State schedules Hwy. 29 interchange work

Public invited to meeting Aug. 3

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will conduct a public meeting Aug. 3 to discuss construction plans for the north and south interchanges of U.S. Highway 45 and state Highway 29 and state Highways 47 and 29 in Shawano County.

The meeting is scheduled from 5:30-6:30 p.m., at the Shawano County Highway Department, 3035 E. Richmond St., Shawano.

Work is scheduled to begin as early as Aug. 8 and will include resurfacing the ramps and roads at the 45/47 interchanges, constructing and widening truck turning areas at some of the Highway 45/29 ramps, reconstructing the islands and medians at the interchanges, and applying surface texturing on Highways 45 and 47 bridges over Highway 29.

The work will require single lane closures and flagging operations on Highways 45 and 47.

Each ramp at the U.S. 45 north and south interchanges will be closed for a maximum of two nights, between 7 p.m. and 5 a.m., to complete ramp paving. During the closures, motorists will be detoured via Highway 45, County Road Q and Highway 29.

There also will be periodic daytime lane closures on the U.S. 45 north and south interchange ramps.

Construction is scheduled for completion in late October.

For information about the project, visit http://projects.511wi.gov/wis29shawano/.

Citizens who are deaf or hard of hearing and require an interpreter may request one by contacting Kristin McHugh at least three working days prior to the meeting via the Wisconsin Telecommunications Relay System (711).