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Posted on: August 1, 2019

US 151 Improvements scheduled to Start Monday, August 12 in Calumet and Manitowoc Counties

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Governor Evers approves US 151 improvements in Calumet and Manitowoc counties

Pavement resurfacing, railroad crossing work, culvert replacement begins Monday, August 12

(Manitowoc/Calumet County) To invest in Wisconsin’s transportation system, Governor Evers signed a $1.8 million contract to improve 5.6 miles of US 151 from Industrial Drive in the city of Chilton, Calumet County, to WIS 67 in the town of Eaton, Manitowoc County. Work is scheduled to begin on Monday, August 12 and finish in mid-September of this year. A detour will be posted for some construction elements. US 151 will remain open during resurfacing operations.

Northeast Asphalt Inc., of Greenville Wis. is the prime contractor.


Project improvements

Work includes milling and overlaying the existing asphaltic surface, replacing cross-culvert pipes, and improving the railroad crossing surface east of Chilton. The paved shoulders will be widened from three feet to five feet, and centerline and shoulder rumble strips will be applied to the new pavement surface.

       

Traffic impacts 

US 151 will be closed and detoured between WIS 32/57 to WIS 67 beginning Monday, August 12, for replacement of culvert pipes and railroad crossing work. Access will be maintained to properties within the closure limit. An end date for the closure is depended on railroad crews completing the crossing work. US 151 will remain open with flagging operations for all resurfacing conducted after the closure.

  1. Detour: US 151 will be detoured via WIS 32/57, County AA, and WIS 67.

 

Project benefits

This project will provide a smoother riding surface and increase the usable lifespan of the current section of pavement. It will also improve safety with the addition of wider shoulders, new centerline/shoulder rumble strips, and new pavement markings.

 

More Information
You can follow construction progress on this project on the Northeast Wisconsin Weekly Highway Construction Update at https://projects.511wi.gov/weeklyupdates-ne/.


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