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A Wisconsin Department of Transportation pavement replacement project from Prescott to River Falls in Pierce County will result in a two-month closure of WIS 29 from US 10 to County F. The closure is anticipated to start Monday, Aug. 9.

WIS 29 from County F to Cemetery Road, closed since work began May 10, will remain closed. All traffic is being detoured via US 10 and WIS 65.

To extend the life of WIS 29 and improve safety, the WisDOT project includes:

From US 10 to the County QQ south junction

  • Removing and replacing existing pavement

  • Removing and replacing culvert pipes at multiple locations

  • Removing and replacing existing guardrail

From County QQ south junction to Cemetery Road in the city of River Falls

  • Removing and replacing existing pavement

  • Replacing culverts, guardrail and 3-foot paved shoulders with 5-foot paved shoulders

  • Installing centerline and edge line rumble strips

  • Installing guardrail and advanced warning signs at spot locations

  • Rehabilitating the bridge over Greenwood Valley Creek

Modifying three intersections

  • County E to change the bypass lane to a dedicated left-turn lane

  • County FF to rebuild the intersection to add left-turn lanes for east and westbound WIS 29 traffic

  • A right-turn lane for westbound WIS 29 traffic on County FF

  • Reconfigure the channelizing island for right turns from southbound County FF

  • Cemetery Road to widen the southeast radius for truck movement

During the work in the segment from US 10 to County F, access will be maintained for properties as it has been on the other stretch of the project, but temporary driveway closures will be necessary during parts of the construction process. WisDOT will contact homeowners and businesses in advance before temporarily closing any driveway. 

Construction is scheduled for completion in October. The schedule is dependent on favorable weather conditions and construction progress. 

Motorists are reminded that using handheld cell phones in Wisconsin work zones is illegal. Alerts and updates provided via these sites are not intended for use while driving. When driving, your focus should always be on driving.

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