Governor Evers approves WIS 173 resurfacing project in Wood County

Work also includes replacing culvert, upgrading substandard guardrail

Release date: June 27, 2022

To invest in Wisconsin's transportation system, Governor Evers has signed a $2.19 million contract with prime contractor American Asphalt of Wisconsin of Mosinee for a resurfacing project on WIS 173 in Wood County between the Juneau County line and WIS 80. Construction is scheduled to begin Thursday, July 7.

The pavement is showing signs of deterioration. To address this, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation project will:

  • Remove a portion of the existing pavement, recycle the pavement and then pave new asphalt pavement.
  • Replace a culvert.
  • Upgrade substandard guardrail.

Construction is scheduled for completion in August. WIS 173 will remain open to traffic with single-lane closures controlled by flagging, except during culvert replacement. That work will require a three-day detour via WIS 21 and WIS 80. Access to residences and businesses will be maintained.

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