WIS 56 (Mahoney Road to South Junction WIS 131)

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

Project location

WIS 56 (Mahoney Road to South Junction WIS 131), Viroqua to Richland Center - Vernon County

Project overview

This project is located on WIS 56 in Vernon County. The project is a 11.6-mile corridor that begins at Mahoney Road in Viroqua and ends at the South Junction with WIS 131 in Viola. Currently the pavement is aged and deteriorated with extensive cracking. This project consists of treating the pavement with a mill and overlay and replacing guard rail end terminals as needed. No bridge structure work is needed.


  • 2023 - Construction anticipated

Traffic impacts/detours

WIS 56 will remain open during construction.

  • No detour route is proposed



Contact information

Tim Maedke, WisDOT Project Manager
(608) 789-6317

Michael Bie, WisDOT Southwest Region Communications Manager
(608) 246-7928

Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT)
Southwest Region, La Crosse Office
3550 Mormon Coulee Road
La Crosse, WI 54601
Phone: (608) 785-9022
Fax: (608) 785-9969
TTY: 711
Email: swr.dtsd@dot.wi.gov