WIS 29 (County FF-County U) Freeway Conversion - Need/purpose
Why is this project needed?
This project will help to preserve and enhance the long-term safety, operation and
mobility of WIS 29.
Current traffic volumes range from 20,600 vehicles daily west of
County U to 27,200 east of County FF. Traffic at these locations is
expected to increase to 31,000 vehicles daily (a 50 percent increase)
west of County U and
49,400 vehicles daily (an 82 percent increase) east of County FF, by 2034.
As traffic increases on WIS 29, the number of conflicts between
vehicles entering and exiting from the existing access points on the
highway will also increase.
Movements to/from the intersecting roads disrupt the flow of
traffic as vehicles merge or cross WIS 29. Without improvements,
crashes, especially side-swipe, 90 degree angle and rear-end, will
Converting WIS 29 from an expressway to
a freeway and limiting access will improve
safety by restricting where vehicles enter and exit the highway and
reduce the number of possible crashes.
Limiting access along WIS 29 will improve safety, operation and
mobility of the highway by restricting where vehicles enter and exit
It will also reduce conflict points and the likelihood of severe
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Last modified: April 12, 2013