WisDOT to invest $27 million in weigh stations modernization
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation spends money on upgrading two weigh stations along I-94.
Upgrates are planned by the Hudson Safety and Weight Enforcement Facility and the Menomonee Safety and Weight Enforcement Facility, according to WisDOT.
Both weigh stations have been in operation for many years and “need to be upgraded,” officials say.
Between $16 million to $21 million has been earmarked for improvements to the Hudson station.
Modernization includes the following items:
- Reconstructing the building to a new modern Safety and Weight Enforcement Facility (SWEF) building.
- Reconstructing the parking lots and ramp/loop roadways.
- Constructing a new automated truck traffic monitoring system along eastbound I-94.
- Constructing a new virtual weigh station along US 12.
- Constructing an approximate 300-foot communications tower near the new building.
- Constructing a remote truck pull-off at the Roberts park and ride facility in the northeast quadrant of WIS 65 and 70th Avenue in St. Croix County.
The authorities plan to allocate between $4 million and $6 million to modernize the Menomonee facility.
The upgrades include:
- Renovating and expanding the existing Menomonie SWEF building.
- Replacing the pavement in the parking lots and on the ramp/loop roadways.
- Constructing a new road salt and brine storage facility.
- Constructing a new virtual weigh station along westbound US 12/WIS 29.
- Constructing an approximate 200-foot communications tower near the renovated SWEF building.
- Constructing a remote truck pull-off adjacent to County B between Walton Avenue and 3M Drive in Dunn County.
Construction is expected to be limited to weighing areas, and the I-94 lane closure is expected to have no impact on traffic.
Construction of the Hudson facility is scheduled for 2022 and 2023.Construction of the Menomonie facility is scheduled for 2024.