U.S. Route 41 in Wisconsin

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US Highway 41 marker

US Highway 41
US 41 highlighted in red
Route information
Maintained by WisDOT
Length: 225 mi (362 km)
Existed: 1926 – present
Major junctions
South end: I-41 / I-94 / US 41 near Pleasant Prairie
 
North end: US 41 at Marinette
Location
Counties: Kenosha, Racine, Milwaukee, Waukesha, Washington, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Winnebago, Outagamie, Brown, Oconto, Marinette
Highway system
I-41 WIS 41

U.S. Highway 41 (US 41) is a north–south highway United States Numbered Highway in eastern Wisconsin. It runs from Pleasant Prairie on the Illinois border north to Marinette on the Michigan border. Most of the route is concurrent with Interstate 41 in the state, with the exception of the portion between Howard, a suburb of Green Bay, and Marinette.

Route description[edit]

US 41 is a freeway for nearly 85 percent of its route through Wisconsin, with the exceptions being a 29-mile (47 km) expressway section from the US 141 interchange in Oconto County to Marinette and a five-mile (8.0 km) surface arterial section within Marinette. The highway runs concurrently with I-94 from Milwaukee to the Illinois border and concurrently with I-41 from Howard to the Illinois border.

US 41 runs northwest from Milwaukee and passes Fond du Lac, Oshkosh, and Appleton before heading to Green Bay. The route is a major access point for Miller Park, home of the Milwaukee Brewers Major League Baseball club, the EAA AirVenture Oshkosh air show in Oshkosh, and for Lambeau Field, the home of the Green Bay Packers NFL football team.

After leaving Green Bay, US 41 continues north to Abrams co-signed with US 141, and then it turns east off the co-signed route toward Marinette and into Michigan.

History[edit]

In Milwaukee the original routing of US 41 used Lisbon Avenue east to North 27th Street, then south along that road to the Illinois state line. After the Stadium Freeway was built in the 1960s, US 41 followed that road from Lisbon Avenue south across I-94 to National Avenue and then east to 27th Street, which is known as Layton Boulevard between National Avenue and Lincoln Avenue. WisDOT rerouted US 41 along I-94 from the Stadium Interchange to the Illinois state line, removed Layton Boulevard north of Forest Home Avenue from the state highway system and gave Layton Boulevard and 27th Street south of Forest Home Avenue the designation of WIS 241 in a compromise to avoid expansion of the original route. The old US 41 freeway section south of I-94 to National Avenue (which was realigned to accommodate the construction of Miller Park) was designated WIS 341 but is unsigned. Trailblazer signs label it Miller Park Way.

By 1955, US 41 was relocated from the corridor of today's WIS 175 and its successors to a nearby expressway in Winnebago, Fond du Lac, Dodge, Washington, Waukesha, and Milwaukee Counties.[1]

In Green Bay, the road used to[when?] make a curve to the right west of De Pere, going onto Ashland Avenue to the Green Bay city limits. It then turned left onto Highland Avenue (after 1968, Lombardi Avenue), going past Lambeau Field and curving right onto Military Avenue. It then turned left at Velp Avenue. At the time from about 1956 to 1968 this was the outer highway for Green Bay, and the site for Lambeau Field was chosen because of highway access.[citation needed] The area now is urbanized. It then followed present day Velp Avenue north to Suamico where it merged with what is now the US 41 freeway. The original Green Bay bypass was once again bypassed with the present US 41 freeway beginning at Velp, southerly to Lombardi in 1968; Velp north to Suamico in 1971; then from Lombardi south to De Pere in 1974.[1]

Appleton also saw US 41 realignments over the course of time, beginning with the 1937 two-lane bypass (along the present freeway route) from Neenah northerly to a T-intersection with US 10 (today's Wisconsin Avenue, WIS 96). There, US 41 turned east with US 10, back to its original route at the intersection of US 10 (Wisconsin Avenue) and Richmond Street north of downtown Appleton, then north on Richmond to present day Northland Avenue. There it turned east on new alignment back to the original route northeast of Kaukauna. In 1940, US 41 was extended northerly from the T-intersection at US 10 for one mile (1.6 km), before making a large sweeping curve onto present day Northland Avenue to join back up with the previous bypass at Richmond Street. By 1962, the original Appleton bypass had been converted to four-lane divided highway from Oshkosh north to Northland Avenue, then north and east on new alignment bypassing the Northland Avenue bypass with the current freeway easterly to Kaukauna.

