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US 14 Reconstruction - Need/purpose
Why is this project needed?
- US 14 is an important route serving the Madison metropolitan area and surrounding communities.
- Between the WIS 138 interchange (near Oregon) south to the WIS 92 intersection (near Brooklyn existing US 14 does not have the capacity or design features to carry the rising traffic volumes. WisDOT is currently developing a plan for improving traffic flow, safety and pavement conditions on US 14.
- Reconstructing US 14 as a new highway between WIS 92 and WIS 138
will correct safety and
transportation issues along the corridor and will bring the highway up to moderns standards.
- US 14 will be a limited-access freeway. Limited access highways are
safer because they eliminate points
of conflict such as driveways, field entrances and intersecting local roads.
Realignment of US 14 between WIS 92 and WIS 138
- Reconstructing US 14 in its existing location between WIS 92 and
WIS 138 would involve the purchase
of many homes and land parcels to address the geometric deficiencies in the current roadway corridor.
This would have a substantial impact on the residents who live along the existing highway. It would also cost more than building a new US 14 in the planned location.
Existing US 14 rehabilitation between WIS 92 to WIS 138
With the relocation of US 14, existing US 14 will no longer be a state highway. It will be transferred to a local municipality (jurisdictional transfer (JT)). The existing US 14 roadway will be rehabilitated prior to the transfer.
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