SAWYER COUNTY --To invest in Wisconsin’s transportation system, Gov. Tony Evers has signed a $3.86 million contract with prime contractor Monarch Paving Co. of Amery for a resurfacing project on WIS 27 from WIS 77 West to the Sawyer/Bayfield County line. Construction is scheduled to start Wednesday, Sept. 14.
The existing highway is showing signs of deterioration.
To address this, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation project will:
- Remove a portion of the existing pavement and place new asphalt.
- Add centerline rumble strips.
- Repair guardrail.
During construction, WIS 27 will remain open to traffic, but motorists will encounter lane closures controlled by flagging.
Construction is scheduled for completion in October. Work is weather dependent.