I-39 Bridge Improvements Scheduled to Begin April 4
Motorists can expect to encounter backups, delays, speed reductions
For the City Times
Work to improve six bridges on I-39 between Plover and Stevens Point in Portage County is currently scheduled to begin April 4.
Lunda Construction Company is the prime contractor for the $1.5 million bridge resurfacing project.
Motorists can expect to encounter single lane closures, lane width restrictions, and a reduced speed limit of 55 MPH at each bridge when work is underway.
Traffic backups and delays will likely occur during peak travel times. To avoid delays, local traffic may want to use an alternate route.
Current construction schedule
· WIS 66/Stanley Street bridges (Stevens Point) – early April to late May
· Railroad bridges (Stevens Point)
o Southbound – early April to late May
o Northbound – early July to late August
o Some short-term (up to three days) weekday traffic impacts may occur on the north and southbound bridges until late September.
· Little Plover River bridges (Plover) – early September to late October
All work is scheduled for completion in late October 2016.
Eighty percent of the project will be paid with federal transportation funds; the remaining 20 percent will be paid with state transportation funds.
For more information regarding traffic impacts, transportation news and improvement project updates in Wisconsin’s north central region: Follow the DOT on Twitter: @WisDOTnorthcent, or visit the region’s 511 website: http://projects.511wi.gov/region/north-central.
Alerts and updates provided via these sites are not intended for use while driving. When driving, your focus should always be on driving.