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

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. The project is expected to be complete early next week.

Polk County

  • No current projects.

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:
    • None; project complete.

Sawyer County

  • No current projects.

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 has been reopened to two lanes in each direction, and the speed limit is back up to 65 mph.

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:
    • None; project complete except for corridor lighting, which is expected to be installed in mid-January.

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Last Update: Nov 18, 2022 10:59 am CST

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