The Wisconsin Department of Transportation began gathering information from the public for a major highways project study last week. Project leaders met with DeForest Windsor Area Chamber of Commerce members on Tuesday at the Lake Windsor Country Club to outline the scope and steps of the study.

The study is part of a plan for repairs and reconstruction of Interstates 39, 90, and 94 in the four-county region of Dane, Columbia, Sauk and Juneau. The 67-mile study goes from the US Hwy 12/18 Beltline south of Madison north to Dees Road/Hwys. 12 and 16 near Lyndon Station and along I-39 in the Portage area.