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: The week of April 17, US 63 is expected to be reduced to a single lane of traffic at the pedestrian underpass east of 7th Street in Clear Creek midweek, with traffic controlled by temporary signals.

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: The week of April 17, the inside travel lanes will be closed as the contractor preps for the traffic switch to the southbound lanes, which is expected to occur late Tuesday or early Wednesday. Then, one lane of north- and southbound traffic will be operating on the southbound lanes.

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Last Update: Apr 14, 2023 1:08 pm CDT

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