32nd Division Memorial Highway.
In order to commemorate the 32nd Infantry Division, also known as The Red Arrow Division, which, while composed mainly of men from Wisconsin, Illinois and Michigan, brought fame and glory to these states during World Wars I and II by their sacrifice, devotion and bravery and which is now established as a Wisconsin national guard division, the department is directed to establish a highway memorial designated route 32 by renumbering certain existing highways linking Illinois and Michigan through Wisconsin. Beginning at the Illinois-Wisconsin state line renumber state trunk highway 42 to a point where it joins the present Wisconsin state trunk highway 32 at Sheboygan; continuing over the present Wisconsin state trunk highway 32 north to the junction with U.S. highway 8 at Laona; continuing over the present Wisconsin state trunk highway 32 north to junction with U.S. highway 45 at Three Lakes; thence north on U.S. highway 45 to Michigan-Wisconsin state line at Land O'Lakes. The department is further directed that in addition to the numeral 32, the highway markers on this highway carry a red arrow, and that historical markers be erected and maintained along the highway in honor of the 32nd Division and its members.
History: 1977 c. 29
s. 1654 (8) (a)
The department shall designate and, subject to sub. (2)
, mark the bridge on STH 13 across the south fork of the Flambeau River in the town of Fifield in Price County that, as of November 20, 2003, has been numbered B-50-21 by the department as "Freedoms Bridge" in honor and recognition of all veterans who fought to preserve freedoms in the Korean War.
Upon receipt of sufficient contributions from interested parties, including any county, city, village, or town, to cover the costs of erecting and maintaining markers at the bridge specified in sub. (1)
to clearly identify to motorists the designation of the bridge as "Freedoms Bridge," the department shall erect and maintain the markers. No state funds, other than from the receipt of contributions under this subsection, may be expended for the erection or maintenance of the markers.
History: 2003 a. 68
Lloyd Spriggle Memorial Bridge.
The department shall designate and mark, consistent with any standards that may be developed by the department for memorial highway designations, the bridge on USH 63 across the Wisconsin channel in Pierce County as the "Lloyd Spriggle Memorial Bridge" in recognition and appreciation of Lloyd Spriggle, a local civic leader of Pierce County who actively worked for over 50 years to preserve and protect the environment and to improve the water quality and the beauty of the rivers, streams, lakes and forests of this state.
History: 1993 a. 364
Cinco De Mayo Memorial Highway.
In recognition of the day of celebration that commemorates Mexico's victory over an invading French army on May 5, 1862, and in recognition and appreciation of the contributions and cultural heritage of Hispanics in the state whose ancestors originated in Mexico, the department shall designate and mark as the "Cinco De Mayo Memorial Highway" the route of STH 59 within the city of Milwaukee.
History: 1991 a. 39
John R. Plewa Memorial Lake Parkway.
The department shall designate and mark I 794 and STH 794 in Milwaukee County commencing from the Daniel Webster Hoan Memorial Bridge and proceeding southerly to the intersection with East Layton Avenue as the "John R. Plewa Memorial Lake Parkway" in recognition and appreciation of the life of John R. Plewa and his public service as a member of the Wisconsin legislature for more than 20 years.
History: 1999 a. 9
Roland Kampo Bridge.
The department shall designate and mark, consistent with any standards that may be developed by the department for memorial highway designations, the Little Lake Butte des Morts bridge on STH 441 in Winnebago County as the "Roland Kampo Bridge" in recognition and appreciation of Roland Kampo, a local civic leader of the Fox valley region who was instrumental in the creation of the tri-county expressway in Calumet, Outagamie and Winnebago counties.
History: 1993 a. 237
Airborne Forces Memorial Bridge. 84.1046(1)
The department shall mark the bridge across the Wisconsin River on USH 10 in the city of Stevens Point as the "Airborne Forces Memorial Bridge" in recognition and appreciation of the military service performed by members of the airborne forces of the U.S. armed services, who served in time of war and in time of peace.
The department shall erect a sign on each end of the bridge to clearly identify to motorists the marking of the bridge under this section. In cooperation with the applicable local municipalities, the department shall erect a permanent granite monument in close proximity to the bridge. The department shall design the permanent granite monument after consultation with the badger state chapter of the 82nd airborne division association. The department shall not expend more than $5,000 for the erection of the monument and the signs under this subsection.
History: 1993 a. 278
; 1993 a. 491
; Stats. 1993 s. 84.1046.
