Resurfacing, safety improvement project on US 63 in Polk County to start

To invest in Wisconsin’s transportation system, Gov. Tony Evers has signed a $5.71 million contract with prime contractor Monarch Paving Co. of Amery for a resurfacing and safety improvement project on US 63 from the St. Croix/Polk County line to County J south of the village of Clayton.

Construction is scheduled to start Wednesday, April 12, but work is weather dependent.

To address deteriorating pavement and other issues, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation project will:

  • Replace the pedestrian underpass near 7th Street in the village of Clear Lake.
  • Mill off 2 inches of asphalt pavement and place 3.25 inches of new asphalt.
  • Add shoulder gravel to accommodate the highway profile increase.
  • Realign the approach of County A/F at US 63 to achieve better sight distance at the intersection.
  • Realign the approach of 60th Avenue at US 63.
  • Expand the intersection tapers to meet current design standards.
  • Replace guardrail.
  • Clean, line, repair or replace culverts and install new end walls on some structures.

During construction, US 63 will remain open to traffic:

  • But motorists will encounter lane closures controlled by either temporary traffic signals or flagging.
  • Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, lane closures will be allowed until noon on Fridays.
  • Access for business and emergency traffic will be accommodated during work.

Construction is scheduled for completion in late September.