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. Schedules are dependent on weather and subject to change.

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 are expected to be impacted in the following week.

  • Highway and location: No locations planned this week.
  • Schedule: May 11 to October
  • Cost: $1.69 million
  • Description: Marking pavement.
  • Traffic impacts: None.

Northwest Region Polymer Overlay Project

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

  • Highway: I-94 and US 53
  • Schedule: July 27 to September
  • Cost: $1.26 million
  • Description: Completing polymer overlays on bridge decks.
  • Traffic impacts: Motorists can expect single-lane closures controlled by flagging operations in work areas.
    • Polymer overlays will be completed on County BB bridges over I-94 bridges in St. Croix County near Baldwin the week of Aug. 24.

Ashland County

Highway: WIS 112

  • Location: Anderson Creek Bridge, east of the County E-WIS 112 intersection, town of White River
  • Schedule: June 18 to August
  • Cost: $646,900
  • Description: Removing and replacing the bridge, paving WIS 112 on both sides of the structure and installing new guardrail and signage
  • Traffic impacts: WIS 112 is closed at the project site.
    • Detour: WIS 13, US 2 and WIS 112.

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:
    • WIS 13 is open to through traffic, but the road is down to one lane at work zones.
    • Traffic signals are being used to direct traffic across the Bad River Bridge and at pipe replacement and grading sites.

Barron County

Highway: US 8

  • Location: Ash Street in Turtle Lake to County P
  • Schedule: July to September
  • Cost: $3.14 million
  • Description: Milling off a portion of the road surface and overlaying it with asphalt, widening the shoulders, installing rumble strips and marking the pavement
  • Traffic impacts: Motorists can expect periodic lane closures controlled by flagging operations in each direction.
    • No work will be ongoing between 2 p.m. Fridays and 6 a.m. Mondays.

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.
    • The Bear Paw Avenue intersection north of WIS 48 is closed.
    • The West Avenue intersection south of WIS 48 is closed, and it will remain closed until late September.
    • The US 53 northbound on-ramp from WIS 48 will close Monday, Aug. 24, and it is anticipated to remain closed for four weeks.
      • Detour: US 53 southbound to the County O exit (Exit 140).

Bayfield County

Highway: US 63

  • Location: South Fish Creek Bridge, just south of US 2 in the towns of Keystone and Eileen
  • Schedule: June 26 to October
  • Cost: $1.95 million
  • Description: Removing and replacing the bridge.
  • Traffic impacts: US 63 just south of US 2 and north of County F is closed.
    • Detour:
      • Passenger vehicles: County F
      • Trucks: WIS 118, WIS 112 and US 2

Highway: US 2

  • Location: County E to US 63
  • Schedule: June to September
  • Cost: $696,000
  • Description: Rehabilitating and replacing culvert pipe, replacing the asphalt road surface and marking the pavement.
  • Traffic impacts: Motorists should expect shoulder closures and less than 12-foot width restrictions during working hours.

Highway: WIS 13

  • Location: Boyd Creek Bridge, about two miles north of the US 2/WIS 13 northbound connection at roundabout
  • Schedule: May 11 to September
  • Cost: $1.95 million
  • Description: Removing and replacing the bridge.
  • Traffic impacts:
    • There are left and right shoulder closures.
    • Motorists are using a temporary bypass around the work zone until mid-August, and the speed limit on the bypass is 35 mph.

Highway: Little Sand Bay Road and Old County K

  • Location: Little Sand Bay Road from Old County K to termini and Old County K from Little Sand Bay Road to Peterson Hill Road and from Peterson Hill Road to Leask Drive.
  • Schedule: June 8 to September
  • Cost: $1.79 million
  • Description: Grading, pulverizing existing pavement and relaying it as base, hot-mix asphalt paving, culvert lining, marking pavement and signing.
  • Traffic impacts: On Little Sand Bay Road from Old County K to the termini:
    • Traffic will be restricted to a single lane utilizing flagging operations from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and possibly some Saturdays within the construction zone.
    • During those times and days, a 10-foot lane width will be maintained on Little Sand Bay Road. Such restrictions could be up to a mile in length.
    • The road will be open to two-way traffic during nighttime hours, on Saturdays when no work is planned and on Sundays.
    •  The east leg of Old County K is closed to through traffic from WIS 13 to the junction of Little Sand Bay Road.
      • Detour: WIS 13 north to west leg of Old County K to Little Sand Bay Road.

Highway: North Main Street, town of Iron River

  • Location: Iron River Bridge
  • Schedule: June 29 to August
  • Cost: $359,538
  • Description: Removing and replacing the bridge, asphalt paving and signing.
  • Traffic impacts: Road is closed at the project site, but the bridge is anticipated to open to traffic sometime during the week of Aug. 24.

