$1.4 Million WIS 70 Construction Project Under Way in Minocqua
If you’re planning on heading out of Minocqua on Highway 70 west this summer, you’re going to want to give yourself extra time, especially during peak tourism season.
From its intersection with US 51 to Morgan Road near the Krist Gas Station, WIS 70 will be under construction for most of the summer.
The $1.4 million project will remove and replace the asphalt, update curb ramps to make the ADA accessible, update the snowmobile crossings, and install new traffic signal detectors.
“That section of Highway 70, the asphalt surfaces is deteriorating with more cracks and potholes. We’re going to be doing multi-layers surfacing on the roadway,” said Dan Erva, Project Development Supervisor with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.
Highway 70 will stay open to traffic during construction, but it will be reduced to a single lane in each direction.
Phase one is expected to go up until the 4th of July weekend and the phase two will start up July 7th.
“I’d just like to make sure people slow down, pay attention in the work zone and provide enough time to get through the work zone. I know, especially in the summer, it can be busy up there in the area. Please provide yourself enough time to get through the work zone and pay attention and watch out for the construction workers and construction vehicles in the work zone,” said Erva.
Construction is expected to wrap up by August.
American Asphalt, Inc. is the prime contractor for the project.