Bridge replacement projects on WIS 35 in Buffalo County to start

Work will replace three structures built in 1951 in Fountain City area

Release date: February 13, 2023

To invest in Wisconsin's transportation system, Gov. Tony Evers has signed a $4.25 million contract with prime contractor Larson Construction Co. of Chippewa Falls for the replacement of three bridges on WIS 35 that carry traffic over a tributary of the Mississippi River in Buffalo County. Construction is scheduled to start Monday, Feb. 20.

Built in 1951, the three structures – two in Fountain City and one southeast of Fountain City – have reached the end of their lives. WisDOT plans to:

  • Remove the existing bridges and replace them with new structures.
  • Reconstruct bridge approaches.
  • Replace guardrail and pavement markings.

During construction, WIS 35 will be reduced to one lane over the structures, and traffic will be controlled by temporary traffic signals.

Construction is scheduled for completion in August.

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Christena T. O'Brien, Northwest Region Communications Manager
(715) 833-9814, (715) 828-9471,