WIS 16 (I-90 Exit 28 interchange area), Sparta to Tomah

Project location | Project overview | Schedule | Traffic impacts/detours | Status/phase | Contact information

Project location

WIS 16 (I-90 Exit 28 interchange area), Sparta to Tomah - Monroe County

Map legend

Orange = Area being reconstructed

Red = Detour for traffic on the west side of I-90

Green = Detour for traffic on the east side of I-90

Project overview

This project starts at WIS 71 west of the interchange and goes to just east of the interchange. The purpose of this project is to preserve and improve the existing highway pavement for WIS 16 over I-90 and associated on/exit ramps for the I-90/WIS 16 interchange area.

Improvements include:

  • Asphalt pavement will be milled 3.5 inches and overlaid with 4 inches of new asphalt pavement.
  • Concrete pavement will be crushed and overlaid with 5 inches of asphalt.
  • Paved shoulders will be widened to 5 feet.
  • Guardrail will be updated to standards.
  • The structure over I-90 will get a new concrete overlay and other repairs.
  • The steel girders will be spot painted.

Schedule

  • 2022 - Construction anticipated

Traffic impacts/detours

Stage 1: 

The first stage will include all the milling and overlaying under flagging. The first half of the bridge work will be completed under a single lane closure. The other lane will remain open to allow traffic from both directions through, with the use of temporary signals on each side of the bridge. The flagging work will be completed before the single lane temporary signal work.

Stage 2:

The next stage will include crushing and overlaying the pavement on the west side of WIS 16 (including on/exit ramps), and bridge work while the road is closed. Most of the second half of the bridge work will be completed during this stage.

*Access to Theater Road will be maintained.

Detour routes during Stage 2 (see map above):

Traffic on the west side of I-90

  • Follow WIS 16 to WIS 27 in Sparta
  • Take WIS 27 to interchange to get onto I-90

Traffic on the east side of I-90 heading south

  • Follow WIS 16 to US 131 in Tomah
  • Take US 131 to interchange to get onto I-90

Stage 3:

The 3rd stage will include crushing and overlaying the pavement on the east side of WIS 16 (including on/exit ramps), and bridge work while the road is closed. The rest of the bridge work will be finished in this stage.

Detour routes during Stage 3 (see map above):

Traffic on the west side of I-90 heading north

  • Follow WIS 16 to WIS 27 in Sparta
  • Take WIS 27 to interchange to get onto I-90

Traffic on the east side of I-90

  • Follow WIS 16 to US 131 in Tomah
  • Take US 131 to interchange to get onto I-90

Status/phase

Design

Contact information

Brian Meyer, P.E., WisDOT Project Manager
(608) 785-9462
brian.meyer@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
Fax: (608) 785-9969
TTY: 711
Email: swr.dtsd@dot.wi.gov