WIS 13, Colby and Abbotsford, Marathon County


This project is being designed under three project ID's:

  • Project ID: 1620-00-31, South County N to North Street, city of Colby

  • Project ID: 1620-03-04, North Street, city of Colby to Linden Street, city of Abbotsford

  • Project ID: 1620-03-03, Linden Street to Pine Street, city of Abbotsford


WisDOT North Central Region is currently developing plans to improve WIS 13, between South County N (Monroe Street) in the city of Colby and Pine Street in the city of Abbotsford, Marathon County.

The proposed improvements include resurfacing the roadway by milling the top layer of asphalt pavement and applying a new surface layer of hot-mix asphalt (HMA). Gravel shoulders will be reshaped and restored to meet the resurfaced shoulder pavement. Pedestrian curb ramps that do not meet current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards will be replaced.

Traffic impacts

The traffic management plan is being developed, however motorists can expect single lane closures or flagging operations on WIS 13 with at least one lane remaining open to traffic in each direction. The WIS 29 on and off ramps will be closed overnight while paving the intersections. Traffic will be detoured via WIS 97 and WIS 153. Temporary pedestrian accommodations or staged curb ramp construction will be utilized to maintain pedestrian traffic.

Current Schedule

  • Project notification letter to local officials: October 2019

  • Project notification letter to property owners and businesses: November 2019

  • Local Officials Teleconference: October 2020

  • Public Involvement: November 26, 2020 to December 18, 2020

  • Construction is currently scheduled for 2023


WisDOT Project Manager, Preston Bohn, (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​