HIGHWAYS II: THE PLAN, 1968

THE LAST PHASES OF THE WISCONSIN STATEWIDE TRANSPORTATION STUDY (HIGHWAYS) ARE REPORTED. THE INTRODUCTORY SECTIONS SHOW HOW THE STUDY FITS INTO THE HIGHWAY PLANNING PROCESS, THE PLANNING OBJECTIVES, PRINCIPLES, AND STANDARDS, AND A DESCRIPTION OF THE TRAVEL MODEL. THE MAJOR PART OF THE REPORT IS THE DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING OF ALTERNATIVE HIGHWAY PLANS, DEVELOPMENT OF THE FINAL PLAN, AND IMPLEMENTATION. HIGHWAY SYSTEMS WERE CONCEPTUALIZED FOR 16 PLANNING SCHEMES. FROM THE 16 SCHEMES, FOUR MAJOR ALTERNATIVES WERE DEVELOPED. TRAFFIC SERVICE TESTS AND LAND SERVICE TESTS WERE DEVELOPED FROM THE PLANNING OBJECTIVES AND APPLIED TO THE ALTERNATIVES. THE RESULTS OF THE TESTS WERE USED TO DEVELOP A SEMIFINAL PLAN WHICH WAS THEN TESTED. THE FINAL HIGHWAY PLAN WAS DEVELOPED AND TRAFFIC SERVICE TESTS AND LAND SERVICE TESTS WERE APPLIED. SEVERAL MAPS SHOW THE COMPATIBILITY OF THE FINAL PLAN WITH OTHER TRANSPORTATION PLANS AND WITH PLANS DEVELOPED BY OTHER STATE AGENCIES. IN IMPLEMENTING THE FINAL PLAN, A FREEWAY-EXPRESSWAY PLAN WAS DEVELOPED. DESIGN STANDARDS, ACCESS TYPE AND SPACING CRITERIA FOR THE HIGHWAYS IN THE FINAL PLAN ARE GIVEN. CORRIDOR STUDIES WERE INITIATED AT CRITICAL LOCATIONS. PRIORITY PLANNING, JURISDICTIONAL PLANNING, FINANCIAL PLANNING, AND ADVANCE RESERVATION OF LAND FOR FUTURE HIGHWAY USE HAVE ALL BEEN INITIATED. APPENDIX F CONTAINS A MODEL ACT FOR THE PROTECTION OF FUTURE HIGHWAY RIGHTS-OF- WAY. /BPR/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Statewide Transportation Studies

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    Wisconsin Department of Transportation

    Division of Highways, 3502 Kinsman Boulevard
    Madison, WI  United States  53704

    Bureau of Public Roads /US

    400 7th Street, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Publication Date: 1968

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00200075
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Bureau of Public Roads /US
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Hpr
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Oct 7 1994 12:00AM