The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is providing a weekly update on construction projects in the northwest region, which includes the counties of Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Buffalo, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Rusk, Sawyer, St. Croix, Taylor, Trempealeau and Washburn counties.

Construction related traffic impacts are subject to change and dependent on favorable weather patterns.


Barron County

Highway: WIS 48
Location: Rice Lake
Schedule: July 16 to November 9, 2018
Cost: $1.2 Million
Description: Crews will realign the stream and replace structures along the roadway.
Traffic impacts: WIS 48 is closed between County Highway V and 17th street. Local traffic can access residences from County Highway V.
 
Highway: WIS 48, Knapp Street Location: Rice Lake
Schedule: June 24 to October 30, 2018
Cost: $2.1 Million
Description: Crews will reconstruct and resurface the roadway. Utility work will also be done.
Traffic impacts: Motorists can expect traffic shifts and lane closures. The Hammond and Knapp Street intersection is closed. Detour is signed.
 
Highway: US 53
Location:  Between Rice Lake and Spooner, North of County Highway O
Schedule:  August 27 to early November 2018
Cost: $353,000
Description: Culvert repairs.
Traffic impacts: Motorists can expect to encounter single lane closures.
 
Roadway: South Main Street
Location: City of Rice Lake, Red Cedar River Bridge
Schedule: September 17 to August 2019
Cost: $2.9 million
Description: Crews will replace the Red Cedar River Bridge.
Traffic Impacts: Main Street will be open to traffic during stage 1 traffic control.
 
Buffalo County

Highway: WIS 88
Location: Between County U and WIS 37
Schedule: August 6 to November 12, 2018
Cost: $2.4 Million
Description: Crews will perform resurfacing of the existing asphaltic pavement. Work also includes gradings and beam guard at the approaches to the bridges and pavement marking.
Traffic Impact: Motorists can expect to encounter shoulder closures and temporary flagging operations during the beginning stages of the project.
 
Burnett County

Highway: WIS 70
Location: Siren to Spooner
Schedule: September 11 to November 18, 2018
Cost: $2.4 million
Description: Crews will mill and resurface the highway.
Traffic Impacts: Motorists can expect to encounter flagging operations.
 
Chippewa County

Highway: County Highway K
Location: Cadott
Schedule: August 6 to October 29, 2018
Cost:  $425,000
Description: Crews will replace the bridge and install signing.
Traffic impacts: County Highway K will be closed just south of the 107th street intersection.
 
Clark County

Highway: County Highway Y
Location: US 10 to County Highway H
Schedule: October 2 to December 7, 2018
Cost: $483,000
Description: Crews will prepare the work site by grading and placing base aggregate. They will then resurface and reconstruct the roadway.
Traffic Impacts: County Highway Y will be closed between County Highway H and Panther Creek Road.
 
Douglas County

Highway: US 2                                                                                               
Location: Belknap Street, City of Superior; Banks Avenue to Hill Avenue 
Schedule: March 19 to October 30, 2018
Cost: $23.5 Million
Description: Crews will reconstruct Belknap Street (US 2) from Banks Avenue to Hill Avenue over two construction seasons. Work completed in 2017 included the west and east ends of the project from Banks Avenue to John Avenue and Birch Avenue to Hill Avenue respectively. The center section from John Avenue to Birch Avenue will be reconstructed in 2018.
Traffic impacts:

  • US 2/Belknap Street - Single lane closures from Mortorelli Avenue to Ogden Avenue.
  • Signed truck detour and alternate route available to bypass project.

Current Side Street Closures

  • North Side
    • Cumming Avenue
    • Hughitt Avenue
    • John Avenue
    • Weeks Avenue 

Highway: US 53
Location: Solon Springs through Superior
Schedule: August 6 to October 30, 2018
Cost: $9.4 Million
Description: Crews will resurface the roadway and construct a restricted U-Turn at County Highway L.
Traffic impacts: Motorists can expect single lane closures and regulatory speed limit changes.
 
Dunn County

Highway: US 12
Location: City of Menomonie, Broadway Street (Red Cedar River Bridge)
Schedule: April 30 to September 2019
Cost: $2.9 Million
Description: Crews will make repairs and improvements to the Red Cedar River Bridge.
Traffic impacts: Motorists can expect traffic shifts and lane closures for the duration of the project.
Highway: I-94
Location: 250th Street to Wilson Creek, Menomonie
Schedule: April 2 to November 14, 2019
Cost: $30 Million
Description: Crews will remove, replace, and make various improvements to the existing roadway.
Traffic impacts: I-94 is currently open to two lanes in each direction. Westbound traffic is running on the existing alignment with segments where traffic is shifted to the shoulder. Eastbound traffic is running on the temporary roadway. The speed limit is reduced to 60 MPH. Motorists should expect minor delays while traversing project area.
 
