US 14 (County KP-Westview Ct.) - Need/purpose Cross Plains
Why is this project needed?
US 14 is a
high-volume route serving Madison and western Dane County. Steady
growth and development (specifically Cross Plains, Black Earth, and
Mazomanie) have resulted in increased volumes for both vehicle and
truck traffic volumes along the corridor.
US 14 is designated as a
long-truck route and heavy regional traffic volume conflicts with
local traffic, impairing the operational characteristics of US 14.
Much of US 14 traffic has destinations and origins beyond Cross
Plains, yet all US 14 traffic must travel through the center of Cross
Through-traffic hinders and makes local turning movements more
Local traffic interrupts through-traffic and increases the
Project purpose is
to serve existing and projected traffic volumes while avoiding and
minimizing impacts to the natural, physical, and socioeconomic
environment where feasible and prudent.