US 51 (Pleasant Street to DeWitt Street) - Columbia County

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

​Project loc​ation

US 51 (Pleasant Street to DeWitt Street), City of Portage - Columbia County

Location map

Project o​verview

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) plans to resurface 0.239 miles of US 51 from just north of DeWitt Street to Pleasant Street to address deteriorating pavement conditions. The project will also upgrade curb ramps within the project area to meet ADA requirements and update pavement markings along the corridor.

Improvements include:

  • Mill 3.5-inches of the existing pavement
  • Overlay 3.5-inches of new asphalt pavement
  • Upgrade curb ramps to meet ADA compliance​​

  • Traffic signal modification at the STH 33/Cook Street intersection-pedestrian push buttons meeting ADA compliance


Traffic imp​acts/detours

The road will be open to traffic with flagging​ operations during construction.



Contac​t information

Josh Koebernick, P.E.
WisDOT Project Manager
(608) 246-3859

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