WIS 107, North Street to Maratech Avenue, Marathon County

​Location

WIS 107, between North Street and Maratech Avenue, village of Marathon City, Marathon County

Overview

We are proposing to improve 0.45 miles of WIS 107 between North Street and Maratech Avenue.  

The purpose of this project on WIS 107 is to preserve the roadway pavement by performing a mill of the existing concrete pavement and overlay with an asphaltic surface.  Rehabilitation of the structures over the Big Rib River will also be completed at this time.  

Proposed improvements include: 
  • Milling of the existing concrete pavement and overlaying it with new asphalt to provide a smooth driving surface.  
  • Replacing beam guard on the ends of the existing structures to improve safety.
  • Replace expansion joints along with milling and overlay of the bridge decks for the structures over the Big Rib River to improve safety, improve driving surface, and extend the life of the bridges.
Environmental studies have been previously completed for the bridge work and are ongoing for the roadway improvements.

This project will evaluate the lane configuration / pavement marking across the Big Rib River Bridge to Riverside Park.  Two alternatives will be considered.  The first alternative maintains the current four-lane undivided typical section.  The second alternative would convert this segment to a two-lane roadway (one lane in each direction) with a median and wider shoulders to accommodate bicyclists.

Traffic Impacts

During construction, WIS 107 will be open to traffic.  The existing 4-lanes will be reduced to 2-lanes providing for one lane of traffic in each direction. The southbound half of the roadway and bridges will be constructed first while traffic is maintained on the northbound lanes.  Traffic will then be flipped to the newly constructed southbound lanes while the northbound lanes are completed.  Motorists can expect to encounter lane shifts and bi-directional traffic on one half of WIS 107. 

Pedestrian traffic will be maintained on the existing sidewalk located on the structures and on temporary pedestrian accommodations. There will be driveway restrictions or closures immediately south of the south bridge over the Big Rib River due to proximity to the work zone. WisDOT will contact homeowners and businesses in advance before closing a driveway.

Real Estate

The project will be constructed within existing right-of-way and no new real estate will be required for this project. ​

Public Involvement

Residents and businesses within the project limits have been contacted via mail. Review the following materials to learn more about this project:

Exhibits

​Here is how to provide input between April 29, 2022, and May 13, 2022:

Your input is welcome and appreciated throughout the design process. Deaf or hard of hearing persons needing assistance should contact the Wisconsin Telecommunications Relay system (dial 711).

Schedule

  • Local Officials Meeting: March 29, 2022
  • Public Involvement: April 29, 2022 to May 13, 2022
  • Final Plans: November 2022
  • Construction: Summer 2023

​Contacts

WisDOT Project Manager, Preston Bohn, (715) 421-9736​

Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT)
North Central Region, Wisconsin Rapids Office
1681 Second Ave. South
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495-4768
Phone: (715) 421-8302
Fax: (715) 423-0334
WI Telecommunications Relay System TTY: 711
Email: ncr.dtsd@dot.wi.gov​