WIS 16 (La Crosse River bridge to Big Creek Road)

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

​Project location

WIS 16 (La Crosse River bridge to Big Creek Road), between West Salem and Rockland - La Crosse County

Project overview

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) plans to improve this 8 mile section of WIS 16 near West Salem. The current roadway is aged and deteriorated with extensive cracking and rutting.

Improvements include:
  • Pavement removal and replacement with asphaltic pavement
  • Replacing curb and gutter
  • Guardrail replacement
  • Rumble strips added
  • New pavement marking
  • Repairs to culverts


Traffic impacts/detours

Traffic on WIS 16 will be open to local traffic only. Through traffic will be detoured via I-90 between Sparta and West Salem.



Contact information

Nathan 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