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Sept. 23, 2021

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.

 

Northwest Region Pavement Marking
Highway:
Various
Location: Ashland, Buffalo, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Rusk, St. Croix, Taylor, Trempealeau and Washburn counties
Schedule: May 17 to October
Cost: $1.04 million
Description: Completing longline marking of centerlines and edge lines and special marking of words, arrows, stop bars, diagonals, curbs and crosswalks.
Traffic impacts:

  • Motorists can expect moving single-lane closures in:
    • Eau Claire County: WIS 93/westbound I-94 ramp.
    • Polk County: US 63 – 61 feet south of 10th Avenue/County A south of Clear Lake; and US 63 – 1,440 feet north of 5th Avenue in Clear Lake.

 

Barron County
Highway: WIS 25
Location: Just north of the WIS 25/County D intersection south of Barron
Schedule: Aug. 2 to October
Cost: $382,688
Description: Replacing two culverts and the asphalt road surface above them and marking the pavement.
Traffic impacts: None; the project is expected to be complete on Friday, Oct. 1.

 

Bayfield County
Highway: US 2
Location: County A in the town of Iron River to County E in the town of Keystone
Schedule: May 19 to October
Cost: $8.07 million
Description: Resurfacing the highway, repairing storm sewers, cleaning culverts, resetting culvert ends, replacing guardrail and a portion of curb and gutter, marking pavement and clearing the roadside.
Traffic impacts:

  • Travel lanes on US 2 through Iron River are limited to a width of 10 feet each.
  • Motorists might encounter lane closures controlled by flagging east of Iron River.

Highway: US 2
Location: County E to US 63 in the town of Keystone
Schedule: Aug. 11 to October
Cost: $3.59 million
Description: Resurfacing the highway, installing centerline rumble strips to maintain safe operating conditions, making spot repairs to curb and gutter, completing roadside clearing at select locations and installing new signing and pavement markings.
Traffic impacts: US 2 is open, but motorists can expect daytime single-lane closures controlled by flagging operations during paving.

Highway: County M
Location: Spruce Street in the town of Cable east to County D
Schedule: Aug. 23 to November
Cost: $4.02 million
Description: Pulverizing and replacing pavement and installing guardrail, pavement markings and signs.
Traffic impacts: County M Is open to traffic during construction, but it will be reduced to a single lane controlled by flagging during paving.

 

Buffalo County
Highway: Alleman Road
Location: Buffalo River Bridge, town of Naples
Schedule: Aug. 23 to November
Cost: $614,369
Description: Replacing the bridge.
Traffic impacts: Alleman Road is closed at the project limits.

 

Buffalo and Trempealeau counties
Highway: WIS 35/54
Location: Bridges over the east and west channels of the Trempealeau River
Schedule: July 12 to October 2022
Cost: $10.42 million
Description: Replacing both bridges, increasing the grade on the structures for improved drainage, reconstructing about one mile of roadway approaches, maintaining the public river access at the east channel bridge and replacing the railroad crossing at the project’s west limits in 2022.
Traffic impacts: Motorists can expect daytime single-lane closures controlled by flagging operations as crews build temporary roadway and bridges.

 

Clark County
Highway:
WIS 98
Location: Elm Drive in Loyal to the Clark-Marathon County line
Schedule: July 15 to September
Cost: $4.57 million
Description: Resurfacing the roadway; cleaning culverts, repairing end walls and removing brush to improve drainage; adjusting guardrail; installing centerline rumble strips in rural areas to enhance safety; and placing new pavement markings.
Traffic impacts: None; project complete.

Highway: Hill Road
Location: Branch of Cunningham Creek Bridge southeast of Granton in the town of Lynn
Schedule: Aug. 16 to September
Cost: $298,409
Description: Replacing the bridge.
Traffic impacts: None; project complete.

 

Douglas County
Highway:
US 2/53 (East 2nd Street)
Location: Between 29th Avenue East and 53rd Avenue East, city of Superior
Schedule: April 5 to October
Cost: $4.98 million
Description: Repairing spot locations of concrete pavement, resurfacing East 2nd Street by grinding the concrete surface and overlaying it with asphalt, replacing traffic signals at 39th Avenue East, rehabilitating the Nemadji River and Bluff Creek structures, upgrading and installing curb ramps at pedestrian crossings and making spot repairs to sidewalk panels.
Traffic impacts: Traffic is restricted to one lane in each direction.

Highway: WIS 35
Location: WIS 35 (Tower Avenue)/WIS 105 (Central Avenue/North 61st Street) intersection, city of Superior
Schedule: May 3 to October
Cost: $739,126
Description: Adding traffic signals at the intersection, reconfiguring lanes, constructing median islands, reconstructing sidewalk curb ramps and adding two parking spots on WIS 35.
Traffic impacts:

  • Temporary signage has been added near the intersection on WIS 105 indicating the no-parking zone in the eastbound lane of WIS 105 near the Shabby Shed and stop sign approaching WIS 35 from the west.
  • Signal installation might result in shoulder closure.

