WIS 81 (County K to S Paddock Road) - Rock County

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

Project location

WIS 81 (County K to S Paddock Road), Newark - Rock County

Project overview

The purpose of this project is to do a 4” pavement resurfacing of WIS 81 due to aging and cracking pavement. The proposed undertaking will consist of widening the paved shoulders from 3-feet to 5-feet, installing left and right turn lanes at County H, repairing deck and concrete surface of the bridge over Raccoon Creek, repairing riprap at the culvert west of S Paddock Road, replacing guardrail as needed, and installing centerline and shoulder rumble strips.


  • 2024 - Public Involvement
  • 2028 - Construction anticipated, possible advancement to 2027 if funding becomes available

Traffic impacts/detours

During construction WIS 81 will be closed and detoured.



Contact information

Anthony Buerger, P.E.
WisDOT Project Manager
(608) 246-7901

Hannah Punzel
WisDOT Southwest Region Communications Manager
(608) 246-7907

Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT)
Southwest Region, Madison Office
2101 Wright Street
Madison, WI 53704
Phone: (608) 246-3800
TTY: 711
Email: swr.dtsd@dot.wi.gov