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Posted on: May 26, 2021

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is seeking your input!

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The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is holding a virtual public involvement meeting to present project information for the proposed safety improvements along WIS 19 at the US 151 interchange in Sun Prairie. They want to hear from you! 

Q: What's the importance of WIS 19? 
A: WIS 19 is an east-west highway that provides a connection around the north side of Madison to Waunakee and Mazomanie to the west, and Marshall and Watertown to the east. US 151 provides a connection to Madison and far southwest Wisconsin, and to Columbus and destinations in eastern Wisconsin. 

Q: What's the project purpose? 
A: The purpose of this safety improvement project is to reduce the overall number and severity of crashes along WIS 19 at the US 151
interchange; and to better accommodate turning lane capacity and large truck turning movements in an effort to minimize impacts to
through traffic. The project is needed to reduce high-speed angle crashes. During the period from 2014 through 2018, 34 crashes occurred at the WIS 19 intersection with the southbound US 151 ramps, and 31 crashes occurred at the intersection with the northbound US 151 ramps, for a total of 65 crashes. At both locations, high-speed angle crashes are most common.

Q: How do I share my input?
A: All persons interested in the project are encouraged to view the website and provide input by contacting project staff via email, postal mail, or phone. Your comments will assist in developing a project that will serve the needs of the traveling public as well as the needs of the community.

Additional Info:
A virtual slide presentation (PDF format) is available to view along with a handout on the project website at:

For additional information about the project, contact: David Schmidt, P.E. | WisDOT Project Manager | 608-246-3876 | David2.Schmidt@dot.wi.go   and/or Steven Theisen, WisDOT Region Communications Manager | 608-884-1230 |

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