On the evening of
Friday September 5th,
the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will
fully close a portion of US 41 in Washington County to
install ten bridge girders as part of the US 41/WIS 144
improvement project. Five of the girders will be installed
on the southbound side followed by five on the northbound
The full freeway
closure is scheduled for 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (southbound) and
midnight to 6 a.m. (northbound). On US 41 NB, the freeway
will be closed at the US 41/US 45 split (eight miles south
of the WIS 144 interchange). On US 41 SB, the freeway will
be closed at WIS 33 (five miles north of the WIS 144
In advance of the
full closure, the WIS 33 SB on-ramp and County K SB on-ramp
will be closed 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. The WIS 145 NB on-ramp and
WIS 60 NB on-ramp will be closed 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.
Beginning Friday, August 29th,
posted signs will inform motorists of the pending closures.
Safety to the
traveling public is of the utmost priority. The safest way
to set the girders is to close the freeway completely.
WisDOT has chosen an off-peak traffic time to minimize
impacts to motorists who can utilize the following detour
Merge onto US 45
north to WIS 33, proceed west on WIS 33 to US 41 north.
Exit at WIS 33
proceed east to US 45, proceed south on US 45 to US 41
State Patrol will
direct traffic at the off-ramps. Electronic signs will
inform drivers of the closure and detour while route markers
will be placed along the detour to assure motorists they are
traveling the proper route.