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When there are roundabouts at freeway interchanges, leave the connecting overpass/underpass roads un-named.  Waze will read forward to the next roundabout and provide proper TTS and visual prompts for the user to aid in proper lane selection at multi-lane roundabouts.
 
When there are roundabouts at freeway interchanges, leave the connecting overpass/underpass roads un-named.  Waze will read forward to the next roundabout and provide proper TTS and visual prompts for the user to aid in proper lane selection at multi-lane roundabouts.
 
<br>Here is an example of when '''not''' to name the segment(s): [https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lon=-88.08134&lat=44.52407&layers=2981&zoom=5&segments=66002890 Do Not Name]   
 
<br>Here is an example of when '''not''' to name the segment(s): [https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=usa&lon=-88.08134&lat=44.52407&layers=2981&zoom=5&segments=66002890 Do Not Name]   
 
  
 
====U-Turns====
 
====U-Turns====
 
The state of Wisconsin allows u-turns at most intersections and divided road cross-overs, unless posted. U-Turns are '''not''' allowed on any Freeway.  [https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/346/V/33 Wisconsin Statute 346.33]<br><br>
 
The state of Wisconsin allows u-turns at most intersections and divided road cross-overs, unless posted. U-Turns are '''not''' allowed on any Freeway.  [https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/346/V/33 Wisconsin Statute 346.33]<br><br>
 
 
  
 
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Revision as of 18:42, 13 September 2015


Functional Classifications

Wisconsin follows the Functional Classification (FC) system for the USA.

To help update the current Wisconsin roadways to the new functional classifications, go to the Wisconsin Functional Classification Inventory.


Locking standard

In Wisconsin we have a set minimum standard for locking roads based on segment type. Any road of a certain segment type must be locked at least to the rank (level) in the chart below. Roads may be locked higher for protection and special situations (areas with construction, tricky design, frequent mistakes, imaging inaccuracies, and the like), but should not be locked lower.

A great time to implement these locks is while bringing the road types of an area into compliance with the current US road type standards (FC and highway systems). Lock the roads based on type after they've been set to current US road type standards.

Wisconsin Minimum Locking Rank Standard
Segment Type Statewide
 Freeway  5
 Ramp  Highest rank of connected segment
 Major Highway  3
 Minor Highway  2
 Primary Street  2
 Street  1
 |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-| Railroad |-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|-|  2
 • • • • Ferry • • • •   5

Note: These are minimums and, for protection, certain segments may be set at higher lock levels. In these cases, please contact the last editor or a Wisconsin SM before editing the segments. Once changes have been made and verified, the locks should be returned to their elevated levels, unless standard levels are approved by a Wisconsin SM


Name Normalization

Wisconsin will use the following standards for road naming:
Freeways - I-###
US Highways - US-###
State Highways - WIS-###
County Highways - CH-XXX
Forest Roads - FR-###

There are no Township (Town) Roads in the state. All Town Roads are named, and those names will be used. The only exceptions would be if the road signage states differently.


Additional notes for this state

Dirt Roads

In Wisconsin all drivable roads that are unpaved are considered Dirt Road/4X4 Trail; this is how drivers expect the "Avoid Dirt Roads" feature to behave. Note that Functional Classification WILL override the Dirt Road type. Set those roads to their proper PS, mH, MH, FW type.

Toll Roads

There are currently no toll roads in Wisconsin. No segments within the state of Wisconsin should be marked as 'Toll Road'.

Pedestrian Boardwalk, Walking Trail, Stairway

These should not be mapped without approval from a State Manager for Wisconsin or the Regional Coordinator. These segment types can cause routing issues even when not connected to a drivable segment.


Solid White Lines

It is not illegal to cross a solid white line in the state of Wisconsin, unless posted Wisconsin Statute 346.13(3).

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Solid white lines such as road edge lines, lane divider lines, or on/off ramp lane lines. Even though it is not illegal, it is good safe driving practice to not cross these lines. When mapping on/off ramps, please follow national guidelines in the Junction Style Guide/Interchanges section.
Off Ramp Example

On Ramp Example

There may be times when this is impractical, in such instances, contact a State Manager for further guidance.

Roundabouts at Freeway Interchanges

When there are roundabouts at freeway interchanges, leave the connecting overpass/underpass roads un-named. Waze will read forward to the next roundabout and provide proper TTS and visual prompts for the user to aid in proper lane selection at multi-lane roundabouts.
Here is an example of when not to name the segment(s): Do Not Name

U-Turns

The state of Wisconsin allows u-turns at most intersections and divided road cross-overs, unless posted. U-Turns are not allowed on any Freeway. Wisconsin Statute 346.33