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Osceola Intersection (WIS 35/WIS 243/County M) Study
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WIS 35/WIS 243/County M intersection, in city of Osceola, in Polk County.
The Osceola Intersection Study is a planning project to improve the function of the current offset intersection of WIS 35, County M and WIS 243.
This study is a direct outgrowth of the Aug. 2005 Osceola Truck Bypass Study undertaken by WisDOT. That study identified a truck bypass that would divert WIS 35 away from Osceola’s historic downtown onto a route east of the village.
The Osceola Truck Bypass Study concluded that a stand alone truck bypass would not divert enough traffic to be cost effective, but a full bypass would divert sufficient traffic and help reduce congestion in the village of Osceola.
Although the need has been established and the planning report is being completed, a bypass cannot be implemented outside of the major highway project process.
Realigning the intersection is part of both the short-term solution of adapting existing roadways to meet the needs of traffic and the long-term goal of optimizing the existing roadways to function well with the future transportation system.
Study with no construction activity at this time.
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Last modified: August 7, 2013
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