This week’s updates from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) on road construction projects for Barron, Burnett, Polk, Rusk, Sawyer, and Washburn counties.

Northwest Region Pavement Marking

Highway: Various

  • Location: Various
  • Schedule: May 17 to November
  • Cost: $1.04 million
  • Description: Completing longline marking of centerlines and edge lines and special marking of words, arrows, stop bars, diagonals, curbs and crosswalks.
  • Traffic impacts: None; project complete.

Sawyer County

Highway: County E

  • Location: Couderay River Bridge
  • Schedule: Sept. 13 to November
  • Cost: $582,000
  • Description: Replacing the bridge.
  • Traffic impacts: None; project complete.

Washburn County

Highway: US 53

  • Location: Between Mackey and Ross roads in the town of Trego
  • Schedule: March 17, 2021 to 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 Rivers 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:
    • US 53 is reduced to a single lane in both directions, and the speed limit has been reduced from 65 mph to 55 mph.
    • Temporary signals are in operation at the US 53 intersection at US 63/Liesch Road.
    • US 63 lanes are restricted to 13 feet, and the speed limit has been reduced from 55 mph to 45 mph.
    • County E is detoured onto Liesch Road.

Last Update: Nov 15, 2021 7:07 am CST

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