Governor Evers approves US 10/WIS 42 (Waldo Blvd) improvements in the city of Manitowoc

New roundabout and urban reconstruction project begins April 8

Published: April 4, 2019

(Manitowoc) To invest in Wisconsin’s transportation system, Governor Evers signed a $13.56 million contract to improve US 10/WIS 42/Waldo Blvd. from 14th Street to Maritime Drive in the city of Manitowoc. Work is scheduled to begin Monday, April 8 and finish in December of this year. US 10 and WIS 42 will be detoured during construction. 

Vinton Construction of Two Rivers, Wis. is the prime contractor.

Project improvements

  • Urban reconstruction of US 10/WIS 42/Waldo Blvd. from 14th Street to Maritime Drive.
  • The reconstruction segment will include a four-lane roadway with wider shoulders, sidewalk replacement, water main, sanitary sewer, storm sewer and curb/gutter.
  • Construction of a roundabout at the WIS 42 and Maritime Drive intersection.
  • Realignment of the Menasha Avenue intersection.
  • Signal replacement at the intersections of 11th Street, and 8th Street (County B).
  • New lighting and pavement markings.

A resurfacing/reconstruction project west of 14th Street will take place in 2020.


Traffic impacts 
Waldo Blvd. will be CLOSED to thru traffic from 8th Street to Maritime Drive beginning Monday, April 8.

  • Traffic will be able to access Maritime drive from Memorial Drive.
  • Traffic will be able to access Memorial Drive from Maritime Drive.
  • Access to properties will be maintained. 

Detours

  • Eastbound US 10
    • Eastbound US 10 will be detoured at the junction of I-43 and US 151. Detour will follow US 151 east to the junction of US 151 and US 10.
  • Westbound US 10
    • Westbound US 10 will be detoured at junction of US 151 and US 10. Detour will follow US 151 west to I-43, north on I-43 to westbound US 10.
  • Eastbound WIS 42
    • Eastbound WIS 42 will be detoured at the junction of I-43 and WIS 42. Detour will follow I-43 north to WIS 310, east on WIS 310 to eastbound WIS 42.
  • Westbound WIS 42
    • Westbound WIS 42 will be detoured at the junction of WIS 310 and WIS 42. Detour will follow WIS 310 west to I-43, south on I-43 to westbound WIS 42.

Project benefits
This project will provide a smoother riding surface by replacement of deteriorated concrete pavement. It will also improve safety with the addition of a roundabout, reconfiguration of Menasha Ave., and placement of curb ramps. The project will benefit residents by replacing the aging city water main and sanitary system, and upgrades to the existing storm sewer system.

More Information
There is a dedicated project website available on the 511 Wisconsin websites under the Construction Projects tab: projects.511wi.gov/waldo/.
You can follow construction progress on this project on the Northeast Wisconsin Weekly Highway Construction Update at: projects.511wi.gov/weeklyupdates-ne/.
For more information regarding traffic impacts, transportation news and improvement project updates in Wisconsin’s Northeast Region, follow us on Twitter @WisDOTnortheast.

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 new law restricting hand-held devices, and general work zone safety information, please see our work zone safety website at wisconsindot.gov/Pages/safety/education/workzone/default.aspx

​For more information, contact:

Mark Kantola, Northeast Region Communications Director
(920) 492-4153, mark.kantola@dot.wi.gov