Governor Walker approves I-43 improvements in Manitowoc County

​Project begins Monday, March 13

Release Date: March 7, 2017

(Manitowoc County) As part of his efforts to create jobs and make sure Wisconsin is open for business, Governor Scott Walker recently approved $9.423 million to improve 6.5 miles of I-43 in Manitowoc County from Clover Road in the town of Clover to Point Creek Road in the town of Cleveland. The project is scheduled to start March 13 and last until November of this year.

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

Project improvements

  • Resurfacing and concrete base patching of mainline I-43
  • Replacing the southbound bridge on I-43/County U (Newton Road)
  • Replacing the northbound I-43 bridge over Point Creek Road
  • Ramp patching and ramp resurfacing at the I-43/County C interchange
  • Concrete overlays of existing bridge decks, new signage and pavement markings

Traffic impacts

  • There will be single lane closures of northbound and southbound I-43 during bridge construction, leaving one lane of traffic open for motorists in various segments of the project zone. Expect delays during peak travel times.
    • Traffic will be bi-directional in the northbound lanes or in southbound lanes with the use of crossovers during construction.
  • County U (Newton Road) will be closed under I-43 for approximately two months while bridge replacement takes place.
  • There will be various closures of the I-43/County C interchange ramps.
    • During I-43/County C ramp closures, motorists will be directed to use the I-43/US 151 interchange ramps to the north or the I-43/County XX interchange ramps to the south. No detour will be posted for local road closures.

Project benefits include extending the life of the existing pavement structure and bridge structures and providing an improved driving surface for motorists.

Motorists are reminded to use caution and remain alert when driving through this or any work zone. For more information regarding state highway construction projects in northeast Wisconsin, please see the northeast region’s construction website at

For more information, contact:
Mark Kantola, WisDOT Regional Communications Manager, (920) 492-4153