U.S. 12 West - Walworth County

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U.S. 12 west
Motorists enter the c/d roadway from Interstate 43 east that facilitate movements between the cloverleaf interchange of U.S. Highway 12 and Interstate 43. The mainline roadways of Interstate 43 pass above the U.S. highway at this interchange. The interstate continues southwest another 27 miles to end at an interchange with Interstate 39 and Interstate 90 on the outskirts of Beloit, situated on the Illinois state line. Photo taken 05/09/10.
A pair of signs warn motorists that the 17.5 mile freeway portion of U.S. Highway 12 is preparing to end. The freeway begins at the state line with Illinois near the town of Genoa City. Mainline U.S. Highway 12 defaults onto the partial diamond interchange with Wisconsin 67 where the two routes share alignment for 7.8 miles before the U.S. highway resumes a westward trajectory toward Madison. Elkhorn, the county seat of Walworth County, lies 2 miles south along Wisconsin 67. Photo taken 05/09/10.
Motorists are directed onto the ramp leading to Wisconsin 67. The freeway was slated to continue northwest to Madison before local opposition postponed any sort of extension. A stub exists for the eventual continuation of the westbound lanes. Any extension of the freeway will ultimately result in the modification of the interchange as currently the ramp entrance for U.S. Highway 12 east crosses underneath the Wisconsin 67 overpasses. Photo taken 05/09/10.
Wisconsin 67 meanders 160.1 miles through the state of Wisconsin, stemming from Illinois 75 southeast of Beloit with an eventual end at U.S. 151 in southwestern Manitowoc County. Primarily a north-south route, the state trunk highway consists of a few lengthy east-west segments, including one between the community of Lomira near U.S. Highway 41 in Dodge County and Plymouth, located in Sheboygan County. With several extensions over the years, the last one in 1999 saw the route extend further west from Wisconsin 140 in Rock County to its current end, thus creating another long east-west component of the state trunk highway. Photo taken 05/09/10.
The two highways will share alignment for the next 7.8 miles before U.S. Highway 12 departs northwestward toward Madison, 53 miles to the west. The town of Eagle lies along the Wisconsin 67 corridor 16 miles ahead, while the city of Whitewater, the largest city in Walworth County, lies in the northwest corner of the county along U.S. Highway 12. Photo taken 05/09/10.



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05/09/10 by AARoads

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