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.

Northwest Region Pavement Marking Project

This project will take place in various counties at various locations. This excerpt will be updated weekly with the locations that will be impacted in the following week.

Highway and Location: US 8 near St. Croix Falls in Polk County

  • Schedule: May 11 to August
  • Cost: $1.69 million
  • Description: Marking pavement.
  • Traffic impacts: Motorists can expect moving single-lane closures.

Ashland County

Highway: WIS 13

  • Location: Between Park Falls and Mellen
  • Schedule: May 26 to September
  • Cost: $3.49 million
  • Description: Replacing and lining culverts between Morse Road in the town of Morse and Jefferson Avenue in Mellen and overlaying the deck over the railroad tracks and Bad River northwest of Morse Road.
  • Traffic impacts:
    • During daylight hours: WIS 13 is down to one lane and has temporary traffic signals or flagging operations at active culvert replacement locations to direct motorists through the construction zone.
    • During nighttime hours: WIS 13 is open to two-way traffic.

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: There is a 12-foot width restriction on WIS 48, and West Avenue is closed south of WIS 48. 

Barron and Polk counties

Highway: US 8

  • Location: Between WIS 46 South junction to Front Avenue in Turtle Lake
  • Schedule: May 4 to July
  • Cost: $5.16 million
  • Description: Milling off a portion of US 8’s surface, overlaying US 8 with asphalt, widening the shoulders, installing rumble strips and marking the pavement.
  • Traffic impacts: There will be periodic lane closures in each direction controlled by flaggers.

Bayfield County

Highway: WIS 13

  • Location: Two miles north of the US 2/WIS 13 northbound connection at roundabout
  • Schedule: May 11 to September
  • Cost: $1.95 million
  • Description: Replacing Boyd Creek Bridge.
  • Traffic impacts: The right shoulder on the northbound lane is anticipated to be closed through June 11 for the construction of a temporary bypass.

Burnett, Sawyer and Washburn counties

Highway and Location: WIS 35, WIS 70, WIS 77 and US 63

  • Schedule: June 1 to August
  • Cost: $2.72 million
  • Description: Crack filling; chip, scrub and fog sealing; and pavement marking
  • Traffic impacts: There will be moving daylight single-lane closures on WIS 35 between the Yellow River Bridge south of County A and north of Webster and the St. Croix River Bridge (Riverside Landing) in Burnett County. Portable rumble strips and flagging operations will be used. 

Chippewa County

Highway: Park Avenue

  • Location: Between Main Street and South Avenue, city of Chippewa Falls
  • Schedule: April 20 to September
  • Cost: $1.56 million
  • Description: Reconstructing Park Avenue, completing sanitary and storm sewer and water utility work and adding a bicycle-pedestrian trail on the north side, along with curb and gutter.
  • Traffic impacts:
    • Park Avenue is closed to through traffic.
      • Detour route: Main Street, East Greenville Street, Woodward Avenue and WIS 124.
    • To access properties, except those between Introwitz Drive and Wisconsin Street, use side streets as much as possible.
    • Access to Introwitz Drive is being maintained from West Wisconsin Street, and a crossing is being maintained at West Wisconsin Street. 

Chippewa and Clark counties

Highway: WIS 64, WIS 27, WIS 40 and US 10

  • Location: Various
  • Schedule: May 4 to June 19 and Aug. 3 to Aug. 28
  • Cost: $1.04 million
  • Description: Replace multiple culverts.
  • Traffic impacts:
    • WIS 40: Temporary signals are anticipated to control a single lane of traffic between County C and 55th Avenue in Chippewa County through Friday, June 5.
    • WIS 64: Temporary signals are anticipated to control a single lane of traffic for about two weeks between County DD and County Q in Chippewa County until Friday, June 12. 

Clark County

Highway: WIS 73

  • Location: Meridian Avenue to WIS 95, south of Neillsville and Granton
  • Schedule: May 8 to July
  • Cost: $3.8 million
  • Description: Resurfacing WIS 73, replacing or repairing culvert pipes, installing guardrail and marking pavement.
  • Traffic impacts: The project is being built under traffic with the use of flaggers and single-lane closures.

Douglas County

Highway: US 2/53 (East 2nd Street)

  • 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.
      • Traffic is anticipated to be moved Monday, June 1, from the westbound to the eastbound lanes at the bridge between 23th Avenue East and 27th Avenue East.
    • The speed limit is reduced from 35 mph to 25 mph during construction.
    • A truck detour is in place because of turning movement restrictions at the intersection of East 2nd and Belknap streets. 

Highway: US 53

  • Location: County T to St. Croix River and County Y intersection, Gordon
  • Schedule: April 27 to August
  • Cost: $3.13 million
  • Description: Resurfacing northbound US 53 from County T to the St. Croix River and improving the County Y intersection.
  • Traffic impacts:
    • North- and southbound US 53 traffic is reduced to one lane from County T to the St. Croix River.
    • The speed limit in the work zone is reduced to 55 mph. 

