WIS 22 (WIS 16 to Columbia/Marquette County Line)

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Project location

WIS 22 (WIS 16 to Columbia/Marquette County Line), Wyocena to Montello - Columbia County

Project overview

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is developing final plans for a pavement replacement project on WIS 22 in Columbia County. The 11.5 mile project is located between the WIS 16 interchange and the Columbia/Marquette County Line in the Town of Marcellon.

Improvements include:

  • Removing 2 inches of the existing surface and overlaying with 4 inches of asphalt.
  • Proposed plan consists of one 12-foot traffic lane in each direction with a 6-foot-wide shoulder (5-foot paved) on the left and right-hand sides.
  • North of WIS 33 the shoulder will be 6 feet wide and the whole width paved for Amish accommodations on left and right sides.
  • South of WIS 33 the shoulder will be 6 feet wide, but only 5 feet will be paved on both sides.
  • The box culvert bridge over the Fox River on the north side of Pardeeville will be reconstructed.
  • Sidewalk curb ramps in Wyocena and Pardeeville will also be reconstructed to meet ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) standards.
Additional WIS 22 roadway improvements include the following:
  • Replacement of existing guardrails and installing break away ends (if a vehicle hits the front of the guard rail, it will break away and fold up to slow down vehicle).
  • Protection of existing roadside hazards within the roadway clear zone (area on each side that could be run over if a vehicle accidently goes off the road).
    • For example: fixed objects, steep slopes, and non-traversable slopes
  • Replacement, rehabilitation and extension of select culvert pipes.
  • Replacement of existing signing and pavement markings.
  • Replacing existing flashing beacons at the WIS 22 / WIS 33 intersection.


  • 2020 - Construction anticipated

Past (prior to today)



Contact information

Mahesh Shrestha, P.E., WisDOT Project Manager
(608) 245-2674

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