WIS 89 (Avalon Street to WIS 73)

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

Project location

WIS 89 (Avalon Street to WIS 73), Columbus - Columbia County

Project overview

WisDOT is in the process of developing plans to reconstruct a 0.9 mile section of WIS 89 to replace deteriorating pavement and improve safety and mobility.

Improvements include:

  • Asphalt pavement, curb and gutter, lighting, existing sidewalk to be replaced, and new sidewalk in locations that have a current urban cross section.
  • Existing sidewalk and curb ramps to be widened to ensure compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.
  • New storm sewer to be installed along entire project length.
  • Triple culverts at 2nd Ward Creek will be replaced.
  • Water and sanitary sewer will be improved during this project.
  • On street parking to be evaluated and modified from its current configuration.


Future (next year and beyond)

  • Spring/summer 2022 - Construction anticipated

Past (prior to today)

Traffic impacts/detours

WIS 89 will be constructed in stages and detoured during construction.

(NB = Northbound, SB = Southbound, EB = Eastbound)

WIS 89 will be closed to thru traffic and detoured for 4 to 6 months.

  • WIS 89 NB Detour: West on WIS 19, North on WIS 73.
  • WIS 89 SB Detour: WIS 73 SB to WIS 19 EB.
WIS 73 will be closed to thru traffic and detoured for 1 to 2 weeks.
  • WIS 73 NB Detour: US 151 North to WIS 16/60 East.
  • WIS 73 SB Detour: WIS 16/60 West to US 151 South.



Contact information

Brad Schultz, P.E., WisDOT Project Manager
(608) 242-8038

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