The Wisconsin Department of
Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region in Green Bay is
reminding motorists heading to Lambeau Field on
Thursday, August 28 for the Green Bay Packers/Kansas
City Chiefs football game that US 41 and adjacent
roadways from Oneida Street north to Suamico are under
construction. The US 41/WIS 172 interchange could
experience significant backups on both north and south
US 41 and east and west WIS 172. Closures, orange
barrels, narrow lanes, soft shoulders and increased
volume from commuter and recreational traffic in
addition to game day traffic WILL affect game day
travel. Due to all the construction, Ashland Avenue
through De Pere and Ashwaubenon will also experience
increased traffic congestion as additional motorists use
this as an alternate route.
WisDOT strongly recommends
motorists allow themselves additional time to reach
their destinations and check WisDOT’s 511 website.
Additionally, motorists are advised to remain alert and
plan on exercising patience as they drive through the
Green Bay area.
Here is a list of the major roads
in northeast Wisconsin most Packers fans will be
traveling as they head for the game and the road
conditions they should anticipate:
US 41 and WIS 172 Interchange
Motorists should expect heavy
congestion and potential long delays at this interchange
between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday afternoon and
evening. Motorists should strongly consider avoiding
this interchange area and utilize alternate routes if
All construction on US 41 will
cease on Packer game day, although barrier walls and
orange barrels will be present in various locations.
Drivers will encounter 11-foot travel
lanes and reduced shoulders in multiple locations along
a 10-mile segment of highway. The speed limit is reduced
to 55 mph from just south of Grant Street to Lineville
Road. Temporary barrier wall at various locations will
cause traffic to slow.
Lineville Interchange Closed
All 4 US 41 ramps at Lineville are closed,
Lineville Road is closed between Brookfield Road and
County J, West Deerfield is closed at Lineville and
northbound and southbound traffic on East Deerfield will
be maintained across Lineville road during the 60-day
closure for access to local businesses. Use County B and
Velp interchanges for access to and from US 41.
Eastbound WIS 172 to northbound US 41 ramp
is closed for reconstruction. Eastbound WIS 172 traffic
wanting to exit to northbound US 41 will continue east
on WIS 172 and take the Oneida Street/Ashland Avenue
exit which ends at Vanderperren Way; take Vanderperren
Way west to Holmgren Way, follow Holmgren Way north to
Pilgrim Way and take Pilgrim Way east to westbound WIS
172 on-ramp to northbound US 41.
The speed limit is reduced to 55 mph on
I-43 between Atkinson Drive and US 41.
WIS 29/Shawano Avenue between Packerland
Drive and Taylor Street is closed for reconstruction;
this includes both US 41 southbound exit and entrance
ramps and the US 41 northbound entrance ramp at Shawano
The US 41 northbound exit ramp at Shawano
Avenue is open to the WIS 29 eastbound movement only.
WIS 29 westbound is detoured south on
Military Avenue to Mason Street, Mason west to US 41 and
US 41 north to WIS 29.
WIS 29 eastbound is detoured south on US
41 to WIS 172, WIS 172 east to I-43, and I-43 south to
Access to and from US 41 via the new
free-flow interchange ramps will be available.
US 41 has reduced speed to 55 mph
northbound from County II to County BB in Winnebago
County. There are still 3 lanes open to traffic in each
The intersection of US 10 and WIS 32/57 in
Forest Junction will be closed to traffic during
Thursday’s Packer game. The WIS 32/57 detour route
follows WIS 32/57 to County HR to US 10 to County PP to
County K to WIS 32/57.
Travelers should allow extra time
and can check online for real-time traffic information,
including travel times, lane closures and incidents, at
Wisconsin 511 online (www.511wi.gov)
or by calling 511 on a phone.