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Governor Walker announces new Wisconsin Rustic Road in Oconto County

July 10, 2013

Governor Scott Walker has announced the designation of Wisconsin Rustic Road 113 (R-113) in northern Oconto County. Otherwise known as Old 32 Road, it begins in the town of Mountain near County W, passes through the town of Riverview, and ends in the town of Lakewood at County F.

Old 32 Road spans 9.4 miles through the Chequamegon/Nicolet National Forest, where beautiful wooded vistas teem with wildlife and birds. A complementary feature is the Mountain Fire Tower. It was built in 1934 and is the only fire tower still standing in the area. R-113 also provides access to the Nicolet State Trail, cross country ski trails and ATV routes, along with campsites.

Wisconsin’s Rustic Roads program was started 40 years ago. It was created in 1973 to preserve scenic, lightly-traveled country roads for the leisurely enjoyment of bikers, hikers and motorists. Rustic Roads range from under two miles to 37 miles in length and have a maximum speed limit of 45 miles per hour. Unique brown and yellow signs mark the routes of all officially designated Rustic Roads. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation oversees the Rustic Roads program; however, the roads remain under local government jurisdiction.

With the addition of Rustic Road 113, the state’s system now includes nearly 650 miles of Rustic Roads through 58 Wisconsin counties. For more information on the state’s Rustic Roads program, including details on obtaining a free Rustic Roads travel guide, visit the Wisconsin DOT web site.

For more information, contact:
Jane Carrola, WisDOT Rustic Roads coordinator
(608) 266-0649, jane.carrola@dot.wi.gov

 

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