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

Barron County

  • No current projects.

Burnett County

  • No current projects.

Polk County

Highway: US 63

  • Location: St. Croix/Polk County line to County J south of the village of Clayton
  • Schedule: April 12 to late September
  • Cost: $5.71 million
  • Description: Replacing the pedestrian underpass east of 7th Street in the village of Clear Lake; milling off 2 inches of asphalt pavement and placing 3.25 inches of new asphalt; adding shoulder gravel to accommodate the highway profile increase; realigning the approach of County A/F at US 63 to achieve better sight distance at the intersection; realigning the approach of 60th Avenue at US 63; expanding the intersection tapers to meet current design standards; replacing guardrail; and cleaning, lining or repairing culverts and installing new end walls on some structures.
  • Traffic impacts: US 63 is reduced to a single lane of traffic at the pedestrian underpass east of 7th Street in Clear Creek.
    • Traffic is controlled by temporary signals, and 7th Street South is closed.
    • The 60th Avenue east and west intersections at US 63 are closed today through the end of next week.
    • Lane closures controlled by flagging are being used as necessary for culvert work.

Rusk County

  • No current projects.

Sawyer County

  • No current projects.

Washburn County

Highway: WIS 77

  • Location: County I west of the village of Minong east to County M
  • Schedule: April 10 to late July
  • Cost: $8.48 million
  • Description: Removing a portion of the existing pavement and placing new asphalt pavement; cleaning, repairing or installing new culverts; reconstructing sidewalk curb ramps in the village of Minong; replacing deteriorated curb and gutter in the village of Minong; replacing guardrail; placing centerline rumble strips in rural areas; and installing new pavement markings.
  • Traffic impacts: Motorists on westbound WIS 77 will encounter a shoulder closures in the village of Minong for curb and gutter work.


Highway: US 53

  • Location: Pine Grove Road southeast of Shell Lake to Wildcat Road southeast of Spooner
  • Schedule: Aug. 15, 2022, to October 2023
  • Cost: $16.8 million
  • Description: Removing the existing pavement and a portion of the existing base course; placing a new base aggregate layer for drainage and new concrete pavement; replacing storm sewer, culverts, curb and gutter; reconstructing the approaches to US 53 from existing intersections; replacing shoulder rumble strips; and placing pavement markings.
  • Traffic impacts: One lane of traffic in each direction is being maintained on the southbound lanes.

Last Update: Apr 28, 2023 2:19 pm CDT

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