constructing several frontage roads, and constructing new bridges on US 10 at Mill Creek.

Traffic impacts: During construction, US 10 will remain open to two lanes of traffic. Motorists can expect to encounter minimal delays and traffic impacts. 

Motorists should slow down, use caution and stay alert when driving through construction zones. To avoid delays, consider taking an alternative route and avoid peak travel periods. Before leaving home call 511 or visit www.511wi.gov for statewide traveler information.

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