US 12, WIS 65 (Roberts) - US 63 (Baldwin)

​Location

This project includes two locations:​

  • US 12 between the roundabout at WIS 65 North in Roberts and US 63 North in Baldwin, all in St. Croix County.
  • US 12 from US 12/63 south to US 12 East in Baldwin.
  • Map

Overview

The proposed improvements consist of:

  • Milling and resurfacing 8.6 miles of US 12 between the roundabout at WIS 65 North in Roberts and US 63 in Baldwin.
  • Milling 0.75 mile of US 12 in Baldwin from US 12/63 south to US 12 East in Baldwin.
  • Replacing a bridge over an unnamed waterway approximately 1 mile north of the village of Hammond with a new concrete box culvert.
  • Replacing roadside beam guard at the bridge approaches and steep slopes or flattening roadside slopes for guardrail elimination.
  • Upgrading sidewalk curb ramps in Hammond and Baldwin to meet current Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.
  • Replacing or repairing existing culverts.
  • Reconstructing the one-block section of US 12 between Wolf Street and County T/County TT in Hammond in order to create a flatter approach grade to the intersection.
  • Converting the US 12 and County T/County TT intersection in Hammond to four-way stop control for added safety for motorists and pedestrians.

Real Estate

  • Right-of-way acquisition or temporary easements will be required along some properties throughout the project as a result of guardrail replacement, slope flattening, culvert replacements and improvements to curb ramps or sidewalks.
  • The development of a preliminary right-of-way plat currently is ongoing.
  • No relocations will be required.

Traffic Impacts

  • US 12 will be closed to through traffic during the replacement of the structure north of Hammond and reconstruction of US 12 between Wolf Street and County T/County TT in Hammond will be closed to through traffic, and a detour route will be established.
    • Detour: WIS 65, I-94 and US 63.
  • For the rehabilitation of the US 12 pavement surface, most of the work is expected to be completed under traffic using short-term lane closures with flagging operations and short-term shoulder closures.
  • In the communities of Hammond and Baldwin, sidewalk closures are expected during work on curb ramps.

Schedule

  • Construction scheduled to start: Summer 2021

Public Involvement

To slow the spread of COVID-19, public involvement efforts for this project have moved online. Materials can be found here:

Comments are being accepted through Nov. 20, 2020, by:

  • Email: paula.groom@dot.wi.gov
  • Mail: Wisconsin Department of Transportation
             718 W. Clairemont Ave.
             Eau Claire, WI 54701
             Attn.: Paula Groom

Contacts

Paula Groom
WisDOT Northwest Region Project Manager
(715) 579-6776
paula.groom@dot.wi.gov

James Koenig
WisDOT Northwest Region Project Supervisor
(715) 838-8391
james.koenig@dot.wi.gov

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

Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Northwest Region, Eau Claire Office
718 W. Clairemont Ave.
Eau Claire, WI 54701
(715) 836-2891, (800) 991-5285
nwr.dtsd@dot.wi.gov