Highway 156 roadwork begins Tuesday

Gov. Scott Walker recently approved $1.9 million to improve 8.2 miles of state Highway 156 in Shawano County from state Highway 47 in the town of Lessor to the Waupaca/Shawano County line. The project is scheduled to begin Tuesday and finish in November. Highway 156 will remain open during construction.

Northeast Asphalt, Inc., of Greenville, is the prime contractor.

The project is needed to improve the condition of the roadway and culverts. Work on Highway 156 includes resurfacing the asphalt surface, widening the paved shoulders, replacing and cleaning cross-culvert pipes, marking the pavement and installing signs.

Highway 156 will have single-lane closures and flagging operations while construction takes place. Minor delays may occur.

The project will extend the pavement life, improve drainage under the highway and increase safety.