Roadway: Main Street, 13th Street, 9th Street
Location: City of Menomonie
Schedule: Completion date scheduled for October 31, 2018
Cost: $1.6 million
Description: Work performed under the contract includes grading, paving, and the implementation of roadway safety features.
Traffic Impacts: Main St. and 13th St. will be closed for the project’s duration. No detour route will be provided. Local access will be maintained.
 
Highway: US 12
Location: Cherry Ave to Lake Ave, City of Menomonie
Schedule: September 17 to October 30, 2018
Cost: $204,000
Description: Crews will make improvements to the roadway.
Traffic Impacts: Motorists can expect to encounter single lane closures.
 
Eau Claire County

Highway: I-94
Location: Eau Claire through Osseo, Hobbs Road Bridge and County Highway I Bridge
Schedule: April 30 to November 10, 2018
Cost: $3.9 Million
Description: Crews will replace the County Highway I and Hobbs Road bridges.
Traffic impacts: County I bridge will be closed to through traffic throughout the duration of the project. Hobbs Rd Bridge will remain open to traffic until the County Highway I Bridge is complete. Access will be maintained for all landowners.

Motorists can expect single lane closures along I-94 throughout the duration of the project.

WB: Monday, October 1st at 6:00 a.m. – Friday, October 5th at 12:00 p.m.
EB: Monday, October 1st at 6:00 a.m. – Friday, October 5th at 11:00 a.m.
 
Highway: WIS 37
Location: Mondovi, I-94 interchange to WIS 12
Schedule: May 14 to November 2018
Cost: $4.4 Million
Description: Crews will remove and replace concrete along WIS 37 and at the intersections of Short Street and Craig Road.
Traffic impacts: Motorists can expect single lane closures, traffic shifts, and temporary traffic signals.
 
Pierce County

Highway: US 10
Location: Hastings to Prescott
Schedule: September 4, 2018 to June 2019
Cost: $1 Million
Description: Bridge rehabilitation, concrete surface repair, joint replacement, floor repair, polymer overlay.
Traffic Impacts: US 10 will be reduced to one lane in each direction. Motorists can expect delays for eastbound traffic, width restrictions and delays for westbound truck traffic.
 
Rusk County

Highway: County Highway B
Location: County Highway P to Glen Flora, Main Creek Bridge
Schedule: September 14 to November 26, 2018
Cost: $381,000
Description: Crews will replace the Main Creek Bridge.
Traffic Impacts: Road closed between County Highway P and Circle Road.
 
Highway: County Highway V
Location: County Highway I to East County Line, Little Jump River Bridge
Schedule: September 20 to November 26, 2018
Cost: $452,000
Description: Crews will replace the Little Jump River Bridge.
Traffic Impacts: County Highway V will be closed between Cemetery Road and Poplar Road for the duration of the project.
 
Sawyer County

Roadway: Hanson Road
Location: Town of Winter
Schedule: September 4 to December 2018
Cost: $424,000
Description: Crews will replace the Brunet River Bridge.
Traffic Impacts: A temporary bypass structure will be placed to accommodate traffic. Because Hanson Road is a dead end without permanent residences, no traffic impacts are expected.
 
St. Croix County

Highway: I-94
Location: Hudson to Baldwin
Schedule: March 28 to November 14, 2018
Cost: $28 Million
Description: Crews will upgrade and replace roadways, widen and replace bridge decks, lay concrete, and make various improvements to the roadway.
Traffic impacts: Motorists can expect single lane closures, lane shifts and ramp closures throughout the project. Motorists can expect speed reductions. All ramp closures will have detours posted. Most lane closures will take place during the night.
 
Highway: WIS 64 (Loop Trail)
Location: Stillwater to Somerset, Loop Trail System (Ped/Bike Facility), Houlton, WI
Schedule: April 23 to spring 2019
Cost: $4.7 Million
Description: Repairs to the Wisconsin bluff.
Traffic impacts: Traffic will not be impacted during the final stages of the project. The main trailhead is open to the public.
 
Taylor County

Highway: WIS 73
Location: North of Thorp, North Fork Eau Claire River Bridge
Schedule: August 27 to November 30, 2018
Cost: $1.2 Million
Description: Bridge replacement, pavement and guardrail.
Traffic impacts: Motorists can expect to encounter single lane closure and temporary traffic signals.
 
Highway: WIS 64
Location: East of Medford, East Fork Little Black River Bridge
Schedule: August 27 to November 16, 2018
Cost: $1.2 Million
Description: Crews will construct a bridge over the Little Black River.
Traffic impacts: Motorists can expect to encounter single lane closures and temporary traffic signals.
 
Trempealeau County

Highway: US 53
Location: East of McKeeth Drive on US 53 near Galesville
Schedule: October 1 to October 30, 2018
Cost: $331,000
Description: Crews will reconstruct culverts along the highway. Various road features will be installed to reduce the impact of erosion.
Traffic Impacts: Motorists can expect to encounter temporary flagging operations. The southbound shoulder of US 53 will be closed to provide access to the project site.


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