U.S. Route 10 in Wisconsin

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This article is about the section of U.S. Route 10 in Wisconsin. For the entire length of the highway, see U.S. Route 10.

US Highway 10 marker

US Highway 10
Route information
Maintained by WisDOT
Length: 294.01 mi[1] (473.16 km)
Existed: 1926 – present
Major junctions
West end: US 10 in Prescott
 

US 63 in Ellsworth
US 53 in Osseo
I‑94 in Osseo
US 12 / WIS 27 in Fairchild
I‑39 / US 51 / WIS 66 in Stevens Point
US 45 in Winchester
US 41 / WIS 441 in Menasha

I‑43 / WIS 42 in Manitowoc
US 151 in Manitowoc
East end: SS Badger in Manitowoc
Location
Counties: Pierce, Pepin, Buffalo, Trempealeau, Jackson, Eau Claire, Clark, Wood, Portage, Waupaca, Winnebago, Calumet, Manitowoc
Highway system
US 8 WIS 10
US 18 WIS 18 WIS 19

U.S. Highway 10 (US 10) in Wisconsin runs east–west across the central part of the state. It runs from the Prescott Drawbridge over the St. Croix River at Prescott east to the dock in Manitowoc where the SS Badger crosses Lake Michigan to Ludington, Michigan.

Route description[edit]

U.S. Highway 10 enters the state and Pierce County from Minnesota at Prescott and immediately joins with WIS 35 north. WIS 35 turns north 1-mile (1.6 km) northeast at WIS 29 while US 10 continues east and passes through Ellsworth at the junctions with WIS 65 and US 63 The highway turns southeast and passes through Ono and Plum City.[2] US 10 then enters Pepin County and junctions with WIS 25 and WIS 85 at Durand[3] US 10 briefly enters Buffalo County and passes through Mondovi at the junction with WIS 37.[4] In northern Trempealeau County, the highway crosses WIS 93 at Eleva, passes through Strum, and junctions with US 53 and I-94 in Osseo.[5] The route then enters Jackson County where it joins US 12 and WIS 27.[6] US 12 and WIS 27 split to the south at the Clark County line while US 10 continues east to Neillsville and crosses WIS 73 there.[7] The highway then meanders northeast into Wood County, passing south of Marshfield and then intersecting with WIS 80. US 10 then meets WIS 13 1 mile south of Marshfield. WIS 13 splits south two miles (3 km) west of Junction City. US 10 then passes north of Auburndale and enters Portage County at Milladore.[8]

US 10 meets WIS 34 and WIS 13 south at two miles (3 km) west of Junction City. WIS 34 splits north two miles (3 km) east of Junction City while US 10 turns east and bypasses Stevens Point on a new freeway. In Stevens Point, the old US 10 has been replaced by WIS 66 which travels through downtown and near the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point just east of downtown. The highway then meets I-39 / US 51 north of the city and runs concurrent with I-39 / US 51 for about seven miles before exiting to the east of Stevens Point. At this point, US 10 becomes a multilane expressway and heads southeast, passing through Amherst and crossing into Waupaca County.[9] US 10 bypasses the city of Waupaca to the south and junctions with WIS 22, WIS 54 and meets WIS 49 south. US 10 and WIS 49 turn eastward to Weyauwega then head south to Fremont where WIS 49 turns south and US 10 becomes a freeway at the junction with WIS 110.[10] US 10 collects US 45 south in northwest Winnebago County for a three mile (5 km) southeast trek before US 45 splits to the south and US 10 turns east to rendezvous with WIS 441 at the junction with US 41 in Neenah. US 10 turns south off the WIS 441 freeway south of Appleton and turns east into Calumet County.[11]

As a multilane urban arterial, US 10 collects WIS 114 for four miles (6 km) before the latter splits south two miles (3 km) before US 10 junctions with WIS 55. The highway then crosses WIS 32 and WIS 57 at Forest Junction and turns southeast to pass through Brillion and into Manitowoc County.[12] The highway passes through Reedsville and Whitelaw before turning south onto I-43 for three miles (5 km) and turning east off the Interstate to head along WIS 42 into the north side of Manitowoc. US 10 then turns south into downtown where it continues into Michigan via the S.S. Badger carferry to Ludington.[13]

History[edit]

S.S. Badger transports across Lake Michigan

Prior to 1926, what is now US 10 was State Trunk Highway 18. However, Highway 18 initially (in 1917) only ran from Humbird, near where US 10 and U.S. Highway 12 (then State Trunk Highway 12) cross, east to Manitowoc. State Trunk Highway 34 ran from Prescott to Highway 37 in Mondovi. The route between Mondovi and Humbird was not numbered until the early 1920s, when Highway 18 was extended west from Humbird past Mondovi to Prescott, eliminating Highway 34.[14]

