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US 41 construction projects for 2014

February 24, 2014

Work will be the largest single-year of construction for the US 41 Project

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) NE Region in Green Bay is providing a listing of construction projects scheduled for the US 41 Project in 2014 in Brown and Winnebago counties. Please note the 2014 US 41 Project construction season will be the largest single-year of scheduled construction for the entire US 41 Project. This list includes only projects funded by the US 41 Project. The US 41 Project work in 2014 is concentrated on improvements in Brown County, north of Glory Road. As construction for the 2014 season begins, the US 41 Project would like to remind drivers to slow down and drive safe in construction work zones.

The flyover ramps at the US 41/WIS 29 interchange will be operational this summer, and placement of flyover ramps for the US 41/I-43 system-to-system interchange will begin in early 2014. Numerous interchanges, overpasses, bridges and ramps will also see construction. Winnebago County has US 41 Project construction on two overpasses. Completion of work at County GG and Y will complete all US 41 Project work in Winnebago County. The total cost for the US 41 Project is $1.5 billion dollars. Of that, roughly $975 million is being spent in Brown County.

Be advised that schedules are subject to change on short notice. There are many sources for updated construction information. The US 41 Project lane closures and traffic restrictions report is released every Friday to the media and on US 41 website. You can also sign up to receive this report via email. Daily lane closure and traffic updates will be sent via the US 41 Project’s Facebook and Twitter sites. Site-specific construction progress will also be available in WisDOT’s weekly northeast construction media release, distributed every Friday. You can also find US 41 Project site-specific construction updates on the US 41 website under "Traffic & Closures."

All work is weather-dependent!

Brown County

US 41 – General
Drivers should anticipate overnight lane closures on southbound and northbound US 41 along the entire Brown County corridor from Glory Road to Lineville Road. Lane closures can vary along the corridor, so drivers are urged to stay alert, pay attention to road signs, slow down and use caution when entering any work zone. The US 41 Project plans to have at least one lane of traffic open at all times on both northbound and southbound US 41 during construction, with some limited exceptions where US 41 travels under an overpass.

Mainline US 41
Schedule: March 2012 through December 2016
Location: 2014 mainline construction includes Glory to Ninth; Larsen to Memorial; Duck Creek to Lineville.
Description of project: Reconstruction of US 41 mainline and structures.
Traffic impacts: The US 41 mainline will have two lanes of traffic in each direction with reduced shoulders and lane widths, and nighttime lane restrictions and/or ramp closures. Some limited exceptions exist where US 41 will be closed to traffic. A news release, website update and posting on social media will alert motorists in advance to any full closure of northbound or southbound US 41.

Oneida Street (County AAA) Interchange
Schedule: August 2013 to July 2016
Location: Oneida/Waube/US 41 interchange, Ashwaubenon
Description of project: The interchange at Oneida Street/Waube Lane Interchange (County AAA) in Brown County will be reconstructed to improve safety, increase capacity, and improve traffic operations. The project will include reconstruction of ramp terminal intersections, lengthening the southbound on-ramp, and installing crash investigation sites and bicycle and pedestrian accommodations.
Traffic impacts: Interchange and Oneida Street will remain open. There will be intermittent nighttime lane and ramp closures.

Hansen Road Bridge
Schedule: September 2013 through summer 2014
Location: Hansen Road Bridge, Ashwaubenon
Description of project: Reconstruction of the Hansen Road Bridge over US 41. The new Hansen Road Bridge will be improved and lengthened to accommodate the additional lanes of US 41 below the bridge.
Traffic impacts: Hansen Road is closed between Ridge Road and Vernon Road until August 2014. An alternate route is South Ridge Road to Waube Lane/Oneida Street.

WIS 172 ramps
Schedule: Fall 2013 through summer 2015
Location: US 41/WIS 172 interchange, Ashwaubenon
Description of project: Improve and reconstruct the WIS 172 ramps, plus mainline US 41 shoulders and curb and gutter at the interchange. All ramp modifications are needed to properly tie into the expanded mainline US 41 and the new collector-distributor lanes. The ramps are also being expanded for greater capacity.
Traffic impacts: The eastbound WIS 172 to northbound US 41 ramp will remain CLOSED until summer of 2014. The ramp from northbound US 41 to westbound WIS 172 will have a 14-day CLOSURE. All remaining ramps will have intermittent nighttime closures. An alternative route for both the eastbound WIS 172 to northbound US 41 and the northbound US 41 to westbound WIS 172 ramp closures is to continue east on WIS 172, exit on Vanderperren Way, then Vanderperren Way to Holmgren Way to Pilgrim Way to westbound WIS 172.

US 41/WIS 29 Interchange
Schedule: August 2012 to November 2014
Location: US 41 (Mason Street to Memorial Drive)/ WIS 29 (County J to Taylor Street)
Description of project: This project will complete the reconstruction of the US 41 and WIS 29 interchange, converting the interchange by building high-speed, free-flow flyover ramps, along with adding capacity to US 41. Included in this project is the construction of 12 bridges, 15 retaining walls, 30 sign bridges, concrete pavement, asphalt pavement, storm sewer, stormwater detention ponds and landscaping, and other design features.
Traffic impacts: The flyover ramps are expected to OPEN summer of 2014. The Shawano Avenue Interchange will CLOSE for 60 days between June and September 2014. The Packerland Drive/Cardinal Lane interchange will CLOSE for 60 days between August and November 2014. Elmhurst Drive and Cardinal Avenue roundabout construction will result in reduced lanes and nighttime closures on Cardinal Avenue between July and November 2014. Larsen Road will CLOSE under US 41 for 15 consecutive days in the spring of 2014 for reconstruction.

