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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #2875 on: April 16, 2020, 03:10:24 PM »

Heck, the network sports guys seldom get Green Bay right, too.  It is 'green bay' (equal soft emphasis on both words), *not* 'GREEN bay'.

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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #2876 on: April 16, 2020, 04:19:30 PM »

Could you guys possibly link to a Youtube example of someone saying it right or wrong?

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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #2877 on: April 16, 2020, 04:56:09 PM »

Heck, the network sports guys seldom get Green Bay right, too.  It is 'green bay' (equal soft emphasis on both words), *not* 'GREEN bay'.

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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #2878 on: April 16, 2020, 05:28:40 PM »

Could you guys possibly link to a Youtube example of someone saying it right or wrong?


At about the :20 mark, he says it correctly here.

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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #2879 on: April 16, 2020, 07:29:26 PM »

I see.

So it's either "GREEN BAY" or "green bay" or something in between? Just as long as neither word has more emphasis than the other?

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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #2880 on: April 16, 2020, 09:57:02 PM »

I see.

So it's either "GREEN BAY" or "green bay" or something in between? Just as long as neither word has more emphasis than the other?

The stress is that of a two-syllable word, as opposed to two one-syllable words. That is, it's like "high school," an institution of secondary education, and not as "high school," a school where all the students are high.
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #2881 on: April 16, 2020, 10:32:38 PM »

And the state name is pronounced Wis-con-sin,, not Wes-con=sin.  I hear the latter too often.
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #2882 on: April 17, 2020, 11:16:35 AM »

I see.

So it's either "GREEN BAY" or "green bay" or something in between? Just as long as neither word has more emphasis than the other?

Pretty much so.

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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #2883 on: April 17, 2020, 11:30:28 AM »

And the state name is pronounced Wis-con-sin,, not Wes-con=sin.  I hear the latter too often.


I usually pronouce it "HEA-ven"
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #2884 on: April 19, 2020, 11:22:20 AM »

It's actually pronounced wezGAHNsin, with a super nasal "AH"

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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #2885 on: April 20, 2020, 02:27:57 PM »

And the state name is pronounced Wis-con-sin,, not Wes-con=sin.  I hear the latter too often.

Digger Phelps(former ESPN college basketball analyst) objects to you pronunciation of our states name. :pan: :wave: :-D :clap:
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #2886 on: April 27, 2020, 12:45:14 AM »

I didn't get a chance to take pictures, but contractors are making steady progress on the I-39/90 construction between Newville and Janesville right now. The northbound roadway is taking shape, and one can see how the area will eventually look once construction has completed. They appear to be on schedule to move traffic to the NBD side by this fall to rebuild the SBD side through Janesville.
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #2887 on: May 31, 2020, 02:31:17 PM »

Any thoughts of any highways that should become interstates in the future in Wisconsin? Like for instance, Highway 29 from I-41 in Green Bay to I-94 in Elk Mound. If that happened, it should be I-98. How about Wis 441 becoming I-441? Or Highway 30 becoming a spur route of I-39, I-90, or I-94? If that happened, it could be a spur route of I-39 (say I-239, for instance). Although if that didn't happened, I would prefer Highway 30 expand to end at Highway 113 instead of US 151. Or US 151 from the I-39-I-90-I-94 exit in Madison to the I-41-US 41-US 45 exit in Fond Du Lac. If they did that, it could be I-98 or a spur route of I-39, I-41, I-90, or I-94. Or US 151 from the US 12-US 14 exit to at least Wisconsin-Iowa state line or into Iowa. That could be I-37. They shouldn't be big priorities right now and if never happens, I wouldn't be upset about it. Just thoughts on that. I was thinking about this because I remember talk about how making US 41 an interstate would be a big boon to businesses among cities along that highway because an interstate highway encourages more business than a US highway.
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #2888 on: May 31, 2020, 02:33:13 PM »

Any thoughts of any highways that should become interstates in the future in Wisconsin? Like for instance, Highway 29 from I-41 in Green Bay to I-94 in Elk Mound. If that happened, it should be I-98. How about Wis 441 becoming I-441? Or Highway 30 becoming a spur route of I-39, I-90, or I-94? If that happened, it could be a spur route of I-39 (say I-239, for instance). Although if that didn't happened, I would prefer Highway 30 expand to end at Highway 113 instead of US 151. Or US 151 from the I-39-I-90-I-94 exit in Madison to the I-41-US 41-US 45 exit in Fond Du Lac. If they did that, it could be I-98 or a spur route of I-39, I-41, I-90, or I-94. Or US 151 from the US 12-US 14 exit to at least Wisconsin-Iowa state line or into Iowa. That could be I-37. They shouldn't be big priorities right now and if never happens, I wouldn't be upset about it. Just thoughts on that. I was thinking about this because I remember talk about how making US 41 an interstate would be a big boon to businesses among cities along that highway because an interstate highway encourages more business than a US highway.
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #2889 on: June 05, 2020, 09:28:15 PM »

My dumb ass thought it'd be 'fine' to roll US 51 SB by Tomahawk on Memorial Day while it's down to two lanes for the full depth pavement reconstruction of the SB carriageway.  It was not.  Won't make that weekend mistake again this summer until that is done.
Pretty sure the traffic jam overloaded the cell towers in the area because neither me nor my cousin could load data worth a damn to see how bad it was ahead.
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #2890 on: June 06, 2020, 11:25:27 PM »

My dumb ass thought it'd be 'fine' to roll US 51 SB by Tomahawk on Memorial Day while it's down to two lanes for the full depth pavement reconstruction of the SB carriageway.  It was not.  Won't make that weekend mistake again this summer until that is done.
Pretty sure the traffic jam overloaded the cell towers in the area because neither me nor my cousin could load data worth a damn to see how bad it was ahead.
The road being closed tricked the traffic status on the goog.
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #2891 on: June 11, 2020, 05:33:25 PM »

WIDOT doesn't do a lot of route changes, and when they do I don't think people get all that confused.  Most people navigate by GPS these days and that helps people figure those things out.
If your outside of Waukesha County I would agree but here we have one section of road that has 3 different designations in less than 2 decades. That says there has been too many changes around here.

