WIS 19 Study - Need/purpose

​Why is this study needed?

WisDOT initiated this study to address:

  • Increasing crash rates and safety concerns
  • Growing traffic volumes and congestions
  • Access pressures that accompany expanding development

Study benefits/anticipated outcomes

  • Improve the safety of the roadway
  • Facilitate planning for future land use and transportation needs
  • Allow WIS 19 to be analyzed as one system in the context of safety, current and future land use, access and operational efficiency
  • Improvement recommendations will focus on:
    • Maximizing the existing highway’s useful life
    • Delay the need for expensive expansion or relocation
    • Preserve the investment in the current roadway