Westby Main St./Hwy 14 Improvement Project 2024

Updates can be followed here or on the Westby Chamber's Facebook page.: Westby Main St./Hwy 14 Improvement Project 2024 

You can follow the DOT project progress below.

April 17, 2024 update:

Weekly progress update:

All: 

Thank you for your patience as we start to really get into construction this week.  With the rain, the contractor has moved to the south end of the project to begin removals on the median near the intersection with Old Town Road.  Removals and grading will continue next week along the west side of USH 14 from Old Town Road to Coon Prairie Avenue and from Black River Avenue to STH 27.  Driveway access in these areas may be impacted during this time.  It is expected that the contractor will be providing you with some notice prior to limiting access.  All properties should have access reestablished prior to the end of the workday unless the property owner makes arrangements with the contractor.  There will also be some work on the east side of USH 14 at Black River Avenue and Coon Prairie Avenue to prepare for the start of the detour after Memorial Day. 

Sidewalk detours, sidewalk closures and side road closures will be set up as needed.  Two consecutive side streets cannot be closed at the same time, so the inconvenience for accessing USH 14/Main Street should be minimal.  

There are also a few properties along Main Street that will have to relocate their mailboxes during the project.  The grading contractor, one of our project staff, or I will be stopping by with a note at each location.  You will have to work with the post office to make sure the new location will work for them.  This is something that is the responsibility of the individual property owners and we appreciate your understanding if you are one of these impacted residents. 

We are also anticipating temporary asphalt paving late next week in the areas where grading and removals are happening.  Coon Prairie Avenue and Bekkedal Avenue may also be milled and paved next week.  After milling there may be a 2” drop at some driveways and accesses along the detour route until asphalt paving can take place.  The contractor is going to do their best to minimize the time between milling and paving.  All this work will by heavily dependent on weather and progress. 

Feel free to reach out with any questions and again, we truly appreciate your patience and understanding as we progress through the project.

April 11, 2024 update:

Weekly progress update:

"Business Owners & Residents,
Hopefully, the snow is gone for good. This week brought quite a few changes to the project. Traffic control devices have been set for work to begin on Stage 1 on the north and south ends of the project. Over the next few weeks, there will be roadway & sidewalk removals, grading, and asphalt paving to build a temporary lane along the west side of Main Street in these areas. Grading and storm sewer installations have also started on the new temporary lanes along STH 27, which are necessary for construction to begin on the roundabout.

Again, thank you for your patience and understanding as we begin work on this project. Feel free to reach out with any questions."

April 4, 2024 update:

Weekly progress update:
"Good morning business owners & residents!
I hope you all are enjoying this late winter arrival. Even with the snow, you will continue to see work progressing on the project. The car wash building demo is nearly complete and all tree cutting and trimming is complete. Next week, there will be some roadway removals starting on the north and south ends of project to begin preparation for temporary asphalt lanes. More activity will continue near the intersection of USH 14 and STH 27 and will include some earthwork and storm sewer installations along STH 27 near Hanson’s and WCCU. This work will continue into the following week, as well. As always, we appreciate your patience and understanding throughout this project. Enjoy the rest of your week and weekend!"

March 27, 2024 update:

From Project Engineer:

“We have made it through our first official week of work on the USH 14 project in Westby. All tree trimming and cutting will be completed by the end of this week. On Monday, April 1st, demolition will begin on the carwash building. The erosion control contractor will be installing various erosion control devices along the project and sawcutters will be on site early in the week to start sawing sidewalk, driveways and streets for removals to start later in the week. You will also notice more traffic control devices on site later next week and traffic lane widths will start to be reduced. Please remember that while we do try to provide an accurate anticipated schedule, things can change based on a multitude of factors. As always, we appreciate your patience and understanding throughout this project. Enjoy the rest of your week and weekend!”

March 19, 2024 update:

Details from yesterday's meeting with the prime contracting company - Zignego - & the DOT regarding the reconstruction of US 14 in the city of Westby can be found in the attached document.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Eu_A_l8gryddvsRh5ggxI25_lmxFQRDDAQTauBd8Kes/edit?exids=71471469,71471463&pli=1