What stretch is that?

And you have to know those are exceptions.  And considering Waukesha County's growth, a lot of those changes do make sense.

I think he's talking about the Les Paul Pkwy: 18/59/164
Nope that is a triplex and that road has always at least been 59 since the Waukesha bypass was built. I am talking about a road that has had 3 different numbers or letters in the last 2 decades and that goes to Hwy F from Capitol Dr to Main st in Sussex. It was 164 until 1999 then 74 until 2016 and now F. Not to mention 164 south of Waukesha was once F. So 164 used to be F and F used to be 164 how crazy is that? I am sure you can't find another example of that anywhere else.
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #2892 on: June 11, 2020, 05:52:49 PM »

WIDOT doesn't do a lot of route changes, and when they do I don't think people get all that confused.  Most people navigate by GPS these days and that helps people figure those things out.
If your outside of Waukesha County I would agree but here we have one section of road that has 3 different designations in less than 2 decades. That says there has been too many changes around here.

What stretch is that?

And you have to know those are exceptions.  And considering Waukesha County's growth, a lot of those changes do make sense.

I think he's talking about the Les Paul Pkwy: 18/59/164
Nope that is a triplex and that road has always at least been 59 since the Waukesha bypass was built. I am talking about a road that has had 3 different numbers or letters in the last 2 decades and that goes to Hwy F from Capitol Dr to Main st in Sussex. It was 164 until 1999 then 74 until 2016 and now F. Not to mention 164 south of Waukesha was once F. So 164 used to be F and F used to be 164 how crazy is that? I am sure you can't find another example of that anywhere else.


Are these changes creating confusion or do you just not like change?  IMO this is how highway systems evolve, especially in high growth areas.
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #2893 on: June 12, 2020, 04:28:43 PM »

My dumb ass thought it'd be 'fine' to roll US 51 SB by Tomahawk on Memorial Day while it's down to two lanes for the full depth pavement reconstruction of the SB carriageway.  It was not.  Won't make that weekend mistake again this summer until that is done.
Pretty sure the traffic jam overloaded the cell towers in the area because neither me nor my cousin could load data worth a damn to see how bad it was ahead.
The road being closed tricked the traffic status on the goog.
That road is always backed up on Memorial Day. From Minocqua to Wausau, then again from Portage to Madison and beyond - probably all the way to Rockford, but I've never taken it that far on a holiday.
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #2894 on: July 06, 2020, 03:26:54 PM »

WIDOT doesn't do a lot of route changes, and when they do I don't think people get all that confused.  Most people navigate by GPS these days and that helps people figure those things out.
If your outside of Waukesha County I would agree but here we have one section of road that has 3 different designations in less than 2 decades. That says there has been too many changes around here.

What stretch is that?

And you have to know those are exceptions.  And considering Waukesha County's growth, a lot of those changes do make sense.

I think he's talking about the Les Paul Pkwy: 18/59/164
Nope that is a triplex and that road has always at least been 59 since the Waukesha bypass was built. I am talking about a road that has had 3 different numbers or letters in the last 2 decades and that goes to Hwy F from Capitol Dr to Main st in Sussex. It was 164 until 1999 then 74 until 2016 and now F. Not to mention 164 south of Waukesha was once F. So 164 used to be F and F used to be 164 how crazy is that? I am sure you can't find another example of that anywhere else.


Are these changes creating confusion or do you just not like change?  IMO this is how highway systems evolve, especially in high growth areas.
Little of both really I don't mind a few changes here and there every once in a great while but for them to keep doing it every few years get's to be too much. At least the good news is I don't see any further changes in Waukesha County in the coming years. I don't see what would be changed. The only thing I could see is a few local roads promoted to county highways as the county grows and some minor roads become more major but I see no future candidates with swaps between the state and the county.
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #2895 on: July 06, 2020, 03:30:53 PM »

I checked out the new Elm Road interchange today. I noticed Elm Road does not go through to the east to 13th street. That is too bad because it would provide some relief to Ryan Road with the new Amazon plant. It does appear I was right and they are keeping the southern terminus of WI-241 at 7 Mile Road as I thought which I think is a good idea myself instead of turning it onto Elm and ending it at the interchange. I am kind of surprised they did not put a traffic light at 27th and Elm but I guess there isn't enough traffic to warrant one. The 4 way stop should be sufficient enough.
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #2896 on: July 08, 2020, 05:19:01 PM »

Gov. Evers wants to revive the !-94 East-West freeway project.

https://www.wpr.org/evers-wants-revive-i-94-east-west-expansion
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Re: Wisconsin notes
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #2898 on: July 10, 2020, 02:46:16 PM »

Gov. Evers wants to revive the !-94 East-West freeway project.

https://www.wpr.org/evers-wants-revive-i-94-east-west-expansion

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Hopefully that means the bottleneck at the Stadium Interchange will be gone. That area is impossible to drive through on game days.
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #2899 on: July 24, 2020, 09:26:55 PM »

Hopefully that means the bottleneck at the Stadium Interchange will be gone. That area is impossible to drive through on game days.

If only there were game day traffic...

At least that last chunk is sort of 'shovel ready' as soon as someone can rustle up some funds.

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