Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Hello Coulee Region,

You can find updates about the Wis16 project here.  This project will repair the concrete pavement from South Kinney Coulee Rd to Landfill Road over the course of six weeks, from late April to mid June.  When the project is completed, the "thump ta thump" of the old pavement will be gone, and a new asphalt surface will cushion the ride.

From South Kinney Coulee Road to east of Highway OS, the project will be built at night during the hours of 7pm to 6am.  During these times, traffic will be reduced to a single lane in each direction.  Traffic will travel bi-directional on one half of Highway 16, while the contractor works on the other half.  The interstate 90 off-ramp, adjacent to the closed side of Highway 16, will be closed as well from 7pm to 6am.  Changeable message boards on the interstate will direct traffic to use Exit 4.  At about 6am, Highway 16 and the interchange ramps will reopen to four lanes of traffic.

From east of Highway OS to Landfill Road, the pavement can be repaired during daytime or night time hours.  Traffic will be reduced to a single lane in each direction.  Work at the intersection of Landfill Road/Emerald Drive will only be done at night.


A graphic depicting bi-directional traffic can be found below on the project overview.


Monday, September 30, 2013

Work on Highway 16 was completed last Thursday.  The 7 o'clock backups are over!!
The remaining two sections of Highway 16 will likely be improved next summer with night work as well.
Travel Safely!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Work on the westbound lanes was completed prior to the holiday weekend.  The contractor will begin work on the eastbound lanes Wednesday night.  The project is still on schedule to be completed by the last week of September.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Night work will continue this week in the westbound lanes. Traffic through the work zone is at full capacity from about 7pm to 9pm. Delays can be expected during these couple hours.  Sunday night work will likely continue for the next several weeks.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

The project will begin tonight at 7pm.  The contractor will be working in the westbound lanes with two-way in the eastbound lanes.  Highway 16 will reopen to four lanes of traffic at 6am.  Motorists are urged to slow down and watch for crews in the area.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Hello again Coulee Region,

You can find updates about the Wis16 project here.  This project will repair the concrete pavement from Gillete St  to Highway B over the course of 2 months, from August 1 to early October.  When the project is completed, the "thump ta thump" of the old pavement will be gone, and a new asphalt surface will cushion the ride.

The project will be built at night during the hours of 7pm to 6am.  During these times, traffic will be reduced to a single lane in each direction.  Traffic will travel bi-directional on one half of Highway 16, while the contractor works on the other half.  At about 6am, Highway 16 will reopen to four lanes of traffic.

A graphic depicting bi-directional traffic can be found below on the project overview.



Thursday, May 9, 2013

Highway 16 reopened to traffic this morning at about 10am.  A special thanks goes out to the contractors, field engineers, and WisDOT staff for the extraordinary effort in repairing Highway 16 in just over 8 days, at least a full week ahead of schedule.  The support of the residents and businesses in the area is very much appreciated as well, THANK YOU!

Some minor pavement marking and signing changes will be performed at night next week to complete the project.  This will have little impact to traffic.  Travel Safely.