Work begins on U.S. Highway 45 in Shawano County

Gov. Tony Evers signed a $4.1 million contract to improve U.S. Highway 45 between Wittenberg and Antigo from state Highway 29 to the Langlade County line. Work is scheduled to begin June 24.

Northeast Asphalt, Inc is the prime contractor for the project. Crews will remove and pave new asphalt surface, replace culverts and guardrails along with pavement markings and centerline rumble strips.

During construction hours, one lane of traffic will be closed as necessary, with standard flagging operations. Access to local residences will be maintained during construction.

Construction is scheduled for completion in September. The schedule is dependent on favorable weather conditions and construction progress.