Northwest Region

Weekly Construction Updates

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Oct. 22, 2020

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) provides weekly updates on road construction projects in the following counties in northwest Wisconsin: Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Buffalo, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Rusk, St. Croix, Sawyer, Taylor, Trempealeau and Washburn counties. Schedules are dependent on weather and subject to change.

Northwest Region Pavement Marking Project
This project will take place in various counties at various locations. This excerpt will be updated weekly with the locations that are expected to be impacted in the following week.
Highway and location: No work anticipated in the next week.
Schedule: May 11 to October
Cost: $1.69 million.
Description: Marking pavement.
Traffic impacts: None presently.

Ashland County
Highway: WIS 13
Location: Between Park Falls and Mellen
Schedule: May 26 to October
Cost: $3.49 million
Description: Replacing and lining culverts between Morse Road in the town of Morse and Jefferson Avenue in Mellen and overlaying the deck over the railroad tracks and Bad River northwest of Morse Road.
Traffic impacts:

  • WIS 13 is open to through traffic, but the road is down to one lane at work zones during daylight hours.
    • WIS 13 is fully open on weekends.
  • Traffic signals or flagging operations are being used to direct traffic at shouldering areas.

Highway: Pieper Road
Location: East fork of the Chippewa River Bridge, southwest of Glidden in the town of Shanagolden
Schedule: Aug. 26 to October
Cost: $445,000
Description: Removing and replacing bridge.
Traffic impacts: None; project complete.

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: The West Avenue intersection south of WIS 48 reopened to traffic Thursday, Oct. 22.

Buffalo and Trempealeau counties
Highway: WIS 121
Location: WIS 88 to WIS 93, Gilmanton to Independence
Schedule: June 29 to October
Cost: $5.17 million
Description: Resurfacing the highway, replacing culvert pipes and guardrail and cleaning ditches
Traffic impacts: Flagging operations are directing traffic through areas where paving is taking place during daylight hours.

Chippewa County
Highway: WIS 27
Location: Between 100th Avenue north of Cadott and South Street in Cornell
Schedule: June 29 to November
Cost: $1.5 million
Description: Replacing box culverts at Seth Creek, Leman Creek, an unnamed creek and Clark Creek.
Traffic impacts: WIS 27 is closed at Clark Creek in Cornell.

  • Detour: WIS 29, WIS 178 and WIS 64.

Douglas County
Highway: WIS 35 (Tower Avenue)
Location: North 64th Street to North 69th Street, village of Superior
Schedule: Aug. 31 to October
Cost: $692,109
Description: Resurfacing Tower Avenue; making spot curb, gutter, sidewalk and select storm sewer inlet repairs; and installing or upgrading curb ramps.
Traffic impacts: None; project complete.

Dunn County
Highway: I-94
Location: 250th Street to Wilson Creek, west of Menomonie
Schedule: Spring 2018 to fall
Cost: $30.34 million
Description: Replacing bridges, resurfacing I-94, marking pavement and installing median cable barrier, guardrail, right-of-way fence and signs.
Traffic impacts: Intermittent flagging might occur on County K.

Highway: WIS 25
Location: South Dunn County line to Red Cedar River near Downsville.
Schedule: Aug. 3 to November
Cost: $3.6 million
Description: Resurfacing, relocating a curve and replacing culvert pipes.
Traffic impacts: Single-lane closures are being controlled by flagging operations.

Dunn and St. Croix counties
Highway: I-94
Location: Between Hudson and Menomonie near Knapp
Schedule: March 25, 2019 to November 2020
Cost: $57.5 million
Description: Removing and replacing concrete pavement and six structures, grading, marking pavement and installing beam guard, cable barrier, right-of-way fencing and signing.
Traffic impacts:

  • There will be intermittent lane closures on east- and westbound I-94 from WIS 128 to 250th Street.
  • Traffic is split in a 3-1 configuration in the Knapp Hill area.
    • The westbound side of I-94 is carrying the westbound driving and passing lanes and eastbound passing lane.
    • The eastbound side of I-94 is carrying the eastbound driving lane.
      • Trucks are being directed to stay in this lane.

Eau Claire County
Highway: County D
Location: Beaver Creek Bridge west of US 53 and southeast of Eau Claire
Schedule: Sept. 28 to November
Cost: $546,132
Description: Removing and replacing the bridge.
Traffic impacts: County D is closed at the project site, and traffic is being detoured on County V.

Jackson County
Highway: US 12/WIS 27
Location: Northeast of Black River Falls
Schedule: June 8 to November
Cost: $2.68 million
Description: Removing the existing Allen Creek stone masonry culvert and replacing it with a bridge and removing another culvert south of Allen Creek and replacing it with a culvert.
Traffic impacts: US 12/WIS 27 is closed to traffic in the Allen Creek work zone.

  • Detour: I-94, WIS 95 and US 12/WIS 27.

Highway: County X
Location: Trout Run Creek Bridge, southwest of Black River Falls
Schedule: Sept. 28 to November
Cost: $398,374
Description: Removing and replacing the bridge, paving County X, marking pavement and signing.
Traffic impacts: County X is closed at the project site.

Pierce County
Highway: East Division Street (County M)
Location: Kinnickinnic River Bridge, city of River Falls
Schedule: Aug. 10 to November
Cost: $361,557
Description: Rehabilitating bridge, replacing guardrail and marking pavement.
Traffic impacts: The southbound WIS 35 shoulder is closed.

Polk County
Highway: WIS 35
Location: County F to West Avenue North, Dresser
Schedule: Sept. 21 to October
Cost: $446,967
Description: Repairing curb, gutter and inlets, milling the existing pavement, overlaying WIS 35 with new asphalt and restriping the road to accommodate a two-way, center left-turn lane.
Traffic impacts: None; project complete.

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.

St. Croix County
Highway: US 12
Location: Between US 63 and WIS 128, east of Baldwin
Schedule: April 27 to October 2020 and June 2021
Cost: $6.2 million
Description: Resurfacing US 12, making repairs to the bridge over the Union Pacific railroad tracks and safety improvements to shoulders, improving curb, gutter, culvert pipes and beam guard, signing and marking.
Traffic impacts: There are single-lane closures controlled by flagging where work is happening west of the County NN intersection.

Highway: WIS 35/65
Location: City of River Falls
Schedule: Aug. 19 to October
Cost: $1.86 million
Description: Constructing a jug-handle connection in the northwest quadrant of the WIS 35/65-East Division Street intersection, aligning it with the existing jug-handle in the northeast quadrant.
Traffic impacts: WIS 35/65, East Division Street and Hanson Drive will remain open to traffic throughout construction.

  • Traffic was switched to the new ramp Thursday, Oct. 22, meaning southbound WIS 35 traffic now will exit to the west and traffic looking to enter southbound WIS 35 from Division Street will get on from the west.

Taylor County
Highway: WIS 64/73
Location: Hay Creek Bridge southwest of Gilman
Schedule: Aug. 27 to November
Cost: $593,100
Description: Removing and replacing the bridge, placing new concrete approaches, paving WIS 64/73 around the construction site with asphalt and installing new guardrail.
Traffic impacts: WIS 64/73 is closed at the structure, and traffic is being detoured on County B.

Trempealeau County
Highway: I-94
Location: Northwest of Osseo
Schedule: March 25, 2019 to October 2020
Cost: $10.02 million
Description: Removing and replacing four structures – two over County NN and two over the Buffalo River, road resurfacing, installing beam guard, pavement marking, fencing and signing.
Traffic impacts: There will be a single-lane closures from 5 a.m. Monday, Oct. 26, through 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 30, on east- and westbound I-94.