2011 WISCONSIN ACT 246
An Act to amend 62.15 (11) and 86.06 (1) of the statutes; relating to: road closure barriers.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
62.15 (11) of the statutes is amended to read:
62.15 (11) Street obstruction. All contractors doing any work which shall in any manner obstruct the streets or sidewalks shall put up and maintain barriers and lights conforming to the standards for traffic control devices in the manual adopted by the department of transportation under s. 84.02 (4) (e) to prevent accidents, and be liable for all damages caused by failure so to do. All contracts shall contain a provision covering this liability, and also a provision making the contractor liable for all damages caused by the negligent digging up of streets, alleys or public grounds, or which may result from the contractor's carelessness in the prosecution of such work.
86.06 (1) of the statutes is amended to read:
86.06 (1) Whenever any highway is impassable or unsafe for travel or during the construction or repair of any such highway and until it is ready for traffic the authorities in charge of the maintenance or construction thereof may keep it closed by maintaining barriers at each end of the closed portion. The barriers shall be of such material and construction and so placed as to indicate that the highway is closed and shall be lighted at night
conform to the standards for traffic control devices in the manual adopted by the department of transportation under s. 84.02 (4) (e).