WIS 19 bridge over Rock River (Water Street to 1st Street)

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

Project location

WIS 19 bridge over Rock River (Water Street to 1st Street), Watertown – Jefferson County

Project overview

WisDOT is in the process of developing plans to replace the bridge structure on WIS 19 (Main Street) over the Rock River.

Improvements include:

  • New bridge structure
  • New concrete approach slabs
  • New lighting, asphalt pavement, and concrete sidewalk

Public involvement

May 2020 - Virtual Public Involvement Meeting (PIM)


  • 2025 - Construction anticipated with the potential to advance to 2024

Traffic impacts/detours

​WIS 19 (Main Street) will be closed and detoured during construction.

  • Anticipated detour route is WIS 26 & WIS 16.
  • Anticipated pedestrian detour is Cady Street Bridge



Contact information

Steven Porter, P.E.
WisDOT Project Manager
(608) 243-3366

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