Dunn County

Highway: I-94

  • Location: 250th Street to Wilson Creek, west of Menomonie
  • Schedule: Spring 2018 to June
  • Cost: $30.34 million
  • Description: Replacing bridges, resurfacing I-94, marking pavement and installing median cable barrier, guardrail, right of way fence and signs.
  • Traffic impacts: Motorists can expect intermittent flagging operations at 390th Street, 650th Avenue, County K and 250th Street.

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.
    • Detour route: 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: Excluding Memorial Day weekend, there will be intermittent lane closures on east- and westbound I-94 from WIS 128 to 250th Street.

Eau Claire County

Highway: US 12/WIS 312

  • Location: County EE/Town Hall Road intersection, northwest side of Eau Claire
  • Schedule: April to August
  • Cost: $590,000
  • Description: Extending turn lanes on WIS 312/US 12 at County EE/Town Hall Road and reconstructing Town Hall Road and Old Mill Plaza north of WIS 312/US 12.
  • Traffic impacts:
    • Eastbound US 12/WIS 312 has an inside lane closure from Truax Lane to County EE.
    • Westbound US 12/WIS 312 has an inside lane closure from Old Mill Plaza past Town Hall Road.
    • Town Hall Road is closed between US 12/WIS 312 and Chuck Lane.
    • Old Mill Plaza is closed from Town Hall Road to 200 feet to the east.

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: Work is being completed with single-lane closures.
    • In Eau Claire:
      • US 12/WIS 312 at Truax Lane, Mill Run Road and County EE.
    • In Hudson:
      • US 12 from the intersection of Brakke Road to Badlands Road.
      • The hanging of signal arms will result in a 15-minute full closure of the intersection.

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 on east- and westbound US 12 is reduced to one lane in each direction through the intersection.
    • All traffic lanes on US 12 are expected to be reopened to traffic by the end of the day Friday, May 29. 

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.
      • Traffic is anticipated to be switched from the temporary lanes to the permanent lanes on Friday, June 5.
      • For the next two weeks, periodic single-lane closures are anticipated between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Fridays.
    • 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.
      • For the next two weeks, periodic single-lane closures are anticipated between 6 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday.

Highway: US 12

  • Location: Between US 63 and WIS 128, east of Baldwin
  • Schedule: April 27 to October 2020 and June 2021
  • Cost: $6.2 million
  • Description: Resurfacing US 12, making repairs to the bridge over the Union Pacific railroad tracks and safety improvements to shoulders, improving curb, gutter, culvert pipes and beam guard, signing and marking.
  • Traffic impacts: Motorists should expect single-lane closures with flagging operations in areas where work is happening.
    • The contractor is anticipated to set up a temporary signal Tuesday, June 2, at the Union Pacific railroad bridge east of Woodville to direct single lanes of traffic across the bridge.

Highway: County E

  • Location: Between County I and County A, northeast of Hudson
  • Schedule: April 30 to July
  • Cost: $1.94 million
  • Description: Reconditioning project, including grading, paving, signing and marking.
  • Traffic impacts: The road is open during construction, and flagging operations are being used to control traffic.

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:
    • Eastbound I-94:
      • There are single-lane closures from 5 a.m. Mondays through 10 a.m. Fridays. 

Highway: US 53

  • Location: West junction of WIS 95 to Richter Road in Whitehall
  • Schedule: May 27 to August
  • Cost: $2.4 million
  • Description: Patching concrete, cleaning culverts and replacing guardrail.
  • Traffic impacts: The road is closed to through traffic with a signed detour.
    • Detour route: WIS 121, WIS 93 and WIS 95.

Highway: WIS 93

  • Location: Indee Boulevard in Independence to the north county line
  • Schedule: May 4 to October
  • Cost: $11.24 million
  • Description: Paving WIS 93, cold-in-place recycling, replacing culverts, lining pipes, updating curb ramps, marking pavement and installing guardrail, signing and centerline and edge line rumble strips.
  • Traffic impacts:
    • The road will remain open during construction, and flagging operations will be used to control traffic.
    • During work on the Buffalo River Bridge, traffic will be reduced to one lane over the bridge with traffic being controlled by signals.

Highway: County D

  • Location: Beaver Creek Bridge, just south of the village of Ettrick
  • Schedule: Late May to August
  • Cost: $636,264
  • Description: Removing and replacing the bridge.
  • Traffic impacts: County D is closed to traffic.

Highway: Creek Road

  • Location: Plum Creek Bridge, town of Lincoln
  • Schedule: May 13 to July 3
  • Cost: $284,448
  • Description: Removing and replacing the bridge.
  • Traffic impacts: Creek Road is closed; no detour is signed.

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


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