The Brillion News
CHILTON – Governor Scott Walker gave final approval to spending about $1.33 million to resurface 5.2 miles of State 57/32 between Altona Avenue in the city of New Holstein and U.S. 151 in the city of Chilton in southern Calumet County.
The project beings Monday, August 1, and is expected to finish in early September of this year.
Northeast Asphalt, Inc. of Greenville is the prime contractor.
The project will mill two inches of existing pavement and overlay two inches of new asphalt pavement. Work also includes base patching, center line rumble strip installation, and new signing and pavement markings.
Curbs will be reconstructed in Chilton to meet the requirements for the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The highway will be open to traffic during construction. During milling/paving operations, traffic may be reduced to one lane with flagging. Drivers should expect some traffic delays and inconvenience.
Temporary, portable rumble strips will be used during construction to notify motorist of the approaching flagging operations. This is one of a handful of road projects where temporary rumble strips will be used to protect workers in the roadway.
The use of temporary rumble strips is an experiment to see if work zone safety can be improved. The initiative was announced, in part, as a response to the death of Calumet County Highway Department employee Derrick Burkhalter of Potter, who was killed in a work zone last year.
Access will be maintained to local businesses and residents throughout the project.
Safety will be increased with new center rumble strips, signage, pavement markings, and ADA-compliant curbing.