US 51 (Stoughton to McFarland) - Dane County

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Project location

US 51, I-39/90 (east of Stoughton) to US 12/18 (Beltline) north of McFarland - Dane County

Project overview

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is proceeding with design of the US 51 corridor, from I-39/90 east of Stoughton to US 12/18 north of McFarland, in Dane County.

Due to the magnitude of the US 51 corridor, the design project is divided into four segments:

  • East of Stoughton – I-39/90 to Spring Road
  • Stoughton – Spring Road to Roby Road
  • Rural – Roby Road to Exchange Street
  • McFarland – Exchange Street to Terminal Drive/Voges Road

Select the segments in the left navigation to view exhibits and further details for those areas.


November 11, 2021 and November 18, 2021 – Public Involvement Meetings in Stoughton and McFarland

August 2021

  • Environmental Assessment completed with a Finding of No Significant Impact

2024-2029 - Construction anticipated


November 2021 – Public Involvement Meetings



Contact information

David Schmidt, P.E.
WisDOT Project Manager
(608) 246-3867

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