State Trunk Highway 57 South - Green Bay to De Pere

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Wisconsin 32 & 57 south
The first reassurance signs for Wis 32 & 57 south appear just south of the roundabout with CTH-G (Wisconsin Street). Photo taken 02/23/16.
Wis 32 & 57 south split with Broadway at a wye interchange; Broadway continues as County PP.
Wis 32 used to follow County PP south of De Pere and curve off onto what is now County W. It previously rejoined Wis 57 in Kiel, but now forms a 46 mile concurrency. Old Wis 32 traveled through lightly populated areas and was less direct than Wis 57, which is probably why most of the route was turned back to county control. The lone portion of the old route retained in the state system is the northern extension of Wis 67 from Kiel to US 151. Photo taken 02/23/16.
County X continues southwest with Wis 32 & 57. County PP is more direct for through traffic wanting to use CTH-X. The two previously overlapped south to Heritage Road. CTH-X was rerouted to give county highway access to the De Pere industrial park and also provide a bypass route of De Pere from County GV (Monroe Road) in Ledgeview to STH-32 & 57. Photo taken 02/23/16.
County PP (Broadway) splits to the left towards the south edge of De Pere and Brillion, while Wis 32 & 57 veer to the right towards Greenleaf and Chilton. Photo taken 02/23/16.
A roundabout follows as Wis 32 & 57 south intersect Greenleaf Road north and Heritage Road east. CTH-X parts ways here for Heritage Road east toward Shirley. Photo taken 02/23/16.
Leading away from the roundabout with County X, motorists see this set of shields for STH-32 & 57 south. Photo taken 02/23/16.
A mileage sign follows for Chilton and Plymouth on STH 32 & 57 south. Wis 57 is one of three routes to Milwaukee (108 miles away). The trunk highway was originally planned to be an extension of I-57 north from Chicago or as the new route of I-43 to avoid a conflict between the Lakeshore and the Fox Valley. Farmers protested the route and instead I-43 was extended from the US 141 freeway in Sheboygan north to Green Bay. The Fox Valley eventually received an Interstate when I-41 was signed in 2015. Photo taken 02/23/16.
Old Plank Road looping west from STH 32 & 57 to the Fox River in south De Pere doubles as a Wisconsin Rustic Road. The rustic road program designates scenic rural roads as touring routes. Photo taken 02/23/16.
Southbound STH-32 & 57 at the intersection with Rockland Road. The proposed southern bridge for De Pere is supposed to use this alignment and cross the Fox River to the west and connect with Red Maple Drive. Photo taken 02/23/16.



Photo Credits:

02/23/16 by Peter Johnson

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State Trunk Highway 172

Page Updated 03-08-2016.