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US 51 Corridor Study
Stoughton-McFarland, Dane County

View SW, US 51 Corridor Study, I-39/90 (Stoughton) to US 12/18 (McFarland) in a larger map.
Map key - Thick orange line is the project overview/location. Green line is project alternative corridor. Blue tear drop with dot in center is the project boundary.

Project location

US 51, I-39/90 (east of Stoughton) to US 12/18 (Beltline) north of McFarland, in Dane County.

Project overview

This 18.4 mile segment has two major components:

Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)

  • Evaluate long-term alternatives to address safety and improve traffic flow within the corridor.
  • Short-term improvements will be implemented on an ongoing basis as resources permit.

Needs Assessment (NA)

  • Completed Feb. 2004, in-depth NA study reviewed and analyzed transportation needs along US 51, Burma Rd. in McFarland to east side of Stoughton.
  • The study indicated there was sufficient need to study potential improvement alternatives.


  • EIS study - Long-term planning with no scheduled construction activity.

Questions about the content of this page:
WisDOT Southwest Region Office-Madison, swr.dtsd@dot.wi.gov
Last modified: Mar. 26, 2014

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