U.S. Route 41 in Wisconsin

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This article is about the section of U.S. Route 41 in Wisconsin. For the entire route, see U.S. Route 41.

US Highway 41 marker

US Highway 41
US 41 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by WisDOT
Length: 225 mi (362 km)
Existed: 1926 – present
Major junctions
South end: I-41 / I-94 / US 41 near Pleasant Prairie
 
North end: US 41 at Marinette
Location
Counties: Kenosha, Racine, Milwaukee, Waukesha, Washington, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Winnebago, Outagamie, Brown, Oconto, Marinette
Highway system
I-41 WIS 41

U.S. Highway 41 (US 41) is a north–south highway United States Numbered Highway in eastern Wisconsin. It runs from Pleasant Prairie on the Illinois border north to Marinette on the Michigan border. Most of the route is concurrent with Interstate 41 in the state, with the exception of the portion between Howard and Marinette.

Route description[edit]

US 41 is a freeway for nearly 85 percent of its route through Wisconsin, with the exceptions being a 29-mile (55 km) expressway section from the US 141 interchange in Oconto County to Marinette and a 5-mile (8 km) surface arterial section within Marinette. The highway is concurrent with I-94 from Milwaukee to the Illinois border and concurrent with I-41 from Howard to the Illinois border.

US 41 runs northwest from Milwaukee and passes Fond du Lac, Oshkosh, and Appleton before heading to Green Bay. The route is a major access point for Miller Park, home of the Milwaukee Brewers Major League Baseball club, the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh air show in Oshkosh, and for Lambeau Field, the home of the Green Bay Packers NFL football team.

After leaving Green Bay, US 41 continues north to Abrams co-signed with US 141, and then it turns east off the co-signed route toward Marinette and into Michigan.

History[edit]

In Milwaukee the original routing of US 41 used Lisbon Avenue east to North 27th Street, then south along that road to the Illinois state line. After the Stadium Freeway was built in the 1960s, US 41 followed that road from Lisbon Avenue south across I-94 to National Avenue and then east to 27th Street, which is known as Layton Boulevard between National Avenue and Lincoln Avenue. WisDOT rerouted US 41 along I-94 from the Stadium Interchange to the Illinois state line, removed Layton Boulevard north of Forest Home Avenue from the state highway system and gave Layton Boulevard and 27th Street south of Forest Home Avenue the designation of WIS 241 in a compromise to avoid expansion of the original route. The old US 41 freeway section south of I-94 to National Avenue (which was realigned to accommodate the construction of Miller Park) was designated WIS 341 but is unsigned. Trailblazer signs label it Miller Park Way.

By 1955, US 41 was relocated from the corridor of today's WIS 175 and its successors to a nearby expressway in Winnebago, Fond du Lac, Dodge, Washington, Waukesha, and Milwaukee Counties.[1]

In Green Bay, the road used to[when?] make a curve to the right west of De Pere, going onto Ashland Avenue to the Green Bay city limits. It then turned left onto Highland Avenue (after 1968, Lombardi Avenue), going past Lambeau Field and curving right onto Military Avenue. It then turned left at Velp Avenue. At the time from about 1956 to 1968 this was the outer highway for Green Bay, and the site for Lambeau Field was chosen because of highway access.[citation needed] The area now is urbanized. It then followed present day Velp Avenue north to Suamico where it merged with what is now the US 41 freeway. The original Green Bay bypass was once again bypassed with the present US 41 freeway beginning at Velp, southerly to Lombardi in 1968; Velp north to Suamico in 1971; then from Lombardi south to De Pere in 1974.[1]

Appleton also saw US 41 realignments over the course of time, beginning with the 1937 two-lane bypass (along the present freeway route) from Neenah northerly to a T-intersection with US 10 (today's Wisconsin Avenue, WIS 96). There, US 41 turned east with US 10, back to its original route at the intersection of US 10 (Wisconsin Avenue) and Richmond Street north of downtown Appleton, then north on Richmond to present day Northland Avenue. There it turned east on new alignment back to the original route northeast of Kaukauna. In 1940, US 41 was extended northerly from the T-intersection at US 10 for one mile (1.6 km), before making a large sweeping curve onto present day Northland Avenue to join back up with the previous bypass at Richmond Street. By 1962, the original Appleton bypass had been converted to four-lane divided highway from Oshkosh north to Northland Avenue, then north and east on new alignment bypassing the Northland Avenue bypass with the current freeway easterly to Kaukauna.

