WIS 48 (Bear Paw Ave.-Hammond Ave.) - Rice Lake, Barron County


WIS 48, Bear Paw Ave. to Hammond Ave., in Rice Lake, Barron County.

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WisDOT is currently developing a plan to make improvements to WIS 48. The project will include:

  • Concrete joint repair and overlaying the existing pavement with asphalt.
  • Adding an east bound right turn lane at Wisconsin Ave.
  • Restriping the roadway to include one lane in each direction with a center two-way left turn lane and 5 foot shoulder and bicycle accommodation.
  • Reconfiguring the Knapp St. and Hammond Ave. intersections to include signals and bicycle/pedestrian accommodations.
  • Add signals at the Wisconsin Ave. and Knapp St. (Hwy 48) intersection.

The project is estimated to cost around $2.2 million.

This project does not include the reconstruction of the interchange ramp terminals at WIS 53. The interchange area will be reconstructed under a separate project.

Project handouts


2018 construction

Traffic impacts/detours

Highway 48 will remain open to traffic during construction except as noted below. The highway will be reduced to a single lane during daytime hours with flagging operations.

The intersection of Knapp St. and Hammond Ave. will be closed for approximately 3 weeks during construction to reconstruct the intersection to accommodate signal installation. A posted detour will be in place for Hwy 48 through traffic. 


Beth Cunningham, WisDOT Northwest Region Project Manager
(715) 635-4973

Diana Maas, WisDOT Northwest Region Communications Manager
(715) 635-4968

Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT)
Northwest Region, Eau Claire Office
718 W. Clairemont Ave.
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Phone (715) 836-2891 or toll-free (800) 991-5285
Fax: (715) 836-2807
WI Telecommunications Relay System (TTY): 711
Email: nwr.dtsd@dot.wi.gov