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Northwest Region weekly construction update

July 25, 2014

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.

Follow I-94 project information here and on Twitter.

Ashland County

WIS 77
Location: Clam Lake to WIS 13
Schedule: July 17 to September 22, 2014
Cost: $3.3 million
Description: Resurface project
Traffic impact: WIS 77 will have single lane closures at various locations within the project limits. Crews will direct traffic using stop and go signs.

WIS 13 (Ellis Avenue)
Location: 6th Street to US 2
Schedule: July 31 to September 12, 2014
Description: Resurfacing and intersection improvements
Traffic impact: Crews will conduct traffic with stop and go signs between 2nd Street and 6th Street along WIS 13 on July 31. There will be bidirectional traffic between US 2 and 6th Street while the northbound lanes are closed beginning August 1. Lane widths are 11.8 feet. A truck detour will be arranged from the 6th Street/WIS 13(Ellis Avenue) intersection to WIS 137, to WIS 112, to US 2, to the US 2/WIS 13 intersection.

Barron County

No state construction projects currently in progress.

Bayfield County

WIS 13
Location: Cornucopia to Bayfield
Schedule: May 19 to July 31, 2014
Cost: $1.1 million
Description: Culvert pipe replacement
Traffic impact: WIS 13 is now open to traffic.

Burnett County

No state construction projects currently in progress.

Chippewa County

WIS 178
Location: County R (Chippewa Falls) to WIS 64 (Cornell)
Schedule: May 12 to August 1, 2014
Cost: N/A
Description: Pavement replacement, storm sewer and culvert upgrades
Traffic impact: Traffic will be detoured using County R and WIS 64.

Clark County

No state construction projects currently in progress.

Douglas County

US 2
Location: US 53 interchange to County D (Superior to Brule)
Schedule: March 4 to November 15, 2014
Cost: $11.1 million
Description: Rehabilitation
Traffic impact: US 2 will remain open to two-way traffic throughout the project.

WIS 27
Location: Rush Lake Road to County B (Hayward to Brule) 
Schedule: July 2 to September 19, 2014
Cost: $2.0 million
Description: Pavement replacement
Traffic impact: WIS 27 is open to local traffic only from Rush Lake Road to County B. The detour route begins at the intersection of WIS 27 and  Bayfield County N and continues eastward 6 miles to County A. Proceed north on County A for 15 miles to the intersection of US 2 (Iron River) then drive 7 miles west on US 2 to Brule.

US 2
Location: Superior – Bong Bridge and approaches
Schedule: April 7 to November 1, 2014
Cost: $18.2 million
Description: Bridge maintenance, reconstruct Wisconsin approaches (roundabout), local street work.
Traffic impact: Eastbound US 2 traffic reduced to one lane on the bridge. Westbound lanes are closed and a detour is in place using Blatnik Bridge.

US 53
Location: County Y (Gordon) to County M (northbound) and County M to Business 53, Solon Springs (southbound)
Schedule: May 5 to August 29, 2014
Cost: $4.8 million
Description: Pavement replacement, intersection improvements
Traffic impact: US 53 traffic reduced to one lane in each direction.

Dunn County

I-94
Location: Menomonie to Eau Claire (Eastbound Red Cedar Bridge)
Schedule: March 10 to November 12, 2014
Cost: $6.0 million
Description: Reconstructing new bridges over the Red Cedar River. Old westbound structure will be removed during construction season.
Traffic impact: Single lane closures are scheduled, as needed, Mondays, 10 p.m., through Thursdays, 12 p.m.

WIS 25
Location: WIS 64 to north Dunn County line
Schedule: May 5 to August 15, 2014
Cost: $2.7 million
Description: Resurfacing
Traffic impact: Crews will be directing traffic through the work zone with stop and go signs.

Eau Claire

I-94
Location: WIS 37 to US 53 (Eau Claire to Osseo)
Schedule: March 17 to October 31, 2014
Cost: $25.3 million
Description: Pavement replacement
Traffic impact: I-94 ramps and WIS 37 are open to traffic. I-94 eastbound and westbound will have two lanes of traffic in each direction.

