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US 8 Corridor Preservation - Environmental documents

When corridor study limits are this large, a tiered environmental process is preferred. The tiered process is used to eliminate repetitive discussions of the same issue and to focus on the actual issues at each level of environmental review. It is a means of accomplishing National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) requirements in as efficient a manner as possible.

Tier I

Record of Decision (ROD)

The ROD identifies the mitigation measures that will be taken and is the final environmental approval that is needed before an action analyzed in the EIS may proceed to final design and construction.

The ROD was completed in fall 2007.

Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS)

The Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) was approved by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) on October 5, 2007.

The FEIS has been published and hard copies are available for viewing at the Northwest Region Transportation office, 1701 North 4th Street, Superior, WI.

Tier II

Each of the Tier II studies (see segments below) are a more detailed analysis of segments of the Tier I Corridor Study and take approximately two years to complete. Tier II is scheduled to be completed by 2015.

  • Deer Lake - 200th Street to 120th Street
  • Range- 120th Street to 15th Street
  • Turtle Lake/Almena - 15th Street to Hay River
  • Poskin/Barron - Hay River to US 53

WisDOT environmental information

WisDOT projects and construction sometimes change the natural environment around a project area. To minimize the effects of road construction and development WisDOT works to reduce change to the natural environment and leads several efforts to restore project areas.

Questions about the content of this page, contact:
WisDOT Northwest Region Office, nwr.dtsd@dot.wi.gov
Last modified: July 18, 2013

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