Public meeting for WIS 130 Wisconsin River crossing, Richland County

Meeting to focus on preliminary concepts

April 14, 2016

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is conducting a public involvement meeting to discuss Wisconsin River Bridge project along WIS 130 between WIS 133 and Lone Rock in Richland, Sauk and Iowa County. 

The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 4, from 5-7 p.m. at the Lone Rock Community Hall, 214 N. Broadway Street. The meeting will follow an informal open house format with a brief presentation at 5:30 p.m.

The purpose of the meeting is to provide information on the location study and to obtain input that will assist the department in development and refinement of alternatives.

The WIS 130 crossing consists of three bridges that were constructed in the 1930s and 1940 and are nearing the end of their service life. The project is to determine the appropriate location and structure type for the WIS 130 crossing.

The proposed bridge maintenance on WIS 130 over the Wisconsin River will also be discussed. The proposed rehabilitation of the second of three bridges over the Wisconsin River is focused on interim structural repairs such as cleaning and painting the exposed steel to maintain the existing bridge.

The public is encouraged to attend the meeting, provide input and ask questions concerning this project. WisDOT representatives will be available to gather input and discuss the project on an individual basis.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, or would like more information, contact Francis Schelfhout at (608) 785-9947. Written comments regarding the project can be mailed to Francis Schelfhout, WisDOT Southwest Region, 3550 Mormon Coulee Road, La Crosse, WI 54601 or emailed to  

For more information, contact:
Francis Schelfhout, WisDOT Project Manager
(608) 785-9947,