WIS 35 (La Crosse/Vernon County Line to Sunnyside Drive) – La Crosse County

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

Project locatio

WIS 35 (La Crosse/Vernon County Line to Sunnyside Drive) – La Crosse County

Project overview

WisDOT is designing a reconstruction project on WIS 35 between the La Crosse/Vernon County line to Sunnyside Drive in La Crosse County. Construction is proposed in Vernon County but only includes culvert improvements near Mallard Lane. Proposed improvements include:

  • Reconstruct WIS 35
  • Reconstruct WIS 35/County GI/County K intersection
  • Replace bridge deck and widen the existing structure over Mormon Creek to accommodate roadway shift in WIS 35 and future shared-use path
  • Grade for a future shared-use path along the west side of WIS 35 from County GI to Sunnyside Drive
  • Replace the 36" triple metal culvert pipes under WIS 35 just south of County GI with three 58.5" x 36" concrete pipe arch culverts and concrete masonry endwalls
  • Install a new 5' x 12' concrete box culvert under WIS 35 in place of the 36" triple metal culvert pipes located just north of the Vernon/La Crosse County line
  • Install three new 36" concrete culvert pipes under WIS 35 north of Mallard Lane in Vernon County
  • Replace and add various culvert pipes; add new storm sewer near Cottonwood Drive and County GI/County K intersections; improve ditches and drainage flow throughout the project limits

Real Estate Impacts

The proposed improvements require acquisition of new and temporary strips of right-of-way at various locations along the corridor impacting approximately 9 parcels. Most right-of-way needs would include temporary limited easements with some spot locations requiring minimal permanent right-of-way to maintain ditches.


Traffic impacts/detours

WIS 35 is anticipated to remain open to traffic during construction. Temporary closure of County GI is expected for improvements at the railroad crossing. Temporary access to businesses and residences would be provided and maintained during construction.



Contact information

Valerie Guider, P.E.
WisDOT Project Manager
(608) 789-6303

Hannah Punzel
WisDOT Southwest Region Communications Manager
(608) 246-7907

Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT)
Southwest Region, La Crosse Office
3550 Mormon Coulee Road
La Crosse, WI 54601
Phone: (608) 785-9022
TTY: 711
Email: swr.dtsd@dot.wi.gov