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June 15

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.

Weekly Construction updates are also available online: https://projects.511wi.gov/weeklyupdates-nw/.

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

Ashland County
Highway: WIS 13
Location: Mellen – Ashland, Golf course Road – Butterworth Rd.
Schedule: June 6, 2018- August 15, 2018
Cost: $5.5 million
Description: Cold-In-Place Recycling (CIR) Lower Layer, SMA Surface, Asphaltic Pvmt/CABC Shoulders, C/L and shoulder rumble strips, Epoxy paint.
Traffic impacts: Daytime lane closures with flagging operation.  No regulatory speed limit changes.

Barron County
Highway: C Rice Lake East South Street / Kern Avenue
Location: Main Street to Kern Avenue and Main Street to South Street, City of Rice Lake
Schedule: May 29, 2018- October 25, 2018
Cost: $2.7 Million
Description: Excavation, Base, HMA Pavement, Curb and Gutter, Sidewalk, Signs, Pavement Marking, Water and Sewer, Storm Sewer
Traffic Impacts: East South Street is closed from CTH SS/Main Street, between Carrie Avenue and Manwarning Avenue

Highway: US 8
Location: Cherry St.
Schedule: May 13 2018 – June 8 2018
Cost: $4.2 Million
Description: US 63 & K intersection roundabouts
Traffic impacts: No traffic impacts

Highway: US 53
Location: County Highway SS Bridge NB
Schedule: June 4 2018 – August 24 2018
Cost: $410,000
Description: County Highway SS Bridge Maintenance
Traffic impacts: North bound traffic reduced to one lane at structure.

Bayfield County
Highway: US 2
Location: Iron River
Schedule: April 9 – August 31, 2018
Cost: $1.5 Million
Description: Replacement of the US 2 Iron River Bridge
Traffic Impact: Traffic will be reduced to a single lane with signals.

Burnett County
Highway: WIS 35
Location: Between Frederic and Siren
Schedule: May 29 – August 15, 2018
Cost: $3.8 Million
Description: Mill and overlay, guardrail replacement, culvert rehabilitations, and construction of a right turn lane at the WIS 35/County Highway E intersection
Traffic Impact: Expect single lane closures through the duration of the construction

Chippewa County
Highway: WIS 124 and WIS 64
Location: Town of Eagle Point, O’Neil Creek bridges
Schedule: March 29 – July 10, 2018
Cost: $1.1 Million
Description: bridge deck replacements and concrete pavement approach work for four bridges crossing O’Neil Creek near the Town of Eagle Point.
Traffic Impact:

  • WIS 64 at the O’Neil Creek Bridge (1 mile east of WIS 124) is reduced to a single lane with the use of temporary traffic signals. Width restriction signing has been installed in advance of the structure.
  • WIS 124 is closed for the re-deck construction of the O’Neil Creek Bridge (2.6 miles south of WIS 64). Detour via County Highway S, US 53, and WIS 64.

Highway: WIS 124
Location: Chippewa Falls, Bridge Street bridges
Schedule: April 2017 – July 2018
Cost: $3.7 Million
Description: Improvements include removing deteriorated concrete pavement, resurfacing the Summit Avenue intersection with an asphaltic surface, bridge deck repairs and a polymer overlay. The project will also include improvements to curb and gutter, beam guard, signing and pavement marking.
Traffic Impact: Southbound bridge and off ramp to Park Avenue are closed. Bi-directional traffic maintained on Northbound bridge. Speed limit reduced to 25 MPH.

Starting April 30, the inside lanes between the South crossover on WIS 124 to the Summit Avenue intersection on both NB and SB will be closed. Starting May 29th traffic will be open to traffic on the outside lanes of the NB and SB bridges.

Douglas County
Highway: US 2
Location: Belknap Street, City of Superior; Banks Avenue to Hill Avenue
Schedule: March 19 – October 3, 2018
Cost: $23 Million
Description: Belknap Street (US 2) will be reconstructed from Banks Avenue to Hill Avenue over two constructions seasons. Work completed in 2017 included the west and east ends of the project from Banks Avenue to John Avenue and Birch Avenue to Hill Avenue respectively. The center section from John Avenue to Birch Avenue will be reconstructed in 2018.
Traffic impacts:

  • US 2/Belknap Street – Single lane closures from Hill Avenue to Ogden Avenue.
  • Signed truck detour and alternate route available to bypass project.
  • The project will keep 2 of these 3 side streets open for the duration of the project.
    • Catlin Avenue
    • Lamborn/Grand Avenue
    • Hammond Avenue
  • Current Side Street Closures
    • Clough Avenue South
    • Lamborn/Grand South
    • Baxter Avenue South
    • Cumming Avenue South
    • Hughitt Avenue South
    • John Avenue South
    • Hammond Avenue South

Local Road: Pelky Road and Chaffey Foxboro Road
Location: Town of Summit
Schedule: May 10 – June 25, 2018
Cost: $790,000
Description: Balsam Creek Bridge and Black River Bridge Improvements
Traffic impacts: Roads will be closed with no signed detours.

