Governor Evers approves US 12 culvert replacement project

Work will close US 12 north of I-94, with traffic detoured via I-94, WIS 128 and US 12

Release date: April 4, 2023

To invest in Wisconsin's transportation system, Gov. Tony Evers has signed a $1.29 million contract with prime contractor A-1 Excavating of Bloomer for a culvert replacement project on US 12 north of I-94 in the Dunn County town of Menomonie. Construction is scheduled to start Monday, April 10.

Built in 1927, the existing culvert, which carries a tributary of Wilson Creek under US 12, has reached the end of its service life. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation plans to:

  • Replace the culvert.
  • Remove guardrail.
  • Restore the asphalt roadway and ditches.

US 12 will be closed to through traffic, with traffic detoured via I-94, WIS 128 and US 12. The highway is expected to be closed either late Tuesday, April 11 or the morning of April 12.

Construction is scheduled for completion in late June.

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Christena T. O'Brien, Northwest Region Communications Manager
(715) 833-9814, (715) 828-9471,