WIS 81 (Willow Creek Bridge to County K) - Rock County

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

Project location

WIS 81 (Willow Creek Bridge to County K), Avon to Newark - Rock County

Project overview

The purpose of this project is a pavement reconstruction of WIS 81 due to aging and cracking pavement. Paved shoulders will be widened from the existing 10-foot aggregate to a 5-foot paved and 5-foot aggregate shoulder. Shoulder and centerline rumble strips will be installed to address safety concerns.


  • 2024 - Public Involvement Meeting
  • 2029 - Construction anticipated but advanceable to 2028 if funding is available

Traffic impacts/detours

WIS 81 will be closed and detoured for the duration of construction. Detour will utilize WIS 11 and WIS 213.



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