Dunn County
Highway: US 12
Location: City of Menomonie, Broadway Street (Red Cedar River Bridge)
Schedule: April 30 – August 31, 2018
Cost: $1.5 Million
Description: This project will consist of deck repairs, expansion joint replacement, bridge painting, pier repairs, crash cushion replacement, street lighting and epoxy overlay.
Traffic impacts: US 12 traffic will be moved to the outside lanes while the median crossovers are built.  Once the median is completed, all US 12 traffic will be placed on the westbound structure and travel bi-directionally in single lanes for most of the project.

Highway: I-94
Location: 250th Street to Wilson Creek, Menomonie
Schedule: April 2 – November 15, 2018
Cost: $30 Million
Description: Improvements include removing and replacing deteriorated concrete pavement, removing and replacing 8 structures, associated grading, pavement marking, signing, right of way fencing, beam guard, cable barrier, and incidentals.
Traffic impacts: Expect EB and WB single lane closures through the entire project for traffic staging, setting out barrier wall, grading, etc. Closures will be pulled each day during peak traffic hours. This pattern will continue for the next several months.

For the rest of the project, all lanes will be open during peak traffic periods each day.  Expect closures to go up and come down each day.

During all lane closures on I-94, the speed limit will be reduced to 60 MPH.

Highway: US 12
Location: Elk Mound, from Highway 312 to north of Elk Mound
Schedule: Week of June 4th
Cost: $1.7 million
Description: Chip seal, scrub seal and fog seal operations
Traffic impacts: Flagging operations with minor delays.

Eau Claire County
Highway: US 53 / WIS 93 / WIS 312 / US 12
Location: Eau Claire
Schedule: April – June 2018
Cost: $1.8 Million
Description: Traffic signal upgrades
Traffic Impact: Shoulder closures on US 53 and ramps as needed. US 12 lane closures as needed.

Highway: I-94
Location: Eau Claire – Osseo, Hobbs Road Bridge and County Highway I Bridge
Schedule: April 30 – November 9, 2018
Cost: $3.9 Million
Description: replacement of County I and Hobbs Road bridges
Traffic impacts: County I bridge will be closed to through traffic throughout project duration with access provided for adjacent landowners. Hobbs Rd Bridge will remain open to traffic until CTH I Bridge is complete

Full Roadway Closures for CTH I Bridge Removal: 10:30 p.m. – 5:00 a.m.
WB: Tuesday, June 19th and Thursday, June 21st

  • Traffic will be detoured from Exit 81 (CTH HH) to Exit 70 (USH 53) using I-94 Alternate Route along US 53

EB: Monday, June 18th and Wednesday, June 20th

  • Traffic will be detoured from Exit 70 (US 53) to Exit 81 (CTH HH) using I-94 Alternate Route along US 53

 

Local Road: WIS 37
Location: Mondovi – Eau Claire
Schedule: May 14 – November 2018
Cost: $4.5 Million
Description: Concrete removal and replacement along WIS 37
Traffic impacts: Traffic on WIS 37 to remain on inner lanes. On Friday June 15th traffic will be switched to single lane two way traffic on WIS 37 NB

Jackson County
Local Road: West Kenyon Road
Location: Town of Adams, Squaw Creek Bridge
Schedule: April 26 – June 22 2018
Cost: $420,000
Description: bridge replacement
Traffic impacts: West Kenyon Road will be closed to traffic within project limits. No detour is provided.

Highway: County Highway H
Location: Town of Irving, Douglas Creek Bridge
Schedule: May 2 – July 5 2018
Cost: $317,500
Description: Structure replacement over Douglas Creek
Traffic impacts: County Highway H will be closed to traffic within project limits. No detour is provided.

Highway: WIS 95
Location: Village of Hixton, Trempealeau River Bridge
Schedule: April 25 – September 24 2018
Cost: $1.6 Million
Description: Bridge replacement
Traffic impacts: Traffic will be maintained via temporary structure. Width restrictions will be posted for a 13’ maximum lane width. This width restriction will be in effect from 5/21/18-9/11/18.

Polk County
Highway: US 8
Location: WIS 46 North Junction Intersection, St. Croix Falls – Turtle Lake
Schedule: 5/29/18 – 6/29/18
Cost: $220,000
Description: Construct offset right turn lane along US 8 WB at WIS 46 intersection with common and marsh excavation, base aggregate dense, HMA pavement, culvert pipe, curb and gutter, signing, and pavement marking.
Traffic impacts: Shoulder and right turn lane closed along US 8 WB at WIS 46 intersection with intermittent flagging.

Highway: WIS 35
Location: WIS 243 (Osceola) – US 8 (St. Croix Falls)
Schedule: Thursday, May 31, 2018 – Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Cost: $890,000
Description: SFY 2018 Lil Chip Seals – West; Northwest Region – Various Highways
Traffic impacts: Moving lane closure during daylight hours.  Delays are expected to be 15 minutes or less.

