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Freeway Corridor Study

Project Brief
January 30 & 31, 2013

North-South

PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING 2

Mequon Road/WIS 167


This project brief discusses the issues associated with the Mequon Road interchange, including its ramps and ramp intersections. It also briefly describes a range of alternatives developed and how they address these issues, as well as comparing the impacts and costs associated with these improvements.

LEGEND
Major Roadways Existing Interchange Potential New Interchange

60 CTH W

CEDARBURG

GRAFTON

Lakefield Rd

County C / Pioneer Rd

Issues in the Area:

MEQUON

(not to scale)

Traffic congestion and safety concerns related to proximity to Port Washington Road High traffic volumes create congestion during morning and evening peak travel times Substandard vertical clearances at bridges Substandard ramp storage capacity

Highland Rd Port Washington Rd

THIENSVILLE

Lake Michigan

Mequon Rd

167

Donges Bay Rd

County Line Rd
Milwaukee Co

Ozaukee Co BAYSIDE

Brown Deer Rd
BROWN DEER

100
RIVER HILLS FOX POINT

Port Washington Rd

Alternatives Presented
Alternatives to be evaluated in the environmental impact statement include various No-Build and Build alternatives. The No-Build alternative leaves the system as it currently exists and serves as a base alternative for comparison. The Build alternatives presented tonight are shown below.
MILWAUKEE

W Good Hope Rd

GLENDALE

Silver Spring Dr

SPOT IMPROVEMENT

Parallel Entrance/Exit Ramp Improvements - Ramps reconstructed to address ramp storage issues.

Project Location Map

Traffic congestion High traffic volumes Substandard vertical clearances Substandard ramp storage

RECONSTRUCTION*

Diamond Interchange - Diamond interchange with tight urban style ramps and the mainline shifted to the east to increase the distance between Port Washington Road and the southbound ramp intersections.

Traffic congestion High traffic volumes Substandard vertical clearances Substandard ramp storage

Single Point Interchange - The northbound and southbound ramp intersections are brought to one point at the center of the bridge under I-43. This increases the ramp intersection distance from Port Washington Road. It also creates only one intersection capable of handling higher traffic volumes.

Traffic congestion High traffic volumes Substandard vertical clearances Substandard ramp storage

Comparison of Impacts
Alternative Spot Improvement Parallel Ramp Diamond Interchange Single Point Interchange Relative Costs* Wetland Impacts Impacts to Potentially Historic Properties na Impacts to Public Recreation Properties na R/W Acquisition ** Low Potential Residential Relocations 0 Potential Commercial Relocations 0 Comments

na

Tight to railroad

$$

yes

na

na

Low

0 Signals under the structures

$$$

yes

na

na

Low

na = none anticipated *compares relative total project costs at this location **compares relative right of way aquisitions at this location

Whats Next
Alternatives will be refined based on comments received from this public meeting and ongoing traffic analysis and engineering. Each alternative will then be evaluated based on comments received, impacts, and on how well it meets the purpose and need for this study. The alternatives will be compared to determine which provide the most benefit while minimizing impacts. Intersections will be evaluated for signals or roundabouts. The retained alternatives will be presented at the 3rd public information meeting in late summer 2013. A recommended alternative will then be presented in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement followed by a Public Hearing in early 2014 for your additional input.

*Interchange alternatives are compatible with four-lane and six-lane I-43 mainline alternatives.

How to Get Involved


Attend public meetings to share your thoughts with the project team. For the latest project information, go to: http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/projects/seregion/43 or email comments directly to: doti43northsouth@dot.wi.gov

Contact Information
Steve Hoff, P.E. Project Manager (262) 548-6718 PO Box 798 141 NW Barstow Street Waukesha, WI 53187 Manojoy Nag, P.E. Supervisor (262) 548-6423 PO Box 798 141 NW Barstow Street Waukesha, WI 53187