Exit list[edit]

County Location mi[2] km Exit[3] Destinations Notes
Kenosha Pleasant Prairie 0.00 0.00 I-41 south / I-94 east / US 41 south – Chicago Continuation into Illinois
2.04 3.28 347 WIS 165 / CTH-Q (Lakeview Parkway) Exit numbers follow I-94
3.43 5.52 345 CTH-C
Kenosha 5.07 8.16 344 WIS 50 – Kenosha, Lake Geneva
Somers 6.59 10.61 342 WIS 158 – Kenosha
8.35 13.44 340 WIS 142 / CTH-S – Burlington, Kenosha
Town of Paris 10.07 16.21 339 CTH-E
RacineKenosha
county line
Mount PleasantParis
village/town line
12.08 19.44 337 CTH-KR (County Line Road)
Racine Mount Pleasant 13.95 22.45 335 WIS 11 – Burlington, Racine
Town of Yorkville 15.96–
16.01
25.69–
25.77
333 WIS 20 – Waterford, Racine
Caledonia 19.64 31.61 329 CTH-K – Racine
Town of Raymond 21.67 34.87 327 CTH-G
23.17 37.29 326 Seven Mile Road
Caledonia 24.10 38.79 325 WIS 241 north (27th Street) Northbound exit and southbound entrance
Milwaukee Oak Creek 324 Elm Road Future exit, will replace exit 325
26.39 42.47 322 WIS 100 (Ryan Road)
28.47 45.82 321 Drexel Avenue
29.41 47.33 320 CTH-BB (Rawson Avenue)
Milwaukee 30.38 48.89 319 CTH-ZZ (College Avenue)
31.08 50.02 318 WIS 119 – General Mitchell International Airport
32.37 52.09 317 CTH-Y (Layton Avenue)
32.53–
32.69
52.35–
52.61
316
10
I-43 north / I-94 west – Milwaukee
I-894 west
Mitchell Interchange; northern end of I-94 overlap; eastern end of I-43 and I-894 overlaps
33.60 54.07 9 WIS 241 – South 27th Street No access is allowed from I-94 west or to I-94 east; exit numbers follow I-894
Greenfield 34.64 55.75 8 WIS 36 – Loomis Road Signed as exits 8A (south) and 8B (north)
35.64 57.36 7 South 60th Street
36.66 59.00 5B CTH-U (South 76th Street) Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
36.66–
37.14
59.00–
59.77
5A-B South 76th Street, South 84th Street Eastbound exit and westbound entrance
36.86 59.32 5A WIS 24 west – Forest Home Avenue Westbound exit and eastbound entrance
Milwaukee 38.06 61.25 4 I-43 south / US 45 south – Beloit, Chicago Hale Interchange; western end of I-43 overlap; southern end of the US 45 overlap
Greenfield 39.32 63.28 3 CTH-T (Beloit Road)
39.93 64.26 2B Oklahoma Avenue Southbound exit and northbound entrance
West Allis 40.67 65.45 2A National Avenue Southbound exit to westbound National Avenue only
40.93 65.87 1E Lincoln Avenue Southbound exit and northbound entrance
41.89 67.42 1D WIS 59 – Greenfield Avenue
Milwaukee 42.61 68.57 1
38
I-94 – Madison, Downtown Milwaukee, Chicago
I-894 east
Zoo Interchange; western end of I-894 overlap; signed as exits 1A (east) and 1B (west) northbound and exits 38A (west) and 38B (east) southbound
Wauwatosa 43.36–
43.60
69.78–
70.17
39 US 18 (Bluemound Road) / Wisconsin Avenue Northbound exit is not signed for Wisconsin Avenue; exit numbers follow US 45
44.14–
44.56
71.04–
71.71
40 Watertown Plank Road, Swan Boulevard Soutbound exit not signed for Swan Boulevard
44.94 72.32 42A WIS 100 north (Mayfair Road) / North Avenue east Southbound exit not signed for WIS 100
45.54 73.29 42B North Avenue west
46.59 74.98 43 Burleigh Street
47.59 76.59 44 WIS 190 (Capitol Drive) Three-level diamond interchange; access roads for the adjacent plants are also part of the interchange
