US 51 Bridge over Rocky Run Creek

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

Project location

US 51 Bridge over Rocky Run Creek, located between Poynette and Portage in Columbia County

Project overview

The proposed project will replace the existing slab span bridge carrying US 51 over Rocky Run Creek in Columbia County. It will also replace the guardrail and roadway approaches. It is anticipated that no additional right-of-way acquisition will be required on this project, meaning that the no additional land on the sides of the road will need to be purchased for this project.


Current (this year)

  • Summer 2020 - Construction anticipated August to November of 2020

Past (prior to today)

  • January 15, 2019 - Public Involvement Meeting (PIM)

Traffic impacts/detours

US 51 will be closed at the bridge location to through traffic during construction. Detour to be determined.


Design: Completed

Contact information

Lalitha Balachandran, WisDOT Project Manager
(608) 243-3382

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