WIS 73, WIS 80/County A Intersection, Wood County

​Location

WIS 73, WIS 80 and Wood County A intersection, located in the city of Pittsville, Wood County.

Overview

The purpose of the proposed action is to imple​ment the most cost-effective solution to improve the pavement condition, ride quality, reduce maintenance efforts, and increase safety by improving surface drainage. Deteriorating drainage structures will be restored and sidewalk ramps will meet ADA requirements. Additionally, the WIS 73 and WIS 80 intersection will be improved to increase safety.

Proposed improvement options include:

Two-way stop intersection

  • Minor changes from the existing intersection
  • Traffic on WIS 80 and County A are required to stop
  • Truck aprons and island modifications to improve large vehicle movements

All-way stop intersection

  • ​One approach lane in each direction (Shared lane for thru and left turn traffic)
  • Channelized right turn lanes
  • Rumble strips and overhead stop signs with flashing beacons on WIS 73

Two-way stop using all-way stop layout

  • ​Same intersection layout as all-way stop intersection
  • Traffic on WIS 80 and County A are required to stop
  • No rumble strips and stop signs/beacons on WIS 73

Roundabout

  • Single lane approaches
  • Sized to accommodate large trucks
  • Curved and curbed approaches to slow approaching traffic
  • Streetlights

Real Estate

Additional right of way will be required for this project. Location and limits will depend on the intersection improvement option selected and design details as they are developed.

Traffic Impacts

Final traffic control concepts have not been determined. Traffic control concepts to be identified by September of 2021

Schedule

  • Local officials meeting: February 26, 2020
  • Public involvement meeting: Summer 2020
  • Local officials meeting : Fall 2021
  • Public involvement meeting: Fall 2021
  • Begin right of way acquisition: Spring 2022
  • Final roadway plans: Fall 2023
  • Construction currently scheduled  Spring 2026 but could occur as early as 2024.

​Contacts

WisDOT Project Manager: Mark Steidl, 715-459-8043

WisDOT Region Communication Manager: Tegan Griffith, 715-493-3710

Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT)
North Central Region, Wisconsin Rapids Office
1681 Second Ave. South
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495-4768
Phone: (715) 421-8301
Fax: (715) 423-0334
TTY: 711
Email: ncr.dtsd@dot.wi.gov