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WisDOT to clear ice at Duck Creek causeway in Brown County

January 10, 2014

Cofferdam construction and currents make ice crossing dangerous

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region in Green Bay reminds people to stay off the ice near the newly-made causeway located on the east side of US 41 where it crosses over Duck Creek, just north of the I-43/US 41 interchange, in the village of Howard. The site is a popular access point to the Bay of Green Bay for snowmobilers and ice fishermen.

On Monday, January 13, WisDOT will break up the ice in the area to begin construction of a cofferdam. This ice clearing, coupled with a faster current caused by the new causeway, makes the ice extremely unpredictable and hazardous in the area. Once constructed, the new cofferdam will further increase the water current. Those wanting to connect to the Bay of Green Bay are asked to find another access point. The ice will not be safe to cross at this location at any time this season.

The new causeway and cofferdam are being used by WisDOT to build new bridges over Duck Creek as part of the US 41 Project.

For more information, contact:
Mark Kantola, US 41 Project communication manager
(920) 492-4153,



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