POW/MIA Memorial Highway.
The department shall designate the route of STH 13, commencing at Wisconsin Dells and proceeding northerly to Superior as the "POW/MIA Memorial Highway" as a living memorial to and in honor of all prisoners of war, ex-prisoners of war and those who are currently or were formerly missing in action, of all wars in which the United States has engaged. The department shall erect markers at appropriate locations in close proximity to the route of the highway under this section to commemorate the designation of the highway.
History: 1993 a. 396
; 1993 a. 491
; Stats. 1993 s. 84.1047.
Polish Heritage Highway. 84.1048(1)
In recognition of the outstanding contributions that Polish Americans have made to the vitality and quality of life in central Wisconsin, the department shall designate STH 66, commencing at Stevens Point and proceeding easterly to Rosholt, as the "Polish Heritage Highway" to commemorate and honor the achievements of central Wisconsin residents of Polish ancestry.
Upon receipt of contributions totaling not less than $800 from interested parties, including any city, village, town or county, the department shall erect markers along STH 66 in the following locations:
One marker at the east end of Stevens Point to clearly identify the designation of the route to motorists proceeding easterly.
One marker at the east end of Rosholt to clearly identify the designation of the route to motorists proceeding westerly.
No state funds may be used for the erection of any marker under this section.
History: 1997 a. 27
Polish Veterans Memorial Highway.
In recognition of their courageous, dutiful and selfless service to this state and the U.S. armed forces, the department shall designate and mark STH 160, commencing at STH 29 at Angelica and proceeding easterly to STH 32 at Pulaski, as the "Polish Veterans Memorial Highway" to commemorate and honor the military service and patriotism shown by this state's Polish veterans throughout its history.
History: 1997 a. 27
National parkways. 84.105(1)(1)
Department of transportation to cooperate with federal agencies.
The legislature of the state of Wisconsin hereby declares that the intent of this section is to assent to any act of the United States congress authorizing the development of any national parkway located wholly or partly within the state of Wisconsin, to the full extent that is necessary to secure any benefits under such act, provided that the hunting of migratory waterfowl and other game and fishing shall not be prohibited or otherwise restricted by the United States government or any of its designated agencies in control of said project, and to authorize the appropriate state boards, commissions, departments and the governing bodies of counties, cities, towns and villages and especially the department of transportation to cooperate in the planning and development of all national parkways that may be proposed for development in Wisconsin, with any agency or department of the government of the United States in which is vested the necessary authority to construct or otherwise develop such national parkways. Whenever authority shall exist for the planning and development of any national parkway, of which any portion shall be located in this state, it shall be the duty of the department of transportation to make such investigations and studies in cooperation with the appropriate federal agency, and such state boards, commissions and departments as shall have an interest in such parkway development, to the extent that shall be desirable and necessary in order to provide that the state shall secure all advantages that may accrue through such parkway development and that the interests of the counties, cities, villages and towns along the route shall be conserved.
For the purposes of this section, all terms applying to any parkway, such as "secretary", "parkway", "scenic landscape", "sightly or safety easement", "access", "parkway road", "parkway development", "national parkway", "frontage", and other or similar terms, which are defined in any act of the United States Congress applicable to such national parkway, shall have the meanings set forth in such act. The term "national parkway" as used in this section shall mean and include the Great River Road and appurtenances thereto, as provided in section 14 of P.L. 83-350
, or any other parkway or road in Wisconsin projected in general accordance with the recommended plan set forth in the joint report submitted to the congress November 28, 1951, by the secretaries of commerce and interior pursuant to the act of August 24, 1949 (P.L. 81-262
) to the end that the department shall have authority to act with reference to them as provided by this section.
(3) Department shall make investigations.
The department shall have full authority to make such investigations, surveys, studies and plans in connection with any proposed national parkway or parkway development as it shall deem necessary or desirable in order to determine if the proposed development, under the terms of the act of the United States Congress applicable to such parkway or any regulations under such act, are advantageous to the state. Such parkway development may be any portion of the proposed parkway, which it may be proposed to construct as a project under such act. The department may hold such hearings in connection with such investigations as it deems necessary or desirable, and shall give notice of such hearings by publication of a class 2 notice, under ch. 985
, in the area affected.
(4) Finding and determination.
When the department has completed its investigations with respect to any proposed national parkway development, it shall make its findings and determination with respect to such proposed development. Such finding and determination shall state whether or not such proposed national parkway development is deemed advantageous to the state, shall include such information with respect to the development as shall be necessary to state its character and extent, and shall estimate the cost thereof and separately, the amount and character of lands necessary to be acquired in fee simple and in easements, with their cost, and needed to carry out the development.