Current status[edit]

Flyovers completed at WIS 29-US 41 interchange in 2014

US 41 is being upgraded to Interstate Highway standards between Milwaukee and Green Bay. Interchange upgrades are underway on US 41 near Fond du Lac, Oshkosh and Green Bay. By the end of 2015, US 41 will be converted from the existing four-lane freeway to a six-lane freeway in both Milwaukee and Green Bay. US 41 has also been upgraded to four-lane expressway between Oconto and Peshtigo, which includes freeway bypasses of both cities. The Oconto-to-Peshtigo stretch, which had been the last remaining two-lane segment of US 41 in the state, opened as a four-lane expressway between the two cities in November 2008. The Oconto and Peshtigo bypasses were completed November 19, 2009. At present, US 41 is constructed to freeway standards from the Illinois border to the US 41/US 141 interchange in south-central Oconto County, approximately 19 miles (31 km) north of Green Bay.

Exit list[edit]

County Location mi[2] km Exit[3] Destinations Notes
Kenosha Pleasant Prairie 0.00 0.00 I-41 south / I-94 east / US 41 south – Chicago Continuation into Illinois
2.04 3.28 347 WIS 165 / County Q (Lakeview Parkway)
3.43 5.52 345 County C
Kenosha 5.07 8.16 344 WIS 50 – Kenosha, Lake Geneva
Town of Somers 6.59 10.61 342 WIS 158 – Kenosha
8.35 13.44 340 WIS 142 / County S – Burlington, Kenosha
Town of Paris 10.07 16.21 339 County E
RacineKenosha county line Mount PleasantTown of Paris village line 12.08 19.44 337 County KR (County Line Road)
Racine Mount Pleasant 13.95 22.45 335 WIS 11 – Burlington, Racine
Town of Yorkville 16.01 25.77 333 WIS 20 – Waterford, Racine
Caledonia 19.64 31.61 329 County K – Racine
Town of Raymond 21.67 34.87 327 County G
23.17 37.29 326 Seven Mile Road
Caledonia 24.10 38.79 325 WIS 241 north (27th Street) Northbound exit and southbound entrance
Milwaukee Oak Creek 324 Elm Road Future exit, will replace exit 325
26.39 42.47 322 WIS 100 (Ryan Road)
28.47 45.82 321 Drexel Avenue
29.41 47.33 320 County BB (Rawson Avenue)
Milwaukee 30.38 48.89 319 County ZZ (College Avenue)
31.08 50.02 318 WIS 119 – General Mitchell International Airport
32.37 52.09 317 Layton Avenue
32.53–
32.69
52.35–
52.61
10
316
I-43 north / I-94 west – Milwaukee
I-894 west
Mitchell Interchange; northern end of I-94 concurrency; eastern end of I-43 wrong-way concurrency; eastern end of I-894 concurrency
33.60 54.07 9 WIS 241 – South 27th Street No access is allowed from I-94 west or to I-94 east; exit numbers based on I-894's mile markers
Greenfield 34.64 55.75 8 WIS 36 – Loomis Road
35.64 57.36 7 South 60th Street
36.66 59.00 5B South 76th Street Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
36.66–
37.14
59.00–
59.77
5A-B South 76th Street, South 84th Street Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
36.86 59.32 5A WIS 24 west – Forest Home Avenue Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
Milwaukee 38.06 61.25 4 I-43 south / US 45 south – Beloit, Chicago Hale Interchange; western end of I-43 concurrency; southern end of the US 45 concurrency
Greenfield 39.32 63.28 3 Beloit Road (CHT-T)
39.93 64.26 2B Oklahoma Avenue Southbound exit and northbound entrance
West Allis 40.67 65.45 2A National Avenue Southbound exit to westbound National Avenue only
40.93 65.87 1E Lincoln Avenue Southbound exit and northbound entrance
41.89 67.42 1D WIS 59 – Greenfield Avenue
Milwaukee 42.61 68.57 1
38
I-94 – Madison, Downtown Milwaukee, Chicago
I-894 east
Western end of I-894 concurrency; signed as exits 1A (east) and 1B (west) northbound and exits 38A (west) and 38B (east) southbound; Zoo Interchange