When US 10 was designated in late 1926, it ran along U.S. Highway 12 from Minnesota east to Humbird, splitting there to run to Manitowoc.[15] The piece of former Highway 18 west of Humbird became Highway 34, as the number 18 conflicted with U.S. Highway 18. In 1934, Highway 34 disappeared again, as US 10 was separated from the US 12 concurrency to run along it.[16]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Exit Destinations Notes
Pierce Prescott 0.00 0.00 US 10 west – St. Paul
WIS 29 ends
Continuation into Minnesota; WIS 29 ends at border
0.09 0.14 WIS 29 ends / WIS 35 south Western end of WIS 35 concurrency
1.32 2.12 WIS 29 east / WIS 25 north Eastern end of WIS 29/WIS 35 concurrency
Hager City 9.12 14.68 CTH-E
Trimbelle 12.16 19.57 CTH-O
13.71 22.06 CTH-J
15.56 25.04 US 63 south Western end of US 63 concurrency
Ellsworth 17.16 27.62 WIS 65
18.84 30.32 US 63 north / WIS 72 Eastern end of US 63 concurrency
Bay City 22.87 36.81 CTH-D
Ono 33.51 53.93 CTH-CC
Plum City 37.24 59.93 CTH-U
Pepin Arkansaw 47.19 75.94 WIS 25 north Western end of WIS 25 concurrency
Durand 48.16 77.51 WIS 25 south Eastern end of WIS 25 concurrency
49.66 79.92 WIS 85
Buffalo Mondovi 64.82 104.32 WIS 37 north Western end of WIS 37 concurrency
65.54 105.48 WIS 37 south Eastern end of WIS 37 concurrency
Trempealeau Eleva 74.89 120.52 WIS 93
Osseo 85.18 137.08 US 53 north Western end of US 53 concurrency
87.60 140.98 US 53 south Eastern end of concurrency
88.52 142.46 I‑94 I-94 exit 88
Jackson Fairchild 101.39 163.17 US 12 west Western end of US 12 concurrency
103.28 166.21 US 12 east Eastern end of US 12 concurrency
Clark Neillsville 120.13 193.33 WIS 73
Granton 127.41 205.05 CTH-K south Western end of CTH-K concurrency
128.54 206.87 CTH-K north Eastern end of CTH-K concurrency
Wood Marshfield 142.99 230.12 WIS 13 south Western end of WIS 13 concurrency
144.97 233.31
Bus. WIS 13
146.95 236.49 WIS 13 north Eastern end of concurrency
Hewitt 148.90 239.63 CTH-T
Auburndale 152.41 245.28 WIS 186 / CTH-M
Milladore 160.72 258.65 CTH-S
Portage Junction City 163.62 263.32 WIS 34 south Western end of WIS 34 concurrency
165.14 265.77 CTH-G
166.65 268.20 CTH-O
168.04 270.43 WIS 34 north Eastern end of WIS 34 concurrency
Stevens Point 176.41 283.90 CTH-P
177.56 285.76
Bus. US 51
178.06 286.56 WIS 66
179.94 289.59 I‑39 / US 51 I-39 Exit 158
Stockton 183.95 296.04 CTH-J
Custer 188.50 303.36 CTH-K north At-grade intersection western end of CTH-K concurrency
Stockton 191.20 307.71 WIS 161 At-grade intersection
191.90 308.83 CTH-K south At-grade intersection
Amherst Junction 190.94 307.29 Amherst Junction, Lake Drive Eastbound exit; Westbound entrance only
Amherst 192.51 309.81 CTH-B west – Plover, Amherst Western end of CTH-B concurrency
194.51 313.03 CTH-A / CTH-B east – Amherst Eastern end of CTH-B concurrency
Waupaca Sheridan 200.89 323.30 CTH-Q At-grade intersection
Waupaca 204.69 329.42 250 WIS 49 north / WIS 54 west – Waupaca, Wis Rapids Western end of WIS 49/WIS 54 concurrency
205.97 331.48 252 WIS 22 south / CTH-K south – Waupaca, Wild Rose Western end of WIS 22 concurrency
207.38 333.75 253 Churchill Street
208.66 335.81 254 WIS 22 north / WIS 54 east / CTH-A / CTH-K north – Waupaca, New London Eastern end of WIS 22/WIS 54 concurrency
Weyauwega 213.95 344.32 260A WIS 110 north / CTH-X – Weyauwega Western end of WIS 110 concurrency
214.92 345.88 260B CTH-F – Weyauwega Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
Fremont 218.73 352.01 264 WIS 49 south / WIS 110 south – Berlin, Fremont Eastern end of WIS 49/WIS 110 concurrency
221.77 356.90 267 WIS 96 / WIS 110 / CTH-II – Fremont
Winnebago Winchester 228.02 366.96 273 US 45 north – New London
230.59 371.10 276 US 45 south – Oshkosh Eastern end of US 45 concurrency
Neenah 238.10 383.18 284 WIS 76 – Oshkosh, Shiocton Eastbound also signed To US 41 north
240.54 387.11 286 CTH-CB (Mayflower Rd)
241.68 388.95 WIS 441 Western terminus of WIS 441 concurrency
241.68 388.95 287 US 41 south – Milwaukee
Menasha 242.64 390.49 CTH-P (Racine Street)
243.75 392.28 CTH-AP (Midway Road)
244.91 394.14 WIS 47 (Appleton Road)
Calumet Waverly Beach 245.91 395.75 WIS 441 Eastern end of WIS 441 concurrency
247.39 398.14 WIS 114 west Western end of WIS 114 concurrency
Highland Beach 250.88 403.75 WIS 114 east Eastern end of WIS 114 concurrency
255.50 411.19 WIS 55
Forest Junction 261.90 421.49 WIS 32 south / WIS 57 south Western end of WIS 32/WIS 57 concurrency
262.40 422.29 WIS 32 north / WIS 57 north Eastern end of WIS 32/WIS 57 concurrency
Brillion 267.23 430.06 CTH-PP
Manitowoc Reedsville 272.53 438.59 CTH-W
Cato 277.89 447.22 CTH-J
Whitelaw 279.91 450.47 CTH-S
Manitowoc 284.70 458.18 I‑43 north / WIS 310 Western end of I-43 concurrency; exit unnumbered eastbound
287.75 463.09 154 I‑43 south / WIS 42 south / CTH-JJ Eastern end of I-43 concurrency; western end of WIS 42 concurrency; exit unnumbered westbound
291.40 468.96 152 WIS 42 north Eastern end of WI 42 concurrency
292.86 471.31 US 151
294.01 473.16 SS Badger – Ludington Carferry crosses Lake Michigan
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Future[edit]

