I 90 from the state line in Rock county to the state line in La Crosse county.
I 94 from the state line in Kenosha county to the state line in St. Croix county.
STH 13 from STH 97 at Marshfield to STH 182 at Park Falls.
STH 33 from USH 41 at Allenton to STH 32 at Port Washington.
USH 2 from USH 53 east of Superior to the state line in Iron county.
USH 8 from the state line in Polk county to USH 53 west of Cameron.
USH 8 from USH 51 southeast of Bradley to STH 47 at Monico.
USH 10 from STH 13 south of Marshfield to STH 42 at Manitowoc.
USH 12 from the state line in Walworth county to STH 11 at Elkhorn.
USH 12 from I 90 east of Madison to I 90 north of Wisconsin Dells.
USH 18 from STH 35 at Prairie du Chien to USH 151 east of Dodgeville.
USH 41 from STH 181 at Milwaukee to the state line in Marinette county.
USH 63 from I 94 south of Baldwin to USH 2 west of Ashland.
USH 64 from the state line in St. Croix county to USH 63 east of New Richmond.
USH 78 from I 90 south of Portage to USH 51 north of Portage.
USH 141 from I 43 at Green Bay to the state line in Marinette county.
USH 151 from STH 11 south of Dickeyville to USH 41 at Fond du Lac.
STH 441 between the Roland Kampo bridge and USH 41, designated as the tri-county expressway, in Calumet, Outagamie and Winnebago counties.
Notwithstanding par. (a)
, no specific information sign may be erected within any county having a population over 500,000.
Upon the request of any person, the department may authorize the installation and maintenance of a business sign on an existing specific information sign.
The person requesting installation of a business sign shall provide, at his or her expense, a business sign which meets specifications established by the department.
A person who requests the erection or installation of a sign under par. (a)
shall pay to the department an annual permit fee of $40 to cover administrative costs and the cost of inspection of the signs erected or installed under this section. In addition, the person requesting a sign under par. (a)
shall pay a fee for the manufacture, installation and maintenance of the specific information sign and the installation and maintenance of the business sign.
The department shall contract for the erection, installation and maintenance of signs under this section. The department may require the contractor to provide liability insurance for purposes of this section.
(3) Motorist services.
Specific information signs may only include business signs for the following categories of motorist services: "GAS", "FOOD", "LODGING" and "CAMPING". To qualify for display on a specific information sign a business must meet the following standards for the respective category of motorist service:
Continuous operation of at least 16 hours a day, 7 days a week for freeways and expressways, and continuous operation of at least 12 hours a day, 7 days a week for other highways, provided automotive fuel is available under the energy fuel allocation program established under P.L. 93-159
Regular operation at least 5 days a week, opening for service no later than 10 a.m. and remaining open until at least 7 p.m.;
Fifty percent of the gross receipts of the business are from meal, food, food product and beverage sales taxable under s. 77.54 (20) (c)
Specific information signs shall be located so as to take advantage of natural terrain, to have the least impact on the scenic environment and to avoid visual conflict with other signs within the highway right-of-way.
The relative location of successive specific information signs near a particular intersection shall be in the following order, as seen by the traveling public: "CAMPING", "LODGING", "FOOD" and "GAS".
Except as provided in subds. 2.
, a motorist service may not be located more than 3 miles from the federal-aid primary or secondary highway on which the specific information sign for the motorist service is erected.
Except as provided in subd. 3.
, if no business in the category of motorist service is available within the 3-mile limit, the limit in subd. 1.
may be extended in 3-mile increments to a maximum distance of 15 miles from the federal-aid primary or secondary highway until a business in the category of motorist service is reached.
If no business in the category of motorist service is available within the 3-mile limit, the limit in subd. 1.
may, on or after May 8, 1990, be extended to a maximum distance of not more than 5 miles from the highway.
Number of signs permitted.
No more than one specific information sign for each category of motorist service may be erected along an approach to an interchange or intersection. No specific information sign may contain more than 6 business signs.
Conformity with discrimination laws.
Each business identified as a motorist service on a specific information sign shall, as a condition of eligibility for erection, installation and maintenance of a sign under this section, give written assurance to the department that the business conforms with all applicable laws concerning the provisions of public accommodations without regard to race, religion, color, sex or national origin.
Specific information signs and business signs shall have a blue reflectorized background with a white reflectorized border and white reflectorized legend. Sign panels may be illuminated.
The design, lettering, spacing and size of specific information signs and business signs shall conform with the federal standards on specific information signs adopted under 23 USC 131
(f) on November 1, 1982 and with the manual of uniform traffic control devices adopted by the department under s. 84.02 (4) (e)
(7) Exit ramp signs.
If motorist services are not visible from the ramp terminal at single exit interchanges on freeways and expressways, specific information signs shall be installed along the ramp or at the ramp terminal and may be provided along the crossroad.
(8) Seasonal services.
Any sign for a "LODGING" or "CAMPING" motorist service which is operated on a seasonal basis shall be removed or covered during off seasons. The cost of removal and replacement or covering and uncovering shall be included in the fee paid.
A sign may be removed upon the following grounds:
Failure to comply with the applicable motor service standards under sub. (3)
Failure to pay the permit fee or the fee for the erection, installation or maintenance of a sign.
Contested cases concerning removals under this subsection shall be heard and decided by the division of hearings and appeals.
Sign removal shall not affect a sign requester's liability for unpaid fees.
If, after November 1, 1982, the federal standards become more restrictive, the department shall submit proposed legislation to the appropriate standing committees of the legislature, as designated by the presiding officer of each house to bring this section into compliance with the federal standards. The department may promulgate an emergency administrative rule under s. 227.24
which supersedes this section until such time as the legislature acts on the legislation submitted under this paragraph or until the expiration of the effective period of the rule under s. 227.24 (1) (c)
, whichever comes first.
Tourist-oriented directional signs. 86.196(1)(a)
"Tourist-oriented directional sign" means a sign providing identification of and directional information for tourist-related businesses, services or activities.