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Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Northeast Regional Office, 944 Vanderperren Way, Green Bay, WI 54304 Phone: 920/492-5623 FAX: 920/492-5640 www.wisconsindot.gov
 
Release date: April 21, 2017
 
For more information, contact:
Mark Kantola, Regional Communications Manager
Mark.Kantola@dot.wi.gov, (920) 492-4153
Melissa Kok, Assistant Regional Communications Manager
Melissa2.kok@dot.wi.gov, (920) 492-5743
 
Northeast Region weekly highway construction update
 
(Green Bay) The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region provides a weekly construction update on all northeast region state highway projects currently under construction. This advisory details construction activities, schedule and traffic impacts for a two-week period. The NE Region consists of 11 counties: Brown, Calumet, Door, Fond du Lac, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Marinette, Oconto, Outagamie, Sheboygan, and Winnebago. Construction projects are listed by county below.
 
Motorists are advised to use caution and remain alert when driving through any work zone. Drivers can seek information about work zones and detours in the following ways:
 
All work is weather dependent and subject to change.
 
BROWN COUNTY
 
I-43 resurfacing and bridge overlays, WIS 172 cable guard installation
Location/limits: I-43 (WIS 96 to WIS 172); WIS 172 (Webster Ave. to I-43/WIS 172 ramps)
Schedule: March 20, 2017 to November 2017
Length: I-43 (10.6 miles), WIS 172 (2.98 miles)
Description of work: Work on I-43 consists of concrete base patching of I-43 mainline (northbound and southbound), milling 2-inches of asphalt pavement and placing 4-inches of new asphalt pavement, signing, pavement marking, concrete overlay on various bridge structures, and concrete deck replacement of the US 141/County Road MM bridge over I-43. Bridge structure work on I-43 will be completed by the July 4th Holiday. Work on WIS 172 consists of installing cable guard and median grading. WIS 172 work will take place during nighttime hours later in the season.
April 17 to April 21: Contractor continued decking of the US Highway 141/County MM bridge superstructure and continued working on joint repair and deck repairs and placing concrete overlay on the northbound structures. The contractor has begun deck preparation and joint repair on the southbound structures
April 24 to April 28: The contractor has scheduled deck overlays on the remaining northbound structures that will be weather dependent. In the southbound lanes, the contractor will continue working on the median lane deck and joint repairs. The contractor will be concrete base patching the southbound median lane. The contractor will also continue decking and will begin placing deck reinforcement on the US 141/County MM bridge superstructure.
Traffic impacts: There will be only one lane open to traffic on northbound and southbound I-43 for the majority of the project. Expect travel delays during peak travel times.
I-43 lane closures will become weekly (with two lanes open on weekends) in June 2017. Current closures are listed below.
  • March 20, 2017 to June 2017: Long-term, single-lane closures on northbound and southbound I-43 between WIS 96 and WIS 172. Traffic is in the outside lanes of I-43 northbound and southbound with some variance in the County MM overpass area to accommodate the forming of the deck.
  • March 20, 2017 to late May 2017: County MM overpass at I-43 closed and detoured for bridge deck replacement.
Detour: County MM detour will be posted. County MM/I-43 ramps will remain open during deck replacement, but motorist will not be able to cross the bridge deck. Motorists seeking access to US 141/29 from southbound I-43 will be directed to use County Road JJ/I-43 exit.
 
WIS 32 (Ashland Ave.) resurfacing and bridge replacement
Location/limits: WIS 32 (Ashland Ave.), 8th Street to Lombardi Ave.
Schedule: February 9, 2017 to August 2017
Length: 3.2 miles
Cost: $6.3 million
Description of work: Resurfacing of WIS 32 with some deeper repairs to fix rutting at the various intersections. The project also includes replacement of two bridges over Ashwaubenon Creek, traffic signal replacement, railroad crossing replacement, beam guard replacement, new signing and pavement marking.
at Parkview Road, and pour concrete bases for new traffic signals along the project.
April 17 to April 21: The contractor poured concrete bases for new traffic signals along the project. The contractor will pour the decks of bridges.
April 24 to April 28: The contractor will set slope stakes and reference stakes along Ashland Avenue from Glory Road to Hansen Road. The contractor will grade for the turn lane at Parkview Road. The contractor will pour concrete approach slabs at bridges. The contractor will pour concrete patches over the city of DePere’s water main replacement.
Traffic impacts: WIS 32 between Parkview Road and Hansen Road is currently closed to through traffic for construction of the bridges over Ashwaubenon Creek. Access to residences and businesses will be maintained.
Detour: WIS 32 northbound traffic at the 8th Street intersection will take County G (Main Ave.) westbound to northbound I-41 to the Mason Street interchange where it will connect back into WIS 32. Southbound traffic will be directed to stay on I-41 at the Mason Street interchange to the County G (Main Ave.) exit and back to WIS 32 southbound at the 8th Street intersection.
 
