For the City Times
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) provides a weekly update on road construction in North Central Wisconsin, which includes Portage and all surrounding counties.
Highway: WIS 52 (Stewart Avenue and Scott Street) (*updated*)
Location: 17th Avenue to 1st Street, WIS 52/Stewart Avenue/WIS 29 interchange ramps
Schedule: June 29, 2016 to November 11, 2016
Cost: $3.25 million
Description: Crews will resurface and recondition sections of the roadway, replace pavement, and replace traffic signals. Additional improvements include new sections of curb and gutter, sidewalk and storm sewer
Traffic impacts: During the week of November 28, motorists can expect to encounter short-term lane closures and flagging operations at the 1st Avenue intersection.
Highway: I-39 (*updated*)
Location: WIS 23/82 to Edgewood Court
Schedule: March 14, 2016 to May 15, 2017
Cost: $7.2 million
Description: Crews will replace the I-39 southbound bridge and resurface the I-39 northbound bridge over the WIS 23/82 interchange, realign the southbound ramps at the interchange, realign a section of Crossroads Clinic Road, resurface the northbound and southbound I-39 bridges over Fawn Court, and raise the County M and Edgewood court bridges over I-39.
Traffic impacts: Beginning the week of November 28, motorists can expect to encounter lane closures and speed reductions on I-39, and flagging operations on WIS 23/82 under the freeway.
Highway: US 51
Location: Rocky Run Road to County Y
Schedule: February 29, 2016 to November 2017
Cost: $10.1 million
Description: Crews will reconstruct US 51, replace culverts, reconstruct intersections, lengthen existing passing lanes, and construct a new bridge over Rocky Run Creek.
Traffic impacts: US 51 is open to one lane of traffic in each direction. The southbound passing lane between South Blue Lake Road and Little Bearskin Road is closed and will remain closed until the project is completed in 2017.
Highway: Business 51 (Post Road), Plover
Location: Green Drive to Springville Drive
Schedule: March 7, 2016 to late November 2016
Cost: $8.65 million
Description: Crews will convert the existing, undivided four-lane roadway to a divided four-lane roadway with wider lanes, a raised median, and designated turn lanes. Work also includes constructing new sidewalks, bicycle lanes, and providing new street lighting.
Traffic impacts: Business 51 is open to one lane in each direction. Motorists may encounter flagging operations and delays.
Highway: County P (Old US 10), Auburndale
Location: US 10 to County F
Schedule: April 25 to late November 2016
Cost: $5.5 million
Description: Crews will replace pavement, construct a new local road system, remove railroad crossings, reconstruct and realign intersections, and construct a pedestrian underpass.
Traffic impacts: Motorists can expect to encounter closures on and near County P.
Motorists should always drive with caution in the work zone and should be prepared to encounter slow moving trucks. For more information on construction-related traffic impacts, follow WisDOT ollow us on Twitter: @WisDOTnorthcent, or online was http://projects.511wi.gov/region/north-central.