The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) provides weekly updates on road construction projects in the following counties in northwest Wisconsin: Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Buffalo, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Rusk, St. Croix, Sawyer, Taylor, Trempealeau and Washburn counties.

Barron County 

Highway: WIS 48

  • Location: Between West and Bear Paw avenues, city of Rice Lake
  • Schedule: April 20 to November
  • Cost: $5.1 million
  • Description: Reconstructing WIS 48 from West Avenue to Bear Paw Avenue, rebuilding the WIS 48-West Avenue intersection with a roundabout, reconstructing the north- and southbound US 53 ramp terminals as roundabouts and improving the Bear Paw Avenue intersection with traffic signal installation.
  • Traffic impacts: The right-turn lane shoulder is closed on westbound WIS 48.

Douglas County

Highway: US 2/53

  • Location: Between 2nd Avenue East and 31st Avenue East, city of Superior
  • Schedule: April 6 to October
  • Cost: $7.02 million
  • Description: Rehabilitating one bridge structure; repairing spot locations of concrete pavement and utility manholes and inlets; updating or replacing traffic signals; upgrading or installing curb ramps at pedestrian crossings; and grinding the road’s concrete surface and overlaying it with asphalt.
  • Traffic impacts:
    • Traffic is reduced to one lane in each direction between 2nd Avenue East and 31st Avenue East.
    • The speed limit is reduced from 35 mph to 25 mph.
    • A truck detour is in place because of turning movement restrictions at the intersection of East 2nd and Belknap streets.

Dunn County

Highway: WIS 72

  • Location: Eau Galle River Bridge, about two miles east of Elmwood
  • Schedule: April 6 to August
  • Cost: $1.94 million
  • Description: Removing and replacing the bridge, grading, signing and pavement marking.
  • Traffic impacts: WIS 72 is closed at the structure, and traffic is being detoured via WIS 128, WIS 29 and WIS 25.

Dunn and St. Croix counties 

Highway: I-94

  • Location: Between Hudson and Menomonie near Knapp
  • Schedule: March 25, 2019 to November 2020
  • Cost: $57.5 million
  • Description: Removing and replacing concrete pavement and six structures, grading, marking pavement and installing beam guard, cable barrier, right-of-way fencing and signing.
  • Traffic impacts: There will be lane closures on east- and westbound I-94 from WIS 128 to 250th Street.

Eau Claire and St. Croix counties 

Highway: US 12, WIS 64, WIS 65 and WIS 312

  • Location: Various locations 
  • Schedule: April 13 to June
  • Cost: $760,000
  • Description: Replacing signals, poles and bases and completing beam guard, electrical and signing work.
  • Traffic impacts:
    • In Eau Claire:
      • The work on US 12 (Clairemont Avenue) from Keith Street to London Road will be completed with through-lane closures.
      • There will be a single-lane closure on US 12/Business 53 (Clairemont Avenue/Hastings Way) to install a camera pole.
    • In Hudson:
      • The work on US 12 at Brakke Drive and County UU will be completed with single-lane closures on the outside lanes.

Jackson County 

Highway: US 12

  • Location: US 12 and County A intersection in Black River Falls
  • Schedule: April 13 to July
  • Cost: $661,008
  • Description: Signalizing the intersection – first with temporary and then permanent signals; completing excavation, asphalt, curb and gutter and sign work; and marking the pavement.
  • Traffic impacts: Traffic will be maintained throughout construction.

St. Croix County

Highway: I-94

  • Location: Between Hudson and Baldwin
  • Schedule: April 1, 2019 to July 2020
  • Cost: $17 million
  • Description: Replacing four bridge structures – two over 130th Street and two over the Kinnickinnic River – and completing roughly two miles of approach work. 
  • Traffic impacts:
    • Westbound I-94
      • Traffic is using temporary lanes, which are posted at 60 mph. This configuration will remain like this until late June.
      • There will be intermittent right-lane closures from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday, April 20 to 26.
    • Eastbound I-94
      • The inside shoulder is closed.
      • The speed limit will be reduced from 70 mph to 60 mph when a lane is closed.

Trempealeau County

Highway: I-94

  • Location: Northwest of Osseo
  • Schedule: March 25, 2019 to October 2020
  • Cost: $10.02 million
  • Description: Removing and replacing four structures – two over County NN and two over the Buffalo River, road resurfacing, installing beam guard, pavement marking, fencing and signing.
  • Traffic impacts:
    • Westbound I-94
      • There will be a westbound lane closure from 5 a.m. Mondays to 11 a.m. Fridays.
    • Eastbound I-94
      • There will be an eastbound lane closure from 5 a.m. Mondays to 10 a.m. Fridays.

Highway: Dopp Road

  • Location: Smikrud Coulee Creek Bridge, town of Ettrick
  • Schedule: April 7 to late May
  • Cost: $319,157
  • Description: Removing and replacing the bridge.
  • Traffic impacts: Dopp Road is closed at the structure.

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


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