Governor Evers approves US 8 culvert replacement, repair project in Rusk County

Work between Ladysmith and east county line includes replacing 35 pipes, abandoning two more

Release date: August 14, 2023

To invest in Wisconsin's transportation system, Gov. Tony Evers has signed a $1.73 million contract with prime contractor Antczak Construction, Inc. of Cameron for a culvert replacement project on US 8 in Rusk County from Old 8 Road/East 16th Street North in Ladysmith east to the Price County line. Construction is scheduled to start Monday, Aug 21.

The existing culverts have reached the end of their service lives. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation project will:

  • Replace 35 culvert pipes and abandon two more.
  • Repair or replace wing walls on three box culverts.
  • Replace pavement above culvert work.
  • Replace guardrail.
  • Place new pavement markings.

During construction, US 8 will remain open to traffic, but motorists will encounter single-lane closures controlled by flagging and temporary traffic signals.

Construction is scheduled for completion in October.

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For more information, contact:

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