Jim Simpson, P.E., P.L.S, WisDOT Communications Manager
The good weather and the dedicated employees at Kraemer North America have kept this project on schedule. Kraemer North America and their subcontractors have poured all the concrete for the bridge and are now working on the necessary road improvements to open STH 23 to traffic again.
They are committed to have the roadway open next week before Saturday, June 12th. The bridge will be open to one lane of traffic only. There will be portable traffic signals placed to alternate traffic between northbound to southbound vehicles. The bridge will continue to be a work zone, so please be patient and proceed cautiously.
The wooden falsework needed to pour the concrete is currently being removed from the bridge.
The majority of the remaining work is cleaning and painting the steel members of the bridge. This work requires one lane of traffic to be closed and that one lane will be needed throughout the summer. The entire project is to be completed and both lanes open to traffic in September.
Also remember the river under the bridge is a work zone. The river will remain open to boaters and other recreational users, but some portions will be restricted for your protection. Be alert for crews working and use caution when navigating this area.