This week's Wisconsin road construction update from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for Northwest Wisconsin.

Editor's note: starting this week, the only counties that will be shown below are the six counties in DrydenWire's coverage area: Barron, Burnett, Polk, Rusk, Sawyer, and Washburn.

Barron County

Highway: US 8

  • Location: 20th Street and County SS intersections, village of Cameron
  • Schedule: Sept. 21 to late October
  • Cost: $618,057
  • Description: At 20th Street: Building right-turn lanes on 20th Street in both the east- and westbound direction and removing the existing median crossing and installing U-turns in both the east- and westbound direction. At County SS: Installing street lighting and an overhead stop sign with a flashing beacon and building new curb and gutter islands and medians.
  • Traffic impacts: There are single-lane closures on east- and westbound US 8.

Highway: WIS 48

  • Location: Between West and Bear Paw avenues, city of Rice Lake
  • Schedule: April 20 to November
  • Cost: $5.1 million
  • Description: Reconstructing WIS 48 from West Avenue to Bear Paw Avenue, rebuilding the WIS 48-West Avenue intersection with a roundabout, reconstructing the north- and southbound US 53 ramp terminals as roundabouts and improving the Bear Paw Avenue intersection with traffic signal installation.
  • Traffic impacts: Flagging operations might be used to direct traffic around light pole installation.

Rusk County

Highway: WIS 73

  • Location: Alder Creek Bridge, north of Jump River
  • Schedule: Sept. 21 to November
  • Cost: $473,476
  • Description: Removing the triple culvert structure, replacing it with a bridge, paving WIS 73 with asphalt north and south of the new structure and adding guardrail, pavement marking and signs.
  • Traffic impacts: WIS 73 is closed at the project site.
    • Detour: WIS 64, WIS 27, US 8 and WIS 73.

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