US 151 bridge repairs, Columbia and Dane counties

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

Project location

US 151 bridges (two in Columbia County and one in Dane County)

View US 151 bridge repairs project on a larger map

Map legend

Red = County K (Western Ave) bridge over US 151
Blue = WIS 73 bridge over US 151
Orange = County V bridge over US 151

Project overview

The project will address steel girders on 3 bridges to prevent them from deteriorating. WisDOT is in the process of developing plans to repaint these 3 bridges over US 151 to extend the service life.

Schedule

  • Summer 2020 - Construction anticipated

Traffic impacts/detours

The Department is currently evaluating shifting one lane of traffic on US 151 to the shoulder thus maintaining 2 lanes of traffic in each direction at all times for access under the bridges to paint.

The County V bridge will need to be closed to replace the joints, the on/off ramps will remain open and detour routes will be as follows:

  • Eastbound County V to northbound US 151
    • Take southbound US 151 ramp to the County VV interchange to turn around then head back to County V
  • Eastbound County V to southbound US 151
    • No impact
  • Westbound County V to northbound US 151
    • No impact
  • Westbound County V to southbound US 151
    • Take northbound US 151 on ramp to WIS 73 interchange to turn around then head back to County V

Graphic showing detours during County V bridge closure 

Status/phase

Design

Contact information

Brad Schultz, P.E., WisDOT Project Manager
(608) 242-8038
brad.schultz@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, Madison Office
2101 Wright Street
Madison, WI 53704
Phone: (608) 246-3800
Fax: (608) 246-3843
TTY: 711
Email: swr.dtsd@dot.wi.gov