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Wisconsin DOT road construction updates - March 23rd


Highway: I-94

Location: Safety and Weight Enforcement Facility (SWEF) on westbound I-94 east of Menomonie.

Schedule: March 19 to November

Cost: $10.95 million

Description: Renovating and expanding the existing SWEF building; replacing the pavement in the parking lots and on the ramp/loop roadways; constructing an approximate 200-foot communications tower near the renovated SWEF building; reconfiguring the exit off I-94; constructing a new virtual weigh station along westbound US 12/WIS 29; and constructing a remote truck pull-off site along County B south of I-94 between Walton Avenue and 3M Drive in Dunn County.

The pull-off site will be constructed concurrently with a reconstruction project scheduled to start April 1 on County B from US 12/WIS 29 to the eastbound I-94 entrance and exit ramps at the I-94/County B interchange.

Traffic impacts: The ramp to the SWEF is closed.

Other impacts include:

  • Westbound I-94: Motorists will encounter outside lane closures during off-peak travel times through next week.

  • US 12/WIS 29: Beginning April 1, motorists will encounter a single-lane road controlled by temporary traffic signals on US 12/WIS 29 while work on the virtual weigh station is completed.


Highway: I-94

Location: US 53 interchange to Mallard Road southwest of Eau Claire

Schedule: March 4, 2024, to November 2026

Cost: $69.9 million

Description: Removing and replacing the pavement on I-94 from Otter Creek to Mallard Road; resurfacing the shoulders and completing concrete pavement repair on I-94 and collector roads from the western project limits to Otter Creek; resurfacing the I-94/US 53 interchange, the approaching pavement on US 53 and the interchange ramps; widening the eastbound I-94 bridge over Otter Creek; removing and replacing the east- and westbound bridges over County D and County J with structures that meet vertical clearance requirements and are wide enough to handle future four-lane temporary traffic; removing and replacing a box culvert near County D; repairing storm sewer; and placing new pavement markings.

Traffic impacts: Motorists will encounter single-lane closures in both directions during nonpeak travel times. The speed limit in the work zone will be decreased to 55 mph when lane closures are in place.


Highway: I-94

Location: Bridges over the Black River in the city of Black River Falls and the Union Pacific railroad tracks in the town of Brockway

Schedule: Sept. 5, 2023, to October 2025

Cost: $5.2 million

Description: Overlaying the bridge deck with concrete, repairing abutment back walls and replacing the bridge joints and concrete approach slabs on the westbound bridge over the Black River. Replacing the deck, pier caps and concrete approach slabs and repainting girders on the westbound bridge over the railroad tracks.

Traffic impacts: I-94 has been reduced to a single lane through the construction zone in each direction. In addition:

  • Traffic is being switched between east- and westbound lanes using median crossovers.

  • The off-ramp from westbound I-94 to US 12/WIS 27 and the on-ramp from WIS 54 to westbound I-94 are closed.

  • The speed limit in the work zone has been reduced to 55 mph.

  • Motorists should be aware traffic backups are likely during peak travel hours.


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