Portage County Highway Department

2014 Construction Project Status Update
(Project Dates Subject to Change)

Revised 3-21-14

Projects Currently Underway

CTH J and R Detours

Additional Projects Scheduled for 2014

Project:  CR M (CR G – CR O)
Project Length:  1.74 miles
Project Description:  CR M will be reconstructed by excavating out approximately 2’ of clay sub base material and replacing with 2’ of sand.  The new road section will also consist of the existing pulverized asphalt base, 6” of new gravel base, and an asphalt driving surface.  Deficient culverts will be replaced.  Minor re-shaping of ditches and slopes will occur as needed.  The existing bridge on this highway will be widened utilizing a timber bridge deck extension system.  New signs and pavement markings will be installed.
Estimated Construction Date:  Tentatively scheduled for Fall 2014

Project:  CR R (CR HH – Porter Rd)
Project Length:  1.1 miles
Project Description:  CR R will be reconstructed from an existing narrow 2-lane roadway to a 4-lane roadway with a median.  The project begins near the R/HH intersection and extends to approximately 1000’ south of Porter Road.  A 5’ wide paved bike lane will be constructed in both directions on the roadway shoulder.  A 10’ wide multi-use path will also be constructed on the west side of the roadway for pedestrian & bicycle accommodations. 
Grading Contractor:  Portage County Highway Department
Water & Sewer Contractor:  A1 Excavating
Paving Contractor:  TBD
Estimated Construction Date:  Will begin April 21, 2014 depending on the weather. This project will be constructed in two phases.  Phase Two will be completed in 2014 and will consist of removing the existing CR R roadway, grading the southbound lanes, and all paving work.  Traffic will be detoured onto I-39 during Phase Two.  Project completion is scheduled for July 2014.

Project:  CR Z in Polonia (WI 66 – Edgewood Dr.)
Project Length:  5,600 feet (1.1 miles)
Project Description:  Pulverize existing asphalt pavement, replace deficient culvert pipes, add gravel as needed, shape base, asphalt paving, gravel shouldering, sign replacements, and pavement markings.
Construction Update:  Will start in 2014.
Estimated Construction Date: Late Spring/Early Summer 2014

Project:  CR J (WI 66 – CR CC)
Project Length:  16,685 feet (3.2 miles)
Project Description:  Pulverize existing asphalt pavement, replace deficient culvert pipes, add gravel as needed, shape base, asphalt paving, gravel shouldering, sign replacements, and pavement markings. Traffic will be detoured onto CR Y
Construction Update:  Will start in 2014.
Estimated Construction Date: Spring 2014

Project:  CR X (Sunset Dr. to Marathon County Line)
Project Length:  31,807 feet (6.02 miles)
Project Description:  Pulverize existing asphalt pavement, replace deficient culvert pipes, add gravel as needed, shape base, asphalt paving, gravel shouldering, sign replacements, and pavement markings.
Construction Update:  Will start in 2014.
Estimated Construction Date: Late Summer/Early Fall 2014

Project:  2014 Chipseal
Project Description:  Approximately 60 miles of county highways will be chipsealed.  Deficient culverts will be replaced, cracks will be filled with rubber, and bumps will be repaired by asphalt wedging prior to chipseal work.  New pavement markings will be installed.  Please see map on Highway Department website for chipseal locations.

Estimated Construction Date: Summer 2014