GREEN BAY—The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region reminds motorists that construction on U.S. 8 from U.S. 141 in the Town of Pembine to Old County A Road in the Town of Dunbar begins Thursday. The $3.97 million project is expected to conclude by the end of September this year.

U.S. 8 will remain open during construction with lane closures and flagging operations. There may be short durations when access to side streets and driveways is restricted for pavement operations. The contractor will notify property owners 48 hours in advance of any driveway restriction.

Construction includes resurfacing of approximately eight miles of U.S. 8 with hot mix asphalt, culvert replacement, culvert lining, beam guard upgrades, erosion control and the addition of centerline rumble strips and grooved wet reflective pavement markings. The improvements will provide a smoother driving surface for motorists and extend the life of the existing pavement. New centerline rumble strips and grooved wet reflective pavement markings will enhance safety for the traveling public. The replacement and/or repair of culverts will help drainage.

People may follow construction progress and traffic impacts for this project on the Northeast Region Weekly Highway Construction Update at or Wisconsin’s Northeast Region Twitter @WisDOTnortheast.

Motorists should slow down, be patient and pay attention to their surroundings in this and all work zones, according to the DOT.