WIS 23 (Minerva Street to Water Street)

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

Project location

WIS 23 (Minerva Street to Water Street), Darlington to Mineral Point - Lafayette and Iowa counties

Project overview

The project will resurface 13.6 miles of highway on WIS 23 between Darlington and Mineral Point in Lafayette County and Iowa County.

Additional improvements include:

  • Increase paved shoulder from 3 feet to 5 feet
  • Installation of shoulder and centerline rumble strips
  • Installation of new guardrail to meet current standards
  • Installation of gravel shoulders to match the final roadway elevation
  • Installation of permanent pavement marking


  • Summer 2022 - Construction anticipated

Traffic impacts/detours

WIS 23 will be open to traffic during construction. Work will take place during the day under a lane closure with a flagging operation.



Contact information

Lalitha Balachandran, WisDOT Project Manager
(608) 243-3382

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