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Tier 1, US 8 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) - Preferred alternative

Alternatives | Preferred alternative | Project segments alternatives

Because of the 40-mile project length, the corridor was divided into seven individual segments for study and each segment had one or more alternatives to the No-build alternative.

The preferred alternative is a four-lane roadway corridor selected after consideration of impacts and through local and agency coordination. The preferred alternative is a combination of preferred segment alternatives for each of the seven segments although in Segment V (Turtle Lake area) WisDOT will continue to evaluate preferred alternatives as part of its Tier 2 study process. The preferred alternative segments are outlined in the table below.

US 8 preferred alternative (Four-lane roadway)

Segment Segment limits Preferred alternative
I 200th Street to 120th Street Deer Lake far southern realignment
II 120th Street to County E Apple River/Clover Lake on-alignment
III County E to 50th Street Range southern realignment
IV 50th Street to 15th Street Joel Flowage on-alignment
V 15th Street to 5th Street Turtle Lake preferred alternative to be evaluated further in Tier 2
  • Turtle Lake Alternative 1 (short south bypass)
  • Turtle Lake Alternative 2 (long south bypass)
  • Turtle Lake Alternative 3 (northern bypass)
  • Turtle Lake Alternative 4 (through-town)
VI 5th Street to Sweeny Pond Creek Poskin southern realignment
VII Sweeny Pond Creek to US 53 Barron alternative A (short south bypass)

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Last modified: July 16, 2013

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