New four-lane US 10 segment opens in Wood County
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation on Friday opened the western segment of Highway 10 to traffic, according to a WisDOT news release.
Additional closures, detours and highway name changes will occur as part of the opening of the new alignment, according to the release.
Crews closed WIS 13/80 at the south intersection of Highway 10 on Friday morning. It will remain closed until roundabout construction is finished in October. During the closure, WIS 13/80 traffic will be detoured via WIS 13/73, WIS 186 and Highway 10.
The Washington Avenue overpass will be closed on Friday. The overpass is expected to reopen late July.
The County BB connection to Highway 10 opened Friday.
Crews plan to switch Highway10 traffic to the new, four-lane alignment from the WIS 13/Klondike Road intersection to Rock Inn Road on Friday.
Highway name changes
When the western segment of the new Highway 10 opens, the former Highway 10 from South Central Avenue to 0.7 miles east of WIS 13 will become Heritage Drive.
A new road in the town of Marshfield from 0.7 miles east of WIS 13 to Stadt Road will also become Heritage Drive.
The remaining segment of the new Highway 10 alignment between Rock Inn Road and WIS 34 south is expected to open in late August.
– Kirsten Klahn