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Apr. 1, 2022 - Governor Evers approves WIS 29 improvements in Kewaunee County

Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Northeast Regional Office, 944 Vanderperren Way, Green Bay, WI 54304
Phone: 920/492-5623
FAX: 920/492-5640 
www.wisconsindot.gov

Release Date: April 1, 2022

For more information, contact:
Mark Kantola, Regional Communications Manager
Mark.Kantola@dot.wi.gov, (920) 492-4153

Governor Evers approves WIS 29 improvements in Kewaunee County
Construction begins April 11

(Kewaunee) To invest in Wisconsin’s transportation system, Governor Evers signed $3.94 million contract to improve 11.7 miles of WIS 29 from the Brown/Kewaunee county line in the town of Montpelier to County C in West Kewaunee in Kewaunee County. Construction begins Monday, April 11, 2022 and expected to finish by July 2022. WIS 29 will remain open during construction.
Northeast Asphalt, Inc. from Greenville, Wis. is the Prime Contractor.

Project Improvements
This is a resurfacing-level improvement project. Work includes:
  • Milling and resurfacing of the existing asphaltic lanes and shoulders
  • Widening paved shoulders to 5 feet
  • Installing centerline and shoulder rumble strips
  • Adding gravel to existing shoulders
  • Replacing culvert pipes
  • Upgrading guardrail
  • Permanent signing and pavement marking
Traffic Impacts
WIS 29 will remain open to traffic throughout construction with lane closures and flagging operations during work. Access to side roads and adjacent properties will be maintained throughout the duration of the project.

Project Benefits
The existing pavement surface is deteriorating. Improvements will reduce surface roughness and provide a smoother and safer ride for motorists. Improvements will also extend the life of the pavement structure while reducing future maintenance costs. Repair and replacement of culverts help ensure adequate drainage to mitigate possible flooding.  Rumble strips will alert errant vehicles leaving the lane of travel, and wider paved shoulders provide enhanced opportunity to correct the vehicle back into the proper lane of travel.

More Information
Please see the Northeast Region 511 Wisconsin family of construction project websites at https://projects.511wi.gov/region/northeast/.

Work Zone Safety
Each year in Wisconsin, both highway workers and motorists are killed and injured in crashes that happen in highway construction zones. Motorists should slow down, be patient and pay attention to their surroundings in this and all work zones.

For more information regarding work zone rules for motorists, the law restricting hand-held devices, and general work zone safety information, please see our work zone safety website at https://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/safety/education/workzone/.

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