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Public meetings scheduled for US 41 Interstate conversion study

May 8, 2012

Meetings to be held in Brown, Outagamie, Winnebago, Fond du lac, Washington and Milwaukee counties

(Milwaukee / Green Bay) The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region has scheduled a series of public information meetings to discuss the conversion of US 41 from Milwaukee to Green Bay to an Interstate highway. People who travel, live or do business along the US 41 corridor are encouraged to attend to learn more about the planning study.

According to WisDOT Secretary Mark Gottlieb, "Converting US 41 to an Interstate will encourage economic growth, increase safety and create an identity for the corridor from Milwaukee to Green Bay."

The public is encouraged to provide comments and suggestions. Project staff will also be available to answer questions.

Public meeting schedule

WisDOT has scheduled six public information meetings. Each will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m., with a brief presentation at 5:15 p.m., followed by an open house format where WisDOT representatives will be available to discuss the project on an individual basis. The public information meetings will be held at the following locations:

  • Wednesday, May 16, at the Brown County Public Library in downtown Green Bay
    515 Pine Street, Green Bay (Auditorium)
  • Thursday, May 17, at Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton
    1825 N. Bluemound Drive, Appleton (Entrance #16 - Room A-170)
  • Tuesday, May 22, at Fox Valley Technical College Riverside Campus in Oshkosh
    150 N. Campbell Road, Oshkosh (Conference Center Room 133)
  • Wednesday, May 23, at Fond du Lac Public Library
    32 Sheboygan Street, Fond du Lac (McLane Room)
  • Wednesday, May 30, at the Germantown Public Library
    N112 W16957 Mequon Road, Germantown (Meeting Room)
  • Thursday, May 31, at the Wauwatosa Public Library
    7635 West North Avenue, Wauwatosa (Firefly room)

The project schedule calls for WisDOT to begin installing Interstate shields along the route by fall 2014. A final Interstate route number has not been designated.

The study is not associated with any construction projects.

Persons who are unable to attend the meetings can provide comments by contacting WisDOT Project Manager Tammy Rabe at 944 Vanderperren Way, Green Bay, WI 54304; (920) 492-5661 or by email at tammy.rabe@dot.wi.gov. Citizens who are deaf or hard of hearing and who require an interpreter may request one by contacting Rabe at least three working days prior to the meeting.

Additional information about the study can be found online at the WisDOT website.

For more information, contact:
Communications Manager Kim Rudat, WisDOT NE Region
(920) 492-5743, kim.rudat@dot.wi.gov

 

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