Motorists have been dealing with single-lane traffic and congestion along East Green Bay Street in Shawano for a couple of weeks now as part of the state Highway 22 reconstruction project, but the biggest traffic disruption is set to begin at 6 a.m. Saturday.
That’s when the Department of Transportation will close down a portion of East Green Bay Street for long-awaited work on the railroad crossing between Hamlin and Ellis streets.
That closure will remain in effect until Aug. 23, provided the weather cooperates with construction crews.
A signed detour will be in place utilizing Main Street to state Highway 29 to Airport Road.
No access across the railroad will be allowed.
Local traffic will utilize East Fifth Street as an alternate route around the road closure.
Access to businesses and residents within the closure limits will be maintained, according to the DOT.
Work along Highway 22 outside the road closure limits will continue with lane closures. Access to businesses and residents will be maintained.
Here is the weekly update on the project from JT Engineering, Inc., the contractor on the project:
Work completed since last week’s update:
• Work on the temporary diversion channel has been completed at the Murray Creek Box Culvert on east end of project. Water has been diverted.
• Demolition of the north half of the existing Murray Creek Box Culvert.
• Contractors to finish work on reconstructing ADA compliant curb ramps on Eastbound Green Bay Street.
Anticipated work schedule for week of Aug. 5:
• Continue work on the new box culvert at Murray Creek.
• Continue replacing curb ramps on Green Bay Street (state Highway 22 westbound).
• Begin removals and installation of new curb ramps on Main Street between County Road B and Zingler Avenue.
• Begin reconstruction of Green Bay Street at the railroad crossing between Hamlin and Ellis streets.
• Single-lane closures and 10-foot lane widths on Highway 22 between Airport Road and County Road BE will continue through September.
• Single-lane closures on Highway 22 between Main Street and Eberlein Park will continue.
• Shoulder closures on Main Street between County Road B and Zingler Avenue will be intermittent over the next few weeks to complete curb and sidewalk repairs.
For information, go to https://projects.511wi.gov/wis22resurf/