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82.50(1)(a)3. 3. Surface width   16 feet
82.50(1)(b) (b) Under 100 ADT
82.50(1)(b)1. 1. Right-of-way   3 rods
82.50(1)(b)2. 2. Roadway width   24 feet
82.50(1)(b)3. 3. Surface width   18 feet
82.50(1)(b)4. 4. Maximum grades   9 percent-11 percent
82.50(1)(c) (c) 100 to 250 ADT
82.50(1)(c)1. 1. Right-of-way   4 rods
82.50(1)(c)2. 2. Roadway width   26 feet
82.50(1)(c)3. 3. Surface width   20 feet
82.50(1)(c)4. 4. Maximum grades   8 percent-11 percent
82.50(1)(d) (d) 251 to 400 ADT
82.50(1)(d)1. 1. Right-of-way   4 rods
82.50(1)(d)2. 2. Roadway width   32 feet
82.50(1)(d)3. 3. Surface width   22 feet
82.50(1)(d)4. 4. Maximum grades   6 percent-8 percent
82.50(1)(d)5. 5. Curvature   6°-12.5°
82.50(1)(e) (e) 401 to 1,000 ADT
82.50(1)(e)1. 1. Right-of-way   4 rods
82.50(1)(e)2. 2. Roadway width   34 feet
82.50(1)(e)3. 3. Surface width   22 feet
82.50(1)(e)4. 4. Maximum grades   5 percent-8 percent
82.50(1)(e)5. 5. Curvature   5 °-12.5°
82.50(1)(f) (f) 1,001 to 2,400 ADT
82.50(1)(f)1. 1. Right-of-way   4 rods
82.50(1)(f)2. 2. Roadway width   44 feet
82.50(1)(f)3. 3. Surface width   24 feet
82.50(1)(f)4. 4. Maximum grades   5 percent-7 percent
82.50(1)(f)5. 5. Curvature   4.5°-7.5°
82.50(1)(g) (g) Over 2,400     State trunk standards
82.50(2) (2)The department may approve deviations from the minimum standards in special cases where the strict application of the standards is impractical and where such deviation is not contrary to the public interest and safety and the intent of this section.
82.50(3) (3)This section does not apply to improvements on town roads existing on October 1, 1992.
82.50 History History: 1981 c. 20; 1987 a. 137 s. 6; 1989 a. 56; 1991 a. 39; 1993 a. 490; 1999 a. 85; 2003 a. 214 s. 182; Stats. 2003 s. 82.50.
82.50 Note NOTE: 2003 Wis. Act 214, which affected this section, contains extensive explanatory notes.
82.50 Annotation This section vests in a town a certain degree of discretion with respect to complying with minimum standards for town roads. Nothing in the statutes controls the circumstances in which a town may apply for a deviation under sub. (2), which indicates that the application is left to the town's discretion. DSG Evergreen Family Limited Partnership v. Town of Perry, 2020 WI 23, 390 Wis. 2d 533, 939 N.W.2d 564, 17-2352.
82.50 Annotation Sub. (1) does not impose obligations on a town that are susceptible to a declaration of rights, nor does it create a private cause of action by which a plaintiff can recover damages for an alleged failure to construct a proper road. DSG Evergreen Family Limited Partnership v. Town of Perry, 2020 WI 23, 390 Wis. 2d 533, 939 N.W.2d 564, 17-2352.
82.51 82.51 Rules for town road bridge standards. The department shall establish by rule uniform minimum design standards for the improvement of town road bridges.
82.51 History History: 1981 c. 20; 1987 a. 137 s. 6; 2003 a. 214 s. 83; Stats. 2003 s. 82.51.
82.51 Note NOTE: 2003 Wis. Act 214, which affected this section, contains extensive explanatory notes.
82.52 82.52 Rules for town road standards. The department shall establish by rule uniform minimum geometric standards for the improvement of existing town roads.
82.52 History History: 1991 a. 39; 2003 a. 214 s. 184; Stats. 2003 s. 82.52.
82.52 Note NOTE: 2003 Wis. Act 214, which affected this section, contains extensive explanatory notes.
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