The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) provides a weekly update on road construction in north central Wisconsin, which includes: Adams, Green Lake, Florence, Forest, Iron, Langlade, Lincoln, Marathon, Marquette, Menominee, Oneida, Portage, Price, Shawano, Vilas, Waupaca, Waushara, and Wood counties.
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**Note to editors: This is the last region update for 2017. Any remaining traffic impacts will be communicated via traffic advisories. Weekly updates will continue in 2018.**
Highway: US 51 (*updated*)
Location: Marathon County line to the Oneida County line
Schedule: July 31, 2017 to July 2018
Description: Work includes polymer overlays on eight bridges and erosion protection for piers on four bridges. Crews will also install a new concrete deck overlay to the southbound US 51 bridges over Kaphaem Road. The work in 2018 includes weekday and weekend lane closures before Memorial Day.
Traffic impacts: Crews completed work for this year. Activities will resume in spring 2018.
Highway: WIS 34
Location: Between Junction City and Knowlton (Marathon County)
Schedule: August 21 to mid-December 2017
Cost: $1.2 million
Description: Crews will remove deteriorated concrete from the bridge piers. New concrete will be placed around the piers to protect the reinforcing steel and steel piling.
Traffic impacts: WIS 34 will remain open to traffic during construction. Motorists can expect some lane closures and flagging operations. Most of the work will be done under the bridge. Boaters using the river at this location are asked to use caution when navigating through this location.
Highway: WIS 182 (*updated*)
Location: WIS 13 to Saunders Avenue and the Flambeau River bridge, in Park Falls
Schedule: May 22 to November 17, 2017
Cost: $2.8 million
Description: Crews will replace the bridge over the North Fork of the Flambeau River. Improvements include resurfacing WIS 182 between WIS 13 and Saunders Avenue.
Traffic impacts: The bridge is closed. Traffic is detoured via WIS 13, WIS 70 and WIS 47. Crews currently anticipate opening WIS 182 to through traffic on Saturday, November 11. Motorists can expect to encounter some flagging operations after the bridge opens.
Location: Coloma to Plainfield
Schedule: May 15 to May 2018
Cost: $1.4 million
Description: Crews will place concrete deck overlays and replace the approaches to five bridges located along I-39, including the north and southbound bridges at the WIS 73 interchange.
Traffic impacts: Motorists can expect speed reductions and 14-foot width restrictions on I-39 at the WIS 73 interchange in Plainfield. Crews anticipate wrapping up this year’s work on Monday, November 13.
Schedules are subject to change and are dependent on favorable weather conditions and construction progress.