2022 Road Construction Projects

June 24, 2022

Below are updates regarding roadwork in Vilas county. These updates are provided by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. For further information, please call the Boulder Junction Chamber of Commerce at (715) 385-2400 or email: [email protected] 

Updated as of June 10, 2022.

Vilas County

Highway: WIS 70
Location: County H to US 45, Eagle River
Schedule: May 2 to July 8
Project ID: 9080-14-72
Project description: Crews will remove and replace asphalt, concrete curb and gutter, concrete sidewalk and pavement markings.
Anticipated work scheduled: Crews will be working on pavement markings and finalizing restoration and cleanup.
Traffic impacts for next week: WIS 70 will remain open to one lane of traffic in each direction. Motorists can expect to encounter lane closures, flagging operations and daytime temporary lane shifts.

Website: https://projects.511wi.gov/wis70vilas/


Highway: US 51
Location: Trout River, town of Arbor Vitae
Schedule: March 28 to July 25
Project ID: 1170-20-61
Project description: Crews will remove and replace the Trout River culvert.
Anticipated work scheduled: Crews will continue working on the bridge foundation and begin work on the bridge deck.
Traffic impacts: US 51 is open, but motorists will encounter temporary signals and staged construction. A 12-foot width restriction is in place with posted advanced warnings at the intersection of US 51 and WIS 47 in Minocqua and US 51 and WIS 47 in Manitowish.
Trout River access: A temporary, signed portage route is in place to maintain access to the Trout River.
Highway: US 45

Location: Oneida County line and WIS 70
Schedule: May 31 to July 29
Project ID: 1600-28-70
Project description: Crews will replace culvert pipes and resurface the highway.
Anticipated work scheduled: Crews will be milling and paving the roadway and placing temporary pavement markings.
Traffic impacts: Motorists can expect lane closures controlled by flagging operations.  One 16-foot travel lane will be always maintained. All intersecting roads will remain open to traffic.

County highway construction projects for 2022:

  • CTH N in Plum Lake bridge replacement: COMPLETE AND OPEN TO ALL THRU TRAFFIC
  • CTH M in Boulder Junction from CTH N to CTH K – This project has started. CTH M is open to thru traffic however expect some delays
  • For more information about County Highway construction projects see this site.