WIS 19 (River Road to I-39/90)

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

Project location

WIS 19, River Road to I-39/90, Dane County

Project overview

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Southwest Region in Madison is in the process of developing plans for a proposed project on WIS 19 in Dane County. The purpose of the project is to expand WIS 19 from a two-lane to a four-lane highway from just west of River Road, to the WIS 19/I-39 interchange. Included with the project is the construction of new bridges over the Yahara River and the reconstruction of the River Road intersection as a roundabout. The project is adjacent to a publicly owned property, Cherokee Marsh Wildlife Area, owned by Dane County.  


Current (this year)

  • 2019 - Complete purchasing right of way.
  • 2019 - Complete design process.
  • December 2019 - Bid letting for project

Future (next year and beyond)

  • 2020 - Project construction

Past (prior to today)

Traffic impacts/detours

WIS 19 will be reconstructed under traffic. River Road will be closed at WIS 19 for construction of the roundabout. When River Road is closed at WIS 19, a marked detour will be posted.



Contact information

Alex Hagen, WisDOT Project Manager
(608) 516-6501

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