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2021 Highway 22 Construction Info

Posted: April 29, 2021


Road Construction on Highway 22 – Both North and South of Campground

Possible Detour Route  I39 South to Exit 100, Exit to: WI 23 W, Follow to CR- CX – Head South Towards Portage, Take Left on CR-O, Follow CR – O to Highway 22. Take left on Hwy 22 North – Campground will be 1/2 mile on the left side of the road. 

Highway: Wisconsin State Road 22

Location: WIS 22 from the Columbia County line (County CM/Barry Road) in the town of Buffalo to (approximately 650 feet south of) East 5th Street in the town of Montello

Schedule: April 26, 2021 – June 14, 2021 (tentative) 

Length: 11 miles

Project description: Work consists of removing the top layer of asphalt and replacing with a new asphalt surface. The existing 6-foot (3-foot paved and 3-foot gravel) shoulders will be replaced with 6-foot paved shoulders from County CM to 16th Road. From 16th Road to East5th Street, the existing 3-foot paved and 3-foot gravel shoulders will be replaced and restored. Seven culverts and guardrail at three locations will be replaced. The existing guardrail at the cattle pass approximately 1/4 mile north of 16th Road will be removed, new concrete masonry end walls added, and the roadway ditch slopes flattened.

Traffic impacts: One lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained except in the vicinity of the active work operations. Motorists can expect milling and paving operations to be completed with single lane closures and flagging operations. Culverts will be replaced one half at time using temporary lane shifts and flagging operations. Guardrail replacements and cattle pass upgrades will be completed with single lane closures and flagging operations or shoulder closures. Holiday work restrictions will be in place for Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day holiday weekends.

Weekly Construction updates will be available here: https://projects.511wi.gov/region/north-central/