Milwaukee 48.69 78.36 45 CTH-EE (Hampton Avenue)
49.52 79.69 46 CTH-E south (Silver Spring Drive) / WIS 100 Southern end of WIS 100 overlap
51.05 82.16 47 WIS 175 (Appleton Avenue)
51.85 83.44 47B CTH-PP (Good Hope Road) Exit numbers follow US 41
52.15–
52.94
83.93–
85.20
48 WIS 145
Waukesha Menomonee Falls 54.64–
54.77
87.93–
88.14
50 WIS 74 west / WIS 100 east (Main Street) Northern end of WIS 100 overlap; signed as exits 50A (east) and 50B (west)
55.45 89.24 51 Pilgrim Road Signed as exits 51A (north) and 51B (south)
Washington Germantown 56.68 91.22 52 CTH-Q (County Line Road)
58.63 94.36 54 WIS 167 east (Mequon Road) / CTH-Y (Lannon Road) Southern end of WIS 167 overlap
61.64 99.20 57 WIS 167 west (Holy Hill Road) Northern end of WIS 167 overlap
Richfield 63.27 101.82 59 US 45 north – West Bend Northern end of US 45 overlap; northbound exit and southbound entrance
64.37 103.59 60 CTH-FD to WIS 145 Signage reads WIS 145; ramp signage reads CTH-FD TO WIS 145
Slinger 68.17 109.71 64 WIS 60 (Commerce Boulevard) – Jackson, Slinger, Hartford Signed as exits 64A (east, Jackson) and 64B (west, Slinger, Hartford) northbound
Town of Polk 70.45 113.38 66 WIS 144 – West Bend, Slinger
Town of Hartford 72.12 116.07 68 CTH-K
Town of Addison 76.37 122.91 72 WIS 33 / CTH-W – West Bend, Allenton
Town of Wayne 79.59 128.09 76 CTH-D
Dodge Town of Theresa 85.22 137.15 81 WIS 28 – Mayville, Kewaskum
Lomira 89.24 143.62 85 WIS 67 – Lomira, Campbellsport
Town of Lomira 91.29 146.92 87 WIS 49 / CTH-KK – Brownsville, Waupun
Fond du Lac Town of Byron 96.10 154.66 92 CTH-B – Oakfield, Eden
Fond du Lac 99.71–
99.72
160.47–
160.48
95 US 45 south / US 151 – Madison, Manitowoc Southern end of US 45 overlap
101.01 162.56 97 CTH-VVV (Hickory Street)
101.84 163.90 98 CTH-D (Military Road) Former US 151
103.74 166.95 99 US 45 north / WIS 23 (Johnson Street) Northern end of US 45 overlap
North Fond du Lac 104.24 167.76 101 CTH-OO (Winnebago Street)
Winnebago Town of Eldorado 110.27 177.46 106 CTH-N – Van Dyne
Town of Nekimi 117.47 189.05 113 WIS 26 / CTH-N – Rosendale, Waupun
Oshkosh 120.22 193.48 116 WIS 44 / WIS 91 (South Park Avenue, Ripon Road)
Oshkosh 121.64 195.76 117 9th Avenue
Oshkosh 123.14 198.17 119 WIS 21 (Omro Road, Oshkosh Avenue)
Oshkosh 125.05 201.25 120 US 45 (Algoma Boulevard) to US 10 west To US 10 west not signed southbound
Oshkosh 128.10 206.16 124 WIS 76 (Jackson Street)
Neenah 133.30 214.53 129 Bell Street, Breezewood Lane
134.67 216.73 131 WIS 114 / CTH-JJ (Winneconne Avenue)
135.61 218.24 132 Main Street, Oak Ridge Road No entrance ramps
Town of Menasha 136.35 219.43 133 CTH-II (Winchester Road)
137.81 221.78 134 US 10 east / WIS 441 north
137.86 221.86 US 10 west Southbound exit and entrance only
139.62 224.70 136 CTH-BB (Prospect Avenue)
Outagamie Town of Grand Chute 140.88 226.72 137 WIS 125 (College Avenue)
141.65 227.96 138 WIS 96 (Wisconsin Avenue)
142.71 229.67 139 WIS 15 / CTH-OO (Northland Avenue) to CTH-A To CTH-A not signed southbound
145.67 234.43 142 WIS 47 (Richmond Street)
Appleton 147.67 237.65 144 CTH-E (Ballard Road)
148.59–
