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Shawano Avenue to close for 60 days on Monday, July 7

June 30, 2014

Motorists advised to plan alternate routes

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region in Green Bay is announcing Shawano Avenue from Taylor Street to Packerland Drive will be CLOSED for 60 days starting Monday, July 7. All US 41 ramps at Shawano Avenue will also close Monday except for the northbound US 41 exit ramp to eastbound Shawano Avenue. That ramp will close Monday, July 21 for a maximum of 21 days within the 60-day Shawano closure.

WIS 29 detour is as follows:

  • Westbound WIS 29 will be detoured at Military Avenue, take Military south to Mason Street and Mason west to US 41 northbound and follow US 41 northbound to the new WIS 29 westbound flyover ramp.
  • Eastbound WIS 29 will be detoured south on US 41 to WIS 172, take WIS 172 eastbound to I-43 southbound to the WIS 29 exit.
  • A detailed map of closure area and alternate routes can be found at the project website (A map is also attached below).

The closure is needed for complete reconstruction of the Shawano Avenue interchange, including the construction of three roundabout on Shawano. Following the Shawano closure, Packerland Drive will close for 60 days to construct  three roundabouts. Elmhurst Avenue/Cardinal Lane will also close in fall for construction of a roundabout. Construction is scheduled to finish in fall of 2014.

WisDOT is reminding drivers the new US 41 to westbound WIS 29 flyover ramps do not have an exit at County EB/Packerland Drive. US 41 northbound and southbound drivers wanting to access County EB/Packerland Dr. should exit at WIS 54/Mason Street and take Mason Street west to Packerland Drive.

All lane restrictions and work operations are weather-dependent and subject to change.

Log on to the US 41 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 Wisconsin DOT home page, 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,



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