During the summer construction season, various projects will be scheduled that will impact traffic. For current information on road projects impacting traffic see the Announcements Page.
The Marathon County Highway Department maintains over 600 miles of County Highways. The average life of an asphalt roadway is 20 years; therefore approximately 30 miles of roadway need to be replaced annually to maintain a satisfactory level of service for the traveling public.
The typical scope of work for the pavement replacement is referred to as Full Depth Reclamation (FDR). With the FDR process the existing asphalt pavement is ground up in place. The ground asphalt is then used as base course, or a foundation for the new hot mix asphalt. The material is prepared with motor graders and compactors prior to new hot mix asphalt being placed on the roadway.
For an in depth illustration of the FDR process read the Rebuilding by Reclaiming as printed by Better Roads Magazine.
Marathon County Highway Department will be replacing the pavement on the following highways with the FDR Process during the 2013 Construction Season. (Location Map PDF)
County Highway J from County Highway C to State Highway 153 (Town of Bevent) - late May to mid July.
County Highway J/Y from the County Line to the County Highway C (Town of Bevent) - late May to mid July.
County Highway I from the County Line to the State Highway 153 (Town of Franzen) - mid June to early August.
County Highway C from County Highway I to the State Highway 49 (Town of Franzen) - late June to early August.*
(*County Highway C in Galloway will be reconstructed to improve roadside drainage. This work is anticipated to begin June 3, 2013.)
The dates listed above are the anticipated dates for construction. The schedule is subject to change based on weather, equipment and other delays that may be experienced during construction.
During construction the roads will be posted with signs reading "ROAD CLOSED - LOCAL TRAFFIC ONLY". Crews will work to maintain access to businesses and residents at all times from both ends of the project. Drivers should expect the roads to be rough at times and they should also anticipate delays as crews will often reduce the roadway to one lane with flaggers controlling traffic.
As access will be provided during construction, a detour route will not be posted. Please use alternate routes if possible during construction
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation manages various projects throughout Marathon County. The major projects are listed below with the anticipated dates for construction. For additional information on these projects, please follow the link below for Wiscsonsin DOT construction projects in Marathon County.
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