148.61
239.13–
239.16
145 WIS 441 south
Town of Little Chute 151.10 243.17 146 CTH-N – Little Chute
Kaukauna 152.78 245.88 148 WIS 55 – Seymour, Kaukauna
153.99 247.82 150 CTH-J – Kaukauna
Town of Kaukauna 158.25 254.68 154 CTH-U – Wrightstown
Brown Town of Lawrence 161.21 259.44 157 CTH-S – Freedom
181.87 292.69 161 CTH-F (Scheuring Road)
Ashwaubenon 167.12 268.95 163A CTH-G (Main Avenue) Signed as exit 163 southbound
167.40 269.40 163B WIS 32 north (Ashland Avenue) – Green Bay Northbound exit and southbound entrance
168.39 271.00 164 CTH-AAA (Oneida Street, Waube Lane)
169.36–
169.46
272.56–
272.72
165 WIS 172 to I-43 / WIS 57 – A. Straubel Airport To WIS 57 not signed northbound
171.14 275.42 167 CTH-VK (Lombardi Avenue, Hazelwood Lane)
Green Bay 172.18 277.10 168 WIS 32 south / WIS 54 (Mason Street) Southern end of WIS 32 overlap
Howard 173.17 278.69 169 WIS 29 (Shawano Avenue) / WIS 32 north / Dousman Street Northern end of WIS 32 overlap
174.75 281.23 170A US 141 south / CTH-HS (Velp Avenue) Southern end of US 141 overlap; former exit 170
175.16–
175.43
281.89–
282.33
170B I-43 south – Milwaukee Northern terminus of I-41 and I-43; northern end of I-41 overlap; former exit 171
Town of Suamico 173 CTH-M (Lineville Road)
176 CTH-B (Sunset Beach Road) – Suamico
Oconto Town of Little Suamico 179 Brown Road
182 CTH-S
Town of Abrams 185 CTH-D (Sampson Road) to CTH-EE – Abrams
187 US 141 north – Crivitz, Iron Mountain Northern end of US 141 overlap
Northern end of freeway
Town of Pensaukee CTH-J – Brookside, Little Suamico
CTH-SS – Pensaukee
Southern end of freeway
197
Bus. US 41 north – Oconto
Northbound exit and southbound entrance
Oconto 198 WIS 22 / CTH-Y – Oconto, Gillett
200
Bus. US 41 south to CTH-S – Oconto
Southbound exit and northbound entrance
Northern end of freeway
CTH-A east Southern end of CTH-A overlap
CTH-A west – Lena Northern end of CTH-A overlap
Marinette County Line CTH-W – County Line
Grover CTH-M – Coleman
Southern end of freeway
212
Bus. US 41 north / CTH-Y – Peshtigo
216
Bus. US 41 south – Peshtigo
Northern end of freeway
Marinette CTH-T (Roosevelt Road) to WIS 180
WIS 64 west (Hall Avenue) to WIS 180
Menominee River Wisconsin–Michigan state line
US 41 north – Escanaba Continuation into Michigan
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bessert, Christopher J. (January 31, 2009). "US 41, The Complete History". Wisconsin Highways. Self-published. Retrieved December 14, 2006. [unreliable source]
  2. ^ Wisconsin State Trunk Highway Logs:
    • Southeast Region Staff (December 31, 2008). State Trunk Highway Log for Southeast Region (XLS). Waukesha, WI: Wisconsin Department of Transportation. 041N. 
    • Southwest Region Staff (December 31, 2008). State Trunk Highway Log for Southwest Region (XLS). Madison, WI: Wisconsin Department of Transportation. 041N. 
    • Northeast Region Staff (May 14, 2009). State Trunk Highway Log for Region 3. Green Bay, WI: Wisconsin Department of Transportation. pp. 172–200. 
  3. ^ Staff. "Exit Numbers on US 41". Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 10, 2007. 

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