WIS 32 (8th Street) reconstruction
Location: WIS 32 (8th Street), Main Ave. to Ashland Ave. in city of De Pere
Schedule: April 17 to August 2017
Length: 0.4 miles
Cost: $1,504,629.90
Description of work: The project is located on WIS 32 (8th Street) from the intersection of Main Avenue to the Ashland Avenue roundabout in the city of De Pere in Brown County. The existing pavement and utilities are beyond their service life. The city has already completed replacement of the watermain and sanitary facilities. This project will be a full reconstruct of the roadway. The parking lanes on 8th Street will be removed, and bike lanes will be added with the project. Work will consist of storm sewer, concrete pavement, curb and gutter, sidewalk, signing, pavement marking, lighting and landscaping.
April 24 to April 28: Contractor continued removing the concrete pavement and ancillary concrete. Grading activities continued along with crushing and placing breaker run throughout the project.
May 1 to May 5: The Contractor will finalize grading operations and finish placing breaker run. Storm Sewer crews will begin installing storm sewer pipe and precast concrete drainage structures.
Traffic impacts: 8th Street from Main Avenue to Ashland Avenue will be closed during construction. Local access will be maintained for property owners and businesses in the construction area. The closure will also include a pedestrian detour via 9th Street, which will be in place for the duration of the project.
Detour:
  • WIS 32 northbound traffic at the 8th Street intersection will take County G (Main Ave.) westbound to northbound I-41 to the Mason Street interchange where it will connect back into WIS 32.
  • Southbound traffic will be directed to stay on I-41 at the Mason Street interchange to the County G (Main Ave.) exit and back to WIS 32 southbound at the 8th Street intersection.
 
I-41 Project finishing work
Location/limits: I-41 (Glory Road in De Pere to Lineville Drive in Howard)
Schedule: January 2017 to July 2017
Length: 11 miles
Cost: $2.2 million
Description of work: Final finishing work will continue on I-41 and local roads, including Intelligent Transportation System installation, lighting, fencing, landscaping, sign and pavement markings. Crews will finish the Duck Creek recreational trail, and mill and overlay at East/West Deerfield Drive from Duck Creek to Lineville Drive.
April 17 to April 21: Continued working on fiber optic cable installation. Began shoulder work around bike path. Began installation of pedestrian railing on bike path.
April 24 to April 28: Finish installation of fiber optic cable. Continue miscellaneous grading on the bike path and Wietor Drive. Finish installation of pedestrian railing on the bike path.
Traffic impacts: Various shoulder closures will take place on WIS 172, I-41 and I-43.
 
Green Bay Lift Bridges
Location: WIS 29 (Walnut Street Bridge), US 141 (Main Street Bridge), WIS 54 (Mason Street Bridge) over the Fox River in the city of Green Bay
Schedule: September 2016 to July 2017
Length: On-bridge work
Cost: $1,328,700
Description of work: The project includes upgrades to the software systems that control the bridges, new closed circuit television (CCTV) monitors and cameras, and a new public address system on the bridges. The project will also include the installation of equipment to provide the capability of future remote operation of the Mason Street Bridge and Main Street Bridge from the Walnut Street Bridge.
April 17 to April 21: Continue work on the Walnut Street lift house.
April 24 to April 28: Continue work on the Walnut Street lift house.
Traffic impacts: Periodic closures of WIS 29, WIS 54, and US 141 bridges may occur during weekday, nighttime hours (10 p.m. to 5 a.m., Monday through Friday) to open and close the bridges for testing of the mechanical and electrical systems. Equipment testing on any of the bridges will not occur at the same time. Some lane closures will be permitted during the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.
 