US 41 Beaver Dam box culvert project
Schedule: April 2013 to May 2014
Location: US 41 between Shawano Avenue and Velp Avenue
Description of project: This project will complete the construction of the new Beaver Dam box culvert between Shawano Avenue and Velp Avenue on US 41, install a new storm water pond in the northwest quadrant of US 41 and Velp Avenue, and reconstruct the cul-de-sacs of Island Court and Lone Grove Avenue.
Traffic impacts: There will be intermittent lane closures on US 41.

Velp Avenue Interchange
Schedule: February 2015 through June 2017 (Preliminary work began in 2013)
Location: Velp Avenue/US 41 interchange
Description of project: Reconstruction of the Velp Avenue interchange to include bicycle and pedestrian accommodations, construct new bridges over Velp, install roundabouts at the ramp terminals and at the intersection of Velp and Memorial Drive, lengthen on-ramps and install crash investigation sites on the off-ramps.
Traffic impacts: Eastbound Velp Avenue will be restricted to one lane for 21 consecutive days in the spring of 2014. The northbound US 41 on-ramp from Velp Avenue and the southbound US 41 off-ramp to Velp Avenue will CLOSE for 30 days in spring of 2014 as part of the I-43 interchange work. Although the main construction activities will not occur until 2015, intermittent nighttime lane and ramp closures will occur at Velp Avenue.

I-43 Interchange
Schedule: September 2013 through December 2016.
Location: US 41/I-43 Interchange
Description of project: Reconstruction and improvement of system-to-system interchange to improve safety and movement. Reconstruct the interchange with directional ramps (all loop ramps eliminated). Construct new bridges, with additional lanes and widened shoulders over CN Railroad, Wietor Drive, I-43, and Duck Creek. Velp Avenue access to and from I-43 will be attained at adjacent interchanges, including the Atkinson Drive interchange.
Traffic impacts: The following ramps will CLOSE for 30 days in spring of 2014 while girders are erected: northbound US 41 to southbound I-43; southbound US 41 to southbound I-43; northbound US 41 on-ramp from Velp Avenue; southbound US 41 off-ramp to Velp Avenue. Intermittent nighttime lane restrictions, ramp closures and/or full freeway closures may occur throughout 2014.

US 41/Lineville Road (County M) Interchange
Schedule: July 2013 through May 2015
Location: US 41 from Duck Creek to Lineville Road including the Lineville Road (County M) Interchange.
Description of project: Lineville Road bridge and intersection work includes constructing four roundabouts, expanding Lineville to four lanes through the interchange area and constructing a free-flow, right-turn lane for eastbound traffic at the US 41 southbound entrance ramp. The bridge will be raised, and US 41 under the bridge will be increased to six lanes to the south. 
Traffic impacts: Intermittent lane and ramp closures on Lineville Road from February through August of 2014. The interchange will CLOSE for 60 days between August and October 2014.

Morris Avenue
Schedule: March 2014 through 2015
Location: Morris Avenue underneath US 41 overpass, Ashwaubenon
Description of project: Reconstruction of the US 41 bridges over Morris Avenue.
Traffic impacts: Morris Avenue will have lane restrictions and intermittent nighttime closures. Morris Avenue may CLOSE for 30 days—outside the school year—to help expedite the work. The 30-day closure will not be concurrent with the Cormier Road 30-day closure. Pedestrian accommodations will be maintained at all times except during the full closures.

Cormier Road
Schedule: March 2014 through 2015
Location: Cormier Road underneath the US 41 overpass, Ashwaubenon
Description of project: Reconstruction of the US 41 bridges over Cormier Road.
Traffic impacts: Cormier Road will have lane restrictions and intermittent nighttime closures. Cormier Road may CLOSE for 30 days—outside the school year—to help expedite the work. The 30-day closure will not be concurrent with the Morris Avenue 30-day closure. Pedestrian accommodations will be maintained at all times except during the full closures.

Parkview Road
Schedule: August 2013 through 2015
Location: Parkview Road underneath the US 41 overpass
Description of project: Reconstruction of the US 41 bridges over Parkview Road.
Traffic impacts: Parkview Road will have reduced lane and shoulder widths, and it will be CLOSED for 45 days in summer/fall 2014.

US 41 – County GG and County Y overpass (Winnebago County)
Schedule
: March 2014 to August 2014
Location: County GG and County Y overpasses of US 41 in Winnebago County
Description: The work includes the replacement of bridges at County GG and County Y. This includes the widening of bridges to accommodate a multi-use trail.
Traffic impact: County Y CLOSED to traffic. Green Valley CLOSED to traffic at County Y. Local traffic only. County GG CLOSED to traffic. Green Valley CLOSED to traffic at County GG. Local traffic only. Two lanes of US 41 will be open at all times, except for during demolition in March and the occasional nighttime lane closure.

Stay connected with US 41 Project and WisDOT!

Log on to the US 41 Project website for details of all projects. The US 41 Project can also be found on Facebook and Twitter. For statewide projects go to the WisDOT website.

Motorists are advised to use caution and remain alert when driving through any work zone.

Drivers are also encouraged to seek information about work zones and detours in the following ways:

  • For statewide, recorded road construction information, 24 hours a day, call 511.
  • For statewide road construction on the web, visit Wisconsin 511 online.

For more information, contact:
Mark Kantola, WisDOT NE Region-US 41/441 Project Communications
(920) 492-4153, mark.kantola@dot.wi.gov

 

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