Re: [Ayreton] FW: [ShireofRavenslake] Border Skirmish-if you're coming from South of Milwaukee
- Folks on the west and north ends of Ayreton and the "burbs...I'm in Fox Lake. If i pull up directions to site on Google maps (maps.google.com), it gives me a route that takes 94. I click and drag my route from 94 to Route 12, and Voila! A nice scenic route up 12, to 43, which turns into 45. If Route 12 is accessible to you, it's an option. It's slower moving than 94, since it has stop lights and towns and such up until the WI border. But, it's not under construction, and takes you past a number of hardware stores, grocery stores, restaurants etc for any last minute errands. It also takes you away from the city, (, so you're heading opposite afternoon and evening traffic. If you're interested in seeing if it's a good choice for you, hit google maps, and click and drag. (Hint: Google maps will also show you photos of intersections where you need to make turns)CalybridRavenslake
On 6/12/08, Kyla <skycat@...> wrote:I have forwarded Rose Marian's email regarding traffic hazards on the way to Border Skirmish 5 to the Ayreton and Thief of Hearts lists.Rose Marion lives in CAM.Tabitha PennywardenRavenslake, MidlandsMiddle Kingdom-----Original Message-----
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Subject: [ShireofRavenslake] Border Skirmish-if you're coming from South of Milwaukee
I spent 2 hours in "Road Construction Hell" last night tring to get from
Racine to Alice's home in Brookfield (and no, it wasn't rush hour, it was
9pm when I left Racine!) The trip home had fewer issues but was still
problematic in places (I'll get to those later.)
I-94 W/Rt.41 N starts narrowing from 3 lanes to one from Rt. "G" in
Racine County to just before Ryan Rd (Rt. 100). There is a short break
there, but don't let that fool you, because right after Ryan Rd, it
narrows again and continues until at least the MKE airport and possibly
longer. The Ryan Rd. interchange with 1-94 is a major truck stop/logistic
interchange, which complicates things further. It took me 1/2 hr. to get
from Ryan Rd to the next exit at Rawson Rd.
To save you from my fate, I offer the following alternate directions from
the south. These are not endorsed by either event steward, but based on my
experience from last night (they may be a bit longer, but at least you'll
Take I-94 W/Rt. 41 N through Racine county. Endure the lane narrowing from
Rt. "G" to Ryan Rd (Rt. 100), but GET OFF AT RYAN/RT. 100 and head West.
Rt. 100 goes West for several miles and then curves North as you head into
Hales Corners. (You will encounter some construction issuesas it curves
North, but it's significantly better that your fate on the Interstate.)
Continue through Hales Corners, and start looking for the I-894/Rt. 45
signs. You'll want to get yourself in a position for Rt.45 North.
Get on the expressway, and follow whatever the signs tell you for Rt. 45 N.
You'll cross I-94 interchange. Take Rt. 45 N to Silver Spring. Get off and
Turn Left at the end of the ramp, heading West. You'll go at least 3
miles, possibly more (I haven't checked it exactly.) You'll cross Rt. Y,
and eventually get to Rt. V. Turn Right onto Rt. V. You'll eventually get
to a weird intersection at a stop sign after a railroad bridge. Bear left
and keep following Rt. V. You'll pass a couple of stone quarry facilities.
Cross Good Hope Rd. You'll pass a directional sign for a Boy Scout
facility. About 1/2 mile or so later the entrance to Menomenee Falls Park
will be on your Right.
It's sounds more complicated than it is, assuming the WIDOT folks don't do
closures to I-894/ Rt. 45.
(Arnbjorn gets credit for teaching me the Rt.45/Silver Spring route.)
I suggest reversing these for the trip home.
Coming home from Brookfield last night I-94 East also went from 3 lanes to
one, between Moorland and Rt. 100 exits. Another 1/2 hr. to get from
Moorland Rd and the I-894 interchange (at 11pm!)
I-894 East from there was mostly clear. There is construction also
starting around the airport on I-94 East, also 3 lanes down to one,
through Ryan Rd. to at least Seven Mile rd. in Racine County.
Safe travels and I hope y'all have better luck with traffic than I did