Governor Evers approves resurfacing, culvert project on WIS 153

Culvert replacement to result in 21-day closure, with through traffic detoured

Release date: June 1, 2022

To invest in Wisconsin's transportation system, Gov. Tony Evers has signed a $1.17 million contract with prime contractor American Asphalt of Wisconsin of Mosinee for a resurfacing and culvert replacement project on WIS 153 from the Marathon County line to US 45 in Shawano County. Construction is scheduled to start Monday, June 6.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation project will:

  • Remove 1.75 inches of the existing pavement and place 1.75 inches of new asphalt pavement.
  • Construct a safety edge on the pavement to allow drivers who drift off the highway to return to the pavement safely.
  • Add rumble strips.
  • Replace nine culverts.
  • Replace guardrail at the bridge over the South Branch Embarrass River.
  • Place new pavement markings.

Starting June 6, WIS 153 will be closed to traffic for 21 days for culvert work, but access will be maintained to homes and businesses in the work zone. Remaining traffic will be detoured via WIS 49, WIS 29 and US 45. During the closure, crews also will mill the pavement and begin placing new asphalt.

Following the 21-day closure, WIS 153 will reopen to traffic, but motorists might encounter single-lane closures controlled by flagging as remaining work is completed.

Construction is scheduled for completion in late July.

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