If yes, then mark your calendar:
US 41 Project Business Group Meeting County G (Main Avenue) Interchange
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) invites you to attend a business group meeting for the County G (Main Avenue) Interchange.
BUSINESS GROUP MEETING
September 29, 2010 | 7 a.m. – 9 a.m.
St. Norbert College – F.K. Bemis International Center Room 20 (lower level) 299 Third Street, De Pere, WI (Parking available in Lot #14 located on Grant Street across from the Kress Inn)
Presentation at 7:15 a.m.
This meeting will present draft transportation management plans (TMP) that are being developed for the area including:
- Construction staging scenarios created for County G (Main Avenue) Interchange
- Alternative access routes
- Staging concepts and schedule for remainder of Orange to Glory segment including mainline US 41, Grant Street, and Glory Road
Transportation management plans are important because they determine how construction will be staged and what strategies are needed to keep traffic moving during the construction zone. This is an opportunity for you to provide input as WisDOT refines TMP plans for this area.
In addition to the business group meeting, project staff will be available to hold small group workshops with interested businesses to discuss specific issues. These meetings can be located at your business or at WisDOT offices and can be geared towards your specific questions.
If you would like to receive US 41 Project updates or notices of future meetings related to the County G Interchange via e-mail, please submit your e-mail address to Wendy Knaus at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions or would like to schedule a workshop, please contact one of the following WisDOT staff members:
US 41 Project Communication Manager (920) 492-4109 Kris.Schuller@dot.wi.gov
Project Manager (920) 492-4112 Chad.DeGrave@dot.wi.gov
If you would like would like information on the area road constructions projects, visit our website here. We keep this area update with news as soon as we know it!
For our immediate area, courtesy of Wisconsin DOT, comes the Road Construction update for the week. Grab your coffee – there’s a lot here!! Stay up to date by checking the Road Construction page at our website for when this flows down and off the page here.
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 on the World Wide Web, visit www.511wi.gov
1. Project: Detention Pond at Southeast corner of Lawrence and County F, De Pere
Description: The existing detention pond will be filled in and a new detention pond will be constructed to the south. Project consists of removals, grading, one detention basin and storm sewer work.
Traffic impacts: Trucks will be hauling material out of the north and the west parking entrances. Traffic impacted will be minimal.
2. Project Verlin Road bike/pedestrian facilities at Main Street to Bellevue Street in Bellevue
Description: The project involves the installation of sidewalk on both sides of Verlin Road. Minor adjustments to some areas of curb and gutter will be completed.
Ending today Crews are grading and installing base aggregate for the new sidewalk on the north side of Verlin Road from Bellevue Street to Lime Kiln Road.
Next week: May 24 to May 28: Crews will begin pouring the new curb and gutter and the new sidewalk on the north side of Verlin Road from Bellevue Street to Lime Kiln Road.
Traffic impacts: Verlin Road will remain open to through traffic at all times under this contract. Part of the shoulder may be closed on one side of the road at a time.
3. Project: Fox River Recreational Trail Midway Road to Rockland Road
Description: The project involves the replacement of culvert pipes, the asphalt paving of the recreational trail and the installation of treated timber safety railing.
Ending today: Crews are placing the asphalt pavement.
Next week: May 24 to May 28: Crews will place the gravel shoulders and conduct project clean-up.
Traffic impacts: The Fox River Recreational Trail will be closed to all users for the duration of this contract. The town roads that cross the trail will remain open to through traffic at all times.
4. Project: Business 41/Wis 32 – Ashland Avenue: WIS 32, Ashland Avenue, 9th Street and 8th Street Intersections
Description: This project involves reconstruction and intersection improvements on WIS 32 and reconstruction of the bridge located on Glory Road. The work shall involve removing pavement, removing asphalt, excavation, storm sewer, sanitary sewer, water main, base courses, bridge removal, bridge construction, street lighting, landscape planting, pavement marking, and traffic control.
Traffic Impacts: Ashland Avenue southbound will have a lane closure from Parkview road to 9th street. The intersection of southbound Ashland Avenue and 9th street will be under flagging operations for short durations. Advanced warning signs notifying motorists of lane closure and flagging operations will be posted. Delays should be expected. Northbound Ashland Ave. will be closed from ¼ mile south of Parkview Road west to US 41. The US 41 exit ramp to Ashland Avenue eastbound will be closed. Southbound Ashland Avenue will remain open to 9th Street. US 41 southbound ramp from Ashland Avenue will be closed. Eighth Street will be closed from Ash Street to WIS 32. Glory Road will be closed from approximately 100’ east of 9th street to Ashland Avenue. Access will be maintained for local traffic. Advanced warning signs will be in place.
Detour route for WIS 32(Ashland Avenue) is as follows: WIS 32 southbound will be detoured using the following route: US 41 south to US 41/County G Interchange. County G east to WIS 32. WIS 32 northbound will be detoured using the following route: US 41 north from County G Interchange to WIS 29/32/Shawano Avenue interchange
5. Project: Highway 172 from US 41 to I-43
Description: The project involves construction of temporary crossovers for traffic, construction of crash investigation sites, removal, replacement, widening, and overlay of bridge decks, concrete pavement repair, and complete resurfacing of east and westbound lanes. There will also be upgrades to lighting, traffic signals, storm sewer, and curb and gutter.
