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US 14 Reconstruction - Need/purpose

Why is this project needed?

Existing US 14 can no longer provide a safe and efficient transportation route between WIS 92 and County MM. Lack of roadway capacity combined with the frequency of access points is resulting in a low level of service.

Project benefits

Reconstructing US 14 as a four-lane divided roadway between WIS 138 and County MM, the WIS 138 interchange and as a two-lane roadway between WIS 92 and WIS 138 will correct safety and transportation issues along the corridor and will bring the highway up to modern standards.

Both sections of US 14 will be limited-access freeways. Limited access highways are safer because they eliminate points of conflict such as driveways, field entrances and intersecting local roads.

Relocation of US 14 between WIS 92 and WIS 138

Reconstructing US 14 in its existing location between WIS 92 and WIS 138 would involve the purchasing of many homes and land parcels to address the geometric deficiencies in the roadway. This would cost the state millions of dollars and have a huge impact on the residents who live along the existing highway.

During the 1970s, WisDOT purchased right of way for expanding US 14, but never moved the roadway. By using this already purchased right of way for the new US 14, WisDOT can avoid the high costs and displacement of residents required for expanding the highway at its current location for the segment of US 14 between WIS 92 to WIS 138.

The new US 14 corridor location also provides enough room for expansion from two lanes to four, if the future traffic counts warrant the expansion.

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