Start of bridge replacement project in Dunn County pushed back

Release date: August 16, 2023

​The start of a project replacing the 87-year-old bridges carrying WIS 79 over Coon Creek and Clack Creek between Menomonie and Boyceville in Dunn County has been pushed back a week to Monday, Aug. 28.

Built in 1936, the existing structures have reached the end of their service lives. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation plans to:

  • Remove and replace the bridges.
  • Replace the roadway pavement on both sides of the structures.
  • Replace guardrail, signage and pavement markings.

During construction, WIS 79 will be closed to through traffic.

  • Through traffic will be detoured to US 12, WIS 25 and WIS 170.
  • Local traffic will be maintained from the north and south sides of bridge locations.

Larson Construction Co. of Chippewa Falls is the prime contractor for the $2.07 million project. Construction is scheduled for completion in November.​

​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,