May 21 to May 27: Crews will continue tying steel reinforcement, pouring concrete parapet wall and installing electrical conduit on the eastbound structure over the Fox River; crews will began tie steel reinforcement and pour concrete parapet wall on the eastbound structure over Ashland Avenue, Crews will pour the new concrete deck, remove formwork and monitor the wet curing process on the eastbound structure over Oneida Street.
Crews continue to remove and repave various concrete approach, install inlets, transition at the new concrete barrier.
Traffic impacts: Traffic on WIS 172 will be reduced to two lanes westbound and one lane eastbound between Webster Avenue and US 41 from February to August. The US 41 northbound – WIS 172 eastbound ramp, the Vanderperren Way on and off ramps, the Riverside Drive – WIS 172 westbound ramp, the south loop ramp from WIS 172 eastbound to Riverside Drive, and the south connector ramp between Riverside Drive and Webster Avenue will be closed from February to August. The Fox River State Recreational Trail and the Ashwaubomay River Trail will remain open during construction except for a few days when work is directly overhead. Trail users are advised to use caution near the construction site and watch for crossing trucks. Traffic on County GV (Monroe Road) will be reduced to one lane in each direction from May 10 to May 14 for signal work. Traffic on WIS 57 (Riverside Drive) may be reduced to one lane in each direction during work operations. Traffic on WIS 32 (Ashland Avenue) may be reduced to one lane in each direction during work operations. County AAA (Oneida Street) will be closed at WIS 172 from March 15 to July 15. The detour route for southbound traffic will be provided along Pilgrim Way, Holmgren Way, and Hansen Road. The detour route for northbound traffic will be provided along Vanderperren Way, Holmgren Way, and Pilgrim Way. Traffic impacts will be significant and motorists are strongly urged to use detour and alternate routes. Detour route signing will be provided along US 41 and I-43.
Wow, I know we need to do these projects, but you’d think they could have gotten Riverside done BEFORE closing Ashland!!
Lane reductions scheduled for Riverside Drive in Allouez
Work expected to last two weeks
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is announcing work taking place on Riverside Drive in Allouez from LaZarre Avenue to Taft Street as part of the current WIS 172 project. The work includes bridge deck, pavement, and curb and gutter repair. There will be significant traffic impacts.
From Monday, May 3 to May 14, Riverside Drive will be reduced to one lane in each direction.
Also on Monday, traffic will be shifted to the northbound lanes. The road will reopen during the day on Friday and remain open through the weekend.
On Monday, May 10 to Friday, May 14, traffic will be moved to the southbound lanes. The road will completely reopen on Friday.
Motorists should seek for alternate routes and expect delays. They should also use caution and remain alert with driving through this or any work zone.
No, not birds or buds or blooms … Orange road construction barrels are the official symbol of summer!
If you travel north-south from Oshkosh to Appleton, you have (and are) experiencing the Highway 41 construction. If you are in northeastern Wisconsin, you already know of the construction on Highway 172 still underway, you probably also know that Military Avenue is undergoing a re-construction project — but wait! Don’t call yet! There is more. Lots more to come!
Beginning next Monday, May 3rd, the business 41/Ashland Avenue exit off Highway 41 Northbound will close until August 6th and Ashland Avenue southbound to Highway 41 will also be closed for the same time due to the building of a multi-lane roundabout and reconfiguration of 9th Street and Glory Road at the area.
With 172 being closed as well, that means businesses along Ashland from Highway 41 just north of Main Avenue in De Pere north through Ashwaubenon and into Green Bay will have NO DIRECT ACCESS TO OR FROM either HIGHWAY 41 OR HIGHWAY 172 for nearly all of the Summer of 2010. (this includes the Brown County Fairgrounds, btw). 8th and 9th Streets will NO LONGER BE ACCESSIBLE TO Ashland Avenue and will be closed at their northern ends.
Beginning tomorrow, our website www.deperechamber.org will have both maps, detours and updates. They won’t all be up tomorrow, but will be flowing as more information comes to us. We are working with the City of De Pere to get detours established and those will be posted and signed.
We are setting up a weekly email communication that will include updates and progress reports. There will be weekly Business meetings convened by the contractor and the DOT, but if that is something you don’t want to attend on a weekly basis, email our office at Construction@deperechamber.org and we will add you to our list.
Today at 1pm, at the construction trailer at Glory Road and Holmgren Way, there is the pre-construction business meeting. You are welcome to attend.
Additionally, if you are in the construction area, we have a sign permit in process for you to place signs along Ashland that say “road open to XYZ Business.” We need to know you want to put up a sign to include you in our permit however, please email that intent to Construction@deperechamber.org as well.
Everyone knows this is a frustrating time of year, but the Chamber will work with you as best we can to mitigate the negative impacts. Please contact us with questions or to be part of the communications circle.
And, the best news is … there will be more to come! GV at Dickenson Road (far east end of Chicago Street) in Ledgeview will have a closure as a roundabout is built this summer and also Scheuring Road at Lawrence Road will be partially closed due to the construction on the east side of *that* roundabout that will begin this summer in preparation for the mammoth Highway 41 expansion that begins in Brown County in earnest next summer!!
We commit to keeping you informed and to help you and your customers make the best of the time while all these improvements to our transportation systems are constructed. Yes, it is frustrating and blindingly inconvenient, but when done, will be tremendous for our vital transportation corridors.