The Wisconsin State Highway System: Needs and Resources 2011-2020


May 2011, Vol. 24, No. 3

By David T. Hartgen, Ph.D., P.E., M. Gregory Fields and Elizabeth San Jose

Wisconsin has about 114,800 miles of roads, of which about 11,800 constitute the State Highway System. This study assesses the condition and 10-year needs of Wisconsin's State Highway System. It estimates the costs of addressing deficiencies, adding new or expanded facilities, bringing the system up to prudent standards, maintenance and administration. The report then estimates the resources likely to be available for system repair, maintenance and improvement, and the likely gap between resources and needs. It does not cover the needs of localities (counties, towns, municipalities) or needs of other modes, which also have substantial needs that may exceed their resources.

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