Wikipedia:WikiProject U.S. Roads/Wisconsin

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Hello and welcome to the Wisconsin Highways task force If you would like to help, please jump in and start adding or editing. If you would like to join the group, please sign up below.


To create the balance of and to standardize the Wisconsin State Highway articles and generate featured articles


  1. Expand any existing articles with pertinent information
  2. Standardize all articles according to the layout described in this project page
edit·history·watch·refresh Stock post message.svg To-do list for Wikipedia:WikiProject U.S. Roads/Wisconsin:


See WP:USRD/A for information and hints on Assessment

Recognized content[edit]

Featured articles[edit]

Did you know? articles[edit]

Former good articles[edit]


Marker graphics[edit]

All of the state highway markers past and present have been created and reside on the Commons. All single, double and triple-letter County markers have been made and reside on the Commons. In addition the default markers for Rustic Roads and Kettle Moraine Scenic Drive also reside there - with the State highway shields.

Shield pages in Sister projects

State Highway shields on Commons     County Highway shields on Commons    


Maps have been created or will be created for the state highway articles in conjunction with the U.S Roads Maps Task Force using Quantum GIS or similar product.

Map pages in Sister projects

State Highway maps on Commons

GIS Data for the maps courtesy of:


Article naming convention[edit]

The contents of each article in this project should reside at Wisconsin Highway XXX, with XXX being the route number (no leading zeros); also, Wisconsin State Highway XXX and WIS-XXX and Highway xxx (Wisconsin) should redirect to the article as well. (see WP:USSH)


Since Wisconsin does not have toll roads, this section is inappropriate for the articles.


Media related to Wisconsin highways should be stored on Wikimedia Commons. Place the {{Commons category}} template near the end of the article using the form: {{Commons category|NAME}}, where NAME is the name of the category on Commons. For example, the application for Wisconsin Highway 52 is {{Commons category|Wisconsin Highway 52}}. All of the categories are children of the Commons category Category:Roads in Wisconsin.


Add the following to the bottom of the page include in the Category for the article: [[Category:State highways in Wisconsin|###]] for state trunk highways; the number should be three digits, padded with leading zeroes as needed. For Interstate, US, and former highways, there are Interstate Highways in Wisconsin‎, U.S. Highways in Wisconsin, and Former state highways in Wisconsin respectively.


Wikipedia articles[edit]

New Wikipedia articles[edit]

Please feel free to list your new Wisconsin State Highways-related articles here (newer articles at the top, please). Any new articles that have an interesting or unusual fact in them should be suggested for the Did you know? box on the Main Wikipedia page. DYN has a 72 hr. time limit from the creation of the article.

Did you know?[edit]

The following Wisconsin Highways articles have been featured on the main page via a Did You Know?


Browse Template[edit]

If an article does not have a browser in the infobox, use the following.

{{start srbox}}
{{wi browse|previous_type=WI|previous_route=XX|route=WI|next_type=WI|next_route=XX}}
{{end box}}

will create something like

Browse numbered routes
WIS 21 WI WIS 23

Replace previous and next type with "US" or "Interstate" if and only if the previous or next route is not a Wisconsin state highway. If the previous or next route is a U.S. Route, _type=US if it is an interstate, type=I On pages where a browse box already exists, you can omit the start and end templates, and just insert the wi browse, keeping the list in alphabetical order. For an example, see the browse box at U.S. Route 1 at the bottom of the article.

Junction list[edit]

Use {{WIint}} and the rest of the {{jctint}} family of templates.

Stub sorting[edit]

Use {{Wisconsin-road-stub}} to label stub articles.

Talk page banner[edit]

Add {{WikiProject U.S. Roads|state=WI}} to the Talk page of the article.

WikiProject U.S. Roads (Rated NA-class)
U.S. Roads WikiProject icon This page is within the scope of the U.S. Roads WikiProject, an attempt to build a comprehensive and detailed guide to state highways and other major roads in the United States. If you would like to participate, you can edit the article attached to this page, or visit the project page, where you can join the project and/or contribute to the discussion.
 NA  This page is not an article and does not require a rating on the quality scale.

User Templates[edit]

The userbox {{Wikipedia:WikiProject U.S. Roads/Wisconsin/Userbox|29}} can be added to your user page. Replace 29 with your favorite Wisconsin highway number. Leaving the route number out will show the blank highway marker image.

This user edits articles about Wisconsin Highways.