On December 8, the Transportation Projects Commission met to review major highway studies and projects.

At the meeting, TPC members approved two projects for construction the I-39/90/94 Bridges over the Wisconsin River (Columbia) and US 51, Stoughton to McFarland (Dane). These projects are classified as high-cost major projects, so further legislative approval is not required.

In addition, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation gave an update on the planned restart of the I-39/90/94 Madison to the Wisconsin Dells study. This study, which was canceled in 2017 by the previous administration, will take a couple of years to complete.

At the department’s recommendation, the TPC removed two projects from the approved list – I-94, US 12 to WIS 65 (St. Croix County) and US 12, WIS 67 to WIS 59 (Walworth County). After evaluation, the department determined the issues on these corridors could be handled at this time with treatments short of a major highway project.

A meeting recording and the information binder are available on the WisDOT website.