The Washburn County Highway Department, on behalf of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), is planning to seal cracks on US 63 from the Barron County line to County B northeast of Shell Lake from Monday through Thursday, July 6 to 9, and July 13 to 16.
Crack sealing is an effective method to help keep water from intruding into the granular base of a roadway, reducing the potential for premature distress of the pavement. The goal is to extend serviceable life of the roadway.
During crack-filling operations, the road will be open to through traffic.
Motorists are advised to travel with caution and expect filling operations between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m., or they might want to consider taking an alternate route.
Schedules are dependent on weather conditions and are subject to change.