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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #2925 on: September 16, 2020, 08:49:01 PM »

Drove the new Waukesha bypass today.  I thought they should have routed US-18 north to the interstate, duplex it with I-94, then exit at Bluemound to resume its route.  WI-318 could have been used for the short stretch between US-18 and WI-59. 

The route US-18 now takes is nonsensical.
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #2926 on: September 17, 2020, 09:01:41 PM »

I disagree about putting US 18 on Interstate 94. I think putting it on the new and pre-existing Waukesha bypass was the right move. The new bypass helped get me and my mother to her mother's house quicker than the old way we went (of course that was before my grandmother had a stroke, and had to be moved to a nursing home). My only complaint is that I think they shouldn't have decommissioned US 18 through Waukesha until after the West Waukesha Bypass was completed. Instead, US 18 though Waukesha was decommissioned a few years before the West Waukesha Bypass was built, probably around the same time that STH-74 was decommissioned.
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #2927 on: September 17, 2020, 09:07:44 PM »

But if you want to take US-18 around Waukesha to Bluemound, you would not take the bypass. You would take the route I mention above.
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #2928 on: September 18, 2020, 10:05:57 PM »

They still use Allenton for WI-33 West at I-41 although an alternative would be Horicon the next town which is incorporated. I find some unincorporated places to be bigger than some incorporated places. Wind Lake in Racine county has a population of 4,000 you can find many incorporated towns much smaller than that over the state.

Wind Lake is an incorporated village.

Mike
Oh it is? Since when?
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #2929 on: September 18, 2020, 10:06:54 PM »

They still use Allenton for WI-33 West at I-41 although an alternative would be Horicon the next town which is incorporated. I find some unincorporated places to be bigger than some incorporated places. Wind Lake in Racine county has a population of 4,000 you can find many incorporated towns much smaller than that over the state.

But for an unicorp town, Allenton doesn't look like one. It looks like a regular small town with about a dozen streets.
https://www.google.com/maps/@43.4212574,-88.3457859,15z?hl=en

To me, an real unicorp town is more like a crossroads like North Leeds in Columbia County.
https://www.google.com/maps/@43.3309452,-89.3307791,16z?hl=en
I agree but neither was Bancroft it looks like a regular town.
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #2930 on: September 21, 2020, 02:39:45 AM »

Drove the new Waukesha bypass today.  I thought they should have routed US-18 north to the interstate, duplex it with I-94, then exit at Bluemound to resume its route.  WI-318 could have been used for the short stretch between US-18 and WI-59. 

The route US-18 now takes is nonsensical.

US 18 is used more for local traffic so it makes perfect sense to route it on the Waukesha Bypass. With that logic why have US 18 on Bluemound Rd since itís close to the interstate?

If you want to talk about a nonsensical route US 45 in Fond Du Lac is a complete mess since the reroute. It bypasses southern Fond Du Lac and rejoins its original alignment at the edge of Downtown Fond Du Lac. Hwy V is also used more than US 45 between Kewaskum and Fond Du Lac also making the route even more of a questionable route in the area.
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #2931 on: September 22, 2020, 11:02:37 PM »

Drove the new Waukesha bypass today.  I thought they should have routed US-18 north to the interstate, duplex it with I-94, then exit at Bluemound to resume its route.  WI-318 could have been used for the short stretch between US-18 and WI-59. 

The route US-18 now takes is nonsensical.

US 18 is used more for local traffic so it makes perfect sense to route it on the Waukesha Bypass. With that logic why have US 18 on Bluemound Rd since itís close to the interstate?

If you want to talk about a nonsensical route US 45 in Fond Du Lac is a complete mess since the reroute. It bypasses southern Fond Du Lac and rejoins its original alignment at the edge of Downtown Fond Du Lac. Hwy V is also used more than US 45 between Kewaskum and Fond Du Lac also making the route even more of a questionable route in the area.
Yeah I always thought that when they rerouted 45 onto the FDL Bypass, the logical thing would be to keep it on 41 until the split in Oshkosh. Have old US 45 become Wis 245 or an extension of Wis 175.
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #2932 on: September 23, 2020, 09:52:51 AM »

Looks like we are very close to opening the 3rd lane on 39/90 between Janesville and the Rock River.  Traffic is back in their respective carriageways and northbound only needed a yellow stripe on the left when I passed through yesterday.  Crews were busy pulling up the temporary pavement markings from the southbound carriageway and disassembling the temporary concrete barrier from the segment.

Some bridges in the northern part of the larger rebuild appear to be getting a fresh friction coating; including ones that already had one.  Crews on the NB bridge over the Rock River were throwing up a heck of a dust cloud with whatever they were doing.  I thought that bridge was totally done; it looked that way earlier this year.  So I wonder what was up.
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Re: Wisconsin notes
« Reply #2933 on: September 24, 2020, 05:17:54 PM »

They still use Allenton for WI-33 West at I-41 although an alternative would be Horicon the next town which is incorporated. I find some unincorporated places to be bigger than some incorporated places. Wind Lake in Racine county has a population of 4,000 you can find many incorporated towns much smaller than that over the state.

Wind Lake is an incorporated village.

My bad, I was thinking of Wind Point (Racine Suburb).

Mike
Oh it is? Since when?
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