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WIS 65 Reconstruction - Fast facts
New Richmond, Polk County

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Map key - Thick orange line is the project overview/location. Blue tear drop with dot in center is the project limit.


WIS 65, from 40th Ave. to 0.57 miles north of 40th Ave. in New Richmond, Polk County


  • We are planning to reconstruct a segment of WIS 65 curves to improve motorist safety. The proposed highway improvements will:
    • Reduce the overall crash rate and the severity of crashes
    • Address geometric deficiencies of the roadway
    • Increase mobility of drivers and allow movement at normal speeds
    • Increase sight distance around crests and curves
    • Increase lane and shoulder width

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  • August 2014 - Document design decisions
  • November 2015 - Final review of plans
  • December 2015/January 2016 - Public Involvement Meeting
  • 2018 - Construction

Traffic impacts/Detours

  • WIS 65 will be closed to traffic.
    • The detour will use WIS 64, WIS 46 and US 8.
  • There are no residents or businesses within the project construction limits.


2018 Construction

Contact information

Beth Cunningham, WisDOT Project Manager
(715) 456-2998

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

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WisDOT Northwest Region Office, nwr.dtsd@dot.wi.gov
Last modified: July 22, 2014

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