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WIS 64 Freeway/Expressway Designation and Conversion Study
St. Joseph-New Richmond, St. Croix County

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Project location

WIS 64 corridor, 150th St. (St. Joseph) to WIS 65 (New Richmond), in St. Croix County.

Project overview

  • The study examines the existing environmental, social, and transportation related issues along WIS 64.
  • This study, which is independent of the Stillwater Bridge project, is a planning and preservation project that will protect the safety and mobility of the traveling public by identifying the necessary future improvements and right of way needs to designate and physically convert the facility to a freeway and expressway.
  • An official map and documentation declaring the facility as either a freeway or expressway will be the end products of this effort.

From start to finish, the two year study included two main phases:

  • The study and Environmental Assessment (EA) phase identifies a range of alternatives that can be evaluated for social, cultural, and environmental impacts. A preferred alternative will be identified at the conclusion of the EA.
  • An official map will be developed for the preferred alternative as the last stage of the study to preserve the needed right of way, close or convert the existing at-grade intersections to grade-separated crossings, and provide local road connections to the existing interchanges.

All stages of the study will include public involvement and coordination with federal, state, and local agencies.

Status/phase

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Last modified: July 18, 2014

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