Buffalo and Trempealeau counties

Highway: WIS 121

  • Location: WIS 88 to WIS 93, Gilmanton to Independence
  • Schedule: June 29 to October
  • Cost: $5.17 million
  • Description: Resurfacing the highway, replacing culvert pipes and guardrail and cleaning ditches
  • Traffic impacts:
    • Flagging operations are in place to control traffic during daylight hours.
    • Traffic is limited to one lane at culvert pipe locations.

Chippewa County

Highway: US 53

  • Location: WIS 64 to north county line
  • Schedule: July 27 to October
  • Cost: $6.03 million
  • Description: Milling and overlaying the pavement and completing curb and gutter work.
  • Traffic impacts: Motorists can expect single-lane closures both north and south for the duration of the work.

Highway: WIS 27

  • Location: Between 100th Avenue north of Cadott and South Street in Cornell
  • Schedule: June 29 to November
  • Cost: $1.5 million
  • Description: Replacing box culverts at Seth Creek, Leman Creek, an unnamed creek and Clark Creek.
  • Traffic impacts: A detour of WIS 27 between Cadott and Cornell is in place, using WIS 29, WIS 178 and WIS 64.
    • Work at unnamed tributary near Cornell is expected to start Monday, Aug. 24. WIS 27 is only closed at the work site.

Chippewa, Clark and Eau Claire counties

Highway: WIS 29 and US 53

  • Location: Various
  • Schedule: July 13 to September
  • Cost: $661,344
  • Description: Install median cable guard.
  • Traffic impacts:
    • Through today, east- and westbound inside lane closures are on WIS 29 in Clark County near Curtiss, roughly 1.5 miles west of County E to 1 mile east of County E.
      • These closures will be reinstalled on Monday, Aug. 24.

Clark County

Highway: US 12/WIS 27

  • Location: Southeast of Humbird
  • Schedule: June 9 to August
  • Cost: $972,608
  • Description: Replacing the deck on the US 12/WIS 27 bridge over the railroad tracks, concrete approach slabs and guardrail, and repaving the asphalt on either side of the bridge structure.
  • Traffic impacts:
    • US 12/WIS 27 is closed within the project limits.
      • Local traffic only will be permitted south of County B and north of County Line Road.
      • Detour: US 10, WIS 73 and WIS 95.
      • The bridge tentatively is scheduled to open to traffic on Thursday.

Highway: WIS 73

  • Location: Meridian Avenue to WIS 95, south of Neillsville and Granton
  • Schedule: May 8 to August
  • Cost: $3.8 million
  • Description: Resurfacing WIS 73, replacing or repairing culvert pipes, installing guardrail and marking pavement.
  • Traffic impacts: There are single-lane closures controlled by flagging operations.

Highway: Pray Avenue

  • Location: Cunningham Creek Bridge, town of Washburn
  • Schedule: July 20 to September
  • Cost: $390,971
  • Description: Replacing bridge.
  • Traffic impacts: Pray Avenue is closed within the project limits.

Highway: Riplinger Road

  • Location: Popple River Bridge, town of Unity
  • Schedule: Aug. 7 to September
  • Cost: $336,748
  • Description: Replacing bridge.
  • Traffic impacts: Riplinger Road is closed within the project limits

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:
    • All traffic lanes have been opened. However, motorists can expect periodic lane closures for the next three to four weeks as finishing work is completed.
    • The speed limit 25 mph speed limit remains in place.

Highway: WIS 105

  • Location: Pokegama River Bridge, west of WIS 35 in Superior
  • Schedule: June 10 to September
  • Cost: $2.1 million
  • Description: Removing and replacing the structure.
  • Traffic impacts: Traffic is using a temporary bypass.

Dunn County

Highway: I-94

  • Location: 250th Street to Wilson Creek, west of Menomonie
  • Schedule: Spring 2018 to August
  • 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 County K.

Highway: WIS 72

  • Location: Eau Galle River Bridge, about two miles east of Elmwood
  • Schedule: April 6 to September
  • 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: WIS 128, WIS 29 and WIS 25.

Highway: WIS 25

  • Location: South Dunn County line to Red Cedar River near Downsville.
  • Schedule: Aug. 3 to November
  • Cost: $3.6 million
  • Description: Resurfacing, relocating a curve and replacing culvert pipes.
  • Traffic impacts:
    • Single-lane closures are being controlled by flagging operations.
    • The project also is resulting in shoulder closures along 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 intermittent lane closures on east- and westbound I-94 from WIS 128 to 250th Street.
    • Traffic is split in a 3-1 configuration in the Knapp Hill area.
      • The eastbound side of I-94 is carrying the eastbound driving and passing lanes and westbound passing lane.
      • The westbound side of I-94 is carrying the westbound driving lane.
        • Trucks are being directed to stay in this lane.

