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I-43 North-South Corridor - Environmental information

Updated View the Coordination Plan

View the study's Purpose and Need Statement

New Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS)

March 28, 2014


The Federal Highway Administration, in cooperation with WisDOT, has prepared an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for proposed improvements in the I-43 corridor in Milwaukee and Ozaukee counties. The EIS presents the need for proposed improvements, the alternatives considered to address the identified needs, and the impacts resulting from the reasonable range of alternatives being considered. A discussion of potential mitigation concepts is also included, as well as a summary of the coordination conducted with the public, interested stakeholders, and review agencies.

The EIS also evaluates adjacent arterial roads in Milwaukee and Ozaukee counties, including Port Washington Road and Jean Nicolet Road, and the following interchanges:

  • Silver Spring Drive
  • Good Hope Road
  • Brown Deer Road/WIS 100
  • County Line Road
  • Mequon Road/WIS 167
  • County C/ Pioneer Road
  • WIS 60

Understand WisDOT's structured approach to analyzing impacts of the proposed transportation project and its alternatives by viewing the Impact Analysis Methodology.

The national and Wisconsin environmental policy acts require environmental documentation for projects with potentially significant social, economic, natural resource and other impacts. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is the lead agency for the EIS, which is prepared in accordance with FHWA guidelines.

Comments

WisDOT will be holding a Public Hearing on April 30 and May 1 to solicit comments on the DEIS and the Preferred Alternatives presented in the document. View the Public involvement page for more information.

If no substantive new information related to environmental impacts or safety is received during the public comment period, FHWA and WisDOT may issue a combined Final EIS (FEIS) and Record of Decision (ROD). Both the DEIS and FEIS are full-disclosure documents, which provide a full description of the proposed project, the existing environment, and an analysis of the anticipated beneficial and/or adverse environmental effects.

If you cannot attend the Public Hearings, you may also provide written comments for the public record. Please submit comments by May 12, 2014 (or 45 days after publication of the DEIS notice of availability in the Federal Register, whichever is later). Comments can be addressed to:

Steve Hoff, WisDOT Project Manager
Wisconsin Department of Transportation
141 NW Barstow St.
Waukesha, WI 53187-0798
steve.hoff@dot.wi.gov

SSI - Project contacts Questions about the content of this page:
I-43 North-South Corridor Project Team, doti43northsouth@dot.wi.gov
Last modified: March 28, 2014

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