Wisconsin Highway 165 – Wikipedia

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State highway in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, United States

State Trunk Highway 165 (STH-165, commonly known as Highway 165 or WIS 65) is a highway in far southeastern Wisconsin connecting Pleasant Prairie, south of Kenosha, with Interstate 94/Interstate 41/US Highway 41 (I-94/I-41/US 41); the roadway continues westward as County Trunk Highway q (CTH-Q) until it ends at US 45 near Pikeville. The areas served by this connecting route are a commercial area near the Interstate which is adjacent to a growing industrial park between the Interstate and WIS 31 (Green Bay Road) to the east; and a predominantly residential area between WIS 31 and WIS 32 (Sheridan Road) near the shore of Lake Michigan.

Route description[edit]

WIS 165 runs east-west in Pleasant Prairie. Between its eastern terminus at WIS 32 and WIS 31, it is an undivided highway. West of WIS 31, it becomes a multi-lane divided highway until its western terminus at an interchange with I-41/I-94/US 41. West of I-41/I-94/US 41, it continues west as CTH-Q.[2]

History[edit]

WIS 165 westbound from WIS 32 in Pleasant Prairie

The first WIS 165 in Wisconsin was a short connector between US 41 and WIS 55 in the present-day village of Germantown in 1926. In 1953, the designation was removed from this stretch of highway when the US 41/US 45 concurrency was routed to its present alignment.[citation needed]

Before it was numbered as a Wisconsin Highway, much of the current WIS 165 was designated as CTH-Q.[3] A section near the Des Plaines River was constructed in 1988.[4] The current WIS 165 was numbered in 1990, the same year nearby WIS 174 was decommissioned.[5][6] In 2017, the section between Corporate Drive and Terwall Terrace was widened to four lanes, making all of the highway west of WIS 31 four lanes.[4][7]

In 2006-2007, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) conducted a study to evaluate the impacts of improving WIS 165 between WIS 31 and WIS 32 to a four-lane road to improve traffic flow and safety.[8] The study recommended the section be widened to four lanes and roundabouts be constructed at three intersections.[9]

Major intersections[edit]

The entire route is in Pleasant Prairie, Kenosha County.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Google (April 29, 2022). “Overview Map of WIS 165” (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved April 29, 2022.
  2. ^ a b Wisconsin Department of Transportation (January 2021). Kenosha Co. (PDF) (Map). 1:100,000. Madison: Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Archived from the original (PDF) on February 1, 2022.
  3. ^ Wisconsin Highway Commission (1956). Kenosha Co. (Map). Scale not given. Madison: Wisconsin Highway Commission. Retrieved April 29, 2022 – via Historic Map Works.
  4. ^ a b Wilfert, Mark; Schowalter, Steve (May 2014). “Open House Public Involvement Meeting” (PDF). Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Retrieved April 29, 2022.
  5. ^ Wisconsin Department of Transportation (December 31, 1989). “Kenosha County” (Map). Official State Trunk Highway System Maps. Scale not given. Madison: Wisconsin Department of Transportation. p. 39. OCLC 61249209. Retrieved April 29, 2022 – via Wisconsin Digital Archives.
  6. ^ Wisconsin Department of Transportation (December 31, 1990). “Kenosha County” (Map). Official State Trunk Highway System Maps. Scale not given. Madison: Wisconsin Department of Transportation. p. 37. OCLC 61249209. Retrieved April 29, 2022 – via Wisconsin Digital Archives.
  7. ^ Wisconsin Department of Transportation. “Project Overview”. 511 Wisconsin Construction Projects. Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Archived from the original on January 31, 2018. Retrieved April 29, 2022.
  8. ^ Grisar, Emlynn (March 16, 2006). “WIS 165 Study”. Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Archived from the original on April 18, 2006.
  9. ^ Wisconsin Department of Transportation (June 2007). Environmental Evaluation of Facilities Development Actions (PDF). Wisconsin Department of Transportation. pp. 6–7. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 28, 2010. Retrieved April 29, 2022.

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