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 Viola - Vernon County

Project overview

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) plans to improve the existing pavement conditions on this 12 mile section of WIS 56 to provide users with a safer and smoother ride. The purpose of this project is to preserve and resurface the existing pavement. In addition to the pavement improvement, guardrail terminals are to be upgraded as needed. The project is needed due the age and deterioration of the pavement with rutting and cracking present.

Work includes:

  • Pavement resurfacing (mill and overlay)
  • Curb and gutter updates
  • Guardrail and end terminal replacement
  • Pipe work


  • 2023 - Construction anticipated

Traffic impacts/detours

The road will remain open and traffic will be managed with a flagging operation.



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