US 51 Corridor Study (Stoughton-McFarland) - Public involvement

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​Public Involvement Meetings (PIM), hearings and other meetings


  • March 2021 - Environmental Assessment (EA) available for public review and comment​.
  • April 20-21, 2021 - Public hearing with two opportunities to participate:
    1. Virtually via YouTube​ Live​ (​) on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 6 p.m.
    2. In-person at the Stoughton Wellness & Athletic Center (SWAC) (2300 US 51-138, Stoughton) on Wednesday, April 21, 2021​ from 5-8 p.m.
    • In consideration of the COVID 19 pandemic, it is encouraged that the public participate in the process through the virtual public hearing component to the extent possible.
    • Attendance at the in-person hearing component will be by appointment only. Prior to the public hearing, please call WisDOT Project Manager Jeff Berens at (608) 245-2656 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday to schedule an appointment and receive further instructions regarding the in-person component.
    • Enhanced safety measures will applied to the in-person component of the public hearing. Guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and the Wisconsin Department of Health and Human Services will be followed, including the request for attendees to wear a face mask and social distance while in attendence.
  • June 2021 - Anticipated Finding of No Significant Impact
    • ​​Anticipated study completion​​​

​​​​​Public hearing materials​ - April 20-21, 2021

Exhibit Boards

Project Overview

Project Needs


Aerial Maps - Proposed improvements

East of Stoughton

City of Stoughton

Stoughton to McFarland​

​​Village of McFarland
Additional materials


  • January 2021 - EA available for public review and comment/Opportunity to request a public hearing

*Information and exhibits from previous meetings can be found under Public Involvement Archives​.​

News releases



  • Two separate committees will help with the alternatives analysis and identification and implementation of short- term improvements.
  • Recommendations from both committees will help WisDOT make decisions on the corridor's future.

Policy advisory committee (PAC)

PAC consists of elected officials from:

  • City of Stoughton
  • Village of McFarland
  • Town of Albion
  • Town of Dunkirk
  • Town of Dunn
  • Town of Pleasant Springs
  • Town of Rutland

Technical advisory committee (TAC)

TAC consists of representatives from:

  • Madison Area Metropolitan Planning Organization
  • Department of Natural Resources
  • Federal Highway Administration
  • Dane County Highway Department
  • Dane County Planning
  • City of Stoughton
  • Village of McFarland
  • Town of Dunn
  • Town of Rutland

Project comments

WisDOT welcomes project comments/suggestions. Please give us your comments/suggestions on this project, the project goals, transportation deficiencies, project purpose and need, and preliminary alternatives. Thank you for your interest and assistance with this important project.​​

  • Submit comments at PIMs and/or other public meetings
  • Send project comments via email to project staff​​​