US 51, McFarland-DeForest - Completed
Since the completion of the Needs Assessment (NA), the following
improvements have been made in the corridor:
Installed traffic signal lights at the I-39 northbound off
ramp to US 51 southbound.
Dutch Mill Park and Ride expansion is under construction and will expand the parking
area, including the addition of an overnight parking lot.
Bartillon Dr. - WisDOT connected Portage Rd. to US
51 via Kinsman Blvd.
Reconstructed the Hoepker Rd. intersection, adding traffic
signals and extending turn lanes.
Added a third left-turn lane from the eastbound Beltline (US
12/18) to northbound Stoughton Rd. (US 51) and added an additional
left-turn lane from westbound Beltline (US 12/18) to southbound
Stoughton Rd. (US 51).
Constructed an auxiliary lane on southbound US 51
between Cottage Grove Rd. and Buckeye Rd.
Completed a project to improve signal timing on Stoughton Rd.
(US 51). The following signal pairs were worked on:
Kinsman Blvd. and Anderson St.
Lexington/Commercial and WIS 30
Buckeye Rd. and Pflaum Rd.
Isthmus/East Rail bike path - City of Madison extended the Isthmus/East Rail Bike Path to Buckeye
Rd. Eventually, this path will be extended to connect with the
Glacial Drumlin Trail in the village of Cottage Grove.
East Washington Ave. intersection - Some minor capacity
improvements and enhanced bicycle and pedestrian facilities
resulted from the WisDOT and city of Madison project.
Marsh View/East Branch Creek bike path - City of Madison
started planning a bike path from Commercial Ave. south under WIS
30 to the Madison Corporate Center. The section between Blettner
Boulevard to Corporate Dr. was constructed.
Marsh Rd. overpass - In
response to increasing development, WisDOT constructed an
overpass of the US 12/18 (Beltline ) to connect Marsh Rd. and
Agriculture Dr. This provides an alternative access to
the developments between Stoughton Rd. and I-39/90/94. It
also provides safe bicycle and pedestrian access across the
Beltline from the south. Construction of the overpass began in
2004 and was completed in late June 2005.
Buckeye Rd./Service Rd. intersection - In response to
current traffic conditions and the Dean Clinic development near
the Buckeye Rd. intersection, the city of Madison added turn
lanes and a signal at this intersection. Additional bicycle and
pedestrian facilities on Buckeye Rd. were also included in this
Park and ride lot - Madison
Metro added a park and ride lot at the North
Transfer Point at 1213 Huxley St., near Aberg and Packers
Bartillon Dr./Orin Rd. - City of Madison
removed the intersection at Orin and Stoughton roads and
connected the frontage road from Anderson St. to Kinsman
Boulevard. The intersection at Orin Rd. was a safety concern
because of its proximity to the intersection at Anderson St.
Several Madison Metro buses were rerouted to use the newly
connected street and a bus stop was added near Anderson
County CV and I-39/90/94 - WisDOT replaced the
pavement in this section, and further north to Reardon Rd.
Rieder Rd. was modified due to several
fatal accidents at this intersection.
A dedicated right-turn
lane from northbound US 51 onto Rieder Rd. was added and left
turns from Rieder Rd. onto southbound US 51 are now
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