It looks like it's finally official: 894 is no more. That might seem to make sense, but there's still the 43 / 41 problem, and I wonder why in the world we didn't fix that while we were at it. Basically, Hwy or I-41 and 43 both come down from Green Bay. 43 comes down to the east, past Manitowoc and Sheboygan. 41 comes down through Appleton and Fond du Lac. That does not make sense, based on general numbering of highways from east to west, but it's tradition, I guess.
In Milwaukee, these two roads now cross for no reason. 41 travels along the lake to Chicago (via 94), and 43 heads down towards Beloit. Sure, it's better than Appleton Avenue and 27th being Hwy 41, but it still makes no real sense.
Obviously, the way to fix this is to make 41 the road that goes from Green Bay down through Manitowoc and Sheboygan along the lake. Just trade the signs, WisDot! Sure, there are a few businesses that might incorporate 41 into their names, but those are mostly for selling gasoline, sex toys, and fireworks.
The old 894 down by Southridge is now, apparently, both 43 S (westbound) and 41 S (eastbound). That's stupid and confusing, for no reason.
Obviously, Good Hope should have been the northern part of 894, but that never happened. And it won't happen at this point, so I guess WI is just moving on. The best way to do this is to keep 41 to the east and 43 to the west all the way down the state.