All lanes will be open again on HWY 97 in Marshfield later today as road repairs are completed.
Potholes were filled with hot mix asphalt between Harrison and Arnold Street as part of preliminary repairs to the road before the asphalt plant closes for the winter.
“The Street Division recently took delivery on some new street maintenance equipment this last month. The new equipment will help the Street Division with pothole repairs and performing a more permanent fix on some of those potholes than using the cold mix to fill potholes,” said Dean Schiller, Street Superintendent. “As other potholes develop out there, we’ll continue to do more repairs throughout the winter.”
Additional street maintenance equipment will be arriving in January that will help with pothole repairs and street maintenance.
While the section is part of the state highway, the City of Marshfield, like other municipalities, is responsible for maintenance repairs and snowplowing to state roads within the city. The State provides some cost sharing for maintaining State roads in the City of Marshfield through Connecting Highway Aid. The state completes capital improvement projects on those roads.
Bids for next year’s HWY 97 project are due this December and construction will commence in spring, with a required completion date of August 2019.