Traffic impacts expected for US 41/45 lane closures in Washington County
Closures for bridge work anticipated to last one month


Sept. 10, 2015

Beginning Monday, September 14, work will start on a small bridge in the southbound lanes of the US 41/45 split in Washington County. The bridge reconstruction is scheduled to last 30 calendar days, resulting in lane closures during that time. The two lanes on US 41 and on US 45, north of the split, will be down to one lane each. Following the merge where the roadway is normally three lanes, it will be down to two. The closