BURNETT COUNTY -- Maintenance crews from the Burnett County Highway Department plan to chip seal a section of WIS 35 beginning Monday, August 14.

During chip sealing operations, the road will be open to through traffic. The work will be completed using lane closures with flagging operations between 6:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Motorists can expect travel delays. Using an alternate route during chip seal operations is recommended. Schedules are dependent on weather conditions and are subject to change.

Beginning on or after August 14, crews plan to chip seal WIS 35 from County Highway K to County Highway A. Chip sealing both directions is expected to take about four days.  

Chip seals consist of a layer of crushed stone placed on top of an application of liquid asphalt to reduce further deterioration of the pavement.

Loose stones will be on the highway temporarily during the initial cure of the asphalt. Once the chip seal has cured, crews will sweep the highway to clear away loose stones.

Motorists are urged to take extra caution, drive slowly, and allow additional space between vehicles to prevent damage from any loose stone chips.

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