WIS 78 bridge over Pecatonica River

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

Project location

WIS 78 bridge over Pecatonica River, between Warren and Argyle - Lafayette County

Project overview

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is in the process of developing plans for a proposed project on WIS 78 in Lafayette County. The project begins and ends at bridge structure over the Pecatonica River between Wicks Road and River Bend Road north of the Village of Gratiot.

The purpose of this project is to replace the bridge deck, replace beam guard and perform minor grading operations. Real estate acquisitions will not be needed for this project.


Current (this year)

  • Spring 2019 – Plans finalized

Future (next year and beyond)

  • Early spring 2020 – Public Involvement Meeting
  • Spring/summer 2020 - Construction anticipated

Past (prior to today)

  • Design work
  • Spring/summer 2017 – Environmental document

Traffic impacts/detours

WIS 78 will likely be detoured to complete the proposed work. More detailed information regarding traffic will be provided as the design process continues.



More information on this project will be provided as the design process continues.

Contact information

James Rinzel, WisDOT Project Designer
(608) 245-5343

Lalitha Balachandran, P.E., WisDOT Project Manager
(608) 243-3382

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