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Environmental Documents - Memorial Drive to County M (Lineville) 

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), has completed a Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final EIS) for the US 41 Memorial Drive to County M project in Brown County. The Final EIS is the decision document for major highway projects developed under the National Environmental Policy Act. It includes the purpose and need for the project, the range of alternatives considered, environmental consequences, and the selected alternative. It also reports the results of the March 2, 2011 public hearing and agency comments on the Draft EIS.

Alternative E was selected by WisDOT and FHWA as the preferred alternative for presentation in the Final EIS. Following are some key design features of Alternative E:

• Widen US 41 from four to six lanes between Memorial Drive and County M, and add auxiliary lanes at certain locations.
• Reconstruct the Velp Avenue, I-43, and County M interchanges. The loop ramps at the I-43 interchange will be replaced with free-flow ramps and existing access between Velp Avenue and I-43 via US 41 will be eliminated.
• Construct new bridges over Velp Avenue, the CN Railroad, Wietor Drive, I-43, and Duck Creek, and replace the Lakeview Drive and County M bridges over US 41.
• Realign Beaver Dam Creek on both sides of US 41 south of Velp Avenue, and replace the box culvert under US 41.
• Construct roundabouts at the Velp Avenue interchange ramp terminals, the Velp Avenue/Memorial Drive intersection east of US 41, the County M interchange ramp terminals and at the frontage road intersections with County M.

Following a 30-day public comment period on the Final EIS, a Record of Decision (ROD) documenting the results of the EIS process was approved by FHWA on October 4, 2011. The Final EIS and ROD can be viewed by clicking on the links below.

Final EIS
Click to view:Part 1
Click to view:Part 2
Click to view:Part 3
Click to view:Part 4

Two other documents were prepared as part of the EIS process, a Coordination Plan and an Impact Analysis Methodology. The Coordination Plan explained how project information would be communicated and how input from agencies and the public would be solicited and considered during the EIS process. The Impact Analysis Methodology explained how the project's potential impacts would be evaluated.

For additional information on the EIS process or if you have other questions, please contact:

Chad DeGrave, US 41 / WIS 441 Projects Group Design Supervisor
Wisconsin Department of Transportation
US 41 Brown County Project Office
1940 West Mason Street
Green Bay, WI 54303
(920) 492-2235
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