US 51 (Stoughton Road) North Study – Public Involvement

Upcoming | Past meetings | Stakeholders/committees | Comments and updates | Contact information

WisDOT provides numerous learning and public involvement opportunities throughout the study.

This webpage provides current information about the study, public involvement meeting (PIM) dates and details, and WisDOT study team contact information. We also inform local media about the PIMs.


WisDOT anticipates holding a public hearing for the US 51 North Study in fall 2024.

Past meetings

The third PIM for the US 51 (Stoughton Road) North Study was held April 18 to present the updated study purpose and need and gather feedback on alternative concepts developed throughout the corridor. In addition, the city of Madison will have a representative available to provide updates on the city's Northeast area plan.

A recording of the presentation and links to the meeting materials, including the online comment form and survey can be found below.

Stakeholders and committees

Stakeholder committees have been formed to provide updates and get feedback as the study progresses.

Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC)

The CAC gives the WisDOT team an avenue to share study information and obtain feedback from businesses along the corridor. This committee will provide a setting for members to provide feedback about the study’s communications approach, design needs, corridor issues, and environmental concerns and needs. The CAC includes large employers and business groups who can easily share study information to their employees and members.

Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)

Local and regional transportation professionals, like the Department of Public Works, municipal planning staff, and law enforcement comprise the TAC. This committee will provide technical input on study aspects including needs, alternatives development and screening, and any information specific to the jurisdictions that members represent.

Local Official Advisory Committee (LOAC)

Local and elected officials from the state, tribes, counties, cities, villages, other municipalities, and government agencies within the corridor will make up the LOAC. This committee will provide an opportunity for local leadership input on study aspects, including the need for the study, alternatives development and environmental impacts and benefits. The committee also provides valuable information about the study that local officials can share with their constituents and stakeholders.

Comments and updates

WisDOT welcomes comments and suggestions related to this study.

  • Comment online via the following link: Comment now
  • Share comments at Public Involvement Meetings and other meetings
  • Send comments via email to study staff

WisDOT will announce public involvement opportunities and study updates through a variety of communication channels including social media, news releases and mailings.

Thank you for your interest in and assistance with this important study.

Contact information

Jeff Berens, P.E.
WisDOT Project Manager
(608) 245-2656

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