Marine Construction

Cat Islands

Cat Islands

Scope

Michels Construction, Inc. and Michels Road & Stone, Inc. built 4.3 miles of stone dike ranging from 4 to 8 feet high on the Green Bay lake bed to reconstruct the Cat Islands Chain. Additionally, Michels crews also built a 275-foot mooring facility and were responsible for building the dike to exact specifications for height, width and shape. Building the mooring facility required sheets and pilings to get drilled into the lake bed.

Michels recreated the chain by essentially building a curvy stone dike with three cells created by six legs of core stone and armor stone extending off the main dike. About 800,000 tons of dense base and 300,000 tons of armor stone, provided by Michels, were used to build the dike.

The bays will be used as dredged material disposal facilities with 20 years of capacity for sediments from the upper portion of Green Bay's navigation channel. When filled, the bays will eventually become the three islands that are expected to foster vegetation and habitat for fish and wildlife. Michels completed this project three years ahead of the contractual completion date schedule.


  • Michels built 4.3 miles of stone dike ranging from 4 to 8 feet high on the Green Bay lake bed to reconstruct the Cat Islands Chain.
  • Michels crews also built a 275-foot barge and ship mooring facility and were responsible for building the dike to exact specifications for height, width and shape.
  • Building the mooring facility required sheets and pilings to get drilled into the lake bed.
  • When filled, the bays will eventually become the three islands and are expected to foster vegetation and habitat for fish and wildlife.

Projects

Michels was the concrete paving subcontractor for the construction of the Highway 26 Janesville - Fort Atkinson Road Interchange Project.

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State Highway 26

Wisconsin

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State Highway 26

Michels was the prime contractor for the construction of the DePere to Suamico, portion of USH 41 from Orange Lane to Glory Road.

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US Highway 41 Mainline DePere

Wisconsin

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US Highway 41 Mainline DePere

Michels was the prime contractor for the major reconstruction of STH 67, Summit Avenue located in Oconomowoc, WI.

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State Highway 67 Oconomowoc

Wisconsin

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State Highway 67 Oconomowoc

Michels is the Prime Contractor for the construction of the STH 94-142 Interchange project.

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Interstate Highway 94

Wisconsin

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Interstate Highway 94

Michels simultaneously rebuilding and widening a 4.4-mile Central and 6.7-mile South segment of the project on a heavily traveled route linking between Chicago and Milwaukee. The roadway is being expanded from three lanes in each direction to four lanes plus widened shoulders.

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I-94 Reconstruction

Wisconsin

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I-94 Reconstruction

Michels was the prime contractor for a reconstruction at the Kenosha Regional Airport. Michels performed all excavation, pipe underdrain, aggregate placing, concrete pavement, and topsoil operations to completely reconstruct and extend the main east/west runway and taxiway for the
airport. The runway was extended 1,100 feet to allow for larger aircraft to safely land and take off.

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Kenosha Regional Airport

Wisconsin

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Kenosha Regional Airport

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