State Route 119, 145 and 16 in Wisconsin

State Route 119, 145 and 16 in Wisconsin

Wisconsin State Route 119

SR-119
Get started Milwaukee
End Milwaukee
Length 2 mi
Length 3 km
Route
317 → Chicago / MilwaukeeHowell Avenue

Milwaukee International Airport

State Route 119 is a state route in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The road is a freeway and connects the Milwaukee Airport with Interstate 94. State Route 119 is also called the Airport Spur Freeway and is 3 kilometers long.

Travel directions

The highway begins with a trumpet interchange on Interstate 94, about 12 miles south of Downtown Milwaukee. The highway has 2×2 lanes and runs on slopes to the airport.

History

State Route 119 was assigned to several routes before the current route to the airport was put into operation. The Airport Spur Freeway opened to traffic in 1978, after which SR-119 was assigned to this route.

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Traffic intensities

Every day 11,000 vehicles use the highway.

Wisconsin State Route 145

SR-145
Get started Milwaukee
End Germantown
Length 24 mi
Length 38 km
Route
MilwaukeeFond Du Lac Freeway

7A Grantosa Drive

7B 76th Street

8 Silver Spring Drive

9 91st Street

10 107th Street

11

Germantown

State Route 145 is a state route in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The road forms a diagonal north-south route in the Milwaukee metropolitan area, from downtown to the northern suburb of Germantown. Part of the route is a freeway, the Fond Du Lac Freeway. The route is 38 kilometers long, of which 8 kilometers is a freeway.

Travel directions

WIS-145 in Milwaukee.

State Route 145 begins in downtown Milwaukee and intersects with Interstate 43. The first part leads through the inner residential areas and is called Fond Du Lac Avenue, this is a 4-lane city road, later 2×2 and then 2×3 lanes. In the north of Milwaukee, the road becomes the Fond Du Lac Freeway, a 5-mile, 2×3 lane highway. This highway ends at Interstate 41. From this point, State Route 145 is a suburban route through Germantown. The northernmost section passes through undeveloped land and crosses US 45 to end on I-41 shortly after.

History

In 1966, the first 6 miles of the Fond Du Lac Freeway opened in Milwaukee, southeast of US 41 (current I-41). A section of the Park Freeway between I-43 and Downtown opened in 1969, but was demolished in 2002-2003. It was a 1 kilometer long spur without much importance, in fact a glorified turn. However, in the 1960s, it was planned to extend the Fond Du Lac Freeway southeast to the downtown Park Freeway, part of the then-purchased right-of-way still visible parallel to Fond Du Lac Avenue. The freeway plans were scrapped, leaving only the Fond Du Lac Freeway in northwest Milwaukee as the feeder of I-41.

Traffic intensities

The Fond Du Lac Freeway has 14,100 to 21,100 vehicles per day on 2×3 lanes.

State Route 16 in Wisconsin

SR-16
Begin La Crosse
End You are awake
Length 193 mi
Length 311 km
Route
La CrosseSparta

Tomah

Camp Douglas

Seasoning

Wisconsin Dells

Portage

Columbus

Watertown

Onocomowoc

freeway

176 Brown Street

178 Sawyer Road

179 Lakeland Drive

181 Hill Street

182 North Avenue

183 Merton Avenue

184 Shore Drive

186 High Road

187 Capitol Drive

188 Main Street

190 → Milwaukee

State Route 16 is a state route in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The road forms a fairly long east-west route, from La Crosse on the Minnesota border to Waukesha in the Milwaukee suburbs . Most of the route is secondary in character, but in the western suburbs of Milwaukee, State Route 16 is a freeway. The road is a total of 311 kilometers long, of which 23 kilometers is a freeway.

Travel directions

State Route 16 as a freeway at Pewaukee, a suburb of Milwaukee.

State Route 16 begins in La Crosse, located in the Mississippi River valley, on the border with Minnesota. From La Crosse, SR-16 runs east parallel to Interstate 90 to Tomah, then parallel to Interstate 90 / Interstate 94 to Portage. From Portage, SR-16 heads inland through Columbus to the Milwaukee metropolitan area. This part of the route is also secondary in nature, although the highways make a detour via the capital Madison.

Oconomowoc is the westernmost suburb of Milwaukee. State Route 16 first forms a bypass of this, after which the freeway begins through the western suburbs. The highway has no more than a local importance and has 2×2 lanes. The last section heads south, after which SR-16 merges at Waukesha on Interstate 94 toward Milwaukee.

History

The easternmost freeway section at Waukesha was part of the first segment of I-94 in Wisconsin to open on September 4, 1958. The highway in the western suburbs of Milwaukee was part of the planned Bay Freeway, an east-west freeway through the north. of Milwaukee, which, however, is largely unbuilt. The Hartland-Pewaukee highway opened to traffic in 1974. In 1977 and 1980 the highway was extended westward to Onoconomowc.

In 2006, the Oconomowoc bypass opened to traffic. Although considerably longer in length than the original route through the center, the bypass is faster. The bypass has some grade separated connections. A bypass has also been constructed around Watertown, which opened at least in the 1980s or earlier. It was extended a short distance west in 2011 to become a trumpet interchange with State Route 26. This was actually part of a project to reroute State Route 26 west of Watertown. State Route 16 has also been rerouted around some other villages, such as Rio and Wyocena. In central and western Wisconsin, State Route 16 was the thoroughfare before the 1960s.

Traffic intensities

The highway section in the western suburbs of Milwaukee has 26,300 to 41,400 vehicles per day.

State Route 16 in Wisconsin