Wauwatosa 43.36–
43.60
69.78–
70.17
39 US 18 (Bluemound Road) / Wisconsin Avenue Northbound exit is not signed for Wisconsin Avenue; exit numbers based on US 45's mile markers
44.14–
44.56
71.04–
71.71
40 Watertown Plank Road, Swan Boulevard Soutbound exit not signed for Swan Boulevard
44.94 72.32 42A WIS 100 north (Mayfair Road) / North Avenue east Southbound exit not signed for WIS 100
45.54 73.29 42B North Avenue west
46.59 74.98 43 Burleigh Street
47.59 76.59 44 WIS 190 (Capitol Drive) Three-level diamond interchange; access roads for the adjacent Harley-Davidson and Penzeys Spices plants are also part of the interchange
Milwaukee 48.69 78.36 45 County EE (Hampton Avenue)
49.52 79.69 46 County E south (Silver Spring Drive) / WIS 100 Southern end of WIS 100 concurrency
51.05 82.16 47 WIS 175 (Appleton Avenue)
51.85 83.44 47B County PP (Good Hope Road) Exit numbers based on US 41's mile markers
52.15–
52.94
83.93–
85.20
48 WIS 145
Waukesha Menomonee Falls 54.64–
54.77
87.93–
88.14
50 WIS 74 west / WIS 100 east (Main Street) Northern end of WIS 100 concurrency; signed as exits 50A (east) and 50B (west)
55.45 89.24 51 Pilgrim Road Signed as exits 51A (north) and 51B (south)
Washington Germantown 56.68 91.22 52 County Q (County Line Road)
58.63 94.36 54 WIS 167 east (Mequon Road) / County Y (Lannon Road) Southern end of WIS 167 concurrency
61.64 99.20 57 WIS 167 west (Holy Hill Road) Northern end of WIS 167 concurrency
Richfield 63.27 101.82 59 US 45 north – West Bend Northern end of US 45 concurrency; northbound exit and southbound entrance
64.37 103.59 60 County FD to WIS 145 Signage reads WIS 145; ramp signage reads CTH-FD TO WIS 145
Slinger 68.17 109.71 64 WIS 60 – Jackson, Slinger, Hartford Signed as exits 64A (east, Jackson) and 64B (west, Slinger, Hartford) northbound. Commerce Blvd
Town of Polk 70.45 113.38 66 WIS 144 – West Bend, Slinger
Town of Hartford 72.12 116.07 68 County K
Town of Addison 76.37 122.91 72 WIS 33 / County W – West Bend, Allenton
Town of Wayne 79.59 128.09 76 County D
Dodge Town of Theresa 85.22 137.15 81 WIS 28 – Mayville, Kewaskum
Lomira 89.24 143.62 85 WIS 67 – Lomira, Campbellsport
Town of Lomira 91.29 146.92 87 WIS 49 / County KK – Brownsville, Waupun
Fond du Lac Town of Byron 96.10 154.66 92 County B – Oakfield, Eden
Fond du Lac 99.71–
99.72
160.47–
160.48
95 US 151 – Madison, Manitowoc
101.01 162.56 97 County VVV (Hickory Street)
101.84 163.90 98 County D (Military Road) Former US 151
103.74 166.95 99 WIS 23 (Johnson Street)
North Fond du Lac 104.24 167.76 101 County OO (Winnebago Street)
Winnebago Town of Eldorado 110.27 177.46 106 County N
Town of Nekimi 117.47 189.05 113 WIS 26 / County N – Rosendale, Waupun
Oshkosh 120.22 193.48 116 WIS 44 / WIS 91 (South Park Avenue, Ripon Road)
Oshkosh 121.64 195.76 117 9th Avenue
Oshkosh 123.14 198.17 119 WIS 21 (Omro Road, Oshkosh Avenue)
Oshkosh 125.05 201.25 120 US 45 (Algoma Boulevard) to US 10 west To US 10 west not signed southbound
Oshkosh 128.10 206.16 124 WIS 76 (Jackson Street)
Neenah 133.30 214.53 129 Bell Street, Breezewood Lane
134.67 216.73 131 WIS 114 / County JJ (Winneconne Avenue)
135.61 218.24 132 Main Street, Oak Ridge Road No entrance ramps
Town of Menasha 136.35 219.43 133 County II (Winchester Road)
137.81 221.78 134 US 10 east / WIS 441 north
137.86 221.86 US 10 west Southbound exit and entrance only
139.62 224.70 136 County BB (Prospect Avenue)
Outagamie Town of Grand Chute 140.88 226.72 137 WIS 125 (College Avenue)
