Replacement of Kohlsville River Bridges along I-41 to get underway


July 8, 2016

On Monday, July 11, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is scheduled to begin preliminary work for the reconstruction of new bridges along I-41, over the Kohlsville River, in Washington County. Built in the 1950s, and with their last rehabilitations in the 1990s, it is evident that these structures are deteriorating and are in need of replacement.
Initial work will involve temporary pavement widening of I-41 to prepare for a traffic switch utilizing a median crossover. The western bridge (current southbound lanes) is being reconstructed first, followed by the reconstruction of the eastern bridge (current northbound lanes).
WisDOT is taking great steps to minimize traffic impacts throughout the project. Single lane closures during off-peak hours will be in effect in each direction maintaining through-traffic along I-41 at all times.
The contractor, Zenith Tech Inc., is planning on completing the $4.5 million project in fall of 2017. The schedule of work is weather dependent and subject to change.
More information about the project can be found on 511 Wisconsin at