U.S. Route 45 in Wisconsin

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US Highway 45 marker

US Highway 45
Route information
Maintained by WisDOT
Length: 305 mi (491 km)
Existed: 1926 – present
Major junctions
South end: US 45 in Bristol
  I-43 / WIS 100 in Hales Corners
I-43 / I-894 in Greenfield
I-94 / I-894 in West Allis
US 18 in Wauwatosa
US 41 / WIS 175 in Milwaukee
US 41 in Germantown
US 151 in Fond du Lac
US 41 in Oshkosh
US 10 in Winchester
US 8 / WIS 47 in Monico
North end: US 45 in Land O' Lakes
Counties: Kenosha, Racine, Milwaukee, Waukesha, Washington, Fond du Lac, Winnebago, Outagamie, Waupaca, Shawano, Langlade, Oneida, Vilas
Highway system
WIS 44 WIS 45

In the U.S. state of Wisconsin, U.S. Route 45 (normally called U.S. Highway 45, Highway 45 or US 45) runs north–south through the eastern and northern portions of the state.

Route description[edit]

US 45 enters from Illinois at Pikeville and is a two-lane road up to its junction with WIS 36 southwest of Milwaukee. It runs concurrent with WIS 36 to its junction with WIS 100. As it follows WIS 100 north, it becomes an Urban multilane road. It merges onto Interstate 43 north in Greenfield then follows I-894 north from the Hale Interchange one mile (1.6 km) to the east. After I-894 ends at I-94, US 45 continues as a freeway north into Wauwatosa where it merges with US 41. The two routes split further north with US 45 continuing to West Bend. The freeway section of US 45 ends north of West Bend.

US 45 parallels US 41 as a two-lane rural road and passes through Fond du Lac, and Oshkosh, then turns northwest as a freeway facility to US 10 in Winchester. After briefly joining US 10, US 45 takes a northward track as a two-lane rural road and heads into North Central Wisconsin with the exception of a four-lane expressway between Clintonville and Marion. The route serves as the central street for Antigo and Eagle River and passes into various state and national forest land. The route leaves the state at Land O' Lakes.

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile km Exit[1] Destinations Notes
Illinois–Wisconsin border 0.00 0.00 US 45 south Continuation into Illinois
Kenosha Village of Bristol WIS 50
Community of Paris WIS 142
Racine Union Grove WIS 11
Yorkville WIS 20 East end of WIS 20 overlap
Dover WIS 20 West end of WIS 20 overlap
Waukesha Muskego WIS 36 South end of WIS 36 overlap
Milwaukee Franklin WIS 36, WIS 100 North end of WIS 36 overlap
South end of WIS 100 overlap
CTH-BB (Rawson Avenue) Interchange
Hales Corners WIS 24
Greenfield I-43 South end of I-43 overlap
4 I-43 / I-894 North end of I-43 overlap, south end of I-894 overlap at the Hale Interchange
3 Beloit Road
2B Oklahoma Avenue Southbound exit and northbound entrance
West Allis 2A National Avenue Southbound exit to westbound National Ave only
1E Lincoln Avenue Southbound exit and northbound entrance
1D WIS 59 – Greenfield Avenue
Milwaukee 1
I-94 – Madison, Downtown Milwaukee, Chicago Signed as exits 1A (east) and 1B (west) northbound and exits 38A (west) and 38B (east) southbound
Wauwatosa 39 US 18 (Bluemound Road) / Wisconsin Avenue Northbound exit is not signed for Wisconsin Avenue
40 Watertown Plank Road, Swan Boulevard Soutbound exit not signed for Swan Boulevard
42A WIS 100 north (Mayfair Road) / North Avenue east Southbound exit not signed for WIS 100
42B North Avenue west
43 Burleigh Street
44 WIS 190 (Capitol Drive)
45 Hampton Avenue Butler use exit 45
Milwaukee 46 WIS 100 south (Silver Spring Drive) Southern end of WIS 100 concurrency
47 WIS 175 (Appleton Avenue)
US 41 (Appleton Avenue)
Northbound exit signed for WIS 175; southbound exit signed for US 41; southern end of US 41 concurrency
47B Good Hope Road
48 WIS 145
Waukesha Menomonee Falls 50 WIS 74 west / WIS 100 east (Main Street) North end of WIS 100 overlap; signed as exits 50A (east) and 50B (west)
51 Pilgrim Road Signed as exits 51A (north) and 51B (south)
52 CTH-Q (County Line Road)
Washington Germantown 54 WIS 167 east (Mequon Road) / CTH-Y (Lannon Road) South end of WIS 167 overlap
57 WIS 167 west (Holy Hill Road) North end of WIS 167 overlap
Richfield 59 US 41 – Fond du Lac Northern end of US 41 concurrency, signed as exit 59 northbound
60 WIS 145 (Fond du Lac Avenue) / CTH-FD CTH FD signed on the ramp only
Jackson 63 WIS 60 – Slinger, Jackson
65 CTH-PV (Pleasant Valley Road)
West Bend 68 Paradise Drive
71 WIS 33 / WIS 144 (Washington Street)
73 CTH-D (Main Street)
  Freeway ends
Kewaskum WIS 28 South end of WIS 28 overlap
WIS 28 North end of WIS 28 overlap
Fond du Lac Auburn WIS 67
Town of Fond du Lac US 151 Interchange
Fond du Lac WIS 23
Winnebago Oshkosh WIS 44
WIS 76
WIS 21
US 41 Interchange
CTH-T Interchange
Town of Winneconne WIS 116 west, CTH-GG east Interchange
Winchester CTH-II Interchange (old WIS 150)
US 10 Interchange; eastern end of US&nbs['10 overlap
US 10 Interchange, West end of US 10 overlap
WaupacaOutagamie   WIS 96
Outagamie Hortonia WIS 15
New London WIS 54
Waupaca Bear Creek WIS 22, WIS 76 South end of WIS 22 overlap
Clintonville WIS 22 North end of WIS 22 overlap
Shawano Whitcomb WIS 153
Town of Wittenberg WIS 29 Interchange, east end of WIS 29 overlap
Wittenberg WIS 29 Interchange, west end of WIS 29 overlap
Aniwa WIS 52 South end of WIS 52 overlap
Langlade Rolling WIS 47 South end of WIS 47 overlap
Antigo WIS 64 South end of WIS 64 overlap
WIS 52 / WIS 64 North end of WIS 52 and WIS 64 overlap
Oneida Monico US 8 / WIS 47 North end of WIS 47 overlap, west end of US 8 overlap
US 8 East end of US 8 overlap
Three Lakes WIS 32 South end of WIS 32 overlap
Vilas Lincoln WIS 70 East end of WIS 70 overlap
Eagle River WIS 70 / WIS 17 West end of WIS 70 overlap, south end of WIS 17 overlap
Lincoln WIS 17 North end of WIS 17 overlap
Wisconsin–Michigan border US 45 north – Ontonagon Continuation into Michigan
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi


External links[edit]

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