2019 Highway Construction on Highway 151

July 3 update:
Southbound Hwy 151 Exit ramps access is changing.

  • The Hwy 151 Southbound exit #47 (Exit to Hwy 18 Westbound INTO Dodgeville) is now open. The entrance ramp, Eastbound, at that exit is not yet open.

Construction began April 1 on Highway 151 west of Folklore Village, between (and including) the two Dodgeville exits. According to the Department of Transportation, the project will consist of replacing the pavement in both the northbound and southbound lanes, along with some bridge work, resulting in lane closures and two-way traffic. Additionally, the two Dodgeville exits will take turns being closed, beginning with the northern/eastern Hwy 18 exit 47 (closest to Folklore Village).

If your visit to Folklore Village includes a trip into Dodgeville, you can get off Hwy 18/151 at County YZ, which comes in to Dodgeville just north of most of the motels. Coming back to Folklore Village the same way, you will need to cross traffic to make a left turn back on to the four-lane.

The official detour takes you to the southern Hwy 23 exit, and through Dodgeville. Plan for extra travel time.

Once the work is completed on the ramps at Hwy 18 (anticipated to be mid-summer), the Hwy 23 exit will be closed while that interchange is under construction, with the detour using the Hwy 18 exit for Highway 18/151 access.

We recommend you consult a map before heading our way.

For more information, visit the project website.