Wisconsin Highway 156

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State Trunk Highway 156 marker

State Trunk Highway 156
Route information
Maintained by WisDOT
Length: 26.72 mi[1] (43.00 km)
Major junctions
West end: WIS 22 in Clintonville
East end: WIS 29 in Angelica
Location
Counties: Waupaca, Shawano
Highway system
WIS 155 WIS 157

State Trunk Highway 156 (often called Highway 156, STH 156 or WIS 156) is a 26.72-mile (43.00 km) state highway in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The highway runs east–west through northeast Wisconsin, passing through Waupaca and Shawano counties. Highway 156 runs from Wisconsin Highway 22 in Clintonville east to Wisconsin Highway 29 at the Brown County line northwest of Green Bay. The highway is maintained by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

Route description[edit]

WIS 156 in rural Shawano County, Wisconsin

Highway 156 begins at an intersection with Highway 22 in Clintonville. The route leaves Clintonville and runs through eastern Waupaca County before crossing into Shawano County.[2] Highway 156 meets Highway 187 in southwest Shawano County. The highway runs through southern Shawano County and passes through the community of Navarino before meeting Highway 47 near Briarton. Highway 156 continues eastward through Briarton and meets Highway 55 in Rose Lawn before terminating at Highway 29 at the Brown County line.[3]

History[edit]

The original route of Highway 156 ran from the intersection of Wisconsin Highway 22 and U.S. Route 45 in Clintonville to Nichols via Leeman. In 1954, the western terminus of the highway was moved north to its present location, and the highway ran westward until becoming concurrent with Highway 187 at their present junction. In the mid-1980s, Highway 156 was realigned to its current route; the former route remained Highway 187 on the concurrency and became Highway 168 from Leeman to Nichols.[1]

Major intersections[edit]

County Location mi[4] km Destinations Notes
Waupaca Clintonville 0.0 0.0 WIS 22 Western terminus
Shawano Town of Navarino 8.6 13.8 WIS 187
Town of Lessor 16.2 26.1 WIS 47
16.7 26.9 WIS 47
Rose Lawn 22.7 36.5 WIS 55
Maple Grove 26.7 43.0 WIS 29 Eastern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bessert, Chris. "Wisconsin Highways: Highways 150-159 (Highway 156)". Wisconsin Highways. Retrieved 2007-03-20. 
  2. ^ Waupaca County Map (PDF) (Map). Wisconsin Department of Transportation. 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-05. 
  3. ^ Shawano County Map (PDF) (Map). Wisconsin Department of Transportation. 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-05. 
  4. ^ Google (December 16, 2011). "Overview map of Highway 156" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved December 16, 2011.