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
Posting highway signs that point drivers to the business
Permitting businesses to temporarily post signs in the highway
right of way to reassure customers that businesses are
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.