BROWN & MANITOWOC COUNTIES -- Long-term lane closures on I-43 in Brown and Manitowoc counties begin Monday.
The closures will result in only one lane open to drivers on northbound and southbound I-43 in project work areas, according to the Wisconsin DOT.
The closures are part of an I-43 resurfacing and bridge structure project that runs through November 2017.
Some local roads and I-43 ramps will also close for construction.
Brown County traffic impacts:
The Brown County I-43 resurfacing and bridge overlay project will take place on 10.6 miles of I-43 from WIS 96 to WIS 172.
March 20, 2017 to June 2017: I-43 will be reduced to one lane in each direction between WIS 96 in Denmark and the WIS 172/I-43 interchange ramp.
March 20, 2017 to late May 2017: County MM overpass at I-43 CLOSED and detoured for bridge deck replacement.
March 20, 2017 to March 24, 2017 (nighttime only): All lanes of I-43 under the County MM bridge CLOSED nightly, 8:30 p.m. to 5 a.m., for removal of the bridge deck at County MM.
Manitowoc County traffic impacts:
The Manitowoc County I-43 resurfacing, bridge overlays and bridge replacement project will take place on 6.5 miles of I-43 between Clover Road and Point Creek Road.
March 20, 2017 to November 2017: I-43 will be reduced to one lane in each direction between Point Creek Road and Silver Creek Road.
March 24 to July 2017: Southbound I-43 on-ramp from County C CLOSED.
Motorists will be directed to use the I-43/US 151 interchange ramps to the north or the I-43/County XX interchange ramps to the south.
March 27 to June 2017: County U (Newton Road) will be CLOSED under I-43 while bridge replacement takes place.
The Wisconsin State Patrol will have special enforcement monitoring I-43 project work zones to ensure worker and driver safety.
The DOT is reminding motorists to obey work zone speed limits. Talking on a mobile device in a work zone without the aid of a hands-free device is illegal. Texting and driving is always illegal. Fines double in work zones.