Governor Evers approves traffic signal replacement project in Medford

​​Work includes installing new traffic signals, equipment and sidewalk curb ramps

Release date: August 18, 2023

To invest in Wisconsin's transportation system, Gov. Tony Evers has signed a $995,230 contract with prime contractor Chippewa Concrete Services Inc. of Chippewa Falls for an improvement project on WIS 13 from Perkins to Clark streets in the Taylor County city of Medford. Construction is scheduled to start Monday, Aug. 21.

Installed in the mid-1990s, the traffic signals and equipment at the WIS 13 intersections of Perkins and Clark streets have reached the end of their service lives. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation plans to:

  • Remove and replace the traffic signals and equipment.
    • New signals will each have a signal head per lane and flashing yellow turn arrows to improve traffic operations.
  • Install pedestrian push buttons.
  • Replace pedestrian curb ramps on sidewalks.

During construction, WIS 13 will remain open, with construction staged to allow a single lane to be open at all times, along with maintain access to businesses and residences.

Construction is scheduled for completion in October.​

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Christena T. O'Brien, Northwest Region Communications Manager
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