Governor Evers approves safety improvement project in Marathon County

​Work includes constructing a roundabout at WIS 34 and County DB/Old 51 Road

Release date: July 28, 2022

To invest in Wisconsin's transportation system, Gov. Tony Evers has signed a $2.36 million contract with prime contractor A-1 Excavating of Bloomer for a safety improvement project at WIS 34 and County DB/Old 51 Road in the Marathon County town of Knowlton. Construction is scheduled to start Monday, Aug. 8.

There have been a significant amount of angle crashes resulting in severe injuries at the intersection. To address this, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation project will:

  • Construct a roundabout at the intersection.
  • Place new pavement markings and signage.

During construction:

  • WIS 34 will remain open to traffic, but motorists will encounter daytime shoulder closures and flagging operations.
  • County DB and Old 51 Road will be closed; there is no signed detour route.
  • Local access along WIS 34 will be maintained.

Construction is scheduled for completion in November. The schedule is weather dependent.

For more information:

WisDOT Office of Public Affairs
(608) 266-3581,