(5) Parkway to be state trunk highway.
If the department, after such investigations and studies, shall find that the proposed parkway development is advantageous to the state, it shall have full authority to perform, on behalf of the state, each and every duty required of the state by the act of the U.S. congress applicable to such parkway development, in order to secure the proposed development project for the state. For the purposes of such development project, the parkway shall be a portion of the state trunk highway system.
(6) Right-of-way and easements.
All lands for right-of-way to be acquired in fee simple and all easements necessary to be acquired for the purposes of the proposed national parkway development shall be acquired by the department in the name of the state, as may be required by the act of the U.S. congress applicable thereto. Any lands owned by the state, or by any county, city, village or town, may be conveyed to the United States for the purposes of the parkway in the manner provided by law. The department may acquire such lands by gift, purchase agreement, or by exercising the right of eminent domain in any manner that may be provided by law for the acquirement of lands for public purposes. The department may convey such lands to the U.S. government or any of its agencies, as may be required by the act of the U.S. congress applicable to such national parkway.
(7) Liberal construction.
All powers granted in this section shall be liberally construed in favor of the department and any proposed national parkway development projects.
Scenic byways program. 84.106(1)
The department shall develop, implement and administer a program to designate highways, as defined in s. 340.01 (22)
, or portions of highways in this state that have outstanding scenic, historic, cultural, natural, recreational or archeological qualities as scenic byways. The department may seek designation by the federal government of a highway designated as a scenic byway under this section as a national scenic byway or as an All-American Road.
The department shall promulgate rules under this section consistent with 23 USC 162
and regulations established under that section.
History: 1999 a. 9
Great River Road. 84.107(1)(1)
The department shall designate and mark as the "Great River Road" the route in Grant, Crawford, Vernon, La Crosse, Trempealeau, Buffalo, Pepin and Pierce counties commencing at the Wisconsin-Illinois border and proceeding northerly on STH 35 to its junction with STH 133; then proceeding westerly on STH 133 to its junction with CTH "VV" near Cassville; then proceeding northerly on CTH "VV" to its junction with CTH "A"; then proceeding westerly on CTH "A" to its junction with CTH "X" in Bagley; then proceeding northerly on CTH "X" to its junction with CTH "C"; then proceeding easterly on CTH "C" to its junction with STH 35, with all of the preceding highways in Grant County; then proceeding northerly on STH 35 to its junction with USH 14/61 in La Crosse County; then proceeding northerly on USH 14/61 to its junction with USH 53; then proceeding northerly on USH 53 to its junction with STH 35; then proceeding northerly on STH 35 to its junction with Business 35/CTH "HD" near Holmen; then proceeding northerly on Business 35/CTH "HD" to its junction with STH 35; then proceeding northerly on STH 35 to its junction with USH 10 in Pierce County; and then proceeding westerly on USH 10 to the Wisconsin-Minnesota border.
If the department, after investigations and studies, finds that any proposed Great River Road development is advantageous to the state, it shall have full authority to perform, on behalf of the state, each and every duty required of the state, in order to secure and complete the proposed development project. For the purposes of such development projects, the Great River Road shall be a portion of the state trunk highway system.
History: 1993 a. 357
Local bridge construction and reconstruction. 84.11(1)(1)
In this section:
"Construction" includes reconstruction.
"Local bridge" means a bridge which is not on the state trunk highway system or on marked routes of the state trunk highway system designated as connecting highways.
The department shall administer the local bridge construction program and shall have all powers necessary and convenient to implement this section.
(1m) Eligibility and project extent.
Local bridges are eligible for construction under this section. Projects under this section include all approaches and embankments, acquisition of lands necessary for right-of-way or other purposes, and all other necessary appurtenances.
The department shall promulgate rules to implement this section. The rules shall include criteria for selecting and evaluating projects which are eligible for construction under this section.
(2) Initiation of proceedings.
Proceedings for the construction of a bridge project under sub. (1m)
may be initiated by a petition filed with the department. The petition shall state that the petitioner desires such construction, and the approximate location thereof, and that, in the opinion of petitioner, the construction is necessary and is a bridge project eligible for construction under this section. The petition may be filed by any county, city, village or town. The petition shall be duly adopted by the governing body of the county, city, village or town, and a certified copy of the adopted petition shall be filed with the department.
