Chip sealing planned on segment of WIS 178 in Chippewa County

​​Release date: June 20, 2023

Maintenance crews from the Chippewa County Highway Department plan to chip seal a 3.1-mile section of WIS 178 from County R to WIS 64 on Monday, June 26.

During chip sealing operations, the road will be open to through traffic. The work will be completed between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. using lane closures and a pilot car and flaggers to guide motorists through the work zone and is expected to be completed that day.

Motorists can expect travel delays and might want to consider alternate routes. Schedules are dependent on weather conditions and subject to change.

A chip seal consists of a layer of crushed stone placed on top of an application of liquid asphalt to reduce further deterioration of the pavement.

Loose stones will be on the highway temporarily during the initial cure of the asphalt. Once the chip seal has cured, crews will sweep the highway to clear away loose stones.

​Motorists are urged to take extra caution, drive slowly and allow additional space between vehicles to prevent damage from any loose stone chips.

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For more information, contact:

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