Wisconsin Department of Transportation

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Phase 4: Develop project design

The specific project route and details are finalized in this phase. Real estate staff meet with affected property owners to discuss land purchases and relocation plans. Real estate staff make every effort to ensure that offering prices reflect "just compensation" for the property.

Through the "In This Together" program, WisDOT works with local businesses to diminish the economic effect of the project. WisDOT offers help to businesses by:

  • Maintaining access for customers, employees and service vehicles.
  • Posting highway signs that point drivers to the business districts.
  • Permitting businesses to temporarily post signs in the highway right of way to reassure customers that businesses are accessible.
  • Working with business groups to inform citizens, identify alternate routes and promote business.

A project plans, specifications and estimates package is prepared in this phase. It includes:

  • Plans - drawing of the physical layout of project.
  • Specifications - how each item in the plan is to be built.
  • Engineering estimates - listing and estimate of cost of each item of work.

Access management is also analyzed in this phase. Access management is a tool WisDOT uses to ensure that the existing highway system continues to perform with acceptable efficiency and safety.

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Last modified: December 4, 2013

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