WisDOT is in the process of relocating US 10 out of Stevens Point by joining it with I-39 north to the CTH-X interchange. A US 10 expressway will then turn west, bypassing smaller communities and end at WIS 13 south of Marshfield. Construction began in 2007 and will finish in 2012. This project will complete US 10 as four-lane facility from Marshfield to Menasha, a project started in the late 1990s. The only segment of the highway not a divided expressway will be from I-39 in Stevens Point to CTH-J.[17]

See also[edit]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b DeLorme (2007). Street Atlas USA 2007 (Map).
  2. ^ Wisconsin Department of Transportation (PDF). Pierce County (Map). Cartography by WisDOT. http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/travel/maps/docs/counties/pierce.pdf. Retrieved December 29, 2007.
  3. ^ Wisconsin Department of Transportation (PDF). Pepin County (Map). Cartography by WisDOT. http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/travel/maps/docs/counties/pepin.pdf. Retrieved December 29, 2007.
  4. ^ Wisconsin Department of Transportation (PDF). Buffalo County (Map). Cartography by WisDOT. http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/travel/maps/docs/counties/buffalo.pdf. Retrieved December 29, 2007.
  5. ^ Wisconsin Department of Transportation (PDF). Trempealeau County (Map). Cartography by WisDOT. http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/travel/maps/docs/counties/trempealeau.pdf. Retrieved December 29, 2007.
  6. ^ Wisconsin Department of Transportation (PDF). Jackson County (Map). Cartography by WisDOT. http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/travel/maps/docs/counties/jackson.pdf. Retrieved December 29, 2007.
  7. ^ Wisconsin Department of Transportation (PDF). Clark County (Map). Cartography by WisDOT. http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/travel/maps/docs/counties/clark.pdf. Retrieved December 29, 2007.
  8. ^ Wisconsin Department of Transportation (PDF). Wood County (Map). Cartography by WisDOT. http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/travel/maps/docs/counties/wood.pdf. Retrieved December 29, 2007.
  9. ^ Wisconsin Department of Transportation (PDF). Portage County (Map). Cartography by WisDOT. http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/travel/maps/docs/counties/portage.pdf. Retrieved December 29, 2007.
  10. ^ Wisconsin Department of Transportation (PDF). Waupaca County (Map). Cartography by WisDOT. http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/travel/maps/docs/counties/waupaca.pdf. Retrieved December 29, 2007.
  11. ^ Wisconsin Department of Transportation (PDF). Winnebago County (Map). Cartography by WisDOT. http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/travel/maps/docs/counties/winnebago.pdf. Retrieved December 29, 2007.
  12. ^ Wisconsin Department of Transportation (PDF). Calumet County (Map). Cartography by WisDOT. http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/travel/maps/docs/counties/calumet.pdf. Retrieved December 29, 2007.
  13. ^ Wisconsin Department of Transportation (PDF). Manitowoc County (Map). Cartography by WisDOT. http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/travel/maps/docs/counties/manitowic.pdf. Retrieved December 29, 2007.
  14. ^ Bessert, Christopher J. (February 6, 2007). "Highways 30-39". Wisconsin Highways. Self-published. Retrieved March 20, 2007. 
  15. ^ Bureau of Public Roads (November 11, 1926). United States System of Highways (Map). Cartography by American Association of State Highway Officials. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:1926us.jpg. Retrieved March 20, 2007.
  16. ^ Bessert, Christopher J. (February 6, 2007). "Highways 10-19". Wisconsin Highways. Self-published. Retrieved March 20, 2007. 
  17. ^ Staff. "US 10 Expansion Project". Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Retrieved July 1, 2007. 

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