Gov. Tony Evers recently signed a $5.7 million contract to resurface Highway 33 between the Kickapoo River bridge in Ontario and the Hillsboro city limits in Vernon County. 

Preliminary work is scheduled to begin Wednesday, March 27.

Mathy Construction Company is the prime contractor for the project. The project is designed to improve safety and traffic operations by resurfacing Highway 33 between Kickapoo River bridge and Hillsboro city limits and by replacing guardrail and culvert cleaning.

During construction, Highway 33 will remain open to traffic under single-lane closures and flagging operations.

Project completion is scheduled for early September. The schedule is dependent on favorable weather conditions and construction progress.

A public information meeting will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, to provide an overview of construction work, schedule, and traffic impacts. The meeting will be at the Ontario Fire Station conference room, 205 State St., Ontario.