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Wisconsin DOT to hold public information meeting in La Farge on upcoming State Highway 82 project

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is holding a public information meeting to discuss improvements on State Hwy. 82 from State Hwy. 56 to La Farge in Vernon County.

The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 9, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the La Farge Community Center, 202 N. State St., La Farge. The objective of this meeting is to familiarize the public with the purpose and need for the project and to obtain input on the proposed improvements.

WisDOT plans to replace three box culverts and the roadway approaches on Hwy. 82 between Hwy. 56 and La Farge. Hwy. 82 will be closed and detoured during construction. Construction is scheduled for 2028.

Citizens who are deaf or hard of hearing and require an interpreter may request one by contacting Nathan Schumaker at least three working days prior to the meeting.

Adjacent property owners are encouraged to attend the meeting. If unable to attend or for more information, contact WisDOT Project Manager Nathan Schumaker at 608-789-5538, nathaniel.schumaker@dot.wi.gov. Written comments can be mailed to Nathan Schumaker at 3550 Mormon Coulee Road, La Crosse WI 54601.

For more detailed information and updates you can the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Southwest Region project page.

Project overview

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) plans to replace three box culverts on WIS 82, between the WIS 56 / WIS 82 intersection and La Farge in Vernon County. The box culverts need replacement because of their age and condition. Improvements include:

  • Box Culvert replacements (x3)
  • Replace roadway approaches to box culverts

Schedule

  • July 9, 2024 – Public Involvement Meeting
    La Farge Community Center
    202 N State Street, La Farge
    5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
  • 2028 – Construction anticipated

Traffic impacts/detours

WIS 82 will be closed and detoured.

Status/phase

Design

Contact information

Nathan Schumaker, P.E.
WisDOT Project Manager
(608) 789-5538
nathaniel.schumaker@dot.wi.gov

Hannah Punzel
WisDOT Southwest Region Communications Manager
(608) 246-7907
hannah.punzel@dot.wi.gov

Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT)
Southwest Region, La Crosse Office
3550 Mormon Coulee Road
La Crosse, WI 54601
Phone: (608) 785-9022
Email: swr.dtsd@dot.wi.gov

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