I-41 resurfacing work should begin in March, 2017.
I-41 resurfacing work should begin in March, 2017.
I-41 resurfacing work should begin in March, 2017.

KAUKAUNA — Work began this week in preparation for resurfacing 10 miles of I-41 between De Pere and Kaukauna, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

Resurfacing begins in late March or early April, 2017

Plans also call for repair bridge decks at the Apple Creek bridges, expanding a park and ride and other improvements.

Traffic on I-41 will not be detoured during construction. Lane closures will occur during off-peak hours, and some travel delays could occur during lane closures.

Project details HERE.

According to a timeline for the project, electrical work and installation of traffic cameras began this week. There will be some shoulder closures during this part of the project, according to the DOT.

Traffic on I-41 will not be detoured during construction. Majority of work will be conducted under night time lane or ramp closures.

Beginning late March/early April, there will be lane closures on I-41 during off peak hours, but a minimum of one lane in each direction will remain open at all times.

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 for construction in the work zone. Construction will be conducted in stages for the Apple Creek bridge improvements.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation northeast region is conducting a public construction update meeting to discuss the upcoming improvements, construction schedule and traffic impacts to I-41 from County J to Orange Lane in Brown and Outagamie Counties.

The meeting will be held from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at Town of Lawrence Town Hall, 2400 Shady Court, De Pere, WI from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

A short presentation will be made at 5:15 p.m.

I-41 consists of several individual sections of roadway that have been reconstructed at different times throughout the years. Various sections are reaching their life expectancy and the pavement conditions are becoming deficient.

In addition, I-41 has been changed to interstate status from Milwaukee to Green Bay, which is requiring the installation of median cable guard and shoulder improvements.

The Apple Creek bridges are in need of deck repair due to deterioration. The park and ride at County S can no longer accommodate its users because of its limited capacity. New on/off ramps to I-41 at the Wrightstown Weigh Station (SWEF) will be constructed to improve the traffic flow/merging of trucks using the facility

PROJECT IMPROVEMENTS

I-41 resurfacing and concrete pavement repairs, asphalt pavement, shoulder grading

Cable guard installation in median

Cable guard is a type of roadside or median safety traffic barrier/guard rail. It consists of steel wire ropes mounted on weak posts. Its primary purpose is to prevent a vehicle from leaving the traveled way, crossing the median, and colliding with cross traffic. Cable barriers function by capturing and/or redirecting the errant vehicle. After installation of cable guard in this segment of I-41, the interstate will feature cable guard from Fond du Lac to Green Bay.

Beam guard replacement

Expansion of County S park and ride facility

New signing, pavement marking, and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), including six additional WisDOT traffic cameras

Reconstructed SWEF truck scale entry/exits ramps

The addition of an auxiliary lane from the truck scale to County U northbound I-41 off ramp

Culvert lining/replacements

Bridge rehabilitation at I-41/Apple Creek

Find out more at: http://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/projects/in-together/default.aspx

PROJECT CONTACTS

Tim Rank, P.E.

Project Manager

Phone: (920) 360-2579

Email: Tim.Rank@dot.wi.gov

or

Mark Kantola

Regional Communications Manager

Phone: (920) 462-4153

Email: Mark.Kantola@dot.wi.gov

By staff