WIS 64 Freeway/Expressway Designation and Conversion Study
Study - Over a two-year study includes three stages and is expected to be complete in
Planning and preservation efforts currently have no immediate plans or allocated funds for construction at this
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Northwest Region is starting a planning study of the WIS 64 corridor located between 150th Street in St. Joseph and WIS 65 in New
Richmond in St. Croix County.
The study will examine the existing environmental, social, and transportation related issues along WIS 64. This study, which is independent of the Stillwater Bridge project, is a planning and preservation project that will protect the safety and mobility of the
traveling public by identifying the necessary future improvements and right of way needs to designate and physically convert the facility to a
freeway and expressway. An official map and documentation declaring the facility as either a
freeway or expressway will be the end products of this effort.
From start to finish, the study will take roughly two years to complete and will include two main
The study and Environmental Assessment (EA) phase will identify a range of alternatives that can be evaluated for social, cultural, and environmental impacts. A
preferred alternative will be identified at the conclusion of the EA.
An official map will be developed for the preferred
alternative as the last stage of the study to preserve the needed right of way, close or convert the existing at-grade intersections to grade-separated crossings, and provide local road connections to the existing interchanges.
All stages of the study will include public involvement and coordination with federal, state, and local agencies.