Strong highway connections drive Wisconsinís economy. To ensure
Wisconsin's transportation network meets personal and business needs
it is also necessary to develop strong connections between WisDOT
and the state's citizens.
WisDOT welcomes public comments and seeks to work in partnership
with citizens and communities to develop a safe, efficient
transportation system. A highway project, from concept through
construction, is a complex process that involves time, money,
expertise in many areas and citizen involvement.
The process of constructing a highway consists of six phases.
Communication between citizens and WisDOT is essential at every
point in the process. Depending on a projectís complexity, it may
take one to six years (or longer) for a highway project to move from
concept through construction.
Each year WisDOT completes 350 to 400 state highway projects,
costing an average of $1.5 million each. In addition, WisDOT returns
more than $500 million to local governments to help finance the
operation and improvement of locally-owned roads, streets and