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Feb 26, 2006

You Can't Get There From Anywhere

The folks in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin are a little unhappy. According to the Chippewa Herald, the latest highway maps prepared by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) left off two interchanges on Highway 29 that serve as major access points for the city.

The city's planner expressed concern because the DOT's official county map becomes a base map for the statewide map. Left as is, drivers on the new Highway 29 could zoom by the city exits or be surprised they even exist. The DOT told the Herald that the maps are being corrected.

I hesitated about posting this story, I hope it isn't too widely read. I can just imagine some clever DOT employees deciding that erasing interchanges off road maps might be an inexpensive way to alleviate traffic congestion.