WIS 29, Bass Lake Road to County D, Marathon County


This project is located on three miles of westbound WIS 29 between Bass Lake Road and County D in the towns of Norrie and Elderon, Marathon County.


The existing asphaltic pavement, median inlets, concrete median barrier crash cushions, and guardrails are deteriorating. The intersection at WIS 29 and Bass Lake Road is experiencing crashes.

Pavement resurfacing, inlet repair, crash cushion replacement and guardrail replacement are proposed along westbound WIS 29 to address project needs. New pavement marking will be installed, and shoulder rumble strips will be placed to maintain safe operating conditions.

Partial or full closure of the Bass Lake Road intersection may be constructed with new cul-de-sacs and median removal to eliminate ongoing intersection crashes.

Traffic Impacts

WIS 29 will remain open to traffic during construction with single lane closures. Local and emergency access will be maintained to adjacent properties. The project is anticipated to take two to three months to construct.

Overall Schedule

  • Local Officials Meeting: December 2019
  • Local Officials Meeting: October 2020
  • Public Involvement: November 2020
  • Construction: Currently scheduled for 2023

Public Involvement

You are invited to participate in public involvement for the proposed project. An in-person public involvement meeting is not planned based on public health guidance to limit public gatherings.

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Please provide input between November 2, 2020, and November 30, 2020.

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

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).


Mike Kretschmer​, WisDOT Project Supervisor

(715) 421-8096

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