US 12 (County C to Waterbury Road)

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Project location

US 12 (County C to Waterbury Road), Bluffview - Sauk County

Project overview

This is a Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) project. Federal safety improvement funding is one of the main sources of funding for this project. The crash rate for this segment of highway is 83 per 100 million vehicle mile (vhm), which is one and a half times greater than the average crash rate of 51 per 100 mcm for this type of highway (rural and small urban expressway). This section of US 12 experiences a high rate of run-off-the road crashes. Due to the high crash rate for this segment of highway, the roadway will be realigned to eliminate the sharp horizontal curves that are currently present. The design also includes realigning County C to be at a safer location relative to realigned US 12.


  • May 2020 - Construction anticipated

Traffic impacts/detours

US 12 will remain open to traffic during construction.

  • US 12 will be reduced to a single lane in each direction for the majority of construction
Access will be maintained for the following roads:
  • County C
  • Old Bluff Trail
  • Maple Park Road
  • Staff Village Road
  • Private entrances within project limits during construction
Reconstruction of US 12 will be conducted using staged construction which includes 6 separate stages.




Contact information

Craig Fisher, WisDOT Design Project Manager
(608) 785-9946

Greg Brecka, WisDOT Construction Project Manager
(608) 516-6524

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

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