US 12 (I-90/94 to Ski Hi Road) Corridor, aka Baraboo Bypass
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US 12 is a principal east-west connector route across south central
Wisconsin and connects Dane and Sauk counties to the Interstate
This section of US 12 serves as a prime tourism
center with the various natural areas – Devil’s Lake and Mirror Lake
State Parks, the many attractions in Lake Delton, Baraboo and Wisconsin Dells
US 12 is designated as a long-truck route in the National Highway
System (NHS) and as a connector route in the Wisconsin Department of
Transportation's (WisDOT's) State
Highway Plan 2020.
Under the plan, connector routes are given higher priority funding
since they connect major regions and economic centers.
Expressways and freeways are both multi-lane divided roadways. The
difference lies in how vehicles gain access to these roadways.
Expressway has at-grade intersections at major
Freeway only allows access at interchanges.
A safer and more efficient roadway between Lake Delton and the existing four lane roadway south of
The majority of US 12 will be reconstructed from two lanes to four
lanes to move traffic more efficiently, especially during the summer
months when traffic volumes increase threefold.
Safety will be improved by:
Questions about the content of this page, contact:
WisDOT Southwest Region Office-Madison, firstname.lastname@example.org
Last modified: February 18, 2013
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