Work includes replacing culverts, guardrail and thermoplastic snowmobile crossings
Release date: August 17, 2022
To invest in Wisconsin's transportation system, Governor Tony Evers signed a $5.44 million contract with prime contractor Northeast Asphalt, Inc. of Greenville to improve US 8 in Oneida County from County P southeast of Rhinelander to US 45 North in
Monico. Construction started this week.
This segment of US 8 is showing signs of deterioration. To address this, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation project will:
- Remove a portion of the existing asphalt and place new asphalt pavement.
- Replace culverts as needed, guardrail and thermoplastic snowmobile crossings.
During construction, motorists can expect to encounter daytime single-lane closures.
Construction is scheduled for completion in mid-November. The schedule is dependent on favorable weather conditions and construction progress.
Federal transportation funds will pay for 80 percent of the improvements; state transportation funds will pay for the remaining 20 percent.
For more information regarding traffic impacts, transportation news and improvement project updates in Wisconsin's North Central Region:
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For more information, contact:
Bryan Rose, North Central Region Communications Manager