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The first of many projects in the northwest region will begin this week on I-94 in St. Croix County. Forty-five projects are scheduled this construction season, with the majority finishing construction in fall 2015.
Some of the major projects scheduled include:
• US 53 in Barron, Washburn and Douglas Counties: This project will resurface US 53 with a new, smooth asphalt layer.
• Continuing US 2 Bong Bridge improvements in Douglas County: Crews will continue constructing a roundabout and making changes to preserve the life of Bong Bridge.
• Reconstructing the WIS 35/WIS 70 intersection in Siren in Burnett County: A multi-lane roundabout will be constructed at the WIS 35/WIS 70 intersection.
• Resurfacing 6.9 miles, and reconstructing 1.8 miles, of US 63 in Shell Lake in Washburn County: US 63 will have several improvements including additional turn lanes and widening paved shoulders.
• St. Croix Crossing approach work: Construction will continue on the St. Croix Crossing Structure awaiting its 2016 opening.
• Water Street Bridge in Eau Claire-Fall 2015: The bridge will be replaced with a slightly wider bridge to accommodate bicycles and pedestrians.
• WIS 25 in Menomonie: Resurfacing and crosswalk upgrades.
• I-94 projects-Work to take place in overnight hours to reduce traffic impacts: County T to County BB in St. Croix County will be resurfaced; Concrete pavement will be replaced between Perry Creek and County O in Jackson County; I-94 between Red Cedar River and US 12/WIS 29 in Dunn County will be resurfaced; Between Elk Mound and Eau Claire-resurfacing.
Other projects in the region include statewide crack filling road improvements. Motorists are recommended to plan ahead and be prepared for delays when traveling during the construction season. Using alternative routes is encouraged, as many of the projects require lane closures and detours. Motorists are encouraged to visit 511wi.gov for up-to-date travel information. Also, consider following the region on Twitter: https://twitter.com/511WI_Northwest.
Additional project content can be found at http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/projects/index.htm and http://projects.511wi.gov/web/west-central-freeway-projects