Wisconsin Highway 187

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State Trunk Highway 187 marker

State Trunk Highway 187
Route information
Maintained by WisDOT
Length: 13.87 mi[1] (22.32 km)
Existed: 1947[1] – present
Major junctions
South end: WIS 54 in Shiocton
North end: WIS 156 in Navarino
Location
Counties: Outagamie, Shawano
Highway system
WIS 186 WIS 188

State Trunk Highway 187 (often called Highway 187, STH-187 or WIS 187) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. It runs north–south in central Wisconsin from the intersection of WIS 54 near Shiocton to the junction of WIS 156 just west of Navarino. WIS 187 passes through sparsely populated, rural areas in the flat river valley of the Wolf River. The routing of the present WIS 187 has barely been changed since the introduction of the Wisconsin State Highway system in the 1920s.

Route description[edit]

Looking south at northern terminus
Looking south at southern terminus in Shiocton

WIS 187 starts at an intersection with WIS 54 (Rexford Avenue) on the east side of Shiocton. The highway runs north from this intersection along Hamlin Street to the east of the Wolf River through farm fields. North of an intersection with Deer View Road, the highway curves to the northeast and then back to the northwest by the Maine State Wildlife Area in the Town of Maine. North of the protected area, the highway returns to a due northerly course. After crossing from Outagamie County into Shawano County, WIS 187 turns to the northwest and then terminates at its intersection with WIS 156.[2]

History[edit]

Formed in 1947, WIS 187 was created when County Trunk Highway B (CTH-B) in Outagamie and Shawano counties was transferred to state control; at the time, it extended north to Shawano. In the 1980s, the segment north of WIS 156 was transferred back to Shawano County and redesignated CTH-K. At the same time, WIS 156 was rerouted, removing a concurrent segment of WIS 156/WIS 187.[1]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location Mile[1] km Destinations Notes
Outagamie Shiocton 0.00 0.00 WIS 54
Shawano Navarino 13.87 22.32 WIS 156
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Bessert, Christopher J. (January 31, 2009). "Highways 180–189". Wisconsin Highways. Retrieved December 16, 2011. 
  2. ^ Google Inc. "Overview Map of WIS 187". Google Maps (Map). Cartography by Google, Inc. http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=Hamlin+St&daddr=WI-187+N&hl=en&sll=44.603485,-88.579502&sspn=0.061354,0.058193&geocode=Fb03pgIdA4O4-g%3BFb7wqAIdekC4-g&vpsrc=0&mra=ls&t=h&z=12. Retrieved December 16, 2011.