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Roberts freeway interchange project completed

The Roberts interchange at Interstate 94/Highway 65 was completed today, according to a press release from the WisDOT’s Northwest Region.

The $24.8 million project began in April 2012 and was finished on schedule.

A diamond interchange was built with rounadabouts at the ramp terminals. Two miles of I-94 was also reconstructed toward Hudson.

“Motorists will now find a nicer driving surface, as well as a safer interchange with longer off-ramps and roundabouts to keep traffic flowing smoother at the ramp terminals,” Northwest Region Director Don Gutkowski said in a press release. “We know this has been a significant project in the area for the past two constructions seasons and we are pleased to have all lands of traffic open on both the interstate and Highway 65.”

According to Chris Ouellette, regional communication manager of the Wis-DOT for the northwest region, motorists may see workers cleaning up materials along the roadway today and Monday, but by Monday, Nov. 4, all barrels, traffic control signs and constructions signs should be gone.

Sarah Young

Sarah Young was appointed the editor of the Pierce County Herald in February 2015. She joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News, where she covered community events, spot news and education in Hammond, Roberts, Somerset and St. Croix County Circuit Court. Previously she free-lanced for the River Falls Journal, Hudson Star-Observer, RiverTown special publications and the Superior Catholic Herald. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. 

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