2019 County Construction Project Status Update
(Project Dates Subject to Change)
Project: CTH I (CTH Z to Collins Lake Lane) Reconstruction
Project Description: In 2018, this roadway was reconstructed to improve drainage, horizontal & vertical alignments, and flatten side slopes. The existing road base was widened to accommodate 11’ travel lanes and 5’ shoulders (1’ paved and 4’ gravel). All culverts were replaced along the project. Sight distance was improved along this section of road with the hills and curves being realigned for safety.
For 2019, the final work will include asphalt paving, shoulders, pavement marking and signage. CTH I will be closed to through traffic throughout construction. Access will be provided to adjacent residences and businesses as well as emergency vehicles during construction, but all other traffic shall utilize alternate routes.
Estimated Construction Date: Anticipated state date is early May with completion in early June.
Project: CTH F (STH 73 to CTH W) Resurfacing
Project Description: This project consists of resurfacing the existing roadway which includes pulverizing the existing pavement, grading, replacing culverts, asphalt paving, gravel shouldering, pavement markings and sign replacements as needed.
CTH F will be closed to through traffic throughout construction. Access will be provided to adjacent residences and businesses as well as emergency vehicles during construction, but all other traffic shall follow the signed detour route which will include STH 54, CTH U, and CTH W.
Estimated Construction Date: Anticipated started date is July 2019
Project: CTH Q-Main Street (Main Street to CTH KK) Reconstruction
Project Description: This project is through the Village of Amherst Junction. New pavement, drainage improvements, curb and gutter, and sidewalk are being coordinated with the Village.
CTH Q will be closed to through traffic throughout construction. Access will be provided to adjacent residences and businesses as well as emergency vehicles during construction, but all other traffic shall utilize alternate routes.
Estimated Construction Date: Anticipated started date is June 2019.
Project: 2019 Crackfilling and Chip Sealing
Project Description: Approximately 60 miles of county highways is planned to be crackfilled and chip sealed. Deficient culverts will be replaced, cracks will be filled with rubber crack filler. Road repairs will be wedged with asphalt prior to the chip seal process. New pavement markings will be installed. 2018-2019 Chipseal Map
A majority of these roads will remain open to local traffic during chipsealing and sweeping with reduced speed limits. Traffic is encouraged to utilize alternate routes until all roads are swept.
Estimated Construction Date: Anticipated started date is May 2019.
Project: CTH A Bridge Replacement over Tomorrow River
Project Description: The replacement of the CTH A bridge located south of USH 10 will be completed under a Wisconsin Department of Transportation Project.
CTH A will be closed and detoured in this area to CTH D ,CTH Q, and CTH KK during construction.
Estimated Construction Date: Anticipated started date is April 12th.
There will also be additional information posted regarding the multiple state maintenance project which the county will be performing in 2019. Any questions may be directed to the Portage County Highway Department at 715-345-5230.
While typical construction work zones are prevalent throughout the county and state, there are also a significant number of maintenance and emergency operations that may be short-term or moving operations. Drivers are reminded of the state’s “Move Over, Slow Down” law which requires drivers to shift lanes or slow down in order to provide a "safety zone" for a squad car, ambulance, fire truck, tow truck, utility vehicle, or highway maintenance vehicle that is stopped on the side of a road with its warning lights flashing. This law is critical as not all work zones are limited to major construction zones. These can include daily maintenance, emergency vehicle stops, utility work, and even garbage pick-up.
The Portage County Highway Department workers and their families thank you in advance for slowing down and driving attentively through our work zones.