 

Dunn County
Highway:
WIS 85
Location: Rock Creek Bridge in Rock Falls
Schedule: May 3 to October
Cost: $1.9 million
Description: Removing the Rock Creek Dam, replacing the Rock Creek Bridge and replacing the asphaltic roadway approaches to the bridge.
Traffic impacts: WIS 85 is closed; traffic is being detoured via WIS 37 and US 10.

  • Weather permitting, the bridge is expected to reopen late afternoon Friday, Oct. 1.

Highway: 705th Street
Location: Pine Creek Bridge east of Ridgeland in the town of Wilson
Schedule: Aug. 16 to October
Cost: $331,721
Description: Replacing the bridge.
Traffic impacts: 705th Street is closed from County V to 140th Avenue.

 

Dunn and St. Croix counties
Highway:
I-94
Location: Between Hudson and Menomonie near Knapp
Schedule: March 25, 2019 to October 2021
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 sporadic lane and shoulder closures on east- and westbound I-94 from County Q to 250th Street during non-peak travel hours.

Highway: WIS 170
Location: Between WIS 128 in Glenwood City in St. Croix County and County D in the Dunn County town of Sherman
Schedule: April 12 to October
Cost: $8.63 million
Description: Milling the existing pavement on WIS 170 from WIS 128 to WIS 79 and overlaying it with asphalt; recycling the existing pavement from WIS 79 to County D and overlaying it with asphalt; reconstructing the intersection of WIS 170 and WIS 79 in Boyceville; rehabilitating the WIS 170 bridge over Tiffany Creek northwest of Downing; replacing or extending culvert pipes or equipping them with end walls; installing traffic signals at the WIS 170 and northbound WIS 79 intersection; increasing the width of paved shoulders along WIS 170 to a minimum of 3 feet; and replacing guardrail.
Traffic impacts: Motorists can expect single-lane closures controlled by flagging operations in the work zone.

 

Eau Claire County
Highway:
County V
Location: Bridge Creek Bridge northwest of Augusta
Schedule: Aug. 9 to November
Cost: $840,288
Description: Replacing the bridge.
Traffic impacts: County V is closed at Dells Mill between County AF and WIS 27; traffic is being detoured on County AF, US 12 and WIS 27.

 

Pierce County
Highway:
US 10
Location: County A southeast of Ellsworth to east county line
Schedule: July 26 to November
Cost: $8.9 million
Description: Removing 3.25 inches of the existing pavement and replacing it with 3.25 inches of new asphalt, adding centerline rumble strips, replacing culverts and upgrading guardrail.
Traffic impacts:

  • Motorists can expect single-lane daytime closures controlled by flagging operations.
  • The passing lane west of Plum City and passing lane from Pine Avenue in Plum City to the east county line are closed.

Highway: US 10/63 and WIS 65
Location: US 10/63 from North Oak Street to North Beulah Street and WIS 65 from West Kinne Street to Midway Avenue in Ellsworth
Schedule: Aug. 23 to October 2021 and spring 2022
Cost: $1.84 million
Description: Milling the existing pavement and replacing it with new asphalt, upgrading curb ramps and replacing pavement marking. Realigning left-turn lanes at the US 10/63/WIS 65 intersection to allow for improved truck turning movements at the intersection and upgrading the signals there, all in 2022.
Traffic impacts: Motorists can expect parking lane closures on US 10 and traffic being shifted to maintain both directions of traffic during concrete repair.

Highway: WIS 29
Location: Between US 10 in Prescott and Cemetery Road in the city of River Falls
Schedule: May 10 to November
Cost: $12.11 million
Description: Removing and replacing the existing pavement, replacing culverts and guardrail, rehabilitating the bridge over Greenwood Valley Creek, installing centerline and edge line rumble strips between the south junction of County QQ and Cemetery Road and modifying intersections at County E, County FF and Cemetery Road.
Traffic impacts: WIS 29 is closed to through traffic from County F to Cemetery Road in River Falls, and traffic is being detoured via US 10 and WIS 65.

 

Polk County
Highway:
WIS 46 (Keller Avenue)
Location: Snow Street to the York Park entrance, city of Amery
Schedule: May 3 to September
Cost: $1.87 million
Description: Resurfacing WIS 46, reducing the number of traffic lanes to one in each direction with a two-way left-turn lane in the center by adding new lane markings, upgrading traffic signal systems at the intersections of Broadway Street East (County F) and Birch Street to current standards and replacing curb ramps throughout the project limits.
Traffic impacts: WIS 46 is closed from Broadway Street East (County F) to Hyland Street; traffic is being detoured via WIS 46, US 63 and US 8.

