WIS 13, WIS 98 to South Junction County N


The proposed project is located along WIS 13 in Marathon County. The project begins approximately 265 feet north of WIS 98 in the village of Spencer and ends at County N in the city of Colby. WIS 13 is primarily a two-lane highway, except where it widens to a four-lane undivided highway through the villages of Spencer and Unity and through the city of Colby. The total length of this project is 10.24 miles.


The proposed improvements include joint, crack, and slab repairs or replacement followed by grinding the concrete pavement surface. The eight foot paved asphalt rural shoulders will be replaced with five foot paved asphalt shoulders and three foot gravel shoulders. The paved shoulders will also include rumble strips.

Pedestrian curb ramps with sub-standard accessibility features will be replaced to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. The bridge deck surfaces will be replaced at WIS 13 over Little Eau Pleine River and WIS 13 over Dill Creek. Existing guard rail at culverts and bridges will be repaired or replaced.

Traffic Impacts

Traffic will be detoured via WIS 97 to WIS 153 and back onto WIS 13 during construction south of WIS 153. Traffic will be detoured via WIS 97 to WIS 29 and back to WIS 13 during construction north of WIS 153.

WIS 13 will remain open to local traffic during construction to maintain access to local businesses and residences. Driveways may need to be closed for short periods of time while the concrete is repaired or replaced in the vicinity of the driveway. Pedestrians can expect pedestrian curb ramp closures; however, temporary ​pedestrian accommodations will be provided.

Real Estate

New right-of-way and/or temporary easements will be required and is needed for replacement of the pedestrian curb ramps.

Rights of Landowners Under Wis Eminent Domain Law [Wis Stats 32.05]

Public Involvement

An in-person public involvement meeting is not planned based on public health guidance to limit public gatherings. We are seeking your input between March 8, 2021, and March 22, 2021,​​ using one of the following methods:

Review a project handout

Review a presentation (no audio)

View project maps

Current Schedule

  • Local officials meeting: November 15, 2019
  • Public notification letter: January 3, 2020
  • Local officials meeting: February 2021
  • Virtual Public Involvement: March 2021
  • Complete project design: November 2021
  • Construction is currently schedule for 2023 but could occur as early as 2022.


Your input is welcome and appreciated throughout the design process. Deaf or hard of hearing persons needing assistance should contact the Wisconsin Telecommunications Relay system (dial 711).

For more information, please contact the WisDOT Project Manager:

Project Manager
Preston Bohn, P.E.
1681 Second Ave. South
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495-4768
(715) 421-7382​

Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT)
North Central Region, Wisconsin Rapids Office
1681 Second Ave. South
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495-4768
Phone: (715) 421-8302​
Fax: (715) 423-0334
WI Telecommunications Relay System TTY: 711
Email: ​ncr.dtsd@dot.wi.gov