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WIS 48 Rice Lake - Fast facts
Rice Lake, Barron County

View NW, WIS 48 - in Rice Lake, Barron County in a larger map.
Map key - Thick orange line is the project overview/location. Blue tear drop with dot in center is the project limit.

Construction will begin April 13, 2015.


WIS 48, Knapp St. to County NN, in Rice Lake, Barron County.


  • We are finalizing plans to resurface WIS 48 using two project segments.
    • The first part of the project will resurface WIS 48 between Knapp Street and North Street in Rice Lake.
    • The second project will resurface WIS 48 from North Street to County NN.
  • The project will include other details such as curb and gutter additions, improvement of drainage pipes, and construction of turn lanes.

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  • Summer 2014 - Proceed with final design
  • Summer/Fall 2014 - Proceed with minor real estate acquisitions
  • April 13, 2015 - Construction

Traffic impacts/Detours

  • WIS 48 will be open to traffic.
  •  Beginning April 13, the roadway between Knapp and North St. will have one lane of traffic. Crews will periodically use stop and go signs to direct motorists.
  • Beginning April 15, traffic will be directed with signs at all times between North St. and County NN.

Construction to begin April 13, 2015

  • Begin storm sewer work from Knapp St. to North St.
  • Start widening turn lanes at County M.


2015 Construction

Handouts/Other project information

Contact information

Chris Ouellette, WisDOT Northwest Region Communications Manager
(715) 833-9814

Matt Dickenson, WisDOT Project Manager
(715) 395-3022

Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT)
Northwest Region, Superior Office
1701 N. 4th Street
Superior, WI 54880
Phone (715) 392-7925
Fax: (715) 392-7863
WI Telecommunications Relay System (TTY): 711
Email: nwr.dtsd@dot.wi.gov

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Last modified: April 2, 2015

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