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US 53 Corridor Preservation Study
Solon Springs Area
Gordon-Bennett, Douglas County

View NW, US 53 Corridor Preservation Study, Solon Springs Area (Gordon-Bennett) location.
Map key - Thick orange line is the project overview/location. Blue tear drop with dot in center is the project limit.

Project location

US 53, Wascott/Gordon town line to just south of the Solon Springs/Bennett town lane, in Douglas County. Communities in the study area include the towns of Bennett, Gordon, Solon Springs, Wascott and the village of Solon Springs.

Project overview

While this segment of US 53, approximately 12 miles, is operating within its designed capacity limits, increasing traffic and development are creating operational and safety issues on the corridor. Most of the problem areas are located at higher volume intersections with stop signs.

One solution is to eliminate and selectively replace the at-grade intersections with one strategically located grade separated intersections.

It may also include improvements such as the construction of over/under passes and cul-de-sacs and developing a local transportation network to safely balance the access and mobility needs of the area.

A completed Corridor Preservation study will provide a blue-print so local development can be planned and implemented in harmony with the operational demands of the highway.

The study may officially map and preserve the future right of way footprint necessary to construct the improvements that would be needed at select locations.


  • Study started in 2012 and scheduled to be completed in 2014.
  • No construction activity is planned at this time.
  • Preferred alternatives have been selected.

SSI - Project contacts Questions about the content of this page:
WisDOT Northwest Region Office, nwr.dtsd@dot.wi.gov
Last modified: June 3, 2014

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