Release date: July 7, 2023
Maintenance crews from the Barron County Highway Department plan to chip seal a section of WIS 25 north of Barron from 15th Avenue to WIS 48 beginning Monday, July 10.
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.
During chip sealing operations, WIS 25 will be open to through traffic, but motorists will encounter single-lane closures controlled by flaggers and a reduction in the speed limit between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Drivers are urged to take extra caution, drive slowly and allow additional space between vehicles to prevent damage from any loose stone chips.
Schedules are dependent on weather conditions and subject to change.
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Christena T. O'Brien, Northwest Region Communications Manager
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