Wisconsin Department of Transportation

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US 12 Freeway Conversion - Need/purpose

This study will help:

  • Improve safety of the roadway.
  • Address growing traffic volumes and congestion.
  • Facilitate planning for future land use and transportation needs.
  • Eventually map the corridor to preserve the roadway as a freeway.
  • Maintain long-term safety and operations as well as aid in land use planning and integration.

This study selects and maps the preferred alternatives along the corridor to convert access exclusively to interchanges. The study area is a half-mile on each side of US 12 to include reconfigurations and construction of new local roads and frontage roads.

Eventually there will be construction of preferred alternatives. The only requirement the 84.295 state stature places on the landowner is that they must give Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) 60 days advance notice of any additions, alterations, or improvements to their property or structures other than normal maintenance. Failure to make such notification will exempt those changes from being compensable items should the property actually be acquired as right of way in the future. WisDOT is able acquire property identified on the official map without having an approved construction project.

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WisDOT Southwest Region Office-Madison, swr.dtsd@dot.wi.gov
Last modified: June 21, 2013

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