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 work anticipated in the next week.

Schedule: May 11 to October

Cost: $1.69 million.

Description: Marking pavement.

Traffic impacts: None presently.

Ashland County

Highway: WIS 13

Location: Between Park Falls and Mellen

Schedule: May 26 to October

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 during daylight hours.
    • WIS 13 is fully open on weekends.
  • Traffic signals or flagging operations are being used to direct traffic at shouldering areas.

Highway: Pieper Road

Location: East fork of the Chippewa River Bridge, southwest of Glidden in the town of Shanagolden

Schedule: Aug. 26 to October

Cost: $445,000

Description: Removing and replacing bridge.

Traffic impacts: Pieper Road is closed at the structure.

Barron County

Highway: US 8

Location: 20th Street and County SS intersections, village of Cameron

Schedule: Sept. 21 to late October

Cost: $618,057

Description: At 20th Street: Building right-turn lanes on 20th Street in both the east- and westbound direction and removing the existing median crossing and installing U-turns in both the east- and westbound direction. At County SS: Installing street lighting and an overhead stop sign with a flashing beacon and building new curb and gutter islands and medians.

Traffic impacts: There are single-lane closures on east- and westbound US 8.

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 West Avenue intersection south of WIS 48 is closed, and it will remain closed until late October.

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 directing traffic through areas where paving is taking place during daylight hours.

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: None; project complete.

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: WIS 27 is closed at Clark Creek in Cornell.

  • Detour: WIS 29, WIS 178 and WIS 64.

Clark County

Highway: Riplinger Road

Location: Popple River Bridge, town of Unity

Schedule: Aug. 7 to October

Cost: $336,748 Description: Replacing bridge.

Traffic impacts: None; project complete.

Douglas County

Highway: WIS 35 (Tower Avenue)

Location: North 64th Street to North 69th Street, village of Superior

Schedule: Aug. 31 to October

Cost: $692,109

Description: Resurfacing Tower Avenue; making spot curb, gutter, sidewalk and select storm sewer inlet repairs; and installing or upgrading curb ramps.

Traffic impacts: The northbound lane is closed to traffic, but traffic has been moved to the southbound side of WIS 35.

Dunn County

Highway: I-94

Location: 250th Street to Wilson Creek, west of Menomonie

Schedule: Spring 2018 to fall

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: Intermittent flagging might occur on County K.

Highway: US 12/WIS 29

Location: County B to I-94 east of Menomonie

Schedule: Aug. 25 to October

Cost: $3.1 million

Description: Replacing culvert pipe and guardrail, resurfacing the road and marking the pavement.

Traffic impacts: None; project complete.

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.

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 westbound side of I-94 is carrying the westbound driving and passing lanes and eastbound passing lane.
  • The eastbound side of I-94 is carrying the eastbound driving lane.
    • Trucks are being directed to stay in this lane.

Eau Claire County

Highway: County D

Location: Beaver Creek Bridge west of US 53 and southeast of Eau Claire

Schedule: Sept. 28 to November

Cost: $546,132

Description: Removing and replacing the bridge.

Traffic impacts: County D is closed at the project site, and traffic is being detoured on County V.

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 X

Location: Trout Run Creek Bridge, southwest of Black River Falls

Schedule: Sept. 28 to November

Cost: $398,374

Description: Removing and replacing the bridge, paving County X, marking pavement and signing.

Traffic impacts: County X is closed at the project site.

Pierce County

Highway: East Division Street (County M)

Location: Kinnickinnic River Bridge, city of River Falls

Schedule: Aug. 10 to October

Cost: $361,557

Description: Rehabilitating bridge, replacing guardrail and marking pavement.

Traffic impacts: The southbound WIS 35 shoulder is closed.

Polk County

Highway: WIS 35

Location: County F to West Avenue North, Dresser

Schedule: Sept. 21 to October

Cost: $446,967

Description: Repairing curb, gutter and inlets, milling the existing pavement, overlaying WIS 35 with new asphalt and restriping the road to accommodate a two-way, center left-turn lane.

Traffic impacts: Motorists might encounter intermittent shoulder closures.

Rusk County

Highway: WIS 73

Location: Alder Creek Bridge, north of Jump River

Schedule: Sept. 21 to November

Cost: $473,476

Description: Removing the triple culvert structure, replacing it with a bridge, paving WIS 73 with asphalt north and south of the new structure and adding guardrail, pavement marking and signs.

Traffic impacts: WIS 73 is closed at the project site.

  • Detour: WIS 64, WIS 27, US 8 and WIS 73.

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: None; project complete.

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: None; project complete.

St. Croix County

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: There are single-lane closures controlled by flagging where work is happening.

Highway: WIS 35/65

Location: City of River Falls

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 is a shoulder closure on the west side of WIS 35/65 southbound and on the north side of Division Street.
  • Beginning the week of Oct. 19, motorists can anticipate a shoulder closure on the east side of WIS 35/65.

Taylor County

Highway: WIS 64/73

Location: Hay Creek Bridge southwest of Gilman

Schedule: Aug. 27 to November

Cost: $593,100

Description: Removing and replacing the bridge, placing new concrete approaches, paving WIS 64/73 around the construction site with asphalt and installing new guardrail.

Traffic impacts: WIS 64/73 is closed at the structure, and traffic is being detoured on County B.

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 will be a single-lane closures from 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 19, through 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 23.
  • Westbound I-94:
    • There will be a single-lane closures from 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 19, through 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 23.

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