Highway: 30th Avenue
Location: Willow River Bridge, town of Clear Lake
Schedule: Aug. 23 to October
Cost: $454,257
Description: Replacing the bridge.
Traffic impacts: 30th Avenue is closed in the project limits.

 

Rusk County
Highway:
US 8
Location: West 8th Street to River Avenue East in Ladysmith
Schedule: Aug. 16 to late October
Cost: $1.62 million
Description: Grinding the full width of the existing concrete pavement to a depth of 1 to 2 inches, repairing concrete joints with asphalt mix, overlaying the roadway with 2.25 to 2.5 inches of asphalt, upgrading curb ramps to Americans With Disabilities Act standards, converting West 5th Street North to right in/right out only from US 8, adding a raised median at the railroad crossing, upgrading signage and putting down new pavement marking..
Traffic impacts: The shoulders on east- and westbound US 8 from West 8th Street to River Avenue East are closed, and lanes in the work zone are restricted to a width of 11 feet.

Highway: WIS 40
Location: Devils Creek Bridge north of Bruce
Schedule: July 6 to September
Cost: $853,908
Description: Replacing the bridge.
Traffic impacts: WIS 40 is closed at the project site; traffic is being detoured via US 8, WIS 27 and WIS 70.

Highway: County D
Location: Little Jump River Bridge, two miles west of Sheldon
Schedule: July 14 to September
Cost: $716,253
Description: Replacing the bridge.
Traffic impacts: County D is closed at the project site; the new bridge is expected to open Tuesday, Sept. 28.

 

St. Croix County
Highway:
I-94
Location: Rush River bridges west of Baldwin
Schedule: Sept. 7, 2021, to October 2023
Cost: $6.14 million
Description: Building temporary roadway and bridges to maintain four lanes of traffic on I-94; removing and replacing the existing east- and westbound I-94 bridges over the Rush River with structures wide enough to allow for an additional lane of traffic on I-94 when warranted, along with approach pavement; clearing and grubbing ditches; and installing storm sewer, signage, pavement marking, guardrail and fence.
Traffic impacts: Motorists will encounter the following closures for the coming week:

  • I-94 shoulder closures during peak traffic.

 

  • Eastbound I-94 lane closures:
    • 6 p.m. Sunday to 10 a.m. Monday.
    • 5 p.m. Monday to 2 p.m. Tuesday.
    • 5 p.m. Tuesday to 2 p.m. Wednesday.
    • 5 p.m. Wednesday to 11 a.m. Thursday.
    • 5 p.m. Thursday to 9 a.m. Friday.
    • 8 p.m. Friday to 9 a.m. Saturday.
  • Westbound I-94 lane closures:
    • 8 p.m. Sunday to noon Monday.
    • 6 p.m. Monday to 2 p.m. Tuesday.
    • 6 p.m. Tuesday to 2 p.m. Wednesday.
    • 6 p.m. Wednesday to 2 p.m. Thursday.
    • 6 p.m. Thursday to 11 a.m. Friday.
    • 7 p.m. Friday to 10 a.m. Saturday.

Highway: I-94
Location: Carr Creek south of Woodville and County NN between County B and WIS 128
Schedule: July 19, 2021, to November 2023
Cost: $21.6 million
Description: Building temporary roadway and bridges to maintain four lanes of traffic on I-94; removing and replacing the existing east- and westbound I-94 bridges over Carr Creek and County NN with structures wide enough to allow for an additional lane of traffic on I-94 when warranted; realigning and reconstructing the eastbound exit ramp and westbound entrance ramp at the I-94-County B interchange; extending the north end of the existing box culvert at County NN; and completing grading operations, approach work, sign installation and pavement marking.
Traffic impacts: Motorists will encounter the following closures for the coming week at:

  • Carr Creek:
    • Eastbound I-94 inside lane closures:

 

      • 6 p.m. Sunday to 10 a.m. Monday.
      • 5 p.m. Monday to 2 p.m. Tuesday.
      • 5 p.m. Tuesday to 2 p.m. Wednesday.
      • 5 p.m. Wednesday to 10 a.m. Thursday.
      • 6 p.m. Thursday to 9 a.m. Friday.
      • 8 p.m. Friday to 9 a.m. Saturday.
    • Westbound I-94 inside lane closures:
      • 8 p.m. Sunday to 2 p.m. Monday.
      • 5 p.m. Monday to 2 p.m. Tuesday.
      • 5 p.m. Tuesday to 2 p.m. Wednesday.
      • 5 p.m. Wednesday to 2 p.m. Thursday.
      • 6 p.m. Thursday to 11 a.m. Friday.
      • 7 p.m. Friday to 10 a.m. Saturday.
  • County NN:
    • Westbound I-94 inside lane closures:
      • 8 p.m. Sunday to 2 p.m. Monday.
      • 5 p.m. Monday to 2 p.m. Tuesday.
      • 5 p.m. Tuesday to 2 p.m. Wednesday.
      • 5 p.m. Wednesday to 2 p.m. Thursday.
      • 6 p.m. Thursday to 11 a.m. Friday.
      • 7 p.m. Friday to 10 a.m. Saturday.

