Governor Evers approves WIS 64 improvements in Marinette and Oconto counties

​Five-day closure begins August 17 for railroad crossing work

Release Date: August 11, 2020

(Oconto/Marinette counties) To invest in Wisconsin’s transportation system, Governor Evers signed a $1.8 million contract to improve seven miles of WIS 64 in Marinette and Oconto counties. The project will take place from County S to US 141 through the towns of Pound, Beaver and Brazeau. The 25-day working contract is expected to begin Monday, August 17, and finish at the end of September 2020. Traffic impacts include flagging operations and a five-day closure of WIS 64.

Northeast Asphalt of Greenville, Wis., is the Prime Contractor.

Project improvements

This project includes milling and asphalt resurfacing of WIS 64 in the project limits, adding centerline rumble strips, and pavement marking. Railroad crossing rehabilitation will take place at the crossing between County CP and US 141. 

Traffic impacts

  • Monday, August 17 to Friday, August 21: WIS 64 between County CP and US 141 will be CLOSED and detoured from 6 a.m., Monday, August 17 through Friday, August 21 for railroad crossing rehabilitation. 
    • Detour: A signed detour route will direct motorists to use County CP and US 141.  
  • Friday, August 17 to end of project: During the remainder of the project, WIS 64 will remain open to traffic with flagging operations and shoulder closures.
    • Motorists should expect minor delays during flagging operations.

Project benefits

Motorists will experience an improved driving surface on WIS 64 and the railroad crossing. The project will also enhance safety with new centerline rumble strips and pavement markings.

More Information

Work Zone Safety

Each year in Wisconsin, both highway workers and motorists are killed and injured in crashes that happen in highway construction zones. Motorists should slow down, be patient and pay attention to their surroundings in this and all work zones.

For more information regarding work zone rules for motorists, the law restricting hand-held devices, and general work zone safety information, please see our work zone safety website

For more information, contact:

Mark Kantola, Regional Communications Manager
Mark.Kantola@dot.wi.gov, (920) 492-4153