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US 8 (Hay River - US 53) Corridor Preservation
Tier II, Poskin/Barron segment
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US 8, Hay River (west of Poskin) - US 53, in Barron County. Combination of a portion of Tier I segment 6 and all of segment 7.
Tier I study determined that a bypass of both communities, Poskin and Barron, was the preferred alignment for a four lane highway.
Proposed that the Barron bypass be constructed as a freeway with interchange access only while the Poskin realignment was not specified as a freeway or an expressway.
Expressways and freeways
Expressways and freeways are both multi-lane divided roadways. The difference lies in how vehicles gain access to these roadways. An expressway has at-grade intersections at major roadways.
Intersections and interchanges
Intersection is where two roads meet at-grade while an interchange has on and off ramps.
Study - Long-term planning with no construction activity. Study is scheduled to be completed in Fall 2012.
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Last modified: July 18, 2013
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