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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #3225 on: May 14, 2021, 04:39:30 PM »

https://www.facebook.com/WisDOT/posts/4215240631833733

WisDOT is moving away from plywood signs. Not sure if this means they are also moving away from unisigns as well.
No but I hope this means they will move away from the non cutout interstate shields.
Nope.  Due to the unisigns
I am ok with the non cut outs for the unisigns it's the non cut out stand alone shields that I wish would be phased out.

Hahahaha, imagine seeing standalone shields posted from WisDOT!
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #3226 on: May 17, 2021, 11:17:29 AM »

https://www.facebook.com/WisDOT/posts/4215240631833733

WisDOT is moving away from plywood signs. Not sure if this means they are also moving away from unisigns as well.
No but I hope this means they will move away from the non cutout interstate shields.
Nope.  Due to the unisigns
I am ok with the non cut outs for the unisigns it's the non cut out stand alone shields that I wish would be phased out.

Hahahaha, imagine seeing standalone shields posted from WisDOT!
I don't get why that is so funny but whatever. Speaking of shields the Illinois style county route shields are once again appearing in Waukesha County. Has anyone seen them in any other county. For whatever reason at least as far as I know I have only seen them in Waukesha County. I wonder what is up with that?
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #3227 on: May 17, 2021, 12:48:46 PM »

Where in Waukesha County are these "Illinois-style" county shields? As I can't travel there myself, can you get pictures of these county shields? I'd be interested to see what they look like.
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #3228 on: May 17, 2021, 02:18:44 PM »

Where in Waukesha County are these "Illinois-style" county shields? As I can't travel there myself, can you get pictures of these county shields? I'd be interested to see what they look like.
I don't have a smartphone so I can't share pictures but I can tell you there are several around Mukwonago along Hwy LO and at ES and NN. In fact Bill Burmaster featured it as a goof on his sign mistakes page so that is another place you can check it out. And as of recently several new ones have appeared around the Sussex Menomonee Falls area.
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #3229 on: May 17, 2021, 02:33:18 PM »

I just saw this shield on CTH-LO just west of its eastern terminus on Street View: https://www.google.com/maps/@42.866037,-88.3346866,3a,75y,272.49h,96.69t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1skyM-2IG51k5PSkMGbYC0Eg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656. I like the "Wisconsin-style" County Highway signs better. I also find it interesting that both CTH-NN (1919-1967) and CTH-LO (1967-1999) were both once designated STH-99.
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #3230 on: May 17, 2021, 04:13:50 PM »

I thought that you were referring to MUTCD 'County' pentagons, which I have (at least I think that I have) seen in Illinois.  A few counties in the northwoods use that style of square county sign, too, including Lincoln County.

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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #3231 on: May 17, 2021, 04:21:52 PM »

Those county highway signs are different, but hardly problematic.
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #3232 on: May 17, 2021, 04:24:33 PM »

Yeah, I was thinking they were blue pentagons which would have been very weird to see.
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #3233 on: May 17, 2021, 08:27:43 PM »

I just saw this shield on CTH-LO just west of its eastern terminus on Street View: https://www.google.com/maps/@42.866037,-88.3346866,3a,75y,272.49h,96.69t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1skyM-2IG51k5PSkMGbYC0Eg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656. I like the "Wisconsin-style" County Highway signs better. I also find it interesting that both CTH-NN (1919-1967) and CTH-LO (1967-1999) were both once designated STH-99.
Meh - county work.  That happens.
https://www.facebook.com/WisDOT/posts/4215240631833733

WisDOT is moving away from plywood signs. Not sure if this means they are also moving away from unisigns as well.
No but I hope this means they will move away from the non cutout interstate shields.
Nope.  Due to the unisigns
I am ok with the non cut outs for the unisigns it's the non cut out stand alone shields that I wish would be phased out.

Hahahaha, imagine seeing standalone shields posted from WisDOT!
I don't get why that is so funny but whatever.
Imagine a Wisconsin Interstate shield without a black background getting installed as part of a finished project.

Oh, you can't?  I wonder why.
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #3234 on: May 17, 2021, 09:38:47 PM »

I hate the CTH-LO shield almost as much as I hate the name CTH-LO.
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #3235 on: May 17, 2021, 09:45:55 PM »

I hate the CTH-LO shield almost as much as I hate the name CTH-LO.
So you hate Lloyd Owens, a longtime local politician?
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #3236 on: May 18, 2021, 09:40:04 AM »

I hate the CTH-LO shield almost as much as I hate the name CTH-LO.
So you hate Lloyd Owens, a longtime local politician?


