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Construction to start on WIS 16/WIS 71, Monroe County

May 22, 2014

Work is beginning June 9 on WIS 16 and WIS 71 intersection in Sparta, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Southwest Region.

This project utilizes Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) funds to reconstruct the intersection, which has experienced an above average crash rate. The existing stop controlled intersection will be replaced with a roundabout.

The majority of the project will be constructed under traffic utilizing single lane closures and flagging operations. Near the end of the project, WIS 16 and WIS 71 will be closed for a maximum of three nights from 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. for asphalt paving. A detour will be provided.

Access will be maintained to businesses in the area.

The project cost is estimated at $1.95 million. The project is scheduled for completion by October 22.

Motorists are encouraged call 511 or log onto Wisconsin 511 online for the latest traffic updates locally and statewide.

For more information, contact:
Dan Kleinertz, WisDOT project manager
(608) 789-5709,



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