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Governor Walker names new Wisconsin Rustic Road in Rusk County

August 22, 2013

Governor Scott Walker has announced the designation of Wisconsin Rustic Road 114 (R-114) in northwest Rusk County. It is the first rustic road in Rusk County, located in the scenic Blue Hills area.

R-114 stretches just over 13 miles between County O and County F in the towns of Atlanta and Wilson. The route includes four separate road segments – Firelane Road, Perch Lake Road, North Buck's Lake Road and South Buck's Lake Road. It provides access to two county parks and several lakes, along with multiple trails for biking, hiking and skiing.

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 drivers, bikers and hikers. 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 program; however, the roads remain under local government jurisdiction.

With the addition of Rustic Road 114, the state's system now includes more than 663 miles of rustic roads through 59 Wisconsin counties. For more information on the state's Rustic Roads program, including details on obtaining a free 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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