OUTAGAMIE AND BROWN COUNTIES
 
I-41 resurfacing, ramp and bridge structure work
Location/limits: I-41, County J in Outagamie County to Orange Lane in Brown County
Length: 10.35 miles
Schedule: Feb. 20, 2017 to November 2017
Description of work: Work will include milling off and resurfacing existing pavement, concrete pavement patch repairs, cable guard installation, polymer high-friction surface treatment application on bridge decks, beam guard replacements, grading, concrete pavement, storm sewer, culvert pipe replacements and lining, intelligent transportation systems (ITS) installation, signing and pavement marking. Other improvements include deck repair to the Apple Creek bridges due to deterioration, expansion of capacity at the County S Park and Ride, reconstruction of the Wrightstown Weigh Station ramps, and the addition of an auxiliary lane from the weigh station to County U northbound I-41 off-ramp.
April 17 to April 21: Wet conditions did not allow grading operations to begin in the median. Nighttime lane closures will be set up for required survey work.
April 24 to April 28: As conditions permit grading, operations will begin in the median of I-41.
Traffic impacts: I-41 nighttime lane closures will take place from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. A minimum of one lane in each direction will remain open at all times.
  • Construction will be conducted in stages for the Apple Creek bridge improvements. Apple Creek bridges will be rehabbed one half at a time, which will shift traffic onto three lanes (two in one direction and one in the opposite direction) on one side of I-41 and leave one remaining adjacent to the work zone.
  • I-41/County U northbound off-ramp will be closed at a later date for 15 consecutive days.
  • County S (between I-41 ramps) will be closed at a later date for 15 consecutive days.
 
MANITOWOC COUNTY
 
I-43 resurfacing and bridge replacement
Location/limits: I-43, Clover Road in Clover to Point Creek Road in Cleveland
Length: 6.5 miles
Schedule: March 20, 2017 to November 2017
Cost: $9.4 million
Description of work: I-43 work will consist of concrete base patching of mainline and milling 2-inches of asphalt pavement and placing 4-inches of new asphalt pavement, concrete overlay on bridge structures, signing, pavement marking concrete overlay on bridge structures. Ramp patching and resurfacing work at County C interchange, bridge replacement of northbound I-43 bridge at Point Creek Road and bridge replacement of southbound I-43 bridge over County U/Newton Road.
April 17 to April 21: Crews finished pile driving for the new southbound I-43 bridge over Newton Road, and repair decks on the remaining southbound I-43 bridges. Crews continued pavement repairs and deck overlays on southbound I-43.
April 24 to April 28: Crews will begin building abutments and piers for the new southbound I-43 bridge over Newton Road, and repairing decks and joints on the remaining southbound I-43 bridges. Crews will continue pavement repairs and concrete deck overlays on southbound I-43.
Traffic impacts: There will be only one lane of traffic open on northbound and southbound I-43 for the majority of the project. Expect travel delays during peak travel times. Various ramps will be closed during the project. Current or upcoming closures are listed below.
  • March 20, 2017 to November 2017: I-43 will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Point Creek Road and Silver Creek Road.
  • March 24 to July 2017: Southbound I-43 on-ramp from County C CLOSED.
  • March 27 to June 2017: County U (Newton Road) CLOSED under I-43 while bridge replacement takes place.
  • April 10 to mid-May 2017: Southbound I-43 off-ramp to County C CLOSED.
  • April 10 to mid-July: Point Creek Road over I-43 CLOSED.
  • April 24 to May 1: County C under I-43 CLOSED between Gass Lake Road and northbound I-43 ramps, northbound I-43 off-ramp traffic must turn east onto County C. Northbound I-43 on-ramp accessible only from the east.
Detour: During I-43/County C ramp closures, motorists will be directed to use the I-43/US 151 interchange ramps to the north or the I-43/County XX interchange ramps to the south. No detour will be posted for local road closures.
 
