I-90 Reconstruction

Campbell, La Crosse, and Onalaska - La Crosse County

Project Overview

Project location

I-90 reconstruction

  • I-90, Round Lake Bridge (Campbell) to Theater Rd. (Onalaska), in La Crosse County.

I-90/US 53/WIS 35 interchange reconstruction

  • US 53 (Rose St.) from Livingston St. to I-90/US 53/WIS 35 interchange
  • WIS 35 from Campbell St. (La Crosse) to Elm St. (Onalaska)

WIS 157 Bridge construction

  • WIS 157 eastbound and westbound bridges over I-90.

Project overview

I-90 reconstruction

  • Recondition 2.2 miles of I-90 mainline pavement, Round Lake to the Black River
  • Reconstruct approximately two miles of I-90, BNSF Railroad to Theater Rd. Work includes constructing auxiliary lanes from US 53/WIS 35 to WIS 157, structure widening, re-decking or replacement.

I-90/US 53/WIS 35 interchange reconstruction

  • Reconstruct I-90/US 53/WIS 35 interchange
  • Reconstruct Rose St. (US 53/WIS 35), Livingston St. in La Crosse to Elm St. in Onalaska, including replacement of southbound WIS 35 bridge over BNSF Railroad and rehabilitation of northbound WIS 35 bridge over the BNSF Railroad
  • Reconstruct W. George St. (WIS 35) between Rose St. and Campbell St. in city of La Crosse

WIS 157 Bridge construction

  • Re-deck and overlay of WIS 157 structures over I-90

I-90 is the longest interstate in the U.S. and directly connects Wisconsin to 12 other states as well as the east and west coastlines. The I-90/WIS 35 interchange is a vital link in Wisconsin’s transportation system. WIS 35 is the longest state highway in Wisconsin and runs the entire distance of Wisconsin’s western border providing a link for those residents.

The section of I-90 that runs through the study area was completed in 1967. A three-mile chain of bridges and causeways carry I-90 across the Black River, French Slough, Round Lake, and eventually the Mississippi River before entering Minnesota. WIS 35 is a scenic route that serves as the Great River Road as it runs along the Mississippi River.

Project cost estimated at $71.1 million in 2010 dollars.

Status/phase

Design work with construction started in 2013 and scheduled to be completed 2018.