Infrastructure and Structural Engineering (Transportation): Niagara, WI

USH 141 Urban Reconstruction City of Niagara, WI
IES_Niagara_1312OTIE completed design plans for the resurfacing and reconstruction of nearly five miles of USH 141 in Marinette County, WI. The project consisted of both rural and urban highway segments, as well as coordination for reconstruction of the bridge over the Menominee River that links Wisconsin to the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.

Urban Segment: OTIE designed the urban project involving the reconstruction of 3.1 miles of USH 141 in the City of Niagara. This segment of USH 141 plays a vital role in the local economy as it passes through the central business district of Niagara. OTIE strategically phased construction of the roadway, sidewalks, driveway openings, and side roads to minimize impacts to local businesses and motorists. OTIE’s design plans also included replacement of storm sewer, sanitary sewer, and water main along the length of the entire project. OTIE reduced sediment in storm water runoff by maintaining drainage ditches behind the curb and gutter.

Rural Segment: OTIE managed the rural design project involving the resurfacing of 1.5 miles of USH 141. The design plans called for milling the existing pavement and overlaying it with new asphalt pavement. Intersections were evaluated for deficient acceleration/deceleration lengths, and T-intersections were analyzed for potential bypass lane additions to provide a safer roadway. In addition, the design incorporated a 4,000-foot climbing lane addition to southbound USH 141 to safely accommodate slower moving vehicles.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) was pleased with OTIE’s performance on this complex project. Evaluation comments from the WisDOT Project Manager stated:“OTIE worked well with Department and local units of government” and “[OTIE] was always responsive and cooperative with Department requests.”

Client Name: Wisconsin DOT, NE Region


Location: City of Niagara,
Marinette County, WI


Contract Value: $5 Million Construction Cost


Project Features:

  • Urban reconstruction plans
  • Rural mill/overlay plans
  • Storm sewer design
  • Intersection improvements
  • Community sensitive design enhancements
  • Traffic control/staging
  • Traffic management plan
  • Right-of-way plat