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Upcoming Manitowoc Hwy Renumbering and 2 way street conversion

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peterj920:
On August 15, Manitowoc will eliminate the one way pairs on US 10 along 10/11th & 8th streets. They will be converted from one way to two way traffic. Along with that there will be major renumbering that takes place:

US 151 will end at I-43

US 10 will be routed along Waldo Blvd for the entire length, turn southwest on Maritime Dr, cross the 8th St bridge, and turn on Quay St to the Carferry docks.

Wis 42 will be rerouted onto Washington St/Current US 151 to 10th St, turn north on 10th St, then east on Maritime Dr where it will head north with a rerouted US 10 to its existing 4 lane route along Lake Michigan to Two Rivers.

Business 42 will be eliminated.

The city states that both bridges need to be WISDOT highways in order to keep bridge maintenance funding and the new plan will remove close to 2 miles of highways from residential streets. Thoughts?

Source: https://www.manitowoc.org/DocumentCenter/View/31217/Two-Way-Streets-Downtown-Manitowoc-7121-REV?bidId&fbclid=IwAR1EshlHuJjPL7W-FvuFh7WZ4yXSd36Ok9sn6Cajg07APjZnEnKbeX8401E&fs=e&s=cl

Molandfreak:
Wait, so what’s the point of removing 151 and moving 42 if nothing else is significantly changing beyond removing a one-way pair?

oscar:

--- Quote from: Molandfreak on August 07, 2022, 11:08:40 PM ---Wait, so what’s the point of removing 151 and moving 42 if nothing else is significantly changing beyond removing a one-way pair?

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Has Wisconsin DOT even agreed to those things, and other needed approvals have been obtained (such as perhaps from AASHTO, w/r/t the U.S. route truncations or reroutes)? That's unclear from the only source you cite, which is mainly an advocacy piece for the elimination of a one-way street pair.

Duke87:

--- Quote from: Molandfreak on August 07, 2022, 11:08:40 PM ---Wait, so what’s the point of removing 151 and moving 42 if nothing else is significantly changing beyond removing a one-way pair?

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Well, 42 is only moving off the part of 8th and 10th/11th that will no longer be state-maintained. It's not changing south/west of downtown. It's currently concurrent with 151, 151's circumcision presumably is to eliminate most of what is otherwise an unnecessary concurrency.

The stupid thing in this is US 10's new routing. It would make more sense to keep it on I-43 for another exit and send it east along current US 151 towards the docks rather than having the weird circuitous thing on Maritime Drive. Indeed, ask google for directions to the ferry dock from I-43 north of town and even now it will send you down to exit 149 rather than having you follow US 10.

peterj920:

--- Quote from: oscar on August 07, 2022, 11:57:59 PM ---
--- Quote from: Molandfreak on August 07, 2022, 11:08:40 PM ---Wait, so what’s the point of removing 151 and moving 42 if nothing else is significantly changing beyond removing a one-way pair?

--- End quote ---

Has Wisconsin DOT even agreed to those things, and other needed approvals have been obtained (such as perhaps from AASHTO, w/r/t the U.S. route truncations or reroutes)? That's unclear from the only source you cite, which is mainly an advocacy piece for the elimination of a one-way street pair.

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Read Page 9. It says the State of Wisconsin and City of Manitowoc came to an agreement. The state wins by eliminating about 1.5 miles of highway through the city. You can look at the City of Manitowoc website and it warns of the upcoming switch. It says sign changes will happen through October and the rerouted highways will probably be last.

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