WIS 73 (Shaul Lane to North Street)

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

Project location

WIS 73 (Shaul Lane to North Street), Village of Deerfield - Dane County

Project overview

The purpose of this project is to improve WIS 73 in the village of Deerfield in Dane County. The project begins near Shaul Lane and extends north approximately 1.7 miles to North Street. The existing roadway has deteriorated with extensive cracking and rutting.

Proposed roadway improvements include pavement reconditioning and upgrading the curb ramps to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards. The pavement improvement will primarily consist of milling 4 inches of the asphalt pavement and replacing it with 4 inches of asphalt pavement. Approximately 1,500 feet of distressed pavement areas will be reconstructed. The signing and pavement marking will also be replaced.


Past (prior to today)

  • Summer/fall 2018 – Survey
  • Fall/winter 2018 – Meet with local officials
  • Spring/summer 2019 - Complete preliminary plans
  • Summer/fall 2019 - Hold Local Officials Meeting and Public Involvement Meeting

Current (this year)

  • Spring 2020 - Hold Public Involvement Meeting (PIM)
  • 2020 – Complete Environmental Document
  • Complete and record project right-of-way plat
  • Begin real estate acquisition

Future (next year and beyond)

  • 2022 – Finalize project plans
  • 2023 – Anticipated construction


Traffic impacts/detours

WIS 73 will be open to traffic during construction, except for a two week period where WIS 73 traffic will be detoured. The majority of work will take place with a lane closure and may require a flagging operation.



Contact information

Amy Coughlin, WisDOT Project Manager
(608) 245-5358

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