Road projects continue disruptions

Road construction season continues in full force this week in Sheboygan County, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) northeast regional office in Green Bay.

On the State 23 fencing project, the contractor this week will continue work in the right of way of westbound State 23 west of State 32. The contractor will be installing right-of-way fence in a westbound direction.

This work will take place in the right of way along State 23. However, this work will require intermittent closures of the right hand shoulder for construction vehicle access.

Description of work: This 8.22-mile, $650,000 project, expected to end Sept. 15, involves the installation of right of way fencing and some chain link fence along both sides of State 23 from State 67 in Plymouth to State 32 in Sheboygan Falls. The project also includes the installation of new lighting at State 23 and County M.

Work this week on the State 32/Happy Lane roundabout in the city of Sheboygan Falls will consist of base aggregate, curb and gutter and electrical conduit.

The $1.3 million project consists of the construction of a single-lane roundabout at the intersection of State 32 and Happy Lane, including storm sewer and street lighting.

State 32 is closed to through traffic. A detour is in place using State 23, State 57 and State 28. Through traffic should use the detour.

Local traffic will have access to homes and businesses along Happy Lane. At times work operations will require restricting access from one direction. Access from the south may be closed during the day. Access from the north may be restricted to a single lane with flaggers.

In the city of Sheboygan, the contractor will continue to place concrete pavement along the mainline and radius gaps of the State 28 westbound lane intersections as part of the State 28 (Washington Avenue) reconstruction project. They will place concrete curb and gutter, and they will continue to rehabilitate the Weeden Creek box culvert wing walls. The 0.49-mile, $4.4 million project is scheduled for completion in October.

The project will reconstruct the median-divided portion of State 28 through the Interstate 43 interchange (including the Taylor Drive intersection), reconstruct the bottom portion of the I-43 ramps, overlay the westerly transition of State 28 from four to two lanes with new asphaltic pavement, replace the existing asphaltic shoulders with new asphaltic pavement between Prange Road and I-43, provide new traffic signals and lighting at County A, the I-43 ramp termini, and Taylor Drive, and provide a new sidewalk on the south side of State 28 from the Deer Trace entrance to Greenwing Drive.

The I-43 northbound on-ramp from State 28 is scheduled to be closed from 6 p.m. Friday, June 24 to 6 a.m. Saturday, June 25. The overall project will maintain at least one lane of traffic in each direction on State 28 at all times. Ramp closures will be necessary (one at a time) when reconstructed, and detours for those closures will be provided (except for the two-night closure on the northbound on ramp).

County A and Taylor Drive will remain open to one lane of traffic in each direction at all times. However, Taylor Drive will have frequent turning movement restrictions.

A full list of lane closures/restrictions can be found on the project website: http://projects.511wi.gov/wis28/.

Motorists are advised to use caution and remain alert when driving through any work zone. Drivers are also encouraged to seek information about work zones and detours in the following ways: For statewide, recorded road construction information, 24 hours a day, call 511. For statewide road construction, visit www.511wi.gov.


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