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- The Planning and Environment Linkages (PEL) Study is expected to be completed in 2017.
- It investigates broad strategies and multiple corridors.
- Strategies and corridors that show promise are combined into strategy packages to be further refined.
- A National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Study, such as an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) or Environment Assessments (EA), will follow the PEL Study.
- A series of public meetings, this website and social media will keep the public informed during every stage of the study.
Current (this year)
- A draft report describing strategies considered and how well they address the PEL problem statement and specific screening criteria is being developed. This PEL Study report will also identify solutions that meet objectives and that should be carried forward into the NEPA document.
- Refine and complete PEL report
Future (next year and beyond)
Past (anything prior to today)
- WisDOT and the PEL Study Team worked with community staff, elected officials and the public to develop and evaluate Beltline modal components and strategy packages.
- Fall - Eight public involvement meetings at six locations. Each meeting had the same presentation and exhibits. The study team presented the components, strategy packages, and proposed screening results.
- WisDOT and the PEL Study Team worked with community staff, elected officials and the public to develop and screen potential broad regional solutions as stand-alone strategies.
- The stand-alone strategies that did not show promise were dismissed. Those that showed promise for meeting the identified objectives will be adopted into and form the foundation for a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) document.
- Eight PIMs in November and December presented the preliminary findings of how various transportation strategies may address Beltline needs.
- 2008-2014 - Interim safety and operational improvements map and timeline showing project locations, summary of constructed and funded improvements to the Madison Beltline, and the construction year.
- WisDOT and the PEL Study Team worked with community staff, elected officials and the public to develop Beltline PEL Study goals and objectives; and identify and screen strategies to meet those goals and objectives.
- September 9 and 10, 18, 19 and 23, 2013 - PIMs - Kickoff to the PEL Study.