Wisconsin Department of Transportation

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WIS 26 - Traffic impacts

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  • WisDOT is proposing to close WIS 26 to through traffic and utilize a detour route during construction.
  • Local traffic will be permitted, but travel within the project limits may be challenging at times.
  • Access will be maintained during the project to local businesses, residences and emergency vehicles.
  • Cross traffic at side roads will also be maintained throughout the project.


  • Proposed WIS 26 detour includes US 151 and US 41, and is approximately 10 miles longer than traveling directly on WIS 26 from US 151 to US 41.
  • The actual travel time only increases by approximately two to three minutes due to the access controlled roadways and higher speed limits of the detour route.
  • Detour route map

All closures are dependent on favorable weather conditions. Please drive with caution through work zones.

Work zone safety tips

  • Buckle up for safety
  • Expect the unexpected
  • Stay alert
  • Watch for flagging operations
  • Merge as soon as possible
  • Don't speed. Remember, fines double in work zones
  • Don't tailgate
  • Keep a safe distance
  • Observe posted signs
  • Be patient

SSI - Project contacts Questions about the content of this page:
WisDOT Northeast Region Office, ner.dtsd@dot.wi.gov
Last modified: Mar. 6, 2014

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