WIS 23

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

Project location

WIS 23, County Shop Road to Minerva Street, City of Darlington, Lafayette County

Project overview

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is developing plans for proposed projects on WIS 23 in Darlington. The projects begin near the intersection of County Shop Road/WIS 81 in the city of Darlington and continue north approximately 1.5 miles to the intersection of Minerva Street.

The projects are being designed to resurface and reconstruct WIS 23 south of the Pecatonica River, replace the bridge deck over the Pecatonica River, resurface and replace the pavement on WIS 23 north of the Pecatonica River, improve intersections at Harriet Street and Washington Street, and provide a box culvert extension near the Minerva Street intersection. Real estate acquisitions are likely throughout the project(s).

Additional improvements to these projects include retaining wall additions south of the river, installing a cul-de-sac at Huntington Court (south intersection), upgrading curb ramps to meet specifications for American Disabilities Act (ADA), water and sanitary utility upgrades, storm sewer upgrades, lighting upgrades, beam guard upgrades and access modifications.


Current (this year)

  • Design work
  • Public Involvement Meeting (PIM) #3
  • Winter 2017 – Environmental document

Future (next year and beyond)

  • Additional PIMs
  • Begin right-of-way acquisition
  • Spring 2020 – Plans finalized
  • Summer 2021 - Construction anticipated

Past (prior to today)

Traffic impacts/detours

The department is investigating the most reasonable approach to construct the projects while maintaining access to local residents and businesses. The WIS 23 projects will likely utilize detours and staged construction. More detailed information regarding traffic will be provided as the design process continues.



Contact information

Matthew Dapp, WisDOT Project Manager
(608) 246-5353

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