US 53 (County M (Main Street) Bridge), New Auburn - Chippewa County


​The project is located on the County M (Main Street) Bridge over US 53 in the Chippewa County village of New Auburn.


Built in 1972, the structure is in need of rehabilitation. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation proposes to:

  • Overlay the bridge deck with concrete.
  • Replace the bridge joints and bearings.
  • Make concrete surface repairs on the structure.
  • Replace damaged railing at spot locations.
  • Place asphalt on the roadway approaches on both side of the bridge.
  • Evaluate and upgrade guardrail on US 53 at the bridge.

Traffic Impac​​ts

During construction, County M will remain open, but traffic will be shifted to one side and then the other.


Construction currently is scheduled for 2027.

​Project Docu​​ments


Bill Biesmann
WisDOT Northwest Region Consultant Project Manager
(608) 663-1218, ext. 286

Nicole Passuello
WisDOT Northwest Region Project Supervisor
(715) 833-5572

Christena T. O’Brien
WisDOT Northwest Region Communications Manager
(715) 833-9814, (715) 828-9471

Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Northwest Region, Eau Claire Office
718 W. Clairemont Ave.
Eau Claire, WI 54701
(715) 836-2891, (800) 991-5285