Portage County Road Construction Updates
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation have released updates on on going road construction projects in the area. The following is for Portage County, as they currently have the most work in progress for the north region.
Highway: I-39 northbound
Location: Waushara County O to WIS 54 (Plover)
Schedule: August 7, 2017 to May 24, 2018
Cost: $3.2 million
Description: Last year crews milled the pavement surface and paved it with new asphalt. This year crews will crack seal the pavement.
Traffic impacts: Northbound motorists can expect to encounter single lane closures and speed reductions.
Highway: I-39 and WIS 54 (*updated*)
Locations: I-39 (WIS 54 to North 2nd Street) and WIS 54 (Hoover Avenue to Harding Avenue)
Schedule: April 23 to late June 2018
Cost: $7.4 million
Description: Crews will resurface the highways. Improvements include applying a high-friction surface to the I-39 bridges over the Plover River, and to northbound I-39 between Business 51 and the North 2nd Street overpass.
- WIS 54: Lane closures and flagging operations
- I-39: Single lane closures, speed reductions, and some nighttime ramp closures:
o May 14: Southbound on and off ramps at the County HH interchange closed (8 p.m. to 6 a.m.).
o May 15: Southbound on and off ramps at the US 10 east/WIS 66 west interchange closed (8 p.m. to 6 a.m.).
o May 16: Southbound on and off ramps at the US 10 east/WIS 66 west interchange AND northbound on and off ramps at the Business 51 interchange closed (8 p.m. to 6 a.m.).
o May 17: Northbound on and off ramps at the WIS 66 east/Stanley Street interchange closed (8 p.m. to 6 a.m.).
Highway: WIS 54
Location: I-39 interchange (Plover)
Schedule: April 2 to early June 2018
Description: Crews will place a concrete deck overlay on the bridge and make improvements to the bridge approaches.
Traffic impacts: WIS 54 is reduced to one lane on the bridge using temporary traffic signals. Some short-term ramp closures will be required.