Weekly Regional Construction Update

This week's road construction update from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Weekly Regional Construction Update

This week's Wisconsin road construction update from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for Northwest Wisconsin.

Editor's note: The counties that will be shown below are the six counties in DrydenWire's coverage area: Barron, Burnett, Polk, Rusk, Sawyer, and Washburn.

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. The restrictions are anticipated through Friday, Nov. 6, but could continue through the weekend.

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: Flagging operations might be used to direct traffic around light pole installation.

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.

Last Update: Nov 09, 2020 6:25 am CST

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