Wisconsin DOT asks public for input on two new projects

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is looking for the public’s assistance with two new projects.

The first is improving safety at area railroad crossings for people walking, biking, or in vehicles. They call it their “bicycle/pedestrian railroad crossing safety action plan”.

Through an interactive map, the public is asked to help identify issues and opportunities at railroad crossings across Wisconsin by adding comments to the map.

The second is a new state highway map. After nearly a century of production, the DOT is looking at how new technology and processes can build on the tradition of Wisconsin’s Official State Highway Map.

Through the use of geographic information system data, the map will better show current infrastructure to help travelers navigate roads throughout the state.

WisDOT Secretary Craig Thompson says. “As we transition to the new cartography process, we encourage everyone to share feedback on their use of the various map features as we evaluate potential improvements.”

To do this, map users are asked to Visit WisDOT’s official Wisconsin highway map website to complete a survey. The public comment period is open until February 29.

The next edition of the map will be published in 2025.

Wisconsin’s Official State Highway Map can be picked up free of charge at many locations, including Wisconsin rest areas, Welcome Centers and Travel Information Centers.