141.65 227.96 138 WIS 96 (Wisconsin Avenue)
142.71 229.67 139 WIS 15 / County OO (Northland Avenue) to County A To CTH-A not signed southbound
145.67 234.43 142 WIS 47 (Richmond Street)
Appleton 147.67 237.65 144 County E (Ballard Road)
148.59–
148.61
239.13–
239.16
145 WIS 441 south
Town of Little Chute 151.10 243.17 146 County N – Little Chute
Kaukauna 152.78 245.88 148 WIS 55 – Seymour, Kaukauna
153.99 247.82 150 County J – Kaukauna
Town of Kaukauna 158.25 254.68 154 County U – Wrightstown
Brown Town of Lawrence 161.21 259.44 157 County S – Freedom
181.87 292.69 161 County F (Scheuring Road)
Ashwaubenon 167.12 268.95 163A County G (Main Avenue) Signed as exit 163 southbound
167.40 269.40 163B WIS 32 north (Ashland Avenue) – Green Bay Northbound exit and southbound entrance
168.39 271.00 164 County AAA (Oneida Street, Waube Lane)
169.36–
169.46
272.56–
272.72
165 WIS 172 to I-43 / WIS 57 – A. Straubel Airport To WIS 57 not signed northbound
171.14 275.42 167 County VK (Lombardi Avenue, Hazelwood Lane)
Green Bay 172.18 277.10 168 WIS 32 south / WIS 54 (Mason Street) Southern end of WIS 32 concurrency
Howard 173.17 278.69 169 WIS 29 (Shawano Avenue) / WIS 32 north / Dousman Street Northern end of WIS 32 concurrency
174.75 281.23 170 US 141 south (Velp Avenue) Southern end of US 141 concurrency
175.16–
175.43
281.89–
282.33
171 I-43 south – Milwaukee
I-41 south – Appleton
Northern terminus of I-41 and I-43; northern end of I-41 concurrency
Town of Suamico 175.77 282.87 173 County M (Lineville Road)
178.82 287.78 176 County B (Sunset Beach Road) – Suamico
Oconto Town of Little Suamico 181.80 292.58 179 Brown Road
184.81 297.42 182 County S
Town of Abrams 187.85 302.32 185 County D (Sampson Road) – Abrams
189.44 304.87 187 US 141 north – Crivitz, Iron Mountain Northern end of US 141 concurrency; northern end of freeway and southern end of expressway
Town of Pensaukee 192.05 309.07 County J At-grade intersection
194.96 313.76 County SS
Oconto 197
US 41 Bus. – Oconto
Northbound exit and southbound entrance only
198 WIS 22 south – Oconto
200
US 41 Bus. – Oconto
Northbound entrance and southbound exit only
Lena County A Two at-grade intersections; southern intersection is CTH-A east and northern intersection is CTH-A west
Marinette County Line County W At-grade intersection
Grover County M At-grade intersection
Peshtigo 212
US 41 Bus. (French Street) / County Y to County D – Peshtigo
216
US 41 Bus. (Haynes Street) to County B – Peshtigo
Marinette 219 County T north to WIS 180 to WIS 64 At-grade intersection
WIS 64 west (Hall Avenue) – Mountain, Pound At-grade intersection
Menominee River US 41 north – Menominee Continuation into Michigan
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bessert, Christopher J. (January 31, 2009). "US 41, The Complete History". Wisconsin Highways. Self-published. Retrieved December 14, 2006. [unreliable source?]
  2. ^ Wisconsin State Trunk Highway Logs:
    • Southeast Region Staff (December 31, 2008). State Trunk Highway Log for Southeast Region (XLS). Waukesha, WI: Wisconsin Department of Transportation. 041N. 
    • Southwest Region Staff (December 31, 2008). State Trunk Highway Log for Southwest Region (XLS). Madison, WI: Wisconsin Department of Transportation. 041N. 
    • Northeast Region Staff (May 14, 2009). State Trunk Highway Log for Region 3. Green Bay, WI: Wisconsin Department of Transportation. pp. 172–200. 
  3. ^ Staff. "Exit Numbers on US 41". Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 10, 2007. 

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