US 41/WIS 21 interchange in Oshkosh opening Monday
October 25, 2012
Interchange had been closed since March 19
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region is announcing the US 41/WIS 21 interchange in Winnebago County will be open by 5 p.m. Monday, October 29, approximately three weeks ahead of schedule. The interchange had been closed since Monday, March 19.
WisDOT NE Region Director Will Dorsey said, "I am extremely proud of our contractors, WisDOT staff and consultant staff for opening this interchange well ahead of schedule. We promised the community we would deliver this project in one construction season and that is just what we did."
Dorsey added, "The department would like to also thank the Oshkosh area residents, businesses and motorists for their patience during this aggressive construction schedule."
The roundabout on the west side of the interchange, including the ramps to and from US 41 southbound were already opened on Thursday, August 30 by 4 p.m.
The $54 million project includes rebuilding the WIS 21 interchange so that WIS 21 passes over US 41; construction of four roundabouts on WIS 21, at the US 41 ramp terminals and Washburn and Koeller streets intersections; and the reconstruction and expansion of US 41 between Witzel Avenue and US 45.
Throughout the project, WisDOT maintained two lanes of traffic in both directions on US 41.
The work on US 41 and the Lake Butte des Morts causeway will be completed by the end of July 2013.
For more information, contact:
Communications Manager Kim Rudat, WisDOT NE Region
(920) 492-5743, firstname.lastname@example.org