I-39/90/94 Bridge over Wisconsin River - Columbia County

Environmental Assessment | Project location | Project overview | Schedule | Exhibits/documents | Status/phase | Contact information

​​Public hearing information

WisDOT will hold a public hearing for the I-39/90/94 Wisconsin River bridge study. There will be two opportunities to attend the public hearing:​

  1. Virtually via YouTube​ Live (link https://youtu.be/Lr7QFcC7SjE) on Tuesday, March 30 at 6 p.m.
  2. In-person at the Poynette Village Hall (106 S. Main Street, Poynette) on Wednesday, March 31 from 5-8 p.m.

In consideration of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is encouraged that the public participate in the process through the virtual public hearing component to the extent possible. Both opportunities will allow for recording of public and private testimony. If interested parties do not have internet access, they may call 888-557-8511, followed by access code 6969016# to listen to the virtual public hearing component. A recording of the virtual public hearing component will be available on the project website shortly after the hearing.

Attendance at the in-person hearing will be by appointment only. Prior to the public hearing, please call the WisDOT Project Manager Dan Schave, at (608) 246-3251, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, to make an appointment and receive further instructions regarding the in-person option.

Enhanced safety measures will be applied to the in-person public hearing. Guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Protection and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services will be followed, including the request for attendees to wear a face mask and physical distance while in attendance at the in-person public hearing.

​Environmental Assessment

All interested persons are notified of the availability of an Environmental Assessment of the proposal's impacts and effects which has been prepared and filed according to the State and National Environmental Policy Acts. This document indicates that no significant environmental impacts are anticipated to occur as a result of this improvement.

The environmental assessment can be found below: please note, the following documents are very large and may take several minutes to download:

Comments regarding the environmental impacts and effects of the proposed improvement are invited to be submitted via U.S. mail or e-mail to the WisDOT contact person listed at the bottom of this webpage.

Project location

I-39/90/94 Bridge over Wisconsin River - Columbia County

Project overview

The I-39/90/94 bridges over the Wisconsin River were constructed in 1961 and are nearing the end of their operational life. The bridges need to be rehabilitated or replaced. This project will evaluate options and identify the preferred solution for addressing the structural needs of the bridges to allow the Interstate to continue to serve existing and future traffic demands. The project will also include review of approximately 1.6 miles of the adjacent Interstate north of the bridge and approximately 1.9 miles of Interstate immediately south of the bridge.



  • Spring 2021 – Anticipated Finding of No Significant Impact
  • Construction anticipated for mid-2020’s




  • Study – No construction activity at this time

Contact information

Daniel Schave, P.E.
WisDOT Project Manager
(608) 246-3251

Steven Theisen
WisDOT Southwest Region Communications Manager
(608) 884-1230

Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT)
Southwest Region, Madison Office
2101 Wright Street
Madison, WI 53704
Phone: (608) 246-3800
Fax: (608) 246-3843
TTY: 711
Email: swr.dtsd@dot.wi.gov