WIS 82 (WIS 56 to the Kickapoo River)

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

Project location

WIS 82 (WIS 56 to the Kickapoo River), between Viroqua & La Farge - Vernon County

Project overview

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) plans to improve the pavement on this 11.1 mile section of WIS 82, from WIS 56 to the Kickapoo River bridge in La Farge. The roadway needs improvement because the surface is aged and deteriorated with extensive cracking and rutting.

Improvements include:

  • Pavement removal and replacement with asphaltic pavement
  • Replacing curb and gutter
  • Guardrail replacement
  • Centerline rumble strips
  • New pavement marking
  • Repairs to 2 bridges and 3 box culverts

Additional information:


  • 2024 - Construction anticipated

Traffic impacts/detours

The road will remain open and traffic will be managed with flagging operations.



Contact information

Nathan Schumaker, P.E.
WisDOT Project Manager
(608) 789-5538

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
Fax: (608) 785-9969
TTY: 711
Email: swr.dtsd@dot.wi.gov