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 route, 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
 
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]

US 10 enters the state and Pierce County from Minnesota at Prescott and immediately joins with WIS 35 north. WIS 35 turns north one 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, intersecting with WIS 80. US 10 becomes an expressway at this intersection, and continues as an expressway until the WoodPortage county line. The highway then passes south of Marshfield, meeting WIS 13 one mile (1.6 km) south of Marshfield at a diamond interchange. US 10 then passes south of Auburndale and enters Portage County near Milladore.[8]

US 10 enters Portage County as a freeway, and meets WIS 34 and WIS 13 south two miles (3.2 km) west of Junction City. WIS 34 splits to the north two miles (3.2 km) east of Junction City while US 10 turns east and bypasses Stevens Point. The highway then meets I-39/US 51 north of the city and runs concurrently with I-39/US 51 for about seven miles (11 km) before exiting to the east of Stevens Point. At this point, US 10 becomes a multilane surface road for about six miles, then becomes an 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 (4.8 km) southeast trek before US 45 splits to the south and US 10 turns east to rendezvous with WIS 441 at the junction with I-41/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 (6.4 km) before the latter splits southward two miles (3.2 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 (4.8 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 SS Badger carferry to Ludington.[13] The Badger only operates on a seasonal basis from May to October.[14]

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.[15]

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.[16] 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.[17]

At their Spring Meeting in 2015, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials official extended US 10 to include the route of the SS Badger between Ludington and Manitowoc.[18]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[1] km Exit Destinations Notes
Pierce Prescott 0.00 0.00 US 10 west – St. Paul
WIS 29 east
Continuation into Minnesota; WIS 29 ends at border
0.09 0.14 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 80
146.95 236.49 186 WIS 13 north / CTH-A – Marshfield, Pittsville Western end of WIS 13 concurrency
Hewitt 148.90 239.63 CTH-T At-grade intersection
Auburndale 152.41 245.28 WIS 186 / CTH-P – Auburndale At-grade intersection
Blenker 155.72 250.61 CTH-F At-grade intersection
Milladore 160.72 258.65 CTH-S At-grade intersection
Portage Junction City 163.62 263.32 204 WIS 13 south / WIS 34 south – Rudolph, Wisconsin Rapids Western end of WIS 34 concurrency; eastern end of WIS 13 concurrency
168.04 270.43 208 WIS 34 north / CTH-P / CTH-HH – Junction City, Knowlton Eastern end of WIS 34 concurrency
Stevens Point 172.90 278.26 213 I-39 north / US 51 north – Wausau Western end of I-39/US 51 concurrency
177.56 285.76 161
Bus. US 51 – Stevens Point
178.06 286.56 159 WIS 66 east – Stevens Point, Rosholt Western end of WIS 66 concurrency
179.94 289.59 158 I-39 south / US 51 south / WIS 66 west – Stevens Point Eastern end of I-39/US 51 concurrency; Eastern end of WI 66 concurrency
Stockton 183.95 296.04 230 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 – Nelsonville, Iola At-grade intersection
191.90 308.83 CTH-K south At-grade intersection; Eastern end of CTH-K concurrency
Amherst Junction 190.94 307.29 237 Amherst Junction, Lake Drive Eastbound exit and westbound entrance only
Amherst 192.51 309.81 238 CTH-B west – Plover, Amherst Western end of CTH-B concurrency
194.51 313.03 240 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 Western end of US 45 concurrency
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 Road)
241.68 388.95 287 I-41 south / US 41 south – Milwaukee
WIS 441 east
Western end of WIS 441 concurrency; no access to US 41 north when traveling eastbound
Menasha 242.64 390.49 289A CTH-P (Racine Street)
243.75 392.28 289B CTH-AP (Midway Road)
244.91 394.14 290 WIS 47 (Appleton Road)
Calumet Waverly Beach 245.91 395.75 291 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 Carferry crosses Lake Michigan to US 10 in Michigan
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b DeLorme (2007). Street Atlas USA 2007 (Map). DeLorme. 
  2. ^ Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Pierce County (PDF) (Map). Madison: Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 16, 2008. Retrieved December 29, 2007. 
  3. ^ Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Pepin County (PDF) (Map). Madison: Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 16, 2008. Retrieved December 29, 2007. 
  4. ^ Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Buffalo County (PDF) (Map). Madison: Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 16, 2008. Retrieved December 29, 2007. 
  5. ^ Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Trempealeau County (PDF) (Map). Madison: Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 16, 2008. Retrieved December 29, 2007. 
  6. ^ Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Jackson County (PDF) (Map). Madison: Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 16, 2008. Retrieved December 29, 2007. 
  7. ^ Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Clark County (PDF) (Map). Madison: Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 16, 2008. Retrieved December 29, 2007. 
  8. ^ Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Wood County (PDF) (Map). Madison: Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 16, 2008. Retrieved December 29, 2007. 
  9. ^ Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Portage County (PDF) (Map). Madison: Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 16, 2008. Retrieved December 29, 2007. 
  10. ^ Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Waupaca County (PDF) (Map). Madison: Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 11, 2008. Retrieved December 29, 2007. 
  11. ^ Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Winnebago County (PDF) (Map). Madison: Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 16, 2008. Retrieved December 29, 2007. 
  12. ^ Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Calumet County (PDF) (Map). Madison: Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 16, 2008. Retrieved December 29, 2007. 
  13. ^ Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Manitowoc County (PDF) (Map). Madison: Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 29, 2007. [dead link]
  14. ^ Lake Michigan Carferry. "SS Badger History". Lake Michigan Carferry. Retrieved September 28, 2014. 
  15. ^ Bessert, Christopher J. (February 6, 2007). "Highways 30-39". Wisconsin Highways. Self-published. Retrieved March 20, 2007. [self-published source]
  16. ^ Bureau of Public Roads & American Association of State Highway Officials (November 11, 1926). United States System of Highways Adopted for Uniform Marking by the American Association of State Highway Officials (Map). 1:7,000,000. Washington, DC: United States Geological Survey. OCLC 32889555. Retrieved November 7, 2013 – via University of North Texas Libraries. 
  17. ^ Bessert, Christopher J. (February 6, 2007). "Highways 10-19". Wisconsin Highways. Self-published. Retrieved March 20, 2007. [self-published source]
  18. ^ Vitale, Marty (May 14, 2015). "Special Committee on U.S. Route Numbering Spring 2015 Report to the Standing Committee on Highways" (PDF) (Report). Cheyenne, WY: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Retrieved June 2, 2015. 

External links[edit]

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