Segment 5 consists of constructing a 7.5-mile freeway to
carry WIS 26 traffic around the west side of the city of Jefferson.
The new highway will be expanded to two lanes in each direction with
a grass median.
Three interchanges will be constructed, one on the south side of
Jefferson, one at US 18 and one on the north side of Jefferson.
Bridges will be constructed at County W, County J, Popp Road, County
N and Jahn Road to provide through travel under or over WIS
The section of existing WIS 26 through the city of Jefferson will
be jurisdictionally transferred to local government when the new
bypass is opened to traffic.
The estimated construction cost is $56.6 million (in 2008