WIS 26 passes through 24 local units of government on its 70-mile
stretch between the cities of Janesville and Waupun. The level of
comprehensive planning varies widely between the local units of
government, as does the level of intergovernmental coordination.
Because of this diversity, the WIS 26 corridor plan focused on a
collaborative planning and implementation approach for many of the
strategies and recommendations.
The corridor plan concluded with a needs assessment phase that
identified important needs along the corridor through an intensive
eight-month public involvement process. The needs identified were
used to create plan concepts which were further reviewed by
officials representing the local units of government on the
The process concluded with the issuance of the WIS 26 corridor
plan report, which contained both corridor-wide and
community-specific strategies and recommendations. The strategies
and recommendations of the corridor plan were intended for
consideration by all governmental entities that would be affected by
future improvements to WIS 26.
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