Posted at 2:25 p.m. on August 12, 2019
The Brillion News
HILBERT – Governor Tony Evers signed a $1.68 million contract, the last step in a project to improve 6.3 miles of State 114 from State 55 in Sherwood to State 57/32 in Hilbert – all in Calumet County.
Work is scheduled to begin Monday, August 19, and finish by the end of September 2019.
A short-term detour will be posted for some construction elements. Otherwise, 114 will remain open during resurfacing operation.
Northeast Asphalt Inc. of Greenville is the prime contractor.
The project includes milling and overlaying the existing asphalt surface and excavating various culverts in the project work zone to prevent frost heaving in the winter.
The project will also add center-line and shoulder rumble strips to the new pavement surface.
State 114 in the project zone will be closed and traffic detoured in the project limits beginning Monday, August 19, for culvert frost heave repair work. The closure is expected to last nine working days. Access to properties will be maintained.
For the remainder of the project, 114 will remain open to traffic and temporary, single lane closures with flagging operations will be used during resurfacing work.
When traffic is detoured, it will be over County B between Sherwood and State 57/32 north of Hilbert.
This project should 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 new center-line and shoulder rumble strips and new pavement markings.
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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