An east-west route serving the Green Bay vicinity, Wis 172 originates as a rural two lane route in the village of Hobart. Traveling east from a roundabout with Wisconsin 54 and CTH E at Oneida, STH 172 heads to Austin Straubel International Airport (GRB), where it expands into a four-lane expressway. East from Packerland Drive (CTH EB), Wis 172 bisects residential areas of Ashwaubenon through to a directional cloverleaf interchange with Interstate 41 (U.S. 41).
Wisconsin 172 Highway Guides
The section of Wis 172 running east-west between Interstate 41 and 43 is a full freeway with four to six overall lanes. The state trunk highway crosses the Fox River into Allouez while en route to Bellevue and a three-wye interchange with I-43.
Wis 172 was assigned to a new freeway completed in 1975 between U.S. 41 in Ashwaubenon and CTH X (Webster Avenue) in Allouez. The route was extended east to Interstate 43 at Bellevue in 1984 and west over CTH GG (Airport Drive) to Wisconsin 54 by 1988.1
Page Updated 01-20-2016.