WIS 44 bridge over Fox River, Columbia County

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

Project location

WIS 44 bridge over the Fox River, northeast of Marcellon, in Columbia ​County

​​Project overview

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is proposing to replace the WIS 44 bridge over the Fox River located in Columbia County.

Proposed project details:

  • Replace twin 12-foot x 7.5-foot culvert pipes with a 70-foot 2-span flat slab bridge
  • Replace roadway pavement 500 feet on each side of the structure
  • Raise the roadway profile approximately one foot
  • Replace and upgrade the guardrail
  • Right of way acquisition may be required

Project fact sheet


  • 2024 - Construction anticipated

Traffic impacts/detours

  • WIS 44 will be closed and require a detour during construction.
  • The detour route will include WIS 33, WIS 73, and WIS 44.
  • Construction is anticipated to take approximately three months.



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