WisDOT is seeking public comments on proposed US 8 road project

Work includes removing a portion of the existing pavement and overlaying the roadway

Release date: August 23, 2023

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is seeking public comments on a proposed resurfacing and safety improvement project in Polk County on US 8 from the Minnesota/Wisconsin state line to Glacier Drive in the city of St. Croix Falls.

Visit the project website to view materials, and provide comments by September 14, 2023, by:

  • Email: mark.wilfert@dot.wi.gov
  • Mail:  ​​​Wisconsin Department of Transportation
    141 NW Barstow St.
    Waukesha, WI 53187-0798
    Attn.: Mark Wilfert

This segment of US 8 is showing signs of deterioration. To address this and other issues, WisDOT is proposing to:

    • Mill a portion of the existing asphalt and concrete pavement and overlay the roadway with new asphaltic pavement.
    • Reconstruct the existing right-turn lane for westbound US 8 traffic at the WIS 87 intersection to an offset right-turn lane.
    • Replace the existing guardrail at the Interstate Park Road overpass.
    • Perform maintenance on two sedimentation ponds.
    • Install new pavement markings and signing.

Construction is currently scheduled for 2029 but could occur as early as 2025 if funding becomes available.

During construction:

  • US 8 will remain open to traffic throughout construction using lane closures and staged construction.
  • Access to all properties in the work zone will be maintained as feasibly possible.
  • The ramps at the WIS 35 interchange will be closed for short periods of time during off-peak and overnight hours to mill and overlay.

For more information regarding traffic impacts, transportation news and improvement project updates in Wisconsin’s Northwest Region:

For more information, contact:

Christena T. O'Brien, Northwest Region Communications Manager
(715) 833-9814, (715) 828-9471, christena.obrien@dot.wi.gov