$6M highway project begins next week in Keshena


Improvements to state Highway 47 between Duquaine Road and the north junction of Menominee County Road VV in Keshena are scheduled to begin Sept. 21.

James Peterson Sons, Inc., is the prime contractor for the $6,028,729 project. Crews will resurface the roadway, widen the roadway for bicycle lanes, perform culvert replacements, construct new storm sewer and curb and gutter, reconstruct sidewalk and curb ramps to meet current Americans with Disabilities Act requirements and rehabilitate the surface on the Wolf River Bridge.

During 2020 construction, Highway 47 will be reduced to a single lane with temporary traffic signals. The south junction of County Road VV will be closed with a detour. Motorists will utilize Go Around Road to Highway 47. The project will be in shut down over winter and resume in spring 2021.

During 2021 construction, Highway 47 northbound will be closed between Dodge Road and the south junction of County Road VV. Highway 47 southbound lanes will remain open. A local detour will use Go Around Road, and a truck detour will utilize Highway 47, U.S. Highway 45 and state Highway 29. Later in 2021, Highway 47 traffic will be reduced to a single lane with flagging operations between County Road VV and Oshkosh Road.

Construction is currently scheduled for completion in November 2021. The schedule is dependent on favorable weather conditions and construction progress.