Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Alert: The following services will be unavailable on Saturday, January 5, 2013 from 12 a.m. (midnight) to 6 a.m. CST due to system maintenance.

US 51 (Rocky Run Rd.-Oneida County Y) - Need/purpose

Why is this project needed?

A significant section of this segment of US 51 (Rocky Run Rd.-Oneida County Y) has not been upgraded since it was constructed in 1938. The highway does not meet current design and safety standards.

US 51 (Rocky Run Rd.-Oneida County Y) is an important north/south corridor. On average 6,400 vehicles travel this 5.4 mile section each day.

Purpose

The purpose of the proposed project is to cost-effectively, and with minimal interruption to the traveling public, address and eliminate the substandard and outdated features of US 51. In addition, the purpose is to provide a more efficient and safer roadway that will carry current and future traffic volumes with less congestion.

Project benefits/anticipated outcomes

The proposed improvements include:

  • Reconstructing US 51 (Rocky Run Rd.-Oneida County Y) to improve the substandard vertical and horizontal alignment
  • Lengthening the existing passing lanes
  • Reconstructing intersections to meet current standards
  • Replacing undersized culvert pipes carrying Rocky Run Creek, a Class II brook trout stream, with a larger box culvert

SSI - Project contacts Questions about the content of this page, contact:
WisDOT North Central Region Office, ncr.dtsd@dot.wi.gov
Last modified: August 9, 2013

All external hyperlinks are provided for your information and for the benefit of the general public. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation does not testify to, sponsor or endorse the accuracy of the information provided on externally linked pages. Some pages contain links to other documents and media types (PDF, Word, Flash, Video, etc.) and require free plugins to work. Visit our software information page for assistance.