Governor Evers approves culvert replacement project on WIS 48 in Barron County

​​Business coordination ​me​eting set for July 14; construction to start July 17

Release date: July 13, 2023

To invest in Wisconsin's transportation system, Gov. Tony Evers has signed a $1.06 million contract with prime contractor Antczak Construction, Inc. of Cameron for a culvert replacement project on WIS 48 (Hammond Avenue) in Barron County between 22 ½ Avenue in the town of Rice Lake and County SS in the city of Rice Lake. Construction is scheduled to start Monday, July 17.

Placed in 1962, three steel​ culverts have reached the end of their service lives. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation plans to:

  • Replace the northernmost and middle culverts with precast concrete pipes.
  • Replace the southernmost culvert with a concrete box culvert.
  • Replace the pavement above each.

During construction, WIS 48 will be closed to through traffic, beginning Monday, July 24, with motorists detoured via 22 ½ Avenue and County SS. Only two culvert locations will be open at one time to allow people to access businesses and residences in the work zone.

Construction is scheduled for completion in late August.

WisDOT will hold a business coordination meeting at 2 p.m. Friday, July 14, at Antczak Construction, 1599 19th St., Cameron. People can attend in person or participate:

  • Online: Click here​.​
    • Enter Meeting ID: 292 394 452 149
      Passcode: UK6W3j
  • By phone: (872) 242-7640
    • Enter Phone Conference ID: 530 015 742#​

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For more information, contact:

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