La Crosse Study

Study location | Study​ overview | Schedule | Previous studies | Status/phase | ​Contact information

​Study location

​US 53, WIS 35, and WIS 16 - La Crosse County

Study overview​

In December 2021, the Wisconsin Transportation Projects Commission approved the department to study new alternatives that address safety, congestion and maintain a state of good repair on US 53, WIS 35, and WIS 16 in La Crosse.​ The La Crosse study includes the follow roadways:

  • ​​WIS 35: US 14/61 (South Ave) to US 53 (Rose St)
  • WIS 16: US 53 (4th St) to I-90
  • WIS 157: WIS 16 to I-90
  • US 53: WIS 35 (West Ave) to I-90


  • WisDOT is formalizing plans to begin the Environmental Study in 2022. The earliest anticipated completion for the study is the mid-2020s, with construction anticipated for mid-to late-2020s.

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.


Planning/environmental study with no scheduled construction activity

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Contact information

Michelle Howe, P.E.
WisDOT Project Manager
(608) 246-7967​

Michael Bie
WisDOT Southwest Region Communications Manager
(608) 246-7928

Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT)
Southwest Region, La Crosse Office
3550 Mormon Coulee Road
La Crosse, WI 54601
Phone: (608) 785-9022
Fax: (608) 785-9969
TTY: 711