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Study moves towards final report

Final public involvement meetings were held in January to discuss the six strategies that still remain after the year-long Planning and Environment Linkages (PEL) process.

The study team is compiling the final report. It will have a review and comment period open to other agencies and the public this spring.

If the project is advanced by the department, the strategies would undergo analysis within a National Environmental Policy Act phase before any roadway construction can occur. The environmental phase requires detailed examination of each strategy package and will involve additional public involvement. The environmental analysis will identify impacts and costs of all strategies (including the impacts of a  no-build), so each strategy can be weighed against each other.

PEL process  

Recommend Refined Strategies

Public Involvement Meeting #5 (January 2016) Presentation

Refined Strategies

Public Involvement Meeting #4 (November 2015) Presentation

  • “A” Strategies – These strategies look at the WIS 16 and Losey Boulevard corridors and considers expansion of these existing facilities.
  • “B” Strategies – This strategy looks at the US 53 corridor and considers expansion of this existing facility.
  • “C” Strategies – This strategy looks at the WIS 35 corridor and considers expansion of the segment between US 53 and Clinton Street.
  • “D” Strategies – This strategy looks at an eastern corridor that would navigate over/through the bluffs.
  • “E” Strategies – These strategies look at a western corridor that primarily utilizes Bainbridge Street along with some new roadway, bridges and other existing streets to create a connection to 2nd Street in downtown La Crosse.
  • “F” Strategies – These strategies look at a central corridor that utilizes portions of existing roadways (River Valley Drive, Gillette Street, and others) with some new roadway connections.
  • “G” Strategies – These strategies look at the US 53 corridor, specifically the 3rd/4th Street portions and considered a conversion from one way streets to bidirectional traffic.
  • “H” Strategy – This strategy looks at utilizing improved bike, pedestrian and transit facilities and implementing better Travel Demand Management (TDM), Transportation System Management & Operations (TSMO) and policy/legislation to avoid the expansion or creation of roadways.

Strategies – moving forward

Strategies – dismissed

  • Strategy Package A2
  • Strategy Package A1+A2
  • Strategy Package B
  • Strategy Package C
  • Strategy Package D
  • Strategy Package E1
  • Strategy Package E2
  • Strategy Package F
  • Strategy Package F2
  • Strategy Package G1
  • Strategy Package G2
  • Strategy Package H

Evaluate Strategies

Develop Broad Strategies

Public Outreach Comments

Bicycle & Pedestrian Focus Group Comments

Transit Focus Group Comments

Future Conditions

Existing Conditions

Problem Statement, Goal & Objectives


Project comments

WisDOT welcomes project comments/suggestions. Thank you for your interest and assistance with this important project.

Contact information

Andrew Winga, P.E., WisDOT Project Manager
(608) 785-9061

Stephen Flottmeyer, P.E., WisDOT Project Supervisor
(608) 785-9075

Angela Adams, P.E., WisDOT Southwest Region Deputy Director
(608) 785-9068

Steve Vetsch, WisDOT Environmental Coordinator
(608) 785-9049

Francis Schelfhout, WisDOT Bike and Pedestrian Coordinator
(608) 785-9947

Michael Bie, WisDOT Southwest Region Communications Manager
(608) 246-7928

Project Team

Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Southwest Region, La Crosse Office
3550 Mormon Coulee Rd.
La Crosse, WI 54601
Phone: (608) 785-9022 or (888) 368-5463 (toll free)
Fax: (608) 785-9969
TTY: 711