WisDOT seeks input on Chippewa County rehabilitation project on 160th Street Bridge

Proposed work includes replacing bridge deck, roadway approaches and guardrail

Release date: April 14, 2023

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is seeking public comment on a proposed improvement project on the 160th Street Bridge over WIS 29 in the Chippewa County town of Lafayette.

The public is invited to go to the project website, review information and submit comments by May 19, 2023, by:

  • Email: bbiesmann@klengineering.com
  • Mail: Wisconsin Department of Transportation
    718 W. Clairemont Ave.
    Eau Claire, WI 54701
    Attn.: Christena O'Brien

Built in 1966, the existing structure is in need of rehabilitation to extend its service life. WisDOT is proposing:

  • Replacing the concrete bridge deck and surface drains.
  • Replacing the concrete slope paving under the structure with crushed aggregate slope paving.
  • Replacing the asphaltic roadway on both sides of the bridge.
  • Upgrading the bridge railings.
  • Replacing the guardrail.

Construction currently is scheduled for 2027. During construction, 160th Street would be closed and detoured, and WIS 29 would remain open to traffic, with limited lane closures.

​For more information regarding traffic impacts, transportation news and improvement project updates in Wisconsin’s Northwest Region:

For more information, contact:

Christena T. O'Brien, Northwest Region Communications Manager
(715) 833-9814, (715) 828-9471, christena.obrien@dot.wi.gov