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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. The highway is also designated as the Vietnam War Veterans Memorial Highway for its entire length.[2]

US Highway 10 marker

US Highway 10
US-10 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by WisDOT
Length294.01 mi[1] (473.16 km)
Existed1926–present
Major junctions
West end US 10 in Prescott
 
East end SS Badger in Manitowoc
Location
CountiesPierce, Pepin, Buffalo, Trempealeau, Jackson, Eau Claire, Clark, Wood, Portage, Waupaca, Winnebago, Calumet, Manitowoc
Highway system
US 8WIS 10
US 18WIS 18WIS 19

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Route descriptionEdit

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.[3] US 10 then enters Pepin County and junctions with WIS 25 and WIS 85 at Durand[4] US 10 briefly enters Buffalo County and passes through Mondovi at the junction with WIS 37.[5] In northern Trempealeau County, the highway crosses WIS 93 at Eleva, passes through Strum, and junctions with US 53 and I-94 in Osseo.[6] The route then enters Jackson County where it joins US 12 and WIS 27.[7] 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.[8] 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.[9]

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.[10] 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.[11] 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.[12]

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.[13] 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.[14] The Badger only operates on a seasonal basis from May to October.[15]

HistoryEdit

 
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.[16]

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.[17] 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.[18]

At their spring meeting in 2015, the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials committee extended US 10 to include the route of the SS Badger between Ludington and Manitowoc.[19]