Within 60 days of the receipt of a petition under sub. (2)
, the department shall fix a time and place for a hearing and give notice of the hearing by publication of a class 2 notice, under ch. 985
, in the vicinity of the proposed bridge project. Notice shall also be given by registered letter addressed to the clerks of the counties, cities, villages and towns in which any part of the bridge project will be located. The notice shall also be given to the secretary of natural resources either by registered mail or personally. The hearing may be held in any county, city, village or town in which any part of the bridge project will be located.
(4) Finding, determination, and order.
After such hearing the department shall make such investigation as it considers necessary in order to make a decision in the matter. If the department finds that the construction is necessary it shall determine the location of the project and whether the project is eligible for construction under this section. The department shall also determine the character and kind of bridge most suitable for such location and estimate separately the cost of the bridge portion and the entire project. The department shall make its finding, determination, and order, in writing, and file a certified copy thereof with the clerk of each county, city, village, and town in which any portion of the bridge project will be located and also with the secretary of state and the secretary of administration. The determination of the location of the project made by the department and set forth in its finding, determination, and order shall be conclusive as to such location and shall constitute full authority for laying out new streets or highways or for any relocations of highways made necessary for the construction of the project and for acquirement of any lands necessary for such streets or highways, relocation or construction. The estimate of cost made by the department shall be conclusive insofar as cost may determine eligibility of construction under this section.
(5m) Apportionment of cost.
The state shall pay one-third of the cost of projects constructed under sub. (1m)
, the county or counties in which the bridge project is located shall pay one-third, and the one or more cities, villages and towns in which any part of the bridge project is located shall pay one-third, except that to the extent discretionary federal aid for highways allocated to Wisconsin is used to finance any portion of the cost of the project, the portion of the cost to be borne by the state and any county, city, village or town, respectively, shall be proportionately reduced. The portion to be paid by the counties shall be borne equally by the counties in which the bridge project is located, except that no bridge project shall be considered as located within a county unless an entrance to the bridge proper is wholly or partly within the limits of that county. If a bridge project wholly within one county is located in more than one city, village or town, their respective portions of the cost shall be in proportion to their respective assessed valuations as last equalized by the county board prior to the date of the department's finding, determination and order. If such cities, villages or towns are located in more than one county, the portion of the cost paid by all cities, villages and towns shall first be apportioned equally according to the number of counties, and then to the cities, villages and towns in each county in proportion to their respective assessed valuations as provided in this subsection.
In this subsection, "design-build contract" means a contract for a project under which the engineering, design and construction services are provided by a single entity.
Notwithstanding any other provision of this section and ss. 84.01 (13)
and 84.06 (2)
, the department may enter into a design-build contract for the design and construction of a bridge for which funding is provided under s. 84.11 (5)
, 1993 stats., and for which no contract for construction is awarded before May 1, 1999. The department may enter into a contract under this paragraph only if all of the following conditions are met:
The design-build contract is awarded through a competitive selection process that utilizes, at a minimum, contractor qualifications, quality, completion time and cost as award criteria. In order to be eligible to participate in the selection process, the contractor must be prequalified by the department as a design consultant and as a contractor.
The design-build contract is approved by the secretary of the federal department of transportation under an experimental program described under section 1307 (d) of P.L. 105-178
pursuant to the authority granted under section 1307 (e) of P.L. 105-178
The design-build contract is approved by the governor.
No later than 5 years after October 29, 1999, the department shall submit a report to the governor, and to the legislature under s. 13.172 (2)
, describing the effectiveness of the design-build process contracting procedures under this subsection.
(5r) Milwaukee 6th Street viaduct cost sharing.
Notwithstanding sub. (5m)
, the costs for any project governed by an agreement that is in effect before June 30, 1993, for which funding is provided under s. 84.11 (5)
, 1993 stats., and for which no contract for construction is awarded before May 1, 1999, shall be paid as specified in an agreement entered into on or after April 20, 1999, by the city and county in which the bridge is wholly located and this state.
(6) Provision of portions of costs by local units.
