Governor Evers approves bridge improvements in Winnebago and Brown counties

​Numerous I-41 bridges to receive overlays beginning July 27, 2020

Release Date: July 22, 2020

(Green Bay) To invest in Wisconsin’s transportation system, Governor Evers signed a $3.4 million contract to provide protective overlays and joint sealing to 59 bridges in Brown an Winnebago counties. Work is scheduled to begin Monday, July 27, 2020 and conclude in July 2021. No construction will take place during winter 2020/2021. Work will be conducted using lane closures.

RAM Construction Services of Livonia, Michigan, is the prime contractor.

Project improvements

Work under this contract consists of applying a thin protective, polymer overlay to the entire top surface of bridge decks constructed as part of the I-41 Expansion Project. Work also includes joint sealing and pavement markings. Overlays will take place on eight, I-41 bridges in Oshkosh and 51 bridges in the Green Bay area, mostly on or over I-41, with one bridge on US 141 over I-43.

Traffic impacts

I-41 will be open to traffic when work is conducted at a bridge. Single and dual lane closures will be used to complete deck overlays. Specific locations and dates of work will be posted in the Northeast Region Weekly Advisory. A reduction of the posted regulatory speed limit will be installed through the construction zone.

Project benefits

The polymer overlays will protect and prolong the life of the bridge deck and minimize the cost and amount of maintenance needed in the future.

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
Mark.Kantola@dot.wi.gov, (920) 492-4153