Governor Evers approves US 151 improvements in Manitowoc County

​Roadway resurfacing and safety improvement project begins June 10

Release date: June 4, 2019

(Manitowoc County) To invest in Wisconsin’s transportation system, Governor Evers signed a $4.6 million contract to improve 8.5 miles of US 151 from Jackson Street in the village of Valders to I-43 in the city of Manitowoc. Work is scheduled to begin Monday, June 10 and finish at the end of August of this year. Construction will be conducted under traffic, however some short-term, night closures of US 151 will be required.

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

Project improvements

This project includes resurfacing of US 151 from Jackson Street to I-Tec Drive with asphalt pavement using cold-in-place recycling of the existing asphalt and widening of the shoulders from three to five feet to accommodate the installation of shoulder rumble strips. Concrete pavement replacement and asphalt resurfacing will take place from I-Tec Drive to I-43. The project will add a right turn lane for northbound US 151 onto County Road S and place new traffic signals at Dufeck Drive (WIS 42). New beamguard, pavement markings and signing will also be installed.

Traffic impacts 

  • Resurfacing will be conducted under traffic using lane closures and flagging operations.
  • Some nighttime full closures between Silver Street and I-43 will be needed for concrete repairs. Message boards will post closures seven days in advance. Closure dates and times will also be announced on the Northeast Region Weekly Highway Construction Update.
    • Detour:  Detour will use I-43, County JJ, County S and US 151.

Project benefits

Motorists will enjoy a new pavement surface and smoother ride after the project completion. Wider shoulders, new rumble strips, new traffic signals and more room for turning movements at County S will provide enhancements to safety.

More Information

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


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