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  Date of enactment: November 30, 2017
2017 Senate Bill 186   Date of publication*: December 1, 2017
* Section 991.11, Wisconsin Statutes: Effective date of acts. “Every act and every portion of an act enacted by the legislature over the governor's partial veto which does not expressly prescribe the time when it takes effect shall take effect on the day after its date of publication."
2017 WISCONSIN ACT 114
An Act to create 86.50 of the statutes; relating to: the Milwaukee County high-wide route.
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do enact as follows:
114,1 Section 1. 86.50 of the statutes is created to read:
86.50 Milwaukee County high-wide route. (1) Definitions. In this section:
(a) “Affected area" means the entire width of the right-of-way of the route described in sub. (2) extended to a height of 23 feet above the roadway.
(b) “High-wide load" means a motor vehicle transporting property on any portion of the route described in sub. (2) if the vehicle exceeds limitations on size imposed by ch. 348 and no portion of the motor vehicle or the transported property has a greater width than 28 feet or a greater height than 23 feet.
(c) “Political subdivision” means a city, village, town, or county.
(2) Route. The following route through Milwaukee County is designated as the Milwaukee County high-wide route:
(a) Commencing at the northernmost intersection of South 70th Street and West Washington Street in the city of West Allis and proceeding south on South 70th Street.
(b) At the intersection of South 70th Street and West Greenfield Avenue, proceeding east on West Greenfield Avenue.
(c) At the intersection of South 60th Street and West Greenfield Avenue, proceeding south on South 60th Street.
(d) At the intersection of South 60th Street and West Beloit Road, proceeding west on West Beloit Road.
(e) At the intersection of South 76th Street and West Beloit Road, proceeding south on South 76th Street.
(f) At the intersection of South 76th Street and West Oklahoma Avenue, proceeding east on West Oklahoma Avenue.
(g) At the intersection of South 20th Street and West Oklahoma Avenue, proceeding south on South 20th Street.
(h) At the intersection of South 20th Street and West Howard Avenue, proceeding east on West Howard Avenue.
(i) At the intersection of South 13th Street and West Howard Avenue, proceeding south on South 13th Street.
(j) At the intersection of South 13th Street and West Waterford Avenue, proceeding east on West Waterford Avenue.
(k) At the intersection of South 6th Street and West Waterford Avenue, proceeding north on South 6th Street.
(L) At the intersection of South 6th Street and West Howard Avenue, proceeding east on West Howard Avenue.
(m) At the intersection of South Howell Avenue and West Howard Avenue, proceeding north on South Howell Avenue.
(n) At the intersection of South Howell Avenue and South Kinnickinnic Avenue, proceeding north on South Kinnickinnic Avenue.
(o) At the intersection of South Kinnickinnic Avenue and East Bay Street, proceeding east on East Bay Street.
(p) At the intersection of East Bay Street and the port of Milwaukee's private access road, proceeding east on the private access road.
(q) At the intersection of the port of Milwaukee's private access road and South Car Ferry Drive, proceeding north on South Car Ferry Drive.
(r) Ending at the northern terminus of South Car Ferry Drive.
(3) Permitting. No person may install any structure within the affected area without a permit from a political subdivision in which any portion of the route described in sub. (2) is located. A permit under this subsection shall require the permittee, upon request, to remove any obstruction to the use of the route described in sub. (2) by a high-wide load within 5 days notice without cost to the user of the route for a high-wide load.
(4) Prohibited actions. After the effective date of this subsection .... [LRB inserts date], no person may take any action that would make any portion of the affected area permanently unavailable for use by a high-wide load.
(4m) Removal of obstructions. (a) A person who intends to use the route described in sub. (2) for a high-wide load shall, at least 8 days before the intended use, notify a political subdivision in which any portion of the route is located and all owners of conflicting obstructions to the use of the route by a high-wide load of this intent and the date on which the person intends to use the route.
(b) The owner of a conflicting obstruction to the use of the route described in sub. (2) by a high-wide load shall remove the obstruction before the date provided in the notice under par. (a). No person may replace a conflicting obstruction removed under this paragraph until the use of the route for which the removal was required has been completed or the person who provided the notice under par. (a) notifies the owner of the obstruction that the obstruction may be replaced.
(5) Local cooperation. (a) The city of Milwaukee shall consult with all political subdivisions in which any portion of the route described in sub. (2) is located before designating a temporary route under sub. (6).
(c) Political subdivisions in which any portion of the route described in sub. (2) is located shall attempt to reach agreements among themselves and with persons using the route for high-wide loads regarding the allocation of costs and provision of services related to removing permanent structures that interfere with the use of any portion of the affected area by high-wide loads.
(d) Political subdivisions in which any portion of the route described in sub. (2) is located shall attempt to reach agreements among themselves and with persons using the route for high-wide loads to timely provide traffic officer escorts for persons using the route for high-wide loads.
(6) Temporary route changes. The city of Milwaukee may designate temporary changes to the route described in sub. (2). Subsection (4) does not apply to a highway temporarily designated under this subsection.
(7) Other law. This section does not affect the limitations on size, weight, and load under ch. 348.
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