WIS 16 (WIS 13 to Boeck Road), Wisconsin Dells to Portage

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

Project location

WIS 16 (WIS 13 to Boeck Road), Wisconsin Dells to Portage - Columbia County

Project overview

This project will address 14.1 miles of deteriorating pavement on WIS 16 from WIS 13 to Boeck Road between the City of Wisconsin Dells and the City of Portage in Columbia County. The project will consist of removing and replacing the top 4-inches of asphalt pavement.

Project will also include new installations of:

  • Gravel shoulders to match the final roadway elevation
  • Permanent pavement marking
  • New guardrail to meet current standards
  • Centerline rumble strips
  • Shoulder rumble strips (pending additional safety funding)
  • Increased paved shoulder from 3 feet to 5 feet (pending additional safety funding)


  • Summer 2020 - Construction anticipated

Traffic impacts/detours

WIS 16 will be open to traffic during construction. Work will take place during the day under a lane closure with a flagging operation.



Contact information

Matthew Dapp, WisDOT Project Manager
(608) 246-5353

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
Email: swr.dtsd@dot.wi.gov