Eau Claire County

Highway: US 12

  • Location: Elco Road to Oak Knoll Road, between Altoona and Fall Creek
  • Schedule: June 1 to September
  • Cost: $1.28 million
  • Description: Removing and replacing box culverts over Six Mile Creek near Elco Road and Nine Mile Creek near Voight Road and rebuilding roadway approaches to accommodate new culverts.
  • Traffic impacts: Flagging operations are anticipated on Thursday, Aug. 27, near Nine Mile Creek for asphalt patching.

Eau Claire and St. Croix counties

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

  • Location: Various locations
  • Schedule: April 13 to fall
  • Cost: $760,000
  • Description: Replacing signals, poles and bases and completing beam guard, electrical and signing work.
  • Traffic impacts: None currently.

Jackson County

Highway: US 12/WIS 27

  • Location: Northeast of Black River Falls.
  • Schedule: June 8 to November
  • Cost: $2.68 million
  • Description: Removing the existing Allen Creek stone masonry culvert and replacing it with a bridge and removing another culvert south of Allen Creek and replacing it with a culvert.
  • Traffic impacts: US 12/WIS 27 is closed to traffic in the Allen Creek work zone.
    • Detour: I-94, WIS 95 and US 12/WIS 27.

Highway: County G

  • Location: Buffalo River Bridge.
  • Schedule: July 23 to September
  • Cost: $294,724
  • Description: Removing and replacing bridge.
  • Traffic impacts: County G is closed to through traffic.
    • Detour: County B, County T and US 10.

Pierce County

Highway: 465th Avenue

  • Location: Rush River Bridge, town of El Paso
  • Schedule: Aug. 10 to October
  • Cost: $684,498
  • Description: Removing and replacing bridge.
  • Traffic impacts: 465th Avenue is closed from 400th Street to 350th Street.

Polk County

Highway: US 8

  • Location: 150th Street intersection, between WIS 65 and WIS 46
  • Schedule: July 13 to September
  • Cost: $1.14 million
  • Description: Adding additional width on US 8 to allow for designated left-turn lanes at 150th Street and installing new asphalt surface on US 8, new pavement markings and signing.
  • Traffic impacts:
    • Motorists can expect flagging operations from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
    • East- and westbound US 8 lanes are reduced to an 11-foot width.
    • 150th Street is closed 300 feet north and south of US 8.

Rusk County

Highway: County D

  • Location: Deer Tail Creek Bridge, west of WIS 27
  • Schedule: July 6 to October
  • Cost: $1.36 million
  • Description: Removing and replacing bridge, base, asphaltic surface and guardrail.
  • Traffic impacts: County D is closed at the project site.

Highway: County B

  • Location: Deer Tail Creek Bridge, north of Glen Flora
  • Schedule: Aug. 19 to October
  • Cost: $286,365
  • Description: Removing and replacing bridge.
  • Traffic impacts: County B is closed at the project site.

Highway: County I

  • Location: Deer Tail Creek Bridge, south of Tony
  • Schedule: July 15 to September
  • Cost: $448,000
  • Description: Removing and replacing bridge.
  • Traffic impacts: County I is closed at the project site.

Highway: South Hutchinson Road, town of Stubbs

  • Location: Soft Maple Creek Bridge
  • Schedule: July 13 to September
  • Cost: $380,611
  • Description: Removing and replacing bridge, replacing base and asphaltic surface and grading.
  • Traffic impacts: South Hutchinson Road is closed at the project site.

St. Croix County

Highway: I-94

  • Location: Kinnickinnic River to County T
  • Schedule: July 6 to October
  • Cost: $5.04 million
  • Description: Resurfacing, grading slopes and pipe lining.
  • Traffic impacts: Work is being completed with single-lane closures during off-peak hours.

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: No work is planned until after Labor Day.

Highway: WIS 35/65

  • Location: St. Croix
  • Schedule: Aug. 19 to October
  • Cost: $1.86 million
  • Description: Constructing a jug-handle connection in the northwest quadrant of the WIS 35/65-East Division Street intersection, aligning it with the existing jug-handle in the northeast quadrant.
  • Traffic impacts: WIS 35/65, East Division Street and Hanson Drive will remain open to traffic throughout construction. During the first stage of construction:
    • There will be a shoulder closure on the west side of WIS 35/65 southbound.
    • A temporary bypass will be installed on Hanson Drive to maintain access.

Highway: County GG

  • Location: New Richmond
  • Schedule: July 6 to September
  • Cost: $829,420
  • Description: Replacing one mile of pavement, widening the road and adding new curb and gutter.
  • Traffic impacts: Road is closed to through traffic and detoured for the duration.
    • Detour: WIS 65 and County G.

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.
    • Westbound I-94:
      • There will be single-lane closures from 5 a.m. Mondays through 11 a.m. Fridays.

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: Traffic is being controlled by flagging.

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