WIS 71 (County V to WIS 80) - Juneau and Monroe counties

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

​​​Project loc​ation

WIS 71 (County V to WIS 80), Kendall to Elroy - Juneau and Monroe counties

Project ov​erview

WisDOT is proposing to improve 9.73 miles of WIS 71. The existing pavement is aged and deteriorated with patching, alligator cracking, and edge cracking throughout the corridor. Proposed improvements include:

  • Mill 3.5-inches of the existing pavement and overlay the remaining pavement with 4-inches of asphaltic pavement
  • Remove and replace the pavement through the Village of Kendall
  • The Village of Kendall will also replace sanitary and water utilities as a separate project
  • Install ADA compliant curb ramps along WIS 71 through the Village of Kendall
  • Replace outdated guardrail and end terminals at multiple locations along WIS 71 with beam guard meeting current safety standards
  • Replace seven (7) cross drains throughout the length of the project


Traffic impac​​ts/de​tours

​WIS 71 will remain open to traffic for the duration of construction. WIS 71 will be closed to traffic and detoured during structure​ replacement.



Contact info​rmation

John Bainter, P.E.
WisDOT Project Manager
(608) 785-9729

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
TTY: 711
Email: swr.dtsd@dot.wi.gov