Road construction

Highway 112 between Highway 118 and Highway 2, and highway 118 from Ashland Bayfield Road to Highway 112, will be repaved this summer beginning at the end of this month.

Gov. Tony Evers signed a $2.8 million for the work; Northwoods Paving will remove deteriorated asphalt surface, recycle it and repave the roads. The project will include improvements to shoulders, curbs and gutters, sidewalks, pedestrian signalis, signs and pavement marking.

The intersections at Highway 112, Highway 118 and Highway 2 at Highway 112 will remain open as work is done. Work will be conducted under flagging operations from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays and from 6 a.m. to noon on Fridays. Lanes will be reopened nightly after 8 p.m. and through the weekend. 

During construction:

  • Highway 2 will be reduced to a single lane in each direction at times
  • Highway 112 will be reduced to a single lane with a maximum width of 11 feet
  • Highway 118 will be reduced to a single lane with a maximum width of 10 feet
  • Motorists can expect lane shifts, single-lane closures and delays under flagging operations throughout the project. Pedestrian access will be maintained using a sidewalk detour and temporary sidewalk during the first two to three weeks of construction. Waterfront Trail will be closed at Highway 2 and Highway 112. Pedestrians will be directed to use Beaser Avenue and Main Street West as an alternate route.

Construction is scheduled for completion by October, depending on weather conditions.

Information provided by the state Department of Transportation.

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