The NA document analyzed existing conditions along the study
Intersection and roadway geometries
The NA also documented existing and future problems
with the road as it exists today and examined the impacts of
increasing traffic volumes and land use changes on the corridor.
NA did not examine possible improvements to the road.
It was only intended to document the needs of the corridor.
Based on the findings of the NA, Wisconsin
Department of Transportation (WisDOT) has decided
to proceed with the next steps in the study process: an alternatives
analysis that will identify and evaluate potential corridor
improvements and ongoing identification of short-term improvements.
Coordination with local officials, businesses, and residents will be
essential throughout the process.
Reasons for the study
Traffic volumes and traffic congestion have increased,
especially during the morning and evening rush hours.
The assessment will aid in ensuring the corridor provides safe
and efficient travel for vehicles, pedestrians and
There is about a two-mile gap between Burma Rd. and Terminal
Dr. that was not studied in the needs assessment because this
portion of the roadway is already four lanes.
WisDOT does not envision
making major improvements to this section for a significant period
Goals of the study
inventory of existing conditions on the US 51 corridor.
the local community to determine existing corridor needs.
Forecast future conditions (traffic volumes and changes in land
use) to determine future corridor needs.
and future needs to the public.
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Last modified: April 9, 2013