US 14/61 - Viroqua (Brendel Lane to South Washington Lane) - Vernon County

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

​Project location

US 14/61 (Bren​del Lane to South Washington Lane), Viroqua - Vernon County

Project overview

A Highway Safety Improvement Project is planned for US 14/61 in the​ city of Viroqua to address the high rate of crashes along the corridor between Brendel Lane and South Washington Avenue.

The project is designed to restripe the existing four-lane highway to a three-lane section with one lane in each direction and a two-way left-turn lane. The improvement will allow for left-turning vehicles to leave the through lane to make their turning movement.​

Other improvements planned are installation of Rectangular Rapid Flashing Beacons at certain cross walks and minor geometric adjustments at the US 14/WIS 56 (Decker St.) intersection to improve truck turning movements.

Temporary limited easements are anticipated to accommodate sidewalk and curb ramp construction.


  • September 27, 2021 - Public Involvement Meeting Materials
  • Late summer/fall 2023 - Construction anticipated

Traffic impacts/detours

US 14 will remain open to through traffic during construction. Access to businesses will remain open.​



Contact information

Michael Rud, P.E.
WisDOT Project Manager
(608) 789-7876

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