Submitted by Diana Maas, WisDOT

EAU CLAIRE, WI -- The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is providing a weekly update on construction projects in the northwest region, which includes the counties of Dunn, Pierce, Polk, and St. Croix.

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

Region - Highway:  I-94, WIS 29, WIS 35. Location: St. Croix County, Dunn County, Eau Claire County, Chippewa County. Schedule: May 15 – October 31, 2017. Cost: $3.4 Million. Description: Region wide median cable guard installation. Traffic Impacts:  Motorists can expect single lane closures both WB and EB on I-94 at night only. Daytime work will commence under shoulder closures (all lanes open). Motorists can expect single lane closures on WIS 35.

Highway: US 12, WIS 93. Location: Eau Claire County, Dunn County, Chippewa County. Schedule: May 31 – September 15, 2017. Cost: $1.4 Million. Description: Region wide crackfill project. Traffic Impacts: US 12 – Eau Claire County (CTH D – E Jct. CTH M). There will be temporary lane closures for the duration of the project, but we will always maintain two-way traffic with flagging operations. Flagging operations are only allowed during daytime hours. (5/31/17 to 6/23/17).

Highway:  US 10, WIS 73, US 53, US 63, WIS 35. Location: Clark, Pierce, Pepin, Trempealeau County. Schedule: June 5 – August 2017. Cost: $2.1 Million. Description: Region wide seal coat, pavement marking and sign replacement. Traffic Impacts: Motorists can expect single lane closures.

Pierce County - Highway: WIS 128. Location: Elmwood, WIS 72 to WIS 29. Schedule: April 10 - July 26, 2017. Cost: $2.5 Million. Description: The project will recondition a 7 mile segment of WIS 128. Work includes replacing and rehabilitating existing culvert pipes, widening shoulders, asphalt resurfacing, replacement and enhancement of existing permanent signs, and new pavement markings.

Traffic impacts: Detour Route: WIS 29 West to County Highway CC South to County G East to WIS 72 East. Local traffic will have access to their properties from one side or the other dependent on the individual construction operations in process. Roadway will Remain Closed until the end of the day Saturday June 24 to install beam guard from Elmwood to County B.

St. Croix County - Highway: I-94. Location: WIS 128 interchange east of Baldwin. Schedule: April 3 – November 2017. Cost: $6.4 Million. Description: Build a new bridge west of the existing bridge, reconstruct WIS 128 from 50th Avenue to 56th Avenue including roundabouts at the new interchange ramps, and build a new service road connecting to the north end of the Kwik Trip parking lot. Traffic impacts: WIS 128 will be open to through traffic throughout project duration. Expect flagging operations periodically throughout project duration along WIS 128. Expect single lane closures periodically throughout project duration along I-94 in each direction with a speed reduction of 60 MPH. EB - Monday, June 12 from 12:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 13 from 12:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 14 from 12:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. WB - Monday, June 12 from 12:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 13 from 12:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 14 from 12:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  

Highway: I-94. Location: Highland Avenue Bridge, 140th Street, Roberts. Schedule: April to October 2017. Cost: $1.5 million. Description: This project is replacing the Highland Avenue, 140th Street bridge over top of I-94, with a new bridge.

Traffic impacts: Highland Avenue, 140th Street, is closed and will remain closed until October 1, 2017. Periodic EB inside lane closures to move equipment. 

Highway: WIS 35/64. Location: Stillwater – Somerset, St Croix River to 150th Avenue. Schedule: May to November 2017. Cost: $6.1 million. Description: Realigning WIS 64 to approach St. Croix Crossing. Traffic impacts: Traffic impacts remain the same as through the winter shutdown. WIS 35 and WIS 64 is bi-directional utilizing 2 crossovers. The speed limit remains 55 MPH in this area.

NOTE: There is no stopping, standing, or parking on the Highway 35 overpass bridge. Although this provides a great view of the new river crossing, accidents can be caused by people slowing down, stopping, or getting out of their cars to look from this point. Please remember to view the new bridge safely!

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