Start of WIS 47 resurfacing project in Oneida County pushed back

​​Release date: July 8, 2022

Construction on a resurfacing project on WIS 47 in Oneida County – originally scheduled to start Monday, July 11 – will begin Thursday, July 21.

The segment of WIS 47 from about 2,000 feet north of Kildeer Road in the town of Lake Tomahawk to the Vilas County line, except for about 1,000 feet between Oak and Maple streets in the town of Woodruff, is showing signs of distress. To address this, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation project will:

  • Remove a portion of the existing asphalt pavement from the driving and parking lanes and paved shoulders and place new asphalt.
  • Replace and/or line deficient culvert pipes.
  • Replace deteriorated curb and gutter segments in Lake Tomahawk and Woodruff.
  • Reconstruct deteriorated storm sewer manholes and inlets.
  • Replace deficient guardrail.
  • Reconstruct curb ramps at intersections in Lake Tomahawk and Woodruff to meet Americans With Disabilities Act standards to the maximum extent practical.
  • Install centerline rumble strips to enhance safety along rural segment.
  • Replace existing thermoplastic snowmobile trail crossings.
  • Install new pavement markings.

Northeast Asphalt, Inc. of Greenville is the prime contractor for the $4.53 million project.

WIS 47 will remain open to traffic, but motorists can expect daytime single-lane closures controlled by flagging. Access will be maintained to existing side roads and adjacent properties.

Construction is scheduled for completion in mid-October. The schedule is weather dependent.

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