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November 16

Weekly Northwest Region Construction Update

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is providing a weekly update on construction projects in the northwest region, which includes the counties of Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Buffalo, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Rusk, Sawyer, St. Croix, Taylor, Trempealeau and Washburn counties.

Construction related traffic impacts are subject to change and dependent on favorable weather patterns.

Barron County
Roadway: South Main Street
Location: City of Rice Lake, Red Cedar River Bridge
Schedule: September 17 to August 2019
Cost: $2.9 million
Description: Crews will replace the Red Cedar River Bridge.
Traffic Impacts: Main Street will be open to traffic during stage 1 traffic control. The project will close for the winter season in the next several weeks and reopen during the spring.

Clark County
Highway: County Highway Y
Location: US 10 to County Highway H
Schedule: October 2 to December 7, 2018
Cost: $483,000
Description: Crews will prepare the work site by grading and placing base aggregate. They will then resurface and reconstruct the roadway.
Traffic Impacts: County Highway Y will be closed between County Highway H and Panther Creek Road.

Dunn County
Highway: US 12
Location: City of Menomonie, Broadway Street (Red Cedar River Bridge)
Schedule: April 30 to September 2019
Cost: $2.9 Million
Description: Crews will make repairs and improvements to the Red Cedar River Bridge.
Traffic impacts: Motorists can expect traffic shifts and lane closures for the duration of the project.

Highway: I-94 Knapp Hill
Location: 250th Street to Wilson Creek, Menomonie
Schedule: April 2 to November 2019
Cost: $30 Million
Description: Crews will remove, replace, and make various improvements to the existing roadway.
Traffic impacts: I-94 is currently open to two lanes in each direction. Westbound traffic is running on the existing alignment with segments where traffic is shifted to the shoulder. Eastbound traffic is running on the temporary roadway. The speed limit is reduced to 60 MPH. Motorists should expect minor delays while traversing project area.

Roadway: Main Street, 13th Street, 9th Street
Location: City of Menomonie
Schedule: Completion date scheduled for November 20, 2018
Cost: $1.6 million
Description: Work performed under the contract includes grading, paving, and the implementation of roadway safety features.
Traffic Impacts: Main St. and 13th St. will be closed for the project’s duration. No detour route will be provided. Local access will be maintained.

Pierce County
Highway: US 10
Location: Hastings to Prescott
Schedule: September 4, 2018 to June 2019
Cost: $1 Million
Description: Bridge rehabilitation, concrete surface repair, joint replacement, floor repair, polymer overlay.
Traffic Impacts: Motorists can expect to encounter occasional westbound single-lane closures during working hours.

Rusk County
Highway: County Highway B
Location: County Highway P to Glen Flora, Main Creek Bridge
Schedule: September 14 to Spring 2019
Cost: $381,000
Description: Crews will replace the Main Creek Bridge.
Traffic Impacts: Road closed between County Highway P and Circle Road.

Highway: County Highway V
Location: County Highway I to East County Line, Little Jump River Bridge
Schedule: September 20 to Spring 2019
Cost: $452,000
Description: Crews will replace the Little Jump River Bridge.
Traffic Impacts: County Highway V will be closed between Cemetery Road and Poplar Road for the duration of the project.

Sawyer County
Roadway: Hanson Road
Location: Town of Winter
Schedule: September 4 to December 4, 2018
Cost: $424,000
Description: Crews will replace the Brunet River Bridge.
Traffic Impacts: A temporary bypass structure will be placed to accommodate traffic. Because Hanson Road is a dead end without permanent residences, no traffic impacts are expected.

St. Croix County
Highway: I-94
Location: Hudson to Baldwin, WIS 35N to US 12
Schedule: March 28 to November 21, 2018
Cost: $28 Million
Description: Crews will upgrade and replace roadways, widen and replace bridge decks, lay concrete, and make various improvements to the roadway.
Traffic impacts: Motorists can expect single lane closures, lane shifts and ramp closures throughout the project. Motorists can expect speed reductions. All ramp closures will have detours posted. Most lane closures will take place during the night.

Taylor County
Highway: WIS 73
Location: North of Thorp, North Fork Eau Claire River Bridge
Schedule: August 27 to November 30, 2018
Cost: $1.2 Million
Description: Bridge replacement, pavement and guardrail.
Traffic impacts: Motorists can expect to encounter single lane closure and temporary traffic signals.

Highway: WIS 64
Location: East of Medford, East Fork Little Black River Bridge
Schedule: August 27 to November 30, 2018
Cost: $1.2 Million
Description: Crews will construct a bridge over the Little Black River.
Traffic impacts: Motorists can expect to encounter single lane closures and temporary traffic signals.