Northwest Region Construction Update

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.

Douglas County

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

Location: 29th Avenue East to 53rd Avenue East, city of Superior

Schedule: April 5 to October

Cost: $4.98 million

Description: Repairing spot locations of concrete pavement, resurfacing East 2nd Street by grinding the concrete surface and overlaying it with asphalt, replacing traffic signals at 39th Avenue East, rehabilitating the Nemadji River and Bluff Creek structures, upgrading and installing curb ramps at pedestrian crossings and making spot repairs to sidewalk panels.

Traffic impacts:

  • Traffic is reduced to a single lane in each direction.
  • The speed limit in the construction zone has been reduced to 25 mph.

Pierce and St. Croix counties

Highway: WIS 29

Location: County CC South west of Spring Valley to WIS 128 in St. Croix County

Schedule: April 5 to July

Cost: $3.88 million

Description: Milling the existing asphalt, patching the road base and overlaying it with new asphalt; repairing and overlaying the Eau Galle River Bridge; repairing four box culverts in St. Croix County; replacing one culvert in Pierce County; and replacing a retaining wall in Spring Valley.

Traffic impacts:

  • WIS 29 is reduced to one lane of traffic during daytime hours at work sites throughout the project limits, with traffic controlled by flagging operations.
  • The week of April 12, WIS 29 over the Eau Galle River Bridge will be reduced to one lane at all times, with traffic controlled by temporary traffic signals.

Washburn County

Highway: US 53

Location: Between Mackey and Ross roads in the town of Trego

Schedule: March 17, 2021 – November 2022

Cost: $17.65 million

Description: Reconstructing US 53 from Mackey Road to existing US 63, relocating US 63 to closely follow the existing Wild River State Trail and constructing a new grade separated interchange connecting US 53 with realigned US 63, new west frontage road from Mackey Road to County E and turn lanes along US 53 at existing intersections, including Mackey, O’Brien and Ross roads.

Traffic impacts: There will be occasional lane closures on US 53 and US 63 for the placement of temporary signals at the US 53 intersections at US 63 and County E.


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