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Weekly Construction Updates

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Nov. 23, 2022

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.

Buffalo County
Highway: County J
Location: Tiffany Creek Bridge west of Mondovi
Schedule: Oct. 4 to December
Cost: $348,020
Description: Replacing the bridge.
Traffic impacts: The road is closed at the bridge.

Highway: Hanson Bluff Road
Location: Lee Valley Creek Bridge southwest of Gilmanton in the town of Modena
Schedule: Oct. 24 to December
Cost: $311,528
Description: Replacing the bridge.
Traffic impacts: The road is closed at the bridge.

Burnett County
WIS 77
Location: St. Croix River Bridge west of Danbury
Schedule: Sept. 6 to November
Cost: $1.13 million
Description: Making concrete surface repairs to the structure, overlaying the bridge deck with concrete, replacing wing walls, placing riprap around the piers and abutments and replacing pavement on either side of the bridge and guardrail.
Traffic impacts: None; project complete.

Chippewa County
WIS 27
Location: Big Drywood Creek between Cadott and Cornell
Schedule: Aug. 22 to early November
Cost: $686,635
Description: Replacing the deck, the girder on the eastern side of the bridge, guardrail and the concrete approach slabs on either side of the bridge.
Traffic impacts: Motorists will encounter a single-lane closure controlled by temporary signals and a maximum road width of 11 feet, but the bridge will fully reopen to traffic today.

Highway: County TT
Location: Cobban Bridge between Jim Falls and Cornell
Schedule: Aug. 8 to late October 2023
Cost: $4.7 million
Description: Replacing the bridge.
Traffic impacts:

  • County TT in the work zone remains closed.
  • The shoulder and right-turn lane on northbound WIS 178 are closed by barrier wall.
  • The Old Abe Trail remains open.

Jackson County
Location: County F to Perry Creek in the Black River Falls area
Schedule: April 11 to September
Cost: $14.3 million.
Description: Removing a portion of the existing pavement; making spot repairs to the underlying concrete pavement; and placing new asphalt pavement and pavement markings on I-94 and the US 12/WIS 27 and WIS 54 interchange ramps; and adjusting guardrail.
Traffic impacts: Motorists will encounter a lane closure on eastbound I-94 west of the US 12/WIS 27 interchange and the river for sign work.

St. Croix County
Location: Safety and weight enforcement facility (SWEF) off eastbound I-94 east of Hudson
Schedule: Sept. 12, 2022 to October 2023
Cost: $6.14 million
Description: Replacing the existing SWEF building with a modern one, reconstructing the parking lots and ramp/loop roadways and constructing an automated truck traffic monitoring system along eastbound I-94, a virtual weigh station along US 12 and an approximate 300-foot communications tower near the new building.
Traffic impacts: Work will continue throughout the winter, but no additional work along I-94 will be completed this year.

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; constructing eastbound exit ramp and westbound entrance ramp bridges and realigning the ramps 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 might encounter single-lane closures through mid-week on east- and westbound I-94 at Carr Creek as the project is shut down for the winter.

Taylor County
Hetland Avenue
Location: Lemke Creek Bridge northeast of Medford
Schedule: Oct. 10 to mid-December
Cost: $337,849
Description: Replacing the bridge.
Traffic impacts: The road is closed at the bridge.

Washburn County
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 Rivers 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: None.

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