Governor Tony Evers signed a $1.8 million contract to improve seven miles of Wisconsin Highway 64 in Marinette and Oconto counties. The project will take place from County Trunk S to U.S. 141 through the towns of Pound, Beaver and Brazeau. The 25-day working contract began Monday and is set to finish at the end of September 2020.

Traffic impacts include flagging operations and a five-day closure of WIS 64. Northeast Asphalt of Greenville, Wis. is the Prime Contractor.

This project includes milling and asphalt resurfacing of Highway 64 in the project limits, adding centerline rumble strips and pavement marking. Railroad crossing rehabilitation will take place at the crossing between County Trunk CP and US 141.

Highway 64 between County Trunk CP and US 141 will be closed and detoured from Monday through Aug. 21 for railroad crossing rehabilitation.

Detour: A signed detour route will direct motorists to use County CP and US 141.

During the remainder of the project, Highway 64 will remain open to traffic with flagging operations and shoulder closures. Motorists should expect minor delays during flagging operations.

People may follow construction progress on this project on the Northeast Wisconsin Weekly Highway Construction Update at https://projects.511wi.gov/weeklyupdates-ne/. For more information regarding traffic impacts, transportation news and improvement project updates in Wisconsin’s Northeast Region, people may follow the Wisconsin Department of Transporation on Twitter @WisDOTnortheast.

For more information regarding work zone rules for motorists, the law restricting hand-held devices, and general work zone safety information, people may see its work zone safety website at https://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/safety/education/workzone/default.aspx.