WIS 73, Industrial Street - WIS 186, Wood County


WIS 73, Industrial Street to WIS 186, Wood County.​


The existing asphalt is showing signs of deterioration in the form of cracking and rutting, resulting in poor ride quality. Culverts are nearing the end of their useful life and need to be addressed, and guardrail doesn’t meet current standards.

The purpose of this project ​is to extend the service life of the existing roadway and improve the ride quality of the pavement surface.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is proposing the following improvements:

  • Remove and replace the existing asphalt​
  • Repair concrete pavement on WIS 73 near Industrial Street
  • Upgrade guardrail throughout the project to current ​​standards
  • Replace deteriorating culverts at eight locations​

Traffic Impacts

WIS 73 will be closed to thru traffic and detoured during construction. Local access will be allowed; however, there will be closures for culvert replacements.

Other brief roadway and driveway closures may be necessary to accommodate construction operations.

Real Estate

No real estate needs are anticipated.​

Public ​Involvement

We invite you to participate in public involvement for this project. Property owners and business owners within the project limits have been sent a letter and handout. To participate, review the following:

Comments on the project are being accepted through Sept. 16, 2022, by:

  • Filling out the Online comment form
  • Completing and mailing the Public Comment Form​​ (also found in the handout) to:​
    Wisconsin Department of Transportation
    1681 2nd Ave. S.
    Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495-4768
    Attn: Carolyn Brugman
  • Call or email the project leader in the contacts below.

Project Schedule

  • Local officials meeting July 28, 2022
  • Public involvement August 30 to September 16, 2022
  • Complete roadway plans November 1, 2023
  • Construction currently scheduled 2024


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Your input is welcome and appreciated throughout the design process. Deaf, hard-of-hearing, deaf-blind, and speech-disabled persons should contact the Wisconsin Relay Service by dialing 711. For more information, please contact:

Carolyn Brugman, Project Leader
Phone: (715) 420-6414
Email: carolyn.brugman@dot.wi.gov

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​​