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WIS 178 - Fast facts
Chippewa Falls-Cornell, Chippewa County

Wisconsin 511 travel information
View NW, WIS 178, County R (Chippewa Falls) to WIS 64 (Cornell), in Chippewa County in a larger map.
Map key - Thick orange line is the project overview/location. Blue tear drop with dot in center is the project limit.

This project has been completed.


WIS 178, County R (Chippewa Falls) to WIS 64 (Cornell), in Chippewa County.


We are currently making improvements to WIS 178. This project will include the following work:

  • Reconstruct the existing roadway to improve straighten curves
  • Widen roadway in some areas and reconstruct the intersection at County ZZ
  • Construct a new retaining wall north of County ZZ
  • Construct additional and upgrade existing storm sewer and culverts
  • Upgrade permanent signing and guardrail

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  • May 12, 2014 - Construction started
  • August 1, 2014 - Construction completion

Traffic impacts/Detours

  • Traffic is currently detoured using County R and WIS 64.
  • Access will be maintained for all local residences, businesses, and emergency vehicles at all times throughout the project limits.
  • Property owners and businesses will be notified at least three working days prior to any work being done on their driveways


2014 Construction

Contact information

Jessica Bowker, WisDOT Project Leader
(715) 577-2963

Dave Koepp, WisDOT Project Manager
(715) 836-2078

Chris Ouellette, WisDOT Northwest Region Communications Manager
(715) 833-9814

Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT)
Northwest Region, Eau Claire Office
718 W. Clairemont Ave.
Eau Claire WI
Phone (715) 836-2891 or toll-free (800) 991-5285
Fax: (715) 392-7863
WI Telecommunications Relay System (TTY): 711
Email: nwr.dtsd@dot.wi.gov

SSI - Project contacts Questions about the content of this page:
WisDOT Northwest Region Office, nwr.dtsd@dot.wi.gov
Last modified: August 15, 2014

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