Planning resources

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) provides a number of resources to assist transportation professionals with their planning efforts.

System maps

Statewide plans

Local consultation and coordination

WisDOT has updated its Coordination Document (23 CFR 450.210(2)(b)) that outlines the Department’s processes for coordinating with local officials and tribal governments during the development of required planning products and other select programs.

The Coordination Document appendices include the Public Involvement Plans (PIPs) for:

Corridor studies and plans​​

Part of WisDOT’s former long-range transportation plan, Connections 2030, was the identification of a series of system-level priority corridors. These corridors are critical to Wisconsin’s travel patterns and support the state’s economy.​

Freight corridors​

Manuals and guidance

WisDOT has developed a Transportation Planning Manual for traffic forecasting that provides a web-based resource to communicate forecasting policies. It links to other WisDOT manuals and helps provide uniform forecast decisions on Wisconsin's transportation system.

WisDOT has developed planning guidance for the development of pedestrian and bicycle facilities.

WisDOT created a document that provides guidelines for developing Transportation Improvement Programs (TIPs).

Comprehensive planning

A number of resources, including downloadable element guidebooks, are available on WisDOT's "transportation and land use" website.

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