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US 51, Stoughton Rd. Corridor Study - Alternatives

The alternatives developed in the TSNIA are long term solutions to address the issues identified in the Needs Assessment (NA) and were developed using extensive public input.

Coordination and input from local officials, businesses, neighborhood associations and other focus groups has been on-going throughout the study. Two advisory committees have helped guide the process.

The EIS study will update and refine the alternatives developed in the TSNIA. This will include looking at capacity expansion along the corridor, which was not investigated as part of the TSNIA.

Public input will remain a major component throughout the life of the study.

Possible alternatives

  • Alternative A - Low Build Capacity Expansion with Transportation Systems Management Measures that maintains the current configuration as much as possible, adds travel and turning lanes, improves intersection spacing, and consolidates access points.
  • Alternative B - Enhanced Expressway incorporates the same concepts as Alternative A and converts larger intersections with operational and safety issues to interchanges
  • Alternative C - Freeway Conversion that provides free-flow movement on Stoughton Road for traffic through the corridor.
  • Recommended Alternative - Combination of Alternatives A, B, and C that WisDOT feels best addresses the safety and operational issues on the corridor, taking into account the environmental impacts and estimated costs. The alternative may change based on input from resource agencies, local municipalities, and the public.

Roadway and bicycle facility alternatives

The alternatives in this section were developed by the project team based upon input gathered at public workshops.

The project team includes a bicycle consultant to provide recommendations to improve the travel environment for bicyclists and pedestrians. All the alternatives include grade-separated bike/pedestrian crossings, and some off-road path linkages.

The alternatives, including the WisDOT Recommended Alternative, may be revised based upon comments received at upcoming PIMs, subsequent meetings with residents, business owners and local officials.

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US 51 Stoughton Road Study Team, us51stoughtonrdstudy@dot.wi.gov SSI - Contacts
Last modified: May 12, 2014

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