US 41/WIS 29 system-to-system interchange opens this week
June 23, 2014
Brown County’s first flyover ramps complete
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region in Green Bay is announcing the flyover ramps on the US 41 and WIS 29 system-to-system interchange will open to traffic by Thursday morning, June 26. Wisconsin Deputy Secretary of Transportation Mike Berg made the announcement today, June 23, during a ribbon cutting ceremony at the interchange. The flyover ramps have been under construction since 2009.
The US 41/WIS 29 interchange was improved to a multi-level systems interchange with free-flow directional ramps connecting US 41 and WIS 29. The project includes construction of a collector-distributor (C-D) roadway for northbound and southbound traffic between Mason Street and WIS 29. The C-D roadway is a separate roadway paralleling mainline US 41 that will provide improved, safer and more efficient traffic flow between the closely-spaced WIS 29 and Mason Street interchanges.
"WIS 29 and US 41 are both backbone routes and have the highest degree of importance within the state transportation system," said Will Dorsey, NE Region Director, WisDOT. "Improving the connectivity of this interchange is essential to the continued safe, efficient transportation between major cities of the state."
Construction of the Shawano Avenue interchange is scheduled to begin Monday, July 7. Shawano Avenue from Taylor Street to Packerland Drive will be CLOSED for 60 days along with US 41 ramps at Shawano Avenue. The northbound US 41 exit ramp to eastbound Shawano Avenue will only be CLOSED a maximum of 21 days within the 60-day CLOSURE. For alternate routes and more details regarding construction at Shawano Avenue, please log on to the US 41 Project website.
All lane restrictions and work operations are weather-dependent and subject to change.
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 and traffic alerts, go to the WisDOT website, visit Wisconsin 511 online or call 5-1-1. For more information regarding traffic impacts in all of the Northeast Region:
- Follow Northeast Region on Twitter for regional alerts from the Traffic Incident Alert System and for construction related traffic advisories.
For more information, contact:
Mark Kantola, US 41 Project communications manager
(920) 492-4153, firstname.lastname@example.org