US 61 (County U to WIS 133)

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

Project location

US 61 (County U to WIS 133), between Lancaster and Dickeyville - Grant County

Project overview

​This is a Highway Safety Improvement Project (HSIP) to provide safety improvements for this portion of US 61 to create a two-way​-left-turn lane (TWLTL) and add dedicated left turn lanes at the County U and WIS 133 intersections. This will be done by putting down a chip seal to cover the existing pavement marking and re-marking the existing surface. This safety project is designed to reduce rear-end crashes caused by vehicles waiting to turn left due to the numerous access points along the length of the project. This project is located in the Village of Potosi.

Additional improvements include:

  • Crack or Spot Repairs
  • Filling joints as needed


  • 2023 - Construction anticipated

Traffic impacts/detours

Road will remain open during construction, managed by a flagging operation.

  • No detour
  • Little to no impact to traffic



Contact information

Paul Valenti, P.E.
WisDOT Project Manager
(608) 785-9053

Michael Bie
WisDOT Southwest Region Communications Manager
(608) 246-7928

Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT)
Southwest Region, La Crosse Office
3550 Mormon Coulee Road
La Crosse, WI 54601
Phone: (608) 785-9022
Fax: (608) 785-9969
TTY: 711