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmi[1]kmExitDestinationsNotes
PiercePrescott0.000.00  US 10 west – St. Paul
  WIS 29 east
Continuation into Minnesota; WIS 29 ends at border
0.090.14  WIS 35 southWestern end of WIS 35 concurrency
1.322.12   WIS 29 east / WIS 35 north – River FallsEastern end of WIS 35 concurrency
Hager City9.1214.68  CTH-E
Trimbelle12.1619.57  CTH-O
13.7122.06  CTH-J
15.5625.04  US 63 south – Red WingWestern end of US 63 concurrency
Ellsworth17.1627.62  WIS 65 north – River Falls
18.8430.32   US 63 north / WIS 72 east – BaldwinEastern end of US 63 concurrency
Bay City22.8736.81  CTH-D
Ono33.5153.93  CTH-CC
Plum City37.2459.93  CTH-U
PepinArkansaw47.1975.94  WIS 25 north – MenomonieWestern end of WIS 25 concurrency
Durand48.1677.51  WIS 25 south – NelsonEastern end of WIS 25 concurrency
49.6679.92  WIS 85 east – Eau Claire
BuffaloMondovi64.82104.32  WIS 37 north – Eau ClaireWestern end of WIS 37 concurrency
65.54105.48  WIS 37 south – AlmaEastern end of WIS 37 concurrency
TrempealeauEleva74.89120.52  WIS 93 – Eau Claire, Independence, Arcadia
Osseo85.18137.08  US 53 north – Eau ClaireWestern end of US 53 concurrency
87.60140.98  US 53 south – WhitehallEastern end of concurrency
88.52142.46  I-94 – St. Paul, MadisonI-94 exit 88
JacksonFairchild101.39163.17   US 12 west / WIS 27 north – AugustaWestern end of US 12 concurrency
103.28166.21   US 12 east / WIS 27 south – Merrillan, Black River FallsEastern end of US 12 concurrency
ClarkNeillsville120.13193.33  WIS 73 – Withee, Pittsville
Granton127.41205.05  CTH-K southWestern end of CTH-K concurrency
128.54206.87  CTH-K northEastern end of CTH-K concurrency
WoodMarshfield142.99230.12  WIS 80 south – Pittsville
146.95236.49186   WIS 13 north / CTH-A – Marshfield, PittsvilleWestern end of WIS 13 concurrency
Hewitt148.90239.63  CTH-TAt-grade intersection
Auburndale152.41245.28   WIS 186 south / CTH-P – AuburndaleAt-grade intersection
Blenker155.72250.61  CTH-FAt-grade intersection
Milladore160.72258.65  CTH-SAt-grade intersection
PortageJunction City163.62263.32204   WIS 13 south / WIS 34 south – Rudolph, Wisconsin RapidsWestern end of WIS 34 concurrency; eastern end of WIS 13 concurrency
168.04270.43208    WIS 34 north / CTH-P / CTH-HH – Junction City, KnowltonEastern end of WIS 34 concurrency
Stevens Point172.90278.26213   I-39 north / US 51 north – WausauWestern end of I-39/US 51 concurrency
177.56285.76161 
  Bus. US 51 – Stevens Point
178.06286.56159  WIS 66 east – Stevens Point, RosholtWestern end of WIS 66 concurrency
179.94289.59158    I-39 south / US 51 south / WIS 66 west – Stevens PointEastern end of I-39/US 51 concurrency; Eastern end of WI 66 concurrency
Stockton183.95296.04230  CTH-J
Custer188.50303.36  CTH-K northAt-grade intersection; western end of CTH-K concurrency
Stockton191.20307.71  WIS 161 – Nelsonville, IolaAt-grade intersection
191.90308.83  CTH-K southAt-grade intersection; Eastern end of CTH-K concurrency
Amherst Junction190.94307.29237Amherst Junction, Lake DriveEastbound exit and westbound entrance only
Amherst192.51309.81238  CTH-B west – Plover, AmherstWestern end of CTH-B concurrency
194.51313.03240   CTH-A / CTH-B east – AmherstEastern end of CTH-B concurrency
WaupacaSheridan200.89323.30  CTH-QAt-grade intersection
Waupaca204.69329.42250   WIS 49 north / WIS 54 west – Waupaca, Wisconsin RapidsWestern end of WIS 49/WIS 54 concurrency
205.97331.48252   WIS 22 south / CTH-K south – Waupaca, Wild RoseWestern end of WIS 22 concurrency
207.38333.75253Churchill Street
208.66335.81254     WIS 22 north / WIS 54 east / CTH-A / CTH-K north – Waupaca, New LondonEastern end of WIS 22/WIS 54 concurrency
Weyauwega213.95344.32260A   WIS 110 north / CTH-X – WeyauwegaWestern end of WIS 110 concurrency
214.92345.88260B  CTH-F – WeyauwegaWestbound exit and eastbound entrance
Fremont218.73352.01264   WIS 49 south / WIS 110 south – Berlin, FremontEastern end of WIS 49/WIS 110 concurrency
221.77356.90267    WIS 96 / WIS 110 / CTH-II – Fremont
WinnebagoWinchester228.02366.96273  US 45 north – New LondonWestern end of US 45 concurrency
230.59371.10276  US 45 south – OshkoshEastern end of US 45 concurrency
Fox Crossing238.10383.18284  WIS 76 – Oshkosh, ShioctonEastbound also signed To US 41 north
240.54387.11286   CTH-CB (Mayflower Road) – Appleton International Airport
241.68388.95287   I-41 / US 41 – Milwaukee, Green Bay
  WIS 441 north
Western end of WIS 441 concurrency
Menasha242.64390.49289A  CTH-P (Racine Street)
243.75392.28289B  CTH-AP (Midway Road)
244.91394.14290  WIS 47 (Appleton Road)
CalumetWaverly Beach245.91395.75291  WIS 441 north – Green BayEastern end of WIS 441 concurrency
247.39398.14  WIS 114 west – Menasha, NeenahWestern end of WIS 114 concurrency
Highland Beach250.88403.75  WIS 114 east – SherwoodEastern end of WIS 114 concurrency
255.50411.19  WIS 55 – Kaukauna, Sherwood
Forest Junction261.90421.49   WIS 32 / WIS 57 – Green Bay, Chilton
Brillion267.23430.06  CTH-PP
ManitowocReedsville272.53438.59  CTH-W
Cato277.89447.22  CTH-J
Whitelaw279.91450.47  CTH-S
Manitowoc284.70458.18154   I-43 north / WIS 310 east – Green Bay, Two RiversWestern end of I-43 concurrency; exit unnumbered eastbound
287.75463.09152    I-43 south / WIS 42 south / CTH-JJ – MilwaukeeEastern end of I-43 concurrency; western end of WIS 42 concurrency; exit unnumbered westbound
291.40468.96   WIS 42 north / LMCT – Two Rivers, Sturgeon BayEastern end of WI 42 concurrency
292.86471.31   US 151 south (Washington Street) / LMCT
294.01473.16  SS BadgerCarferry crosses Lake Michigan to US 10 in Michigan
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b DeLorme (2007). Street Atlas USA 2007 (Map). DeLorme.
  2. ^ "Commemorative highways and bridges". Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Retrieved July 4, 2018.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ 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.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ 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.
  12. ^ 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.
  13. ^ 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.
  14. ^ Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Manitowoc County (PDF) (Map). Madison: Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Retrieved December 29, 2007.[dead link]
  15. ^ Lake Michigan Carferry. "SS Badger History". Lake Michigan Carferry. Archived from the original on September 6, 2015. Retrieved September 28, 2014.
  16. ^ Bessert, Christopher J. (February 6, 2007). "Highways 30-39". Wisconsin Highways. Self-published. Retrieved March 20, 2007.[self-published source]
  17. ^ 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.
  18. ^ Bessert, Christopher J. (February 6, 2007). "Highways 10-19". Wisconsin Highways. Self-published. Retrieved March 20, 2007.[self-published source]
  19. ^ Special Committee on U.S. Route Numbering (May 14, 2015). "Special Committee on U.S. Route Numbering Spring 2015 Report to the Standing Committee on Highways" (PDF) (Report). Washington, DC: American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Archived (PDF) from the original on June 3, 2019. Retrieved June 2, 2015.

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