HIGHWAYS II: THE PLAN

THE STATE HIGHWAY PLAN DEVELOPED IN WISCONSIN TO SERVE AS A BASIS FOR COORDINATED POLICY JUDGEMENTS AND DECISIONS FOR THE FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF STREETS AND HIGHWAYS IS PRESENTED. THE PLAN WAS DEVELOPED TO COPE SUCCESSFULLY WITH THE TRAFFIC DEMANDS OF 1990 AND HELP SHAPE THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE STATE BY PROPERLY LOCATING HIGHWAYS AND SCHEDULING THEIR IMPROVEMENTS AS NEEDED. THE PLAN IS COMPRISED OF SEVEN ELEMENTS: FUNCTIONAL HIGHWAY SYSTEMS, HIGHWAY FACILITY TYPES, HIGHWAY CORRIDOR TRAFFIC VOLUMES, OPERATION SPEEDS, PROJECTED TRAFFIC VOLUMES, ACCESS CONTROLS, AND INTERSECTION TYPES. THE OBJECTIVES, PRINCIPLES, AND STANDARDS WHICH GUIDED THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE PLAN ARE PRESENTED. THE CONCEPT OF FUNCTIONAL CLASSIFICATION USED IS DISCUSSED. THE STATE HIGHWAY PLAN TRAVEL MODEL USED IS ANALYZED. A STEP-BY- STEP DISCUSSION IS PRESENTED OF THE PROCESS OF DEVELOPING THE PLAN. ALTERNATIVE PLANS EVALUATED ARE DESCRIBED. THE PLANNING PROCESS WAS SHOWN TO INVOLVE SIX PHASES, (1) DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS, (2) FORECASTS, (3) PLAN DEVELOPMENT AND SELECTION, (4) PLAN REFINEMENT, (5) CONTINUING PLANNING ACTIVITY, AND (6) PLAN IMPLEMENTATION.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 180 Pp, FigS, TABS, 6 APP
  • Corporate Authors:

    Wisconsin Department of Transportation

    Division of Highways, 3502 Kinsman Boulevard
    Madison, WI  United States  53704
  • Publication Date: 1968

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00201650
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1994 12:00AM