Governor Evers approves improvements to Northeast Region bridge decks

Deck sealing operations began July 11

Release Date: July 11, 2022

(Northeast Wisconsin) To invest in Wisconsin’s transportation system, Governor Evers signed a $487,618 contract to improve bridge decks on various state highways and interstate highways in the counties of Brown, Calumet, Fond du Lac, Manitowoc, Outagamie, Sheboygan, and Winnebago. The project began Tuesday, July 11, 2022 and is expected to finish in early August 2022.

Norcon Corporation of Schofield, Wis. is the Prime Contractor.

Project improvements
Work consists of resealing existing concrete bridge decks on various highways in each county. The application of the deck sealant will help extend the life of the concrete and steel in the bridge deck by protecting it from deicing chemicals such as chlorides and decrease future maintenance costs. All work is weather dependent.

Traffic impacts 
Typical bridge sealing operations will be completed in less than one day, and the bridge will remain open. Traffic impacts include lane closures, flagging operations or lane shifts. 

More information
Specific deck sealing locations and traffic impacts will be announced weekly on the Northeast Region Weekly Highway Construction Update website.

Motorists are reminded deck sealing operations are a construction work zone. Please use caution and remain alert when driving through this or any work zone.  

For more information
Mark Kantola, Regional Communications Manager