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Update: WIS 32 bridge in Oconto County to reopen Nov. 8

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THURSDAY 11/7/19 2:30 p.m.

KRAKOW, Wis. (WFRV) — The Wisconsin Department of Transportation says the WIS 32 bridge over the Pensaukee River in Oconto County will open at noon on Friday, Nov. 8.

Crews began working on the bridge in Krakow in August which caused it to be closed.

Under the $918,921 construction contract, crews replaced the existing structure with a new bridge and retaining walls. Box culvert wing replacement and box culvert surface repair at two locations also occurred.

Culvert work will continue with shoulder closures on southbound WIS 32 just north of Gohr Road, south of Van Dornick Road.

Gov. Evers approves improvement of WIS 32 bridge, work begins today

MONDAY 8/12/19 1:30 p.m.

KRAKOW, Wis. (WFRV) — Work is set to begin on the replacement of the WIS 32 bridge over Pensaukee River in Oconto County Monday, August 19, following Governor Tony Ever’s approval of the bridge improvement.

A $918,921 contract was signed by Governor Evers Monday morning to replace the bridge in Krakow. The Wisconsin DOT says Pheifer Brothers Construction of Neenah is the prime contractor for the project, which is set to finish in November of this year.

WisDOT says WIS 32 will be closed and detoured during construction. Crews will replace the existing structure on WIS 32 over the river with a new bridge and retaining walls. The project will also replace a wing wall on a box culvert and conduct concrete surface repair on another box culvert.

Access to properties in the area will be maintained.

The detour for northbound WIS 32 will start at WIS 32 to WIS 29 to WIS 117 to WIS 22 to WIS 32. The detour for southbound WIS 32 will start at WIS 32 to WIS 22 to WIS 117 to WIS 29 to WIS 32.

WisDOT says these detour routes are often for long-haul trucks, meaning local traffic may find shouter routes using local or county roads.

Officials say this project will improve safety by addressing current bridge deficiencies.

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