Polk/Burnett County
Highway: WIS 35
Location: Polk Street to Bacon Street, Luck – Siren
Schedule: 5/29/18 – 8/15/18
Cost: $3.8 Million
Description: Asphalt resurfacing project with mill & overlay, guardrail improvements, culvert rehabilitations, construction of right turn lane along WIS 35 NB at County Highway E, shouldering, signing, and pavement marking.
Traffic impacts: Shoulder closure along WIS 35 NB at County Highway E intersection with flagging operation. Intermittent flagging operations at culvert rehabilitation areas.

Rusk County
Local Road: Fetke Road
Location: Town of Atlanta, Devils Creek Bridge
Schedule: May 11 – July 1, 2018
Cost: $315,000
Description: bridge reconstruction and approach grading
Traffic impacts: Fetke road will be closed the duration of the project. No detour is provided

Sawyer County
Local Road: Harvest Lane
Location: Town of Edgewater,Thirty-Three Creek Bridge
Schedule: May 14 – July 2, 2018
Cost: $250,000
Description: Grading, base aggregate dense, and asphaltic surface
Traffic impacts: Road will be closed for duration of the project, no detour will be provided

County: Sawyer
Highway: Local Street
Location (project limits, closest municipality): Town of Edgewater, Harvest Lane, Thirty Three Creek Bridge 8449-00-70
Schedule: 5/14/18 –7/2/18
Cost: $250,000
Description: Grading, base aggregate dense, asphaltic surface, and Structure B-57-87.
Traffic Impacts: Closed road with no detour.

St. Croix County
Highway: I-94
Location: Hudson – Baldwin, US 12 to WIS 65
Schedule: April 12 – July 16, 2018
Cost: $4.5 Million
Description: concrete repair, mill and overlay resurface, beamguard and signing
Traffic impacts: I-94 will have nighttime single lane closures. Speed limit will be reduced to 55 MPH. Closures scheduled 6/4-6/8.

Highway: I-94
Location: WIS 35 – US 12, Hudson
Schedule: March 28 – November 14, 2018
Cost: $27 Million
Description: Upgrading and replacing deteriorating sections of roadway and shoulders, two bridge decks over Front Street, concrete barrier walls, signs and sign structures, widening a bridge deck over WIS 35 N, and adding two noise walls and three retaining walls.
Traffic impacts: A section of I-94 WB and EB from the Wisconsin/Minnesota border to US 12 will have nighttime single lane and double lane closures.

  • A section of I-94 WB and EB from the Wisconsin/Minnesota border to WIS 35S will have nighttime single lane closures.
  • Throughout the week various ramps will be closed with detours posted for each ramp.
  • WIS 35N SB to I-94 EB on-ramp & 14th Street on-ramp will be closed until mid-October. Detours will be posted for both.
  • From now until the project completion no matter if a mainline lane is shut down or not I-94 WB from Mile Maker 5 to WI/MN border, and on I-94 EB from WI/MN border to WIS 35S the speed will be reduced from 70 MPH to 60 MPH. WIS 35S speed will be reduced from 65 MPH to 55 MPH

Highway: WIS 64 (Loop Trail)
Location: Stillwater – Somerset, Loop Trail System, Houlton, WI
Schedule: April 23 – October 26, 2018
Cost: Approximately $4.7 Million
Description: Earthwork, Improving Park and Ride lot
Traffic impacts: No road or lane closers resulting from construction

Trempealeau County

Highway: WIS 93
Location: WIS 95 – A Street, Turton Creek – County Highway X, County Highway X to A Street
Schedule: May 7 – September 28, 2018
Cost: $4 Million
Description: Removal of two inches of existing asphalt surface followed by an asphalt overlay on the entirety of WIS 93. The project will also replace existing cross culvert pipes, intersection improvements including the addition of right turn lanes at Loesel Lane and County Highway XX, guard rail updates and safety improvements such as ground in rumble strips and widening of the asphalt shoulder. The project will also include widening of the existing roadway at the southern limits of the City of Independence to better accommodate turning vehicles.
Traffic impacts: Motorists can expect to encounter single lane closures with the use of a flagging operation. No detours.

Highway: County Highway O
Location: Elk Creek Bridge, County Highway E – County Highway OO
Schedule: April 12 – July 1, 2018
Cost: $478,000
Description: Replacement of the Elk Creek bridge on County Highway O just north of Pleasantville
Traffic impacts: County Highway O will be closed for the duration of the project. Detour via County Highway OO and County Highway E.

Highway: County Highway O
Location: County Highway OO – County Highway H
Schedule: April 30 – July 30, 2018
Cost: $934,000
Description: Replacement of the north branch of Elk Creek bridge on County Highway
Traffic impacts: County Highway O will remain open during construction. Intermittent flagging operations may be necessary.

Highway: County Highway T
Location: WIS 95 – County D, Turton Creek Bridge
Schedule: April 16 – June 16, 2018
Cost: $267,000
Description: Replacement of the Turton Creek bridge on County Highway T, east of Arcadia.
Traffic impacts: County Highway T will be closed for duration of the project.

Washburn County
Highway: US 53
Location: Minong to Solon Springs
Schedule: May 7 – August 21, 2018
Cost: $2.0 Million
Description: Grading turn lanes and 4 miles of mill and fill
Traffic impacts: Traffic will be confined to one lane at all times

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