WIS 16 (0.5 miles E. of I-90 to W. Hazel Ave) - Monroe County

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

Project location

WIS 16 (0.5 miles E of I-90 to W. Hazel Ave), Sparta - Monroe County

Project overview

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) plans to resurface this 6.38-mile stretch of WIS 16. This project is needed to treat existing pavement distresses and is part of WisDOT's Highway Safety Improvement Program. The intent of this project is to extend the pavement's service life and decrease the potential for crossing centerline and roadway departure crashes along this corridor.

Additional improvements include:

  • Regrade slopes around the Silver Creek Bridge.
  • Mill and relay 4 inch of existing asphalt pavement.
  • Pave 3 ½ inches of new asphalt pavement.
  • Increasing paved shoulder width from 3 feet to 5 feet. This added pavement width will not extend beyond the existing gravel shoulder.
  • Replacing existing guardrail.
  • Add centerline and shoulder rumble strips.

Additional information:


  • January 2023 - Virtual Public Involvement Meeting
  • 2027 - Construction anticipated

Traffic impacts/detours

Detour along I-90 for first portion of work, with open roadway under flagging operations to follow.



Contact information

Nathaniel Schumaker, P.E.
WisDOT Project Manager
(608) 789-5538

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
Email: swr.dtsd@dot.wi.gov