The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) has begun construction on a multi-million dollar project to add a virtual weigh station on US 12 and to rehab two I-94 weigh station facilities.
The project involves the Hudson Safety and Weight Enforcement Facility located 5.5 miles east of Hudson off eastbound I-94 and the Menomonie Safety and Weight Enforcement Facility located five miles east of Menomonie off westbound I-94.
WisDOT says that both facilities have reached the end of their service lives and require major improvements.
On September 12, 2022, work began on the Hudson Safety and Weight Enforcement Facility.
WisDOT will spend $21.98 million on upgrades to the facility and the surround areas. These updates include:
- 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.
Construction on the Hudson facility is expected to last into 2023.
Construction on the Menomonie Safety and Weight Enforcement Facility is scheduled 2024.
WisDOT plans to spend $4 to $6 million on upgrades, including:
- 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.
During constructions, drivers can expect limited lane closures on I-94 during non-peak travel times.