La Crosse Corridor Studies

Upcoming| Study overview/locations| Previous studies | Contact information

In December 2021, the Wisconsin Transportation Project Commission approved the department to study new alternatives that address safety, congestion and maintain a state of good repair on US 53, US 14/61, WIS 35 and WIS 16 in La Crosse. The corridor will be split as three separate studies as detailed below.

Upcoming

WIS 35 Corridor: The second PIM for the WIS 35 corridor is anticipated to be held in fall 2024.

US 53 and US 14/61 Corridor: WisDOT has scheduled the first public involvement meeting for the US 53 and US 14/61 corridor on Wednesday, June 26, 2024 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. at the Black River Beach Neighborhood Center in La Crosse.

WIS 16 Corridor: WisDOT anticipates the first public involvement for the WIS 16 Corridor to be held in early 2025.

Studies overview and locations

WIS 35 Corridor - The purpose of the WIS 35 study is to develop alternatives that improve safety and address traffic operations concerns where practicable, while addressing existing and projected infrastructure needs through the design year (2050).

  • Study Limits: WIS 35 (West Ave, Lang Dr., George St.) from US 14/61 (South Ave) to US 53 (Rose St.)

US 53 and US 14/61 Corridor - The purpose of the US 53 and US 14/61 study is to develop alternatives that improve safety and address traffic operations concerns where practicable, while addressing existing and projected infrastructure needs through the design year (2050).

  • Study Limits: US 53 and US 14/61 (3rd, 4th, Copeland Ave, Rose St.) from WIS 35 (West Ave.) to I-90

WIS 16 Corridor - The purpose of the WIS 16 study is to develop alternatives that improve safety and address traffic operations concerns where practicable, while addressing existing and projected infrastructure needs through the design year (2050).

  • Study Limits: WIS 16 from the WIS 16/Losey Blvd. intersection to I-90 and WIS 157 from WIS 16 to I-90

Previous studies

WisDOT recently completed the La Crosse Safety and Operations study. The objectives of this study were to gather data for the project roadways, identify current and future safety and operational concerns, and identify and evaluate improvement alternatives that address these concerns. The two reports linked below are the results of that study.

Contact information

Michelle Howe, P.E.
WisDOT Project Manager
(608) 246-7967
michelle.howe@dot.wi.gov

Michael Bie
WisDOT Southwest Region Communications Manager
(608) 246-7928
michael.bie@dot.wi.gov

Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT)
Southwest Region, La Crosse Office
3550 Mormon Coulee Road
La Crosse, WI 54601
Phone: (608) 785-9022
TTY: 711
Email: swr.dtsd@dot.wi.gov