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JREwing78

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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #3950 on: January 25, 2023, 08:06:49 PM »

OK so I have a new theory about US-10's exit numbers, and it is probably a bad one.

The US-10 / WI-13 exit just outside of Marshfield is Exit 187.  Obviously the mileage is less than that if you follow US-10 westbound to the Minnesota line.  However, if you follow WI-13 southbound along its historical routing to the IL line, it is almost exactly 187 miles.

My guess is that is just an odd coincidence...but still.

The geographic center of Wisconsin is about 12 miles due south of the Marshfield US-10/Hwy 13 intersection, in Pittsville.
https://goo.gl/maps/FzNyuRaqkfDNTHNSA
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #3951 on: January 26, 2023, 06:30:01 AM »


I-90's mileposting also is way off. I-39 pulls off at 78 miles north of the IL State line - at exit 108.
What is the distance from the Minnesota state line, where the numbering starts?
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #3952 on: January 31, 2023, 04:51:16 PM »

So about those US-10 exit numbers. I actually emailed WIDOT about this last week. I got a response today. I am not going to quote it directly but they went back and looked at planning documents from the late 80s for when US-10 first was planned to be a freeway/expressway in the "eastern part of the state."

And the long and short of it is, they really don't know! It could be a simple miscalculation by the original planners. But since then they have used the exit numbers that correspond to this initial exits, which is why everything is off by about 50 miles. So the mystery continues...
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #3953 on: February 02, 2023, 07:27:51 PM »

OK so I have a new theory about US-10's exit numbers, and it is probably a bad one.

The US-10 / WI-13 exit just outside of Marshfield is Exit 187.  Obviously the mileage is less than that if you follow US-10 westbound to the Minnesota line.  However, if you follow WI-13 southbound along its historical routing to the IL line, it is almost exactly 187 miles.

My guess is that is just an odd coincidence...but still.
If you go by the milage from the Minnesota border it should be Exit 146 so it's off by 41 miles.
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