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

Highway: US 53 northbound

  • Location: Chippewa County line to US 8 near Cameron
  • Schedule: April 4 to November
  • Cost: $11.55 million
  • Description: Removing a portion of the existing asphalt overlay and placing new asphalt; completing spot repairs on structures at Carlson School Road, County AA, the Chetek River, County I, Knapp Street, 20th Street and US 8 and placing a concrete overlay on each of the structures; replacing the concrete deck on the structure at County A; cleaning culverts and ditches; replacing culvert apron end walls, guardrail, pavement markings and signage; and completing spot improvements at Rest Area 34 and overlaying all concrete parking areas with asphalt.
  • Traffic impacts:
    • None; project complete.

Burnett County

Highway: WIS 77

  • Location: St. Croix River Bridge west of Danbury
  • Schedule: Sept. 6 to November
  • Cost: $1.13 million
  • Description: Making concrete surface repairs to the structure, overlaying the bridge deck with concrete, replacing wing walls, placing riprap around the piers and abutments and replacing pavement on either side of the bridge and guardrail.
  • Traffic impacts:
    • Motorists will encounter one lane of traffic next week with width restrictions controlled by temporary signals.

Highway: Yellow Lake Road

  • Location: Yellow Lake Bridge northwest of Webster
  • Schedule: Aug. 31 to November
  • Cost: $708,342
  • Description: Replacing the bridge.
  • Traffic impacts:
    • None; project complete.

Polk County

  • None; all projects complete.

Rusk County

Highway: County M

  • Location: Skinner Creek Bridge north of Hawkins
  • Schedule: Sept. 19 to November
  • Cost: $480,031 Description: Replacing the bridge.
  • Traffic impacts:
    • The road is closed at the structure, but the project is expected to be complete next week.

Sawyer County

  • None; all projects 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:
    • Traffic on US 53 is reduced to one lane in each direction.
    • The speed limit on US 53 is reduced from 65 mph to 55 mph and on US 63 is reduced from 55 mph to 45 mph in the work zone.

Highway: US 63

  • Location: Greenwood Avenue to Poplar Street, Spooner Schedule: March 28 to November
  • Cost: $8.2 million
  • Description: Reconstructing US 63 from WIS 70 to Poplar Street with new pavement, sidewalk, curb and gutter; reconstructing the US 63/WIS 70 intersection; rehabilitating US 63 from Greenwood Avenue to WIS 70 by milling the existing asphalt and overlaying the road with new asphalt; converting US 63 from Greenwood Avenue to Poplar Street to a three-lane road, with one lane for traffic in each direction and a two-way left-turn lane in the center to improve safety and reduce overall corridor travel times; installing new sanitary and storm sewer and water main; improving pedestrian access to meet current Americans With Disabilities Act standards at intersections; and installing new street lighting, pavement marking and signing.
  • Traffic impacts:
    • Motorists might encounter lane closures when light poles are installed.

Regionwide Pavement Marking Project

Highway: Various

  • Location: Various
  • Schedule: May 31 to October
  • Cost: $1.13 million
  • Description: Replacing paving marking.
  • Traffic impacts:
    • None; project complete.

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Last Update: Nov 11, 2022 9:46 am CST

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