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State Trunk Highway 19 (often called Highway 19, STH 19 or WIS 19) is a state highway in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. It provides a more direct route from U.S. Highway 14 near Mazomanie east to Highway 16 at Watertown, passing around the north side of Madison. WIS 19 is a local connector route that links the communities of Waunakee, Sun Prairie and Watertown. The highway follows two lane surface road for the entire length with the exception of urban multilane arterials.

State Trunk Highway 19 marker

State Trunk Highway 19
Route information
Maintained by WisDOT
Length59.37 mi[1] (95.55 km)
Major junctions
West end US 14 / WIS 78 in Mazomanie
  US 12 in Springfield Corners
I-39 / I-90 / I-94 in Madison
US 51 in Madison
US 151 in Sun Prairie
East end WIS 16 in Watertown
Location
CountiesDane, Dodge, Jefferson
Highway system
WIS 18WIS 20

Contents

Route descriptionEdit

WIS 19 begins at Mazomanie at the junction of US 14 and WIS 78. It follows WIS 78 north for about a mile before turning east. It passes through the small communities of Marxville and Springfield Corners, and turns east to follow US 12 through Springfield Corners, a concurrency of about one mile (1.6 km). WIS 19 enters Waunakee about five miles (8.0 km) east of US 12. WIS 113 joins the highway from the north for about three miles (4.8 km), then turns south off WIS 19. WIS 19 reaches its junction with I-39, I-90 and I-94 on the south side of Windsor and its junction with US 51 one mile (1.6 km) east of the Interstates. In Sun Prairie, WIS 19 crosses US 151 and passes through the city. The highway then continues east, junctioning with WIS 73 in Marshall, just two miles (3.2 km) west of the Jefferson County line[2] WIS 19 briefly passes through Jefferson County while passing through Waterloo before turning north to Dodge County. WIS 19 intersects WIS 89 while in Waterloo.[3] About three miles (5 km) of WIS is in rural Dodge County. The route passes back into Jefferson County to pass through Hubbleton, then it straddles the county line into Watertown.[4] In Watertown, WIS 19 turns southeastward back into Jefferson County, and crosses the WIS 26 bypass on the western fringes of the city. WIS 19 merges with and ends at WIS 16.[3]

HistoryEdit

Prior to 1947, WIS 19 followed the current route of US 18 between Bridgeport and Madison. The route then passed through downtown Madison and followed then WIS 31 (part of the current US 151) to Sun Prairie. East of Sun Prairie the route followed its present-day alignment to Watertown. The route then followed present-day WIS 16 to Waukesha and east from there along present-day WIS 59 into Milwaukee.[5] When the U.S. Highway system was implemented, WIS 19's western terminus was relocated to Madison. The portion between Madison and Sun Prairie remained despite the debut of US 151 as did the eastern portion that became concurrent with US 16. In 1947, the eastern terminus was moved to Watertown, the section along US 151 was removed, and the portion between Mazomanie and Sun Prairie was implemented.[1]

The Part of WIS 19 roughly from the Interstates west to WIS 113 had at one time been on the corridor of a planned beltine route around the north side of Madison. The current status of the parkway is uncertain.[6]

Major intersectionsEdit

CountyLocationmikmDestinationsNotes
DaneMazomanie   US 14 / WIS 78 south – Mazomanie, Black Earth, Mount HorebWIS 19 East follow WIS 78 North
  WIS 78 north – Sauk CityWIS 19 West follow WIS 78 South
Springfield Corners  US 12 – Sauk City, Madison
Waunakee  WIS 113 north – LodiWIS 113 South follow WIS 19 East
  WIS 113 south – MadisonWIS 113 North follow WIS 19 West
DeForest    I-39 / I-90 / I-94 – Wis Dells, Janesville, Milwaukee
  US 51 – Portage, Madison
Sun Prairie  US 151 – Columbus, Madison
  CTH-N
Marshall  CTH-TT
  CTH-TTerminates at WIS 19
  WIS 73 – Columbus, Deerfield
JeffersonWaterloo  WIS 89 – Columbus, Lake Mills
  CTH-OTerminates at WIS 19
Dodge  CTH-ITerminates at WIS 19
Hubbleton  CTH-GTerminates at WIS 19
JeffersonWatertown  CTH-QQ
  
   WIS 16 east / Bus. WIS 16 – Oconomowoc
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Bessert, Chris. "Wisconsin Highways: Highways 10-19 (Highway 19)". Wisconsin Highways. Retrieved 2007-03-20.
  2. ^ Dane Co (pdf) (Map). Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2008-01-01.
  3. ^ a b Jefferson Co (pdf) (Map). Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2008-01-01.
  4. ^ Dodge Co (pdf) (Map). Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2008-01-01.
  5. ^ "Rand McNally Auto Road Atlas". Rand McNally. 1926. Retrieved 2008-01-02.
  6. ^ North Mendota Parkway Advisory Committee accessed 13 August 2006