Road work on State Highway 54 from Foxfire Drive in Waupaca to the Portage County line starts Tuesday, Aug. 14.
The project is scheduledto be completed in mid-October.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation and contractors working on the project held a public meeting Thursday at the Farmington Town Hall.
During construction, signs on both ends of the 4.5 mile project will indicate that State 54 is closed. Through traffic will be detoured via Interstate-39 and U.S. Highway 10.
State 54 will remain open to local traffic so that residents may access their homes and customers may go to businesses along State 54.
However, there will be flagging operations and motorists can expect delays of up to 15 minutes at a time as the roadway is milled, pulverized and paved.
There will be times when driveways are temporarily inaccessible when the milling or paving equipment is going directly past their property.
While the milling operation may take just a few minutes, a driveway may be closed for up to two hours during paving.
Residents and businesses along State 54 will be notified if their driveways will be closed.
Access to Hartman Creek State Park will be maintained.
B.R. Amon and Sons is the prime contractor for the project.
Crews will remove four inches of asphalt pavement, pulverize the remaining asphalt into the base and repave the road.
Other improvements include replacing the beam guard and paved shoulder along both sides of the road. New signs will also be installed.
Total cost for the state project is $2.2 million.