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US 8 (Hay River - US 53) Corridor Preservation
Tier II, Poskin/Barron segment
Barron County

View NW, US 8 (Hay River - US 53) Corridor Preservation Study - Poskin/Barron segment project location.
Map key - Thick orange line is the project overview/location, thin purple and green lines are project segments, and the blue tear drop with dot in center are the project limits.
Wisconsin 511 travel information

Project location

US 8, Hay River (west of Poskin) - US 53, in Barron County. Combination of a portion of Tier I segment 6 and all of segment 7.

Project overview

Tier I study determined that a bypass of both communities, Poskin and Barron, was the preferred alignment for a four lane highway.

Proposed that the Barron bypass be constructed as a freeway with interchange access only while the Poskin realignment was not specified as a freeway or an expressway.

Expressways and freeways

Expressways and freeways are both multi-lane divided roadways. The difference lies in how vehicles gain access to these roadways. An expressway has at-grade intersections at major roadways.

Intersections and interchanges

Intersection is where two roads meet at-grade while an interchange has on and off ramps.

Status/phase

Study - Long-term planning with no construction activity. Study is scheduled to be completed in Fall 2012.

SSI - Project contacts Questions about the content of this page, contact:
WisDOT Northwest Region Office, nwr.dtsd@dot.wi.gov
Last modified: July 18, 2013

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