June 12, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – Travel the roads in Washington County this week and you’ll likely run into some road surface improvement projects including chip sealing, which will hopefully be completed by Thursday, June 13.
The Washington County Highway Department said, “Chip sealing involves the application of a layer of oil emulsion (a tar‐like substance) followed by a layer of small aggregate and compaction. Loose gravel will be on the roadways until full compaction occurs. Traffic on project roads will be open to a single lane of travel during application and will be controlled with the use of flaggers. Travelers and property owners along project roads should exercise patience and expect delays. Use of alternate routes is strongly encouraged whenever possible.”
Crews will be working on the following roadways this week:
**County Highway DW from County Highway W to the Dodge County line (3 miles)
**Highway 144 from State Highway 33 to Interstate 41 (5.5 miles)
**State Highway 28 from US Highway 45 to the Dodge County line (8.5 miles)
The Washington County Highway Department has begun a more serious resurfacing project on County Road C between C.R. Z and C.R. P in the town of Polk.
This project includes removing/pulverizing the old asphalt and laying down new asphalt. This project started June 3 and should be done by the week ending June 22, barring any unforeseen damage and weather.
Michels Corporation is making headway on the C.R. K project which includes some extensive reconstruction of the road bed and turn/merge lanes at intersections.
At this time the major work is being done from Addison Road, west of I-41 interchange, to Krebs Drive.
Motorists are cautioned to slow down and move over when approaching and driving past those working on the road. Violations can result in financial loss.