WIS 42 (Lincoln Avenue) reconstruction
Location/limits: Lincoln Ave. from 22nd Street to 35th Place in city of Two Rivers
Length 0.9 Miles
Schedule: March 12, 2017 to November 2017
Cost: $4.5 million
Description of work: This project is an urban reconstruct of WIS 42, includes grading, storm sewer, water main, sanitary sewer, concrete pavement, concrete curb and gutter, concrete sidewalk, signing, pavement marking and street lighting.
April 17 to April 21: Water main construction continued north to approximately 30th St. Additionally, water main was installed from near 35th Place south to 33rd St. Sewer work continued near the south end of the project. Concrete pavement was removed in areas where water main is to be installed.
April 24 to April 28: Work will continue on water and sanitary sewer. Storm sewer will begin near the 23rd St. intersection. Work is anticipated to begin on private sewer and water services.
Traffic impacts: WIS 42 from 22nd Street to 35th Place is closed and detoured during construction. Access will be maintained to property owners, businesses and emergency services. Cross traffic will be maintained at 24th Street and 34th Street at all times.
Detour: The detour route follows County VV, WIS 147 and WIS 42.
 
OCONTO COUNTY
 
WIS 22 reconditioning
Location/limits: WIS 22, Highland Drive in Oconto Falls to US 141 in town of Stiles
Schedule: March 6, 2017 to mid-August 2017
Length: 4.22 miles
Cost: $3.4 million
Description of work: Reconditioning of WIS 22 consists of milling the existing asphalt pavement and placing a new driving surface. WIS 22 base-layer improvements will be completed in certain areas. Other work includes adding right-turn lanes at County I, Larson Road and Younger Road, removing and replacing two concrete box culverts, replacing existing culvert pipes at various locations, and installing new pavement marking and permanent signs.
April 17 to April 21: Contractor completed the breakdown and removal of the old structure at the west box culvert and formed and poured concrete for the floors, walls and top of the south half of the new structure, graded base course lift areas, removed and placed new cross culvert pipes began placing gravel base.
April 24 to April 28: Contractor will backfill south half of the west box culvert, begin placing shoring, removing north half of old structure, and continue grading base course lift areas and removing and placing cross culvert pipes.
Traffic impacts: WIS 22 will be closed and detoured in two stages to accommodate as much traffic as possible through Oconto Falls.
  • March 27 to mid-July: WIS 22 closed between County I and Duame Road. Access will be maintained for property owners and businesses. Traffic will follow Stage 1 detour.
  • Mid-July to mid-August: WIS 22 will be closed between Highland Drive and Duame Road.
Detour: Current detour is stage 1.
  • Stage 1 (March 27 to mid-July): WIS 22 to County I to County A to US 141 to WIS 22
  • Stage 2 (mid-July to mid-August: WIS 22 to County B to County A to US 141 to WIS 22
 
WINNEBAGO COUNTY
 
WIS 441 Tri-County Expansion Project: I-41 Interchange Ramps
Location: I-41 US 10/ WIS 441 Interchange
Schedule: March 2017 to September 2018
Length: 0.865 miles
Cost: $14.7 million
Description of work: This work is part of the WIS 441 Tri-County Expansion Project. The work under this contract shall consist of excavation common, breaker run, base aggregate dense, concrete pavement, HMA pavement, storm sewer, erosion control items, pavement marking, structure polymer overlays, Structures B-70-407, B-70-409, S-70-257, N-70-100, N-70-101, N-70-110 and all incidental items necessary to complete the work as shown on the plans and included in the proposal and contract.
April 17 to April 21: Bridge crews continued work on the abutments and piers of the north to west interchange ramp. Bridge crews also continue to work on the piers of east to north interchange ramp. Crews are scheduled to set rebar and pour concrete at the piers and abutments on both bridges. Preboring crews are drilling for piling on the north to west bridge.
April 24 to April 28: Construction of the bridge abutments and piers on the north to west ramp will continue along with bridge pier construction on the east to north ramp. Crews will set rebar and pour concrete at the piers and abutments of both bridges. Grading contractor will continue to excavate for pier footings and begin backfilling any abutments or piers.
Traffic Impacts: Lane and ramp closures of the I-41 and US 10/WIS 441 interchange will be used as needed for specific operations. Outside lane of northbound and southbound I-41 under US 10 will be closed from Monday morning to Friday afternoon.
 
