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US 8 Corridor Preservation, Tier II
Deer Lake-Poskin/Barron, Polk and Barron counties

View NW, US 8 Corridor Preservation in a larger map.
Map key - Thick orange line is the project overview/location, thin purple and green lines are project segments, and the blue tear drop with dot in center are the project limits.

Project location

US 8, 200th St., WIS 35 to US 53, in Polk and Barron counties.

Project overview

Each of the Tier II studies (see segments below) are a more detailed analysis of segments of the Tier I Corridor Study and take approximately two years to complete.

Note - More information will be available on the project segments that are unlinked below as the project progresses.

  • Deer Lake - 200th St. to 120th St., Polk County No further study at this time
  • Range - 120th St. to 15th St., Polk County Not currently scheduled
  • Turtle Lake/Almena - 15th St. to Hay River, Barron and Polk Counties No further study at this time
  • Poskin/Barron - Hay River to US 53, Barron County No further study at this time

The Tier II studies will evaluate and select a freeway versus an expressway as well as the type and location of access along the segment.

The conclusion of the Tier II study will result in an Environmental Assessment (EA) of the impacts and an official map of the necessary right of way for the preferred alternative.


Study - Long term planning with no construction activity. Tier II is scheduled to be completed by 2015.

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WisDOT Northwest Region Office, nwr.dtsd@dot.wi.gov
Last modified: August 1, 2014

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