Monday, September 06, 2010

Work beginning on US 41 in Outagamie and Winnebago counties

Work beginning on US 41 in Outagamie and Winnebago counties

The two-month project will significantly impact traffic

(Green Bay) The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) northeast region office in Green Bay is announcing work beginning Tuesday, September 7 on approximately 7.5 miles of US 41 from Breezewood Lane in Winnebago County to West Spencer Street in Outagamie County. The $2.5 million project includes pavement repair of the highway, ramps and shoulders, cross roads, and beam guard repair, signing and pavement marking. Work is expected to be completed by the end of October.

Traffic impacts will be significant. Northbound and/or southbound US 41 will be reduced to two lanes in either direction during off-peak traffic hours during the day and evening. The highway will be further reduced to one lane in either direction during the overnight hours. These times will vary slightly throughout the week. During lane closures, the speed limit will be reduced to 55 MPH. US 41 ramps will be closed for several nights between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. during the project. When a ramp at one interchange is closed, the ramps at the adjacent interchanges will remain open.

Beginning Tuesday, September 7, northbound US 41 on and off ramp closures are scheduled for the interchanges of Winneconne Avenue and Winchester Road from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. for three nights. Beginning Wednesday, September 8, the loop ramps at the US 41/US 10/WIS 441 interchange carrying southbound US 41 to eastbound WIS 441 traffic and westbound WIS 441 to southbound US 41 traffic will be closed from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. for three nights.

Message boards are in place and will alert motorists of all planned lane and ramp closures. All scheduled closures are weather dependent.

During Packer games, all northbound lanes will be open from 7 a.m. to noon. All southbound lanes will be open from 1:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Motorist should anticipate backups and plan their routes accordingly. They should also use caution and remain alert when driving through this or any work zone.

(Please note: This project is not part of the US 41 major project that is expanding the highway and adding lanes in Brown and Winnebago counties.)


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