Wisconsin Highway 74

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State Trunk Highway 74 marker

State Trunk Highway 74
Route information
Maintained by WisDOT
Length 11.68 mi[1] (18.80 km)
Existed 1917 – 2015
Major junctions
West end WIS 190 in Pewaukee
East end I-41 / US 45 / WIS 100 in Menomonee Falls
Counties Waukesha
Highway system
WIS 73WIS 75

State Trunk Highway 74 (often called Highway 74, STH 74 or WIS 74) was a state highway in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. A semi-urban road that ran entirely in Waukesha County, it went north from Pewaukee and turned east at Sussex toward Menomonee Falls.

Route description[edit]

Highway 74 began at the interchange of Redford Boulevard (County Highway F) and Capitol Drive (State Highway 190) in Pewaukee. The interchange is a "jug-handle" with exit ramps from Capitol Drive on the northeast and southeast corners. At one time, this was the northern terminus for WIS 164, before it was extended North and routed to the West.

WIS 74 followed a mostly northern route into Sussex, passing several rock quarries on its way into the town. In Sussex, WIS 74 turned east onto Main Street, crossing over a set of railroad tracks and passing the Quad Graphics printing plant. At the intersection with Town Line Road, WIS 74 turned north under a railroad trestle and heads towards the northwest into the town of Lannon. The route continued on Main Street in Menomonee Falls, where it crossed WIS 175 (Appleton Avenue).

WIS 74 ended at its intersection with U.S. Highway 41/45 and Highway 100. Highway 100 runs east from the interchange to the County Line, then runs east on Brown Deer Road to its northeast terminus at State Highway 32.

On November 1, 2015 Highway 74 was removed from the state highway system.[2] It was replaced by an extension of Waukesha County F until it reached the Menomonee Falls village limits. East of that point, it became simply local roads.