Well he's been dead for over a decade, so I don't think he'd be offended.
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #3237 on: May 18, 2021, 04:52:51 PM »

If we're going to name Wisconsin Highways after politicians, how about we rename Interstate 794 (currently known as the East-West Freeway) from the Marquette Interchange to the Lake Interchange as the John Norquist Freeway. The irony of doing that is that, soon after becoming mayor, Norquist proposed tearing down that portion of Interstate 794 and converting it into a signaled surface boulevard. Ultimately, it was the underutilized Park East Freeway that was demolished.
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #3238 on: May 18, 2021, 05:25:23 PM »

If we're going to name Wisconsin Highways after politicians, how about we rename Interstate 794 (currently known as the East-West Freeway) from the Marquette Interchange to the Lake Interchange as the John Norquist Freeway. The irony of doing that is that, soon after becoming mayor, Norquist proposed tearing down that portion of Interstate 794 and converting it into a signaled surface boulevard. Ultimately, it was the underutilized Park East Freeway that was demolished.


It was a good idea.  It was great for the Park East Freeway corridor.
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #3239 on: May 18, 2021, 09:20:15 PM »

I just saw this shield on CTH-LO just west of its eastern terminus on Street View: https://www.google.com/maps/@42.866037,-88.3346866,3a,75y,272.49h,96.69t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1skyM-2IG51k5PSkMGbYC0Eg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656. I like the "Wisconsin-style" County Highway signs better. I also find it interesting that both CTH-NN (1919-1967) and CTH-LO (1967-1999) were both once designated STH-99.

Isn't that just a really old county highway sign? I'm not sure when CTH LO was designated, but this plain looking county highway sign was(is?) seen frequently in Marinette County. I'm not sure how many of them still exist. Here is a really crappy Google streetview pic, and you can see it's the same style sign.

https://www.google.com/maps/@45.0708675,-87.6198505,3a,75y,107.71h,90.93t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s8tFwX812yDNuBPPcFBUVOg!2e0!7i3328!8i1664

This intersection in the City of Marinette has had this sign for as long as I can remember. CTH BB is(was) full of this style sign. There were also quite a few of them along CTH M and CTH W southwest of Peshtigo.

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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #3240 on: May 18, 2021, 09:31:15 PM »

^^ CTH LO was designated in 1999.
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #3241 on: May 18, 2021, 09:58:31 PM »

Yeah those style county signs started popping up about 15-20 years ago and only in Waukesha County.  It was all the talk on misc.transport.road back then.
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #3242 on: May 21, 2021, 04:08:59 PM »

https://www.facebook.com/123584364348830/posts/5921057061268169/?d=n

Groundbreaking on the Wis 15 project. Instead of interchanges WISDOT opted for 2 roundabouts at each end of the Hortonville Bypass.
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #3243 on: May 22, 2021, 11:43:53 AM »

https://www.facebook.com/123584364348830/posts/5921057061268169/?d=n

Groundbreaking on the Wis 15 project. Instead of interchanges WISDOT opted for 2 roundabouts at each end of the Hortonville Bypass.

I've known about the roundabouts for several years now.  It is good to see this project starting, commuter traffic on WI 15 through Hortonville has been the stuff of legends for as long as I have been alive.  I can envision major upgrades for the entire corridor, including at its interchange at I-41, too.  We have not seen the last of this road.

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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #3244 on: May 23, 2021, 01:02:36 PM »

What’s the construction on I-41/894 at the Zoo Interchange?

Also, that interchange never ceases to amaze me. I would put it right up there behind Texas’ High Five in terms of the best interchanges in the country.
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #3245 on: May 24, 2021, 03:54:12 PM »

It should be this: https://projects.511wi.gov/41goodhope/. Also, I'm glad STH-15 is finally being expanded to four lanes between US 45 in New London and Lily of the Valley Dr. in Greenville, although I find having roundabouts at both terminuses of the Hortonville Bypass to be rather odd. I don't recall seeing that on any other bypasses within the state of Wisconsin.
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #3246 on: May 24, 2021, 06:35:13 PM »

It should be this: https://projects.511wi.gov/41goodhope/.
So it's mostly the Silver Spring and Lovers Lane intersection. The rest is cosmetic stuff.
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #3247 on: May 25, 2021, 11:06:17 AM »

What’s the construction on I-41/894 at the Zoo Interchange?

Also, that interchange never ceases to amaze me. I would put it right up there behind Texas’ High Five in terms of the best interchanges in the country.

I think you're also looking at the North Leg project between Watertown Plank Road and Burleigh.  It was part of the original Zoo Interchange project that was pushed back...
https://projects.511wi.gov/zoo-interchange-project/
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #3248 on: June 01, 2021, 02:32:04 PM »

Yeah those style county signs started popping up about 15-20 years ago and only in Waukesha County.  It was all the talk on misc.transport.road back then.
Then they stopped for awhile but now they are popping up again. What is odd is when Hwy LO was created in 1999 there is a mix of these odd signs as well as the traditional ones. Even though they were all put up at the exact same time.
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #3249 on: June 26, 2021, 08:47:42 PM »

The widening of WI-23 between Fond du Lac and Plymouth is . . . going on. The expected timeframe of “mid-2021” for the completion of the eastern half of the project (east of Division Road) is not going to happen.
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