WIS 169, WIS 13 to the Ashland/Iron County line, city of Mellen to town of Sanborn - Ashland County


WIS 169 from WIS 13 in the city of Mellen to the Ashland/Iron County line.


The pavement on this segment of WIS 169 is showing signs of deterioration. The proposed project will:

  • Remove a portion of the existing pavement and place new asphalt pavement on WIS 169 and side road intersections.
  • Clean culverts and ditches here needed.
  • Replace some ​culverts and place new ones.
  • Repair an eroding ditch.
  • Add centerline rumble strips.
  • Adjust guardrail.
  • Enhance gravel shoulders.
  • Place pavement marking.

Schedu​le - Updated

​Construction currently is scheduled for 2025.​

Traffic Impa​​cts

During construction:

  • WIS 169 will remain open to a single lane of traffic, except for a one-week closure, so the railroad can upgrade a crossing. The railroad and contractor will determine the detour.​

Project Docu​ments


Jeff Saxby
WisDOT Northwest Region Consultant Project Manager
(920) 380-2805

Jeff Olson
WisDOT Northwest Region Project Supervisor
(715) 395-3032

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

​​Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT)
Northwest Region, Superior Office
1701 N. ​4th St.​
Superior, WI 54880
(715) 392-7925, (800) 590-1868
WI Telecommunications Relay System (TTY): 711