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Author Topic: US highway 8, Wisconsin's next rural expressway?  (Read 4738 times)

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Re: US highway 8, Wisconsin's next rural expressway?
« Reply #25 on: August 17, 2021, 07:54:24 AM »

Apparently we all obsess over every single little word here and take everything 100% literally 100% of the time, so I’ll rewrite my statement: roads that seem to be more dangerous are oftentimes not actually more dangerous.
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Whether a team makes the playoffs isn't comparable to whether they are above .500. Part of making the playoffs is getting the wins when you need them to get in, which Brady/Belichick always found a way to do. That's skill. Being above .500 or below .500 is just however things shake out. That's luck.

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Re: US highway 8, Wisconsin's next rural expressway?
« Reply #26 on: August 17, 2021, 07:57:04 AM »

Apparently we all obsess over every single little word here and take everything 100% literally 100% of the time, so I’ll rewrite my statement: roads that seem to be more dangerous are oftentimes not actually more dangerous.
The onus is on the communicator to communicate well, not on those to whom he is communicating, especially when communicating through writing.

In my office, had you put that in an email, the story would be told again and again to much laughter and it would achieve legend status.

Be careful what you double-down on.
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Re: US highway 8, Wisconsin's next rural expressway?
« Reply #27 on: August 17, 2021, 11:10:27 AM »

Apparently we all obsess over every single little word here and take everything 100% literally 100% of the time, so I’ll rewrite my statement: roads that seem to be more dangerous are oftentimes not actually more dangerous.
The onus is on the communicator to communicate well, not on those to whom he is communicating, especially when communicating through writing.

In my office, had you put that in an email, the story would be told again and again to much laughter and it would achieve legend status.

Be careful what you double-down on.
Yeah sure. Better be careful about “doubling down” on a random statement on a road forum that I didn’t word correctly. I don’t care about what goes on at your office. Really this is just a joke of a comment.
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Whether a team makes the playoffs isn't comparable to whether they are above .500. Part of making the playoffs is getting the wins when you need them to get in, which Brady/Belichick always found a way to do. That's skill. Being above .500 or below .500 is just however things shake out. That's luck.

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Re: US highway 8, Wisconsin's next rural expressway?
« Reply #28 on: August 17, 2021, 11:13:34 AM »

Apparently we all obsess over every single little word here and take everything 100% literally 100% of the time, so I’ll rewrite my statement: roads that seem to be more dangerous are oftentimes not actually more dangerous.
The onus is on the communicator to communicate well, not on those to whom he is communicating, especially when communicating through writing.

In my office, had you put that in an email, the story would be told again and again to much laughter and it would achieve legend status.

Be careful what you double-down on.
Yeah sure. Better be careful about “doubling down” on a random statement on a road forum that I didn’t word correctly. I don’t care about what goes on at your office. Really this is just a joke of a comment.


It would be a lot easier just to admit you said something dumb and move on.
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Re: US highway 8, Wisconsin's next rural expressway?
« Reply #29 on: August 17, 2021, 11:14:20 AM »

Apparently we all obsess over every single little word here and take everything 100% literally 100% of the time, so I’ll rewrite my statement: roads that seem to be more dangerous are oftentimes not actually more dangerous.
The onus is on the communicator to communicate well, not on those to whom he is communicating, especially when communicating through writing.

In my office, had you put that in an email, the story would be told again and again to much laughter and it would achieve legend status.

Be careful what you double-down on.
Yeah sure. Better be careful about “doubling down” on a random statement on a road forum that I didn’t word correctly. I don’t care about what goes on at your office. Really this is just a joke of a comment.


It would be a lot easier just to admit you said something dumb and move on.
I said something dumb, let’s move on.
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Whether a team makes the playoffs isn't comparable to whether they are above .500. Part of making the playoffs is getting the wins when you need them to get in, which Brady/Belichick always found a way to do. That's skill. Being above .500 or below .500 is just however things shake out. That's luck.

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Re: US highway 8, Wisconsin's next rural expressway?
« Reply #30 on: August 18, 2021, 02:02:45 AM »

Feels like people have talked about upgrading US 14 both directions out of Janesville, but it never happens. And that was 20 years ago.

I always thought it would be done from I-39/90 to I-43 first, and should have been a long time ago.

US 14 between I-43 and I-39/I-90 has been designated as a 2030 backbone route and all backbone routes are supposed to be at least expressway grade highways. US 14 between Madison and Janesville is a connector route meaning that it should be a high quality 2 lane road at least but that’s far from true. Page 14 on the link below has a map of the backbone and connector routes in the state.

https://wisconsindot.gov/Documents/projects/multimodal/conn2030/2030-5.pdf
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Re: US highway 8, Wisconsin's next rural expressway?
« Reply #31 on: August 18, 2021, 05:11:23 PM »

WI 29 has been built up, should be the new US 8.  8 is a back road now except in the western part

Well it could replace 10 and go to Hastings, MN


US-8 crosses state lines.  WI-29 would not.
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