If the department makes a finding and determination favorable to the construction of any bridge project under this section, it shall issue an order to proceed with the project according to the priorities for projects established under sub. (1r)
. The governing body of each county, city, village and town required by the order to pay a portion of the cost of the project shall at its next regular or special meeting determine the method and initiate proceedings to provide such portion. Within 5 days after the adjournment of such meeting the governing body of any such city, village or town shall cause its clerk to certify the action of such governing body to the county clerk and the department. Within 5 days after the adjournment of such meeting of the county board the county clerk shall certify the action of the county board to the department. The governing body of any such county, city, village or town, in addition to the portion which it is by such order required to pay, and the governing body of any other county, city, village or town which will be especially benefited by the construction of such bridge may provide all or part of the portion which any county, city, village or town is by such order required to pay or which the state is required to pay.
(6a) County board action.
If any city, village or town which is required by the order of the department to pay a portion of the cost of a bridge project under sub. (1m)
fails to comply with sub. (6)
and provide the portion of the cost which it is required to pay, or if the city, village or town does not hold a regular or special meeting within 30 days after the date of the department's finding, determination and order, the county board of the county in which the city, village or town is located may take action to provide such portion, and to assess all or part thereof against the city, village or town as a special tax, in one or more installments as the county board determines. The county clerk shall certify the tax or each installment of the tax to the clerk of the city, village or town, who shall place it in the next tax roll; and it shall be levied, collected and paid into the county treasury as are other county taxes.
(7m) Execution and control of work.
Subject to the control and supervision over the navigable waters of the state conferred by law upon the department of natural resources, and the control exercised by the United States, the construction under this section of any bridge project shall be wholly under the supervision and control of the department. The secretary shall make and execute all contracts and have complete supervision over all matters pertaining to such construction and shall have the power to suspend or discontinue proceedings or construction relative to any bridge project at any time in the event any county, city, village or town fails to pay the amount required of it as to any project under sub. (1m)
, or in the event the secretary determines that sufficient funds to pay the state's part of the cost of the bridge project are not available. All moneys provided by counties, cities, villages and towns shall be deposited in the state treasury, when required by the secretary, and paid out on order of the secretary. Any of such moneys deposited for a project eligible for construction under sub. (1m)
which remain in the state treasury after the completion of the project shall be repaid to the respective counties, cities, villages and towns in such amounts as to result in the distribution provided in sub. (5m)
(8) Maintenance and operation.
The county, city, village or town in which a bridge project is located is responsible for the maintenance and operation of a bridge constructed under this section. Except as provided in a jurisdictional transfer agreement under s. 84.16
, this subsection does not apply to a bridge constructed under this section before August 9, 1989.
Nothing in this section prevents construction of a local bridge under other applicable programs.
See also chs. NR 320
and Trans 215
, Wis. adm. code.
Bridge in Door County. 84.115(1)
Notwithstanding ss. 84.11
, and subject to sub. (3) (b)
, the department shall construct a bridge in the city of Sturgeon Bay in Door County that connects upper Door County and lower Door County. Construction of the bridge shall commence not later than one year after July 27, 2005, and prior to reconstruction of the Michigan Street Bridge in the city of Sturgeon Bay in Door County.
In this subsection, "design-build procurement process" means a method of contracting for a project under which the engineering, design, and construction services are provided by a single private entity or consortium that is selected as part of a single bidding process for the project.
The contract is awarded through a competitive selection process that utilizes, at a minimum, contractor qualifications, quality, completion time, and cost as award criteria. To be eligible to participate in the selection process, a bidder must have prior experience in design and construction and must be prequalified by the department as a design consultant and as a contractor.
The contract is approved by the appropriate federal authority if, in the judgment of the secretary, such approval is necessary for purposes relating to state eligibility for federal aid.
Door County shall contribute $1,500,000 to fund its share of the costs of the bridge project specified in sub. (1)
. The city of Sturgeon Bay shall acquire lands necessary for rights-of-way and other purposes, and construct or reconstruct as necessary all highway approaches, associated with construction of the bridge specified in sub. (1)
, but shall not otherwise be required to contribute to the costs of the bridge project specified in sub. (1)
History: 2005 a. 25
Interstate bridges. 84.12(1)(1)
All bridge projects which include bridges located over any state boundary waters shall be eligible to construction and reconstruction under this section, but such eligibility shall not require that any such project be constructed under this section exclusively or bar any eligible project from construction under any other provision of law that may be applicable. Projects shall include all approaches and embankments, all lands necessary for right-of-way or other purposes, and all other necessary appurtenances. Such bridge projects shall be classified as follows:
Any bridge project so located as to form an interstate connection between the state trunk highway system of this state and the corresponding system of the adjoining state, and where such bridge and approach in the adjoining state is under the jurisdiction of the state highway department of the said state.