Governor Evers approves WIS 49 resurfacing project in Waupaca County

​​​​Project includes replacing pedestrian curb ramps, sidewalk and guardrail

Release date: June 30, 2022

To invest in Wisconsin's transportation system, Gov. Tony Evers has signed a $1.25 million ​contract with prime contractor Northeast Asphalt, Inc. of Greenville for a resurfacing project on WIS 49 in Waupaca County from Depot Street in the village of Scandinavia to the south intersection of WIS 161 in the village of Iola. Construction is scheduled to start Monday, July 11.

This segment of WIS 49 is showing signs of distress. To extend the life of the pavement, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation project will:

  • Remove a portion of the existing asphalt pavement and place new asphalt.
  • Widen the existing 11-foot travel lanes and variable width shoulder to 12-foot lanes with centerline rumble strips and 3-foot paved shoulders from North Main Street in Scandinavia to County B East.
  • Replace pedestrian curb ramps that don't meet Americans With Disabilities Act standards.
  • Replace the sidewalk and curb ramps from Division Street to Ellefson Street in Iola.
  • Replace the guardrail near Depot Street in Scandinavia.

WIS 49 will remain open to traffic, but motorists can expect periodic lane closures controlled by flagging, lane width restrictions and speed limit reductions.

Construction is scheduled for completion in early September. The schedule is weather dependent.

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