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US 8 Corridor Preservation - Need/purpose
Why is this project needed?
The US Highway 8 corridor study began as a legislative directive to study a 4-lane corridor for US Highway 8 between St. Croix Falls and US Highway 53.
To effectively study a corridor of this length, a tiered approach to the environmental study is needed.
Tier I completed an Environmental Impact Study (EIS) that narrowed the corridor alternatives to a single preferred alternative.
Tier II studies will complete an Environmental Assessment (EA) of a more detailed design within that preferred corridor that will determine the type and location of the access to the proposed alignment of US Highway 8.
The future right of way will be officially mapped keeping the selected alternative viable in the future.
The benefit of this corridor preservation study is the communities and land owners can plan and develop in conjunction with the future highway.
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Last modified: July 17, 2013
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