According to information released by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation the Safety and Weight Enforcement Facilities at Hudson and Menomonie are included in schedules to be rebuilt in the next few years.
The Hudson Safety and Weight Enforcement Facility SWEF, built in 1993, is about 5.5 miles east of Hudson on the east bound side of Interstate 94.
The Menomonie SWEF was built in 1984, is about five miles east of Menomonie on the westbound side of the Interstate.
The existing facilities have reached the end of their service lives, and improvement projects are planned at both locations to provide the Wisconsin State Patrol with the tools to enforce commercial motor vehicle regulations, increase safety to the traveling public and protect WisDOT’s investment in infrastructure.
The Hudson SWEF improvement project will include:
• Reconstructing the building to a new modern SWEF building.
• Reconstructing the parking lots and ramp/loop roadways.
• Constructing a new automated truck monitoring system along eastbound I-94.
• Constructing a new virtual weigh station along US 12 and WIS 65.
• The project is anticipated to cost approximately $15-$20 million.
The Menomonie SWEF improvement project will include:
• Renovating the existing Menomonie SWEF building.
• Replacing the pavement in the parking lots and on the ramp/loop roadways.
• Constructing a new road salt storage facility.
• Constructing a new virtual weigh station along westbound I-94.
• The project is anticipated to cost approximately $3-$5 million.
The construction schedule at Hudson is for the 2022 and 2023 years while the Menomonie facility is scheduled for 2024.
To slow the spread of COVID-19 the Wisconsin Department of Transportation moved public involvement efforts for the Hudson and Menomonie SWEF project online. Comments were accepted through September 11, 2020.
Highway 128 south of 12 to get resurfaced
A project scheduled for 2023 is work on State Highway 128 south of Highway 12 in the Town of Springfield to Highway 29 in the town of Cady, all in St, Croix County.
This project aims to prolong the service life of 5.22 miles of deteriorating pavement on WIS 128. The proposed work includes; milling two inches of existing pavement and overlaying with 3.5 inches of hot-mix asphalt. Adding base aggregate on shoulders to match the final roadway elevation. Replacing or lining structurally deficient pipes along the project and adding centerline rumble strips.