US Highway 10
Vietnam War Veterans Memorial Highway
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

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]

Route description

US 10 enters the state and Pierce County from Minnesota at Prescott and immediately joins with Wisconsin Highway 35 (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 WoodClark 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]

History

SS Badger transports across Lake Michigan
SS Badger transports across Lake Michigan

Prior to 1926, what is now US 10 was State Trunk Highway 18. However, WIS 18 initially (in 1917) only ran from Humbird, near where US 10 and US 12 (then WIS 12) cross, east to Manitowoc. State Trunk Highway 34 ran from Prescott to WIS 37 in Mondovi. The route between Mondovi and Humbird was not numbered until the early 1920s, when WIS 18 was extended west from Humbird past Mondovi to Prescott, eliminating WIS 34.[16]

When US 10 was designated in late 1926, it ran along US 12 from Minnesota east to Humbird, splitting there to run to Manitowoc.[17] The piece of former WIS 18 west of Humbird became WIS 34, as the number 18 conflicted with US 18. In 1934, WIS 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 intersections

CountyLocationmi[1]kmExit[20]DestinationsNotes
St. Croix River0.0000.000
US 10 west / I-94 Alt. west / Great River Road north – Hastings
Continuation into Minnesota
Prescott Drawbridge; WisconsinMinnesota line
PiercePrescott0.090.14 WIS 35 / Great River Road south – Diamond Bluff, Hager CityEastern end of GRR concurrency; western end of WIS 35 concurrency
1.322.12
WIS 29 east / WIS 35 north / Alt. I-94 east – River Falls
Western terminus of WIS 29; eastern end of WIS 35 and Alternate I-94 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 / Alt. I-94 west – Eau Claire
Western end of US 53 and Alternate I-94 concurrency
87.60140.98 US 53 south – WhitehallEastern end of concurrency
88.52142.46 I-94 – St. Paul, MadisonI-94 exit 88, eastern end of Alternate I-94
JacksonFairchild101.39163.17 US 12 west / WIS 27 north – AugustaWestern end of US 12 and WI 27 concurrency
103.28166.21 US 12 east / WIS 27 south – Merrillan, Black River FallsEastern end of US 12 and WI 27 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
WoodMarshfieldCameron
town line
142.99230.12 WIS 80 south / Klondike Drive – PittsvilleRoundabout
Marshfield146.95236.49187 WIS 13 north / CTH-A – MarshfieldInterchange; western end of WIS 13 concurrency
Hewitt148.90239.63 CTH-T
Auburndale152.41245.28 WIS 186 south / CTH-P – Auburndale, Arpin, VesperCTH-P is former WIS 186 north
Blenker155.72250.61 CTH-F
Milladore160.72258.65 CTH-S
PortageJunction City163.62263.32204 WIS 13 / WIS 34 south – Junction City, Wisconsin Rapids, RudolphWest end of freeway; western end of WIS 34 concurrency; eastern end of WIS 13 concurrency
168.04270.43208 WIS 34 north / CTH-HH to CTH-P – Knowlton, Stevens Point, Junction CityEastern end of WIS 34 concurrency; CTH-P is former US 10
Hull172.90278.26213 I-39 / US 51 north – WausauLeft entrance eastbound, left exits; western end of I-39/US 51 concurrency; no exit number westbound; I-39 exit 165
175.69282.75163Casimir RoadExit numbers follow I-39
Stevens Point177.56285.76161
Bus. US 51 – Stevens Point
178.06286.56159 WIS 66 east – Stevens Point, RosholtNorthern end of WIS 66 concurrency
179.94289.59 I-39 / US 51 south / WIS 66 west (Main Street) – Stevens Point, Wisconsin Rapids, PortageEast end of freeway section; eastern end of I-39/US 51 concurrency; southern end of WI 66 concurrency; I-39 exit 158
Stockton183.95296.04230 CTH-J north-southInterchange
Custer188.50303.36 CTH-K northWestern end of CTH-K concurrency
Stockton191.20307.71 WIS 161 – Nelsonville, Iola
191.90308.83 CTH-K southEastern end of CTH-K concurrency
Town of Amherst190.94307.29237Lake Drive – Amherst JunctionWest end of freeway; eastbound exit and westbound entrance
Amherst192.51309.81238 CTH-B west – Plover, AmherstWestern end of CTH-B concurrency
194.51313.03240 CTH-B east / CTH-A – AmherstEastern end of CTH-B concurrency
WaupacaSheridan200.89323.30 CTH-Q
Waupaca204.69329.42250 WIS 49 north (Fulton Street east) / WIS 54 west (Fulton Street west) – Waupaca, Wisconsin RapidsWest end of freeway; western end of WIS 49/WIS 54 concurrency
205.97331.48252 WIS 22 south to 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 LondonEast end of freeway; eastern end of WIS 22/WIS 54 concurrency
Weyauwega213.95344.32260A WIS 110 north / CTH-X – WeyauwegaInterchange; western end of WIS 110 concurrency
214.92345.88260B CTH-F – WeyauwegaInterchange; westbound exit and eastbound entrance
Fremont218.73352.01264 WIS 49 south (Desert Road) / WIS 110 south – Berlin, FremontWest end of freeway; eastern end of WIS 49/WIS 110 concurrency
221.77356.90267 WIS 96 east / WIS 110 north – Fremont
CTH-II east
Western terminus of WIS 96; southern terminus of WIS 110
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 (Tri-County Expressway) begins
Westbound exits split into exits 287A (north) and 287B (south); western end of WIS 441 concurrency; I-41 exits 134A-B
Menasha242.64390.49289A CTH-P (Racine Street)
243.75392.28289B CTH-AP (Midway Road)
244.91394.14290 WIS 47 (Appleton Road)
CalumetWaverly Beach245.91395.75 WIS 441 north (Tri-County Expressway east) / Oneida Street north – Green BayEast end of freeway section; eastern end of WIS 441 concurrency; WIS 441 exit 291
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
Manitowoc Rapids284.70458.18 I-43 north / WIS 310 east – Green Bay, Two RiversWestern end of I-43 concurrency; I-43 exit 154; western terminus of WIS 310
287.75463.09 I-43 / WIS 42 south / CTH-JJ – MilwaukeeEastern end of I-43 concurrency; western end of WIS 42 concurrency; I-43 exit 152
Manitowoc291.40468.96 WIS 42 / LMCT north (Waldo Boulevard east) / CTH-B (8th Street north) – Two Rivers, Sturgeon Bay, Mishicot

Bus. WIS 42 begins
Eastern end of WI 42 concurrency; western end of Bus. WIS 42/LMCT concurrency
292.86471.31 US 151 / LMCT (Bus. WIS 42) to I-43Eastern end of Bus. WIS 42/LMCT concurrency
Lake Michigan294.01473.16 SS BadgerCarferry to Ludington, Michigan, connection to US 10 in Michigan
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

Business route


Business US Highway 10
LocationNeillsville
Length2.8 mi (4.5 km)
Existed1994–present

Business U.S. Highway 10 (Bus. US 10) is a business route of US 10 that follows its former alignment through Neillsville.[21]

See also

References

  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. 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 Wikimedia Commons.
  18. ^ Bessert, Christopher J. (February 6, 2007). "Highways 10-19". Wisconsin Highways. 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.
  20. ^ "Traffic Engineering, Operations & Safety Manual" (PDF). Wisconsin Department of Transportation (PDF). State of Wisconsin. March 2016. p. 1. Retrieved April 3, 2020.
  21. ^ "Wisconsin Highways: Business Connections". www.wisconsinhighways.org. Retrieved 2020-12-14.

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