US 8 (WIS 35-US 53) Corridor Preservation - Need/purpose
Why is this project needed?
The US Highway 8 corridor study began as a legislative directive to
study a 4-lane corridor for US Highway 8 between St. Croix Falls and
US Highway 53.
To effectively study a corridor of this length, a tiered approach
to the environmental study is needed.
Tier I completed an Environmental Impact Study (EIS) that narrowed
the corridor alternatives to a single preferred alternative.
Tier II studies will complete an Environmental Assessment (EA) of a
more detailed design within that preferred corridor that will
determine the type and location of the access to the proposed
alignment of US Highway 8.
The future right of way will be officially mapped keeping the
selected alternative viable in the future.
The benefit of this corridor preservation study is the communities and land owners can plan and develop in conjunction with the future
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Last modified: October 7, 2011