WI 50:
WI 50 is an expressway between I-94 and US 12. There is some commercial development near I-94 and a 55-mph speed limit throughout.


US 51:
US 51 is an expressway from CR K north of Merrill to CR S south of Tomahawk. Near Madison, US 51 will be built as an expressway between I-39/90/94 and CTH V near DeForest.


Date Activity
1996 Merrill to Tompkins expressway complete
June 6, 2001 First public information meeting
2003 Second public information meeting
2007-2009 ROW will be purchased
2010 Construction will begin
2011 Interchange construction will begin

Junction Log (Future) - Madison to DeForest (Incomplete):

Segment Type of Access
Intersection of Windsor Road and County V (Mueller Road) Construction of full diamond interchanges.
Gray Road Construction of an overpass with no access to US 51.
Vinburn Road Construction of a half diamond interchange serving DeForest-Madison traffic.

Map (click here):



US 53:
US 53 is an expressway from CR C north of Rice Lake to US 2. Outside of the town bypass, the expressway was mainly created by building two new lanes next to the two existing lanes. US 53 is also an expressway from WI 93 south of Eau Claire to WI 124 north of Eau Claire.


Date Activity
1981/82 Hawthorne to US 2 complete
1988 Haugen to Trago complete
1994 North of Solon Springs to Hawthorne complete
1995 Trego to the wayside between Lampson and Minong complete
1997 The wayside between Lampson and Minong to Gordon complete
1998 Gordon to south of Solon Springs complete
Late 1999 Solon Springs Bypass complete


WI 54:
WI 54 is an expressway with a limited amount of driveways from Wisconsin Rapids to Stevens Point. There is a 65-mph speed limit on the highway despite the driveways.


Craig Holl, Wisconsin DOT, Chris Bessert, Derron Kerr


Last Updated: 1/3/04

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