 

Highway: US 12
Location: County U east of Hudson to the west leg of WIS 65 near Roberts
Schedule: July 6 to October
Cost: $4.19 million
Description: Milling and replacing asphalt pavement, reconstructing the concrete pavement west of Clints Trail, repairing or replacing culvert pipes, widening asphalt shoulders and repairing aggregate shoulders and upgrading curb and gutter, guardrail, signage, pavement marking and rumble strips.
Traffic impacts:

  • Motorists will encounter daytime lane closures controlled by flagging.
  • Lanes are restricted to a width of 12 feet.
  • Temporary traffic signals, installed between Clints Trail and Ross Road, are controlling traffic in that area.
  • Ross Road west of Clints Trail is closed at US 12 because of concrete work.
    • The closure is anticipated to be in place until Monday, Sept. 27.
    • Motorists can still access Ross Road from Badlands Road.

Highway: US 12
Location: WIS 65 North roundabout north of Roberts to US 63 North in the village of Baldwin and from US 63 North to US 63 South in Baldwin
Schedule: Aug. 16 to late October
Cost: $5.56 million
Description: Resurfacing the pavement, replacing a bridge over an unnamed waterway north of the village of Hammond with a new concrete box culvert, replacing roadside beam guard, upgrading sidewalk curb ramps in Hammond and Baldwin to meet current Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) standards, replacing or repairing existing culverts, reconstructing the one-block section of US 12 between Wolf Street and County T/County TT in Hammond to create a flatter approach grade to the intersection and converting the US 12 and County T/County TT intersection in Hammond to four-way stop.
Traffic impacts:

  • US 12 about a mile north of Hammond is closed for the replacement of the structure; traffic is being detoured via WIS 65, I-94 and US 63.
  • The intersection of US 12/County T-County TT is closed for reconstruction; traffic is being detoured via WIS 65, I-94 and US 63.
    • This segment is expected to reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 28.
  • Motorists will encounter single-lane closures controlled by flagging where crews are milling or paving the roadway.

Highway: WIS 35
Location: Between Front Street in Hudson and North End Road in North Hudson
Schedule: April 26 to late November
Cost: $11.17 million
Description: Repairing concrete, resurfacing or reconstructing WIS 35, rehabilitating the Lake Mallalieu Bridge, replacing storm sewer systems, completing sanitary sewer and water main work, making improvements at the WIS 35 intersection at Coulee Road/Buckeye Street and adding a two-way left-turn lane between Sommers Street North and North End Road.
Traffic impacts: This project is using a combination of staging, lane closures controlled by flaggers and a detour – I-94, Minnesota Trunk Highways 95 and 36 and WIS 64 – to move WIS 35 traffic during construction.

  • WIS 35 between Vine and Division streets in Hudson is closed to all traffic.
  • WIS 35 from Division Street in Hudson to South Street in North Hudson is open to a single lane of traffic controlled by temporary signals.
  • WIS 35 between Michaelson Street North and North End Road in North Hudson is closed to all traffic.

Highway: WIS 35
Location: Hanley Road interchange in Hudson
Schedule: Aug. 16 to October
Cost: $567,954
Description: Resurfacing Hanley Road from 235 feet west of western roundabout to Old Highway 35 and upgrading spot locations of curb ramp on the multiuse trail along the length of the project.
Traffic impacts: The southbound WIS 35 bypass ramp lanes are closed.

 

Sawyer County
Highway:
County E
Location: Couderay River Bridge
Schedule: Sept. 13 to November
Cost: $582.000
Description: Replacing the bridge.
Traffic impacts: County E is closed at the bridge.

 

Washburn County
Highway: US 53
Location: Between Mackey and Ross roads in the town of Trego
Schedule: March 17, 2021 to November 2022
Cost: $17.65 million
Description: Reconstructing US 53 from Mackey Road to existing US 63, relocating US 63 to closely follow the existing Wild River State Trail and constructing a new grade separated interchange connecting US 53 with realigned US 63, new west frontage road from Mackey Road to County E and turn lanes along US 53 at existing intersections, including Mackey, O’Brien and Ross roads.
Traffic impacts:

  • US 53 is reduced to a single lane in both directions, and the speed limit has been reduced from 65 mph to 55 mph.
  • Temporary signals are in operation at the US 53 intersections at US 63/Liesch Road.
  • US 63 lanes are restricted to 13 feet, and the speed limit has been reduced from 55 mph to 45 mph.
  • County E is detoured onto Liesch Road.