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US 53 Corridor Preservation Study
Sarona Area
Washburn County

View NW, US 53 Corridor Preservation Study - Sarona Area project location.
Map key - Thick orange line is the project overview/location. Blue tear drop with dot in center is the project limit.
Project segment - purple line on map above

Project location

US 53, Haugen to WIS 70, in city of Sarona, in Washburn County.

Project overview

While this segment of US 53 is operating within its designed capacity limits, increasing traffic and development are creating operational and safety issues on the corridor. Most of the problem areas are located at higher volume intersections with stop signs.

One solution is to eliminate and selectively replace the at-grade intersections with one strategically located grade separated intersections.

It may also include improvements such as the construction of over/under passes and cul-de-sacs and developing a local transportation network to safely balance the access and mobility needs of the area.

A completed Corridor Preservation study will provide a blue-print so local development can be planned and implemented in harmony with the operational demands of the highway.

The study may officially map and preserve the future right of way footprint necessary to construct the improvements that would be needed at select locations.

Status/phase

Study anticipated to begin in August 2014.

SSI - Project contacts Questions about the content of this page:
WisDOT Northwest Region Office, nwr.dtsd@dot.wi.gov
Last modified: August 1, 2014

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