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Welcome to Lynch Mukwonago!
282 E Wolf Run, Mukwonago, WI 53149
Sales: (877) 821-1248 | Service: (877) 524-5305 | Parts: (877) 468-8817
At Lynch Mukwonago we know that people
buy a vehicle for different reasons. For some
it’s just a necessity used for commuting and
errands. For others it’s for hauling or towing.
And for some of us…it’s the joy of driving!
For those of us old enough to remember road
trips before the Interstate Freeway System,
we knew that a road trip wasn’t always about
the destination. It was the journey and the
things we found along the way in the
countless farm communities and small towns.
Some of them were described as “tourist
traps”, others were natural wonders that you
can’t see at 70 MPH on the Freeway. Either
way, it was a slower trip that allowed families
to experience things together that are sometimes missed today.
One way to experience some of this adventure is to take a weekend drive on a Wisconsin two lane highway.
Just pick a direction or destination and plan your route without using the Freeway. And, as you’re cruising
down Wisconsin’s blacktop, why not take a detour on one of the many State Rustic Roads you’re sure to find?
These roads are great any time of the year but especially in the fall. Many Rustic Roads are loops that take
you back to the Highway you turned off of. You can get a map of Wisconsin’s Rustic Roads here:
According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation website; The Wisconsin
Legislature established the Rustic Roads program in 1973 to help citizens and local
units of government preserve what remains of Wisconsin's scenic, lightly traveled
Unique brown and yellow signs mark the routes of all officially-designated Rustic
Roads. These routes provide bikers, hikers, and motorists an opportunity to
leisurely travel through some of Wisconsin's scenic countryside. For motorcyclists,
Wisconsin offers a special Rustic Roads award program.
A small placard beneath the Rustic Roads sign identifies each Rustic Road by its
numerical designation within the total statewide system. Each Rustic Road is
identified by a 1- to 3-digit number assigned by the Rustic Roads Board. To avoid
confusion with the State Trunk Highway numbering, a letter "R" prefix is used such as R-50 or R-120.
WisDOT pays the cost of furnishing and installing Rustic Roads marking signs.
An officially designated Rustic Road shall continue to be under local control. The county, city, village or town
shall have the same authority over the Rustic Road as it possesses over other highways under its jurisdiction.
A Rustic Road is eligible for state aids just as any other public highway.
What is a Rustic Road?
To qualify for the Rustic Road program, a road:
Should have outstanding natural features along its borders
such as rugged terrain, native vegetation, native wildlife, or
include open areas with agricultural vistas which singly or in
combination uniquely set this road apart from other roads.
Should be a lightly traveled local access road, one which serves
the adjacent property owners and those wishing to travel by
auto, bicycle, or hiking for purposes of recreational enjoyment
of its rustic features.
Should be one not scheduled nor anticipated for major
improvements which would change its rustic characteristics.
Should have, preferably, a minimum length of 2 miles and,
where feasible, should provide a completed closure or loop, or
connect to major highways at both ends of the route.
A Rustic Road may be dirt, gravel or paved road. It may be one-way
or two-way. It may also have bicycle or hiking paths adjacent to or
incorporated in the roadway area.
The maximum speed limit on a Rustic Road has been established by law at 45 mph. A speed limit as low as
30 mph may be established by the local governing authority.
What you can do…
As you drive around the Wisconsin countryside, think of roads you would like to see included as part of the
Rustic Roads system. Inventory Rustic Road candidates in your area. Then follow up with talks to local
residents and government officials.
Initiate and circulate petitions among resident property owners along your favorite road to have it designated
a Rustic Road. Work with civic, recreational and environmental groups to publicize and encourage the success
of the Rustic Roads program.
The application information page includes a letter to prospective applicants explaining the Rustic Roads
Program, petition, description and resolution forms to use in working with local government officials, and the
state administrative codes governing the program. More information can be obtained by contacting your town
chairman, county highway commissioner, Rustic Roads Board members and by going to the Wis DOT contact