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US 8 (Hay River - US 53) Corridor Preservation
Tier II, Poskin/Barron segment
Barron County

View NW, US 8 (Hay River - US 53) Corridor Preservation Study - Poskin/Barron segment project location.
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, Hay River (west of Poskin) - US 53, in Barron County. Combination of a portion of Tier I segment 6 and all of segment 7.

Project overview

Tier I study determined that a bypass of both communities, Poskin and Barron, was the preferred alignment for a four lane highway.

Proposed that the Barron bypass be constructed as a freeway with interchange access only while the Poskin realignment was not specified as a freeway or an expressway.

Expressways and freeways

Expressways and freeways are both multi-lane divided roadways. The difference lies in how vehicles gain access to these roadways. An expressway has at-grade intersections at major roadways.

Intersections and interchanges

Intersection is where two roads meet at-grade while an interchange has on and off ramps.


Study - Long-term planning with no construction activity. Study is scheduled to be completed in Fall 2012.

SSI - Project contacts Questions about the content of this page, contact:
WisDOT Northwest Region Office, nwr.dtsd@dot.wi.gov
Last modified: July 31, 2014

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