WIS 441 Tri-County Expansion Project: Roland Kampo Bridge redecking and I-41/US 10/WIS 441 interchange structures
Location: town of Menasha
Schedule: August 2016 to July 2018
Length: 0.979 miles
Cost: $54 million
Description of work: This work is part of the WIS 441 Tri-County Expansion Project. The work under this contract consists of common excavation, borrow excavation, construction of interchange structures, redecking of bridge, median piers, concrete pavement, HMA pavement, storm sewer and erosion control, and all incidental items necessary to complete the work as shown on the plans.
April 17 to April 21: Continued construction of off alignment piers with the installation of cofferdams, shoring, and piling. Pier reinforcing steel and concrete were to be placed as work continues. Girders were to be set on the future west US10/WIS 441 to north I-41 ramp structure utilizing full closures on I-41. Structural steel placement continued on the east spans of the existing structure over Little Lake Butte des Morts. Work continue decking, and pending weather, the tops of the steel girders were to be painted and reinforcing steel will be placed of that same structure. Footings, pier stem, and pier cap pours will continue on multiple structures throughout the project. Decking will continue on the B-70-401, future westbound structure over I-41. Additional armor cap work may begin. Barge work placing stone, and excavation of coffer dams for piers in Little Lake Butte des Morts will continue. Contractor may begin hauling excavated material from the east side of I -41 to the west side. Contractor to mobilize cranes on the west side of I-41, and the contractor was to begin placing bearings for the westbound to southbound flyover structure. Placement of slope paving stone at the east side of Little Lake Butte des Morts should begin.
April 24 to April 28: Continue construction of off alignment piers with the installation of cofferdams, shoring, and piling. Pier reinforcing steel and concrete will be placed as work continues. Girders will be set on the future west US 10/WIS 441 to north I-41 ramp structure utilizing full closures on I-41. Work will continue decking, and pending weather, the tops of the steel girders will be painted and reinforcing steel will be placed of that same structure. Footings, pier stem, and pier cap pours will continue on multiple structures throughout the project. Decking will continue on the B-70-401, future westbound structure over I-41. Additional armor cap work should conclude. Excavation of coffer dams for piers in Little Lake Butte des Morts will continue. Contractor may begin hauling excavated material from the east side of I-41 to the west side. Contractor will begin placing steel plate girders from west to east.  
Traffic Impacts: The west US 10/WIS 441 to north I-41 ramp is closed for the majority of the project. There will be night time lane closures on northbound and southbound I-41 to move cranes into position for erecting steel for the west to south flyover bridge. There will be various lane, ramp, and mainline closures at different times, throughout the duration of the project to mobilize equipment, build substructures, demo bridges, set girders and strip formwork. Prior notification of those closures will be on website, PCMS boards, news releases and social media, along with guidance to preferred routes.
 
I-41 from US 10 to County II
Location: town of Menasha
Schedule: July 2016 to May 2017
Length: 0.9 miles
Cost: $13.5 million
Description of work: This work is part of the WIS 441 Tri-County Expansion Project. This project is the addition of lanes along I-41 from US 10 to south of Winchester Road (County II). It includes the widening of the both bridge structures at Green Bay Road and the southbound structure at Winchester Road. It also includes the reconstruction of the northbound on-ramp and both southbound ramps at Winchester Road. New sign structures will be constructed for both northbound and southbound I-41 to accommodate the pavement changes. American Drive will also be realigned to accommodate the additional lane for southbound I-41. Two ponds will be constructed along with this project.
April 17 to April 21: On I-41 northbound over Green Bay Road, they continued to place false work in preparation for a deck pour. On the I-41 southbound they began to place the false work for the bridge deck.
April 24 to April 28: The crews will continue to place decking for the bridge structures over Green Bay Road for both north and southbound direction. They will start placing steel for the bridge deck and get the final touches for the deck pour.
Traffic Impacts: Lane and ramp closures of the I-41 will be used as needed for specific operations. Southbound I-41 over Green Bay Road will have a permanent, right lane closure. See project website for updated closures and traffic impacts.
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This news release is available at http://projects.511wi.gov/weeklyupdates-ne/