Highway 53 Corridor Study
La Crosse, WI | Public Works
ISG worked with the La Crosse community to create a plan for the Highway 53 corridor, including recommendations and strategies to jump-start redevelopment efforts, improve all modes of transportation, and improve livability of the neighborhoods.
The USH 53 corridor needed a strategy to manage future growth within the corridor in a manner that would foster an attractive destination with strong businesses, vibrant neighborhoods, and beautiful surroundings, while putting a focus on the strong interrelationship between land use and transportation. ISG created a corridor that was safe, comfortable, provided access to the natural amenities offered by the Black River, and was convenient for motorist, pedestrians, bicyclists, and transit users.
ISG is currently working with stakeholders from the City of La Crosse to develop a study for the Highway 53 Corridor that will serve as a foundation for the City’s long-term commitment to social, economic, and environmental resiliency. In collaboration with consultant partners, ISG is defining opportunities to enhance the Corridor and position it for future growth and redevelopment. The study is being developed based on meaningful feedback gathered through targeted public engagement. Once complete, the study will serve as a key city resource offering a vision of open access, guiding flexible improvement projects, and recommending redevelopment options and implementation strategies for identified key sites. This will help address the current needs of the community, invite the best of new investment to facilitate the area’s redevelopment, and allow the area to evolve throughout the years to come.