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Detours start next week on STH 29 project

Eastbound traffic on STH 29 will be detoured to Highways 153, 97, and 13 on June 15 and 16, impacting the cities of Abbotsford and Colby and the villages of Stratford and Unity, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

Traffic has been utilizing the right lane and shoulder since the STH 29 project began. However, due to deteriorating shoulder conditions, crews will shift traffic to the detour to allow completion of pavement repairs in the left lane.

Once work on the left lane is complete, traffic will be utilizing the eastbound WIS 29 left lane with a width restriction of 10 feet and a reduced speed of 55 mph.

Portable message boards will be in place by Wednesday, June 10, to notify motorists of the closure and detour. The closure with detour is pending favorable weather conditions and contractor availability.

Detours are planned on Monday, June 15, from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. and Tuesday, June 16, from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.

Next week’s detours are part of a Wisconsin DOT project that spans from the eastern border of Clark County at STH 13, east to CTH E. The work will consist of repairing or replacing damaged concrete pavement on the eastbound lanes of STH 29, and on the STH 13 and Maple Road exit ramps in Abbotsford.

“The asphalt shoulders will be milled and re-paved so the elevation of the asphalt shoulders matches the concrete pavement,” the DOT project overview states. “In addition, guardrail will be replaced to meet current standards.”

The Maple Road entrance ramp will be closed for one week in mid-June, with a detour route utilizing STH 29, STH 13 and CTH E. Crews will be flagging traffic on Business 29/Maple Road overpass.

From July 4 until the end of July, the STH 29 eastbound ramp at STH 13 will be closed, with traffic being detoured onto STH 13 to the Business 29 interchange.

“Truck aprons will be constructed at the WIS 29 and WIS 13 interchange ramp intersections,” the DOT states. “Median islands on WIS 13 near the ramps will be replaced to accommodate the larger turning movements of oversized/overweight trucks.”

Pedestrian access to businesses and schools will be maintained during constrction, according to the DOT.

For more information regarding traffi c impacts, and improvement project updates in Wisconsin’s North Central region, visit north-central/ or