Beginning Monday, July 27, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) plans to resurface 6.1 miles of US 53 in Chippewa County from WIS 64 north of Bloomer to the north county line.

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Barrels on Hwy 53 direct traffic coming off CTH M in New Auburn into the left lane on Monday, July 27 as work begins on the 6.1 mile resurfacing project.

The $6.03 million project includes: Milling and overlaying the asphalt pavement on US 53 and the ramps and crossroad at the County M interchange. Repairing a culvert pipe and endwall. Cleaning culverts and adding culvert markers. Cleaning ditches near County Q. Installing living snow fence along southbound US 53 near mile marker 115. Installing shoulder rumble strips and new pavement marking.

US 53 will remain open to traffic during construction, anticipated to be completed in October, but motorists should expect single-lane closures.

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