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A Guide for Community Planning in Interchange Areas

The 2007 revision provides an update to WisDOT's earlier version entitled, A Guide for Interchange Area Planning in Wisconsin (1985), reflecting new research on land use planning practices in areas that may be affected by the development of interchange facilities. The revised guide addresses land-use considerations and issues that local officials may wish to consider after design and citing decisions (locating interchange facilities) have been made by WisDOT. It is hoped that the guide will assist communities; responsible for making sound land use planning decisions in interchange areas while preserving the safe driving characteristics of our highways. While this guidance is written primarily for local government (e.g., planning departments), it may also be useful to other professionals and citizens involved in understanding and addressing land use issues associated with the development of interchange facilities. Also, two diagrams produced by WisDOT are included with this document providing detailed, engineering guidance for accommodating bicyclists and pedestrians in interchange areas.

A Guide for Community Planning in Interchange Areas (3.8 MB) [This is a large file and may take several minutes to download]

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Last modified: October 10, 2008

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