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Tribal affairs - Region project information/highlights, Northwest (NW)

WisDOT northwest transportation region -  tribal map.

Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Buffalo, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Rusk, Sawyer, St. Croix, Taylor, Trempealeau and Washburn counties.

WIS 13 - Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

WIS 13 north of Blueberry Road, Red Cliff.

WIS 13 north of Blueberry Road, Red Cliff.

The purpose of this project was to conduct road safety audit/road safety assessment (RSA) to identify safety issues that may be contributing to the reported crashes along the WIS 13 corridor and to identify potential measures to mitigate these issues.

Another goal of the RSA was to review planned improvements for the area, incorporate the RSA findings with the planned improvements where applicable, and to help facilitate communication among the Red Cliff community, WisDOT, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA).

Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

As part of the US 2 project, WisDOT entered into an agreement with the tribe to enhance economic development by:

  • Providing a TrANS (Transportation Alliance for New Solutions) workshop to provide training to increase the tribeís local construction labor pool.
  • Providing a pre-DBE (Disadvantaged Business Enterprise) workshop to increase the awareness of the DBE certification process and opportunities available through certification.
  • Hiring of a tribal monitor that provide oversight on the projectís impact on historical and cultural properties important to the tribe.

WIS 77 - Town of Swiss, St. Croix Chippewa Community

WIS 77 in the town of Swiss (Danbury).

WIS 77 in the town of Swiss (Danbury).

In 2008, a cooperative effort between WisDOT, the town of Swiss, St. Croix Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, Burnett County and Northwest Regional Planning Commission initiated a study of existing conditions to identify future transportation needs in the Danbury area.

A public informational meeting was conducted in early 2009 to gather community input/concerns regarding the existing transportation system. One of the major impacts was the casino expansion underway on behalf of the tribe.

  • Town of Swiss Transportation Element Update to the Town of Swiss Comprehensive Plan and Potential Alternatives for Future Multi-Modal Transportation Improvements within the Danbury Area

For more information, contact:

Brent Pickard, NW Regional Tribal Liaison
(715) 836-4323

NC region office
718 W. Clairemont Avenue
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Phone (715) 836-2891
Fax (715) 836-2807

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