WisDOT seeking comments on proposed WIS 13 bridge rehab project

​​​​Project includes replacing bridge joints, approach slabs, guardrail; and painting girders

Release date: May 3, 2023

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is holding a virtual public involvement meeting on a proposed rehabilitation project on the WIS 13 bridge over US 2/53 in Douglas County.

Go to the project website to review a presentation and handout about the project and provide comments by June 1, 2023, by:

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

​The bridge is showing signs of deterioration. To address that, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation is proposing to:

  • ​Place a polymer overlay on the deck.
  • Replace bridge joints.
  • Replace concrete approach slabs at each end of the bridge.
  • Paint bearings and bridge girders.
  • Upgrade guardrail.

During construction, motorists will encounter the following traffic impacts:

  • WIS 13 will remain open to traffic, but motorists will encounter single-lane closures controlled by temporary traffic signals during structure work and approach slab replacement.
  • US 2/53 will remain open to traffic, but motorists will encounter single-lane closures during girder painting.

Construction currently is scheduled for 2026, but work could be advanced to 2025 if funding becomes available.

​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