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2021 Road Construction

The closure of 2nd Street north of Vine Street will be occurring Tuesday night, and 2nd Street will be closed north of Vine Street until sometime in the fall. Please make sure to visit the City of Hudson website for additional information at www.hudsonwi.gov.

NEWS RELEASE FROM THE WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Release date:
Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021

Lake Mallalieu Bridge connecting Hudson and North Hudson closure to be shortened

Closure, expected from Aug. 23 to Sept. 3, has been shortened from 14 to 12 days

To lessen the impact on motorists, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation is shortening the length of the closure of the Lake Mallalieu Bridge.

Rather than closing the bridge from Aug. 23 to 29 and Sept. 7 to 13, the structure is expected to be closed from Aug. 23 to Sept. 3 because of work done on both ends of the bridge.

  • During that work, access on the west side of the intersections at Division Street and North Street will be maintained as much as possible.
  • During work on the intersections of WIS 35 intersections at Division Street and North Street in Hudson, which is set to begin Aug. 23:
    • Residents living on North Street will need to enter and exit North Street from the north.
  • During work on the WIS35/South Street intersection in North Hudson:
    • Residents living on North Street will need to enter and exit North Street from the south.

During those 12 days, motorists will not be able to travel across the Lake Mallalieu Bridge because of the utility work and pavement and curb replacement going on at both ends of the structure. The detour uses I-94, Minnesota Trunk Highways 95 and 36 and WIS 64. One sidewalk between Division and South streets will always remain open, and mail and garbage accommodations will remain the same.

The bridge is expected to reopen to traffic Sept. 4. At which time, there will be a single lane of traffic from Division Street to South Street operating under temporary traffic signals. WisDOT expects delays and recommends motorists consider alternate routes to travel between Hudson and North Hudson.

The work is part of a WIS 35 improvement project from Front Street in Hudson to North End Road in North Hudson that began April 26. Construction is scheduled for completion in late November. The schedule is dependent on weather and construction progress.

For more information regarding traffic impacts, transportation news and improvement project updates in Wisconsin’s Northwest Region:

Motorists are reminded that using handheld cell phones in Wisconsin work zones is illegal. Alerts and updates provided via these sites are not intended for use while driving. When driving, your focus should always be on driving.

For more information, contact:

Christena T. O’Brien, WisDOT Northwest Region Communications Manager
(715) 828-9471 or christena.obrien@dot.wi.gov

NEWS RELEASE FROM THE WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Release date:
Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2021

Lake Mallalieu Bridge connecting Hudson and North Hudson to close for WIS 35 work

Meeting planned for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 11 in North Hudson for people to ask questions

Because of intersection work on either side, the Lake Mallalieu Bridge, separating the city of Hudson and village of North Hudson, will be closed for two seven-day stretches.

  • From Aug. 23 to 29: Work on the intersections of WIS 35 intersections at Division Street and North Street in Hudson is planned. During this work:
    • Access on the west side of the intersections at Division Street and North Street will always be maintained.
    • Residents living on North Street will need to enter and exit North Street from the north.
  • From Sept. 7 to 13: Work on the WIS35/South Street intersection in North Hudson is planned.

During those 14 days, motorists will not be able to travel across the Lake Mallalieu Bridge. The detour uses I-94, Minnesota Trunk Highways 95 and 36 and WIS 64. However, one sidewalk between Division and South streets will always remain open, and mail and garbage accommodations will remain the same.

  • From Aug. 30 to Sept. 6: WIS 35 between Division Street in Hudson and South Street in North Hudson will be open, but the road will be gravel.
  • Beginning Sept. 14: There will be a single lane of traffic from Division Street to South Street operating under temporary traffic signals. WisDOT expects delays and recommends motorists consider alternate routes to travel between the city and village.

Project staff is hosting a meeting at 5:30 Wednesday, Aug. 11, at North Hudson Village Hall, 400 7th St. N., for people to ask questions:

Construction on the WIS 35 improvement project from Front Street in Hudson to North End Road in North Hudson began April 26. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation project includes:

  • Resurfacing or reconstructing the road and repairing concrete.
  • Reconstructing or replacing curb and gutter, including curb ramps.
  • Replacing storm sewer systems.
  • Removing median islands, realigning left-turn lanes, installing new traffic signals and extending the northbound right-turn lane, all at the Coulee Road/Buckeye Street intersection.
  • Adding a two-way left-turn lane between Sommers Street and North End Road.
  • Resurfacing the Lake Mallalieu Bridge.

In addition, Hudson is completing water, sanitary and lighting improvements, and North Hudson is undertaking water and sanitary improvements.

A combination of staging, lane closures controlled by flaggers and a detour are being used to move WIS 35 traffic during construction. In segments where the road is closed, the contractor will maintain evening access to properties when possible. Pedestrians will be accommodated throughout the project.

Construction is scheduled for completion in late November. The schedule is dependent on weather and construction progress.

For more information regarding traffic impacts, transportation news and improvement project updates in Wisconsin’s Northwest Region:

Motorists are reminded that using handheld cell phones in Wisconsin work zones is illegal. Alerts and updates provided via these sites are not intended for use while driving. When driving, your focus should always be on driving.

For more information, contact:

Christena T. O’Brien, WisDOT Northwest Region Communications Manager
(715) 828-9471 or christena.obrien@dot.wi.gov

  • Week of April 26, 2021:
    • Front Street to Coulee Road segment: Remove trees, pavement, etc. in preparation for utility work; set up temporary traffic signal at 2nd Street/Coulee Road/Buckeye Street intersection; begin pavement repairs
    • Coulee Road to Vine Street segment: Begin work on intersection curb ramp improvements (starting on west side at Wisconsin Street intersection, moving to west side at Commercial Street intersection, then moving over to east side at Wisconsin Street and Commercial Street); begin work on lighting system upgrades
    • Vine Street to Lake Mallalieu segment: Road closure begins Tuesday night; pavement removal and preparation from utility work between Myrtle Street and Division Street; removal of street boulevard trees
    • North Hudson: Removal of street boulevard trees
  • Week of May 3, 2021:
    • Front Street to Coulee Road segment: Begin sanitary sewer work (night work) around wastewater treatment plant
    • Coulee Road to Vine Street segment: Begin work on intersection ramps downtown; continue lighting system upgrades downtown
    • Vine Street to Lake Mallalieu segment: Utility work begins at St. Croix Street intersection and will extend in either direction from that intersection.
    • North Hudson: Pavement and other removals begin between Monroe Street and Michaelson Street; utilities may begin later in the week
  • Beyond:
    • Front Street to Coulee Road segment: Utility work expected to take 2-3 weeks; pavement and other restoration work will follow after utility work; pavement repairs will be ongoing.
    • Coulee Road to Vine Street segment: Intersection corner ramp and lighting work will likely continue into June.
    • Vine Street to Lake Mallalieu segment: Utility work will be ongoing through this area through the summer. The contractor will be working to finish up utilities on a block-by-block basis, following behind with grading work, sidewalk replacements, and curb & gutter. Street pavement will occur when the contractor has 2-3 blocks ready at a time.
    • North Hudson: Similar to the Vine Street to Lake Mallalieu segment.

The above schedule is dependent on weather and site conditions and any unforeseen circumstances that may arise. The further out the schedule is, the less accurate it will likely be.

For local North Hudson traffic, please be aware that although traffic is allowed via 3rd Street and Division Street to access the Lake Mallalieu bridge there will be times of traffic delays during peak hours. Please do what you can to avoid using the local traffic route during peak times to reduce the backups that will likely occur.

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