I-94
Location: US 53 to Mallard Road (Eau Claire to Osseo)
Schedule: June 2 to October 1, 2014
Cost: $6.6 million
Description: Pavement replacement
Traffic impact: I-94 eastbound between US 53 and Mallard Road will have left lane closures beginning July 27, 8 p.m. through July 31, 2 p.m. The first two miles of this lane closure will not be in place until 7 p.m. on July 28. I-94 westbound will have right lane closures beginning July 28, 7 p.m. through July 31, 10 a.m. and July 31, 7 p.m. through August 1, 8 a.m.

Jackson County

I-94
Location: WIS 95 to County F (Osseo to Black River Falls) 
Schedule: September 9, 2013 to November 15, 2014
Cost: $21.6 million
Description: Pavement replacement, grading, beam guard installation 
Traffic impact: I-94 eastbound and westbound will be open until September 2.

Pepin County

No state construction projects currently in progress.

Pierce County

US 10
Location: Ellsworth to Durand, US 63 to County A
Schedule: June 9 to September 15, 2014
Cost: $4.6 million
Description: Pavement replacement
Traffic impact: US 10 will lane closures through mid-September.

Polk County

US 8/WIS 46 Intersection
Location: Amery
Schedule: June 30 to October 24, 2014
Cost: $1.7 million
Description: Single lane roundabout installation
Traffic impact: Traffic will be routed to a temporary road controlled by temporary traffic signals around the south side of the intersection.

Rusk County

No state construction projects currently in progress.

St. Croix County

WIS 64
Location: Stillwater to Somerset, St. Croix River to County E 
Schedule: March 10 to November 14, 2014
Cost: $4.7 million
Description: Crews continue to do grade work from the overpass to the new interchange with County E.
Traffic impact: WIS 35 is open to traffic.

WIS 35
Location: River Falls to Hudson, Radio Road Interchange
Schedule: May 6, 2013 to August 1, 2014
Cost: $10.8 million
Description: Construction of a new interchange
Traffic impact: Weather permitting, crews will finish pavement markings and WIS 35 will open the evening of July 25.

I-94
Location: WIS 128 – Wilson Creek
Schedule: July 16, 2014 to N/A
Description: Camera installation
Traffic impact: I-94 will have lane closures at the County Q interchange, WIS 128, and County B on July 29. Crews will direct traffic with stop and go signs.

Sawyer County

No state construction projects currently in progress.

Taylor County

No state construction projects currently in progress.

Trempealeau County

I-94
Location: County NN (approximately one mile west of Osseo) to the east Trempealeau County line
Schedule: April 28 to: To be determined
Cost: $4.0 million
Description: Concrete repair and replacement
Traffic impact: No traffic impacts

WIS 93
Location: Independence
Schedule: April 2 to November 26, 2014
Cost: $6.1 million
Description: Roadway revitalization, bridge replacement
Traffic impact: WIS 93 is closed between A Street and WIS 121. Traffic will be detoured via WIS 95 to US 53 to WIS 121. Traffic will not be able to cross Elk Creek through August 8.

US 53
Location: Galesville to Blair
Schedule: April 28 to October 30, 2014
Cost: $8.5 million
Description: Roadway revitalization, two bridge replacements, intersection improvement
Traffic impact: Crews will be directing traffic through the work zone with stop and go signs. Traffic will utilize the detour through September 1 using County TTT and County T.

Washburn County

No state construction projects currently in progress.

Various Counties

Various Highways
Location: St. Croix, Clark, Eau Claire, Chippewa, St. Croix, Jackson, Pierce, Taylor, and Washburn counties
Schedule: May 21 to October 31, 2014
Cost: $460,000
Description: Pavement marking
Traffic impact: Single lane closures

US 53, US 8, WIS 35, WIS 27, County D
Location: Barron, Douglas, Polk, Washburn, and Sawyer counties
Schedule: June 23 to August 15, 2014
Cost: $238,845
Description: Bridge deck sealing
Traffic impact: Moving single lane closures

Motorists should slow down, use caution and stay alert when driving through construction zones. To avoid delays, consider taking an alternative route and avoid peak travel periods. Before leaving home, dial 511 or visit Wisconsin 511 online for incident reports, lane closures, work zones, winter road conditions and roadside services. 

For more information, contact:
Chris Ouellette, WisDOT NW Region Communications 
(715) 833-9814, (715) 828-9471, chris.ouellette@dot.wi.gov

 

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