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WIS 45/100 Corridor Study - Need/purpose

Why is this project needed?

Crashes are above the statewide average

Data for five-year period 2001-2005 was analyzed:

  • 954 total crashes including 534 property damage crashes, 392 injury crashes, 27 crashes involving deer and one fatality
  • Angle and rear end type crashes comprise 72 percent of all crashes
  • Over 60 percent of crashes occurred at intersections
  • Injury crash rates along the corridor are 1.5 to 2 times statewide average for this type of highway
  • Crash rates for the section of highway, Puetz - Drexel, are twice the statewide average
  • Crash rates of the section of highway, Rawson - Layton, are 1.6 times the statewide average

Traffic growth and congestion

  • Traffic is expected to grow by 50-150 percent along most of the corridor
  • Traffic congestion expected to increase and operations at intersections are expected to worsen by 2033
  • If no improvements are made, nearly half of the intersections are expected to operate at the worst level of service (grade F) during peak afternoon commuting hours

Lack of bicycle and pedestrian accommodations

  • Pedestrian accommodations are discontinuous throughout the corridor
  • There are no existing bicycle accommodations

Project benefits/anticipated outcomes

  • Environmental Assessment (EA) document
  • Design Study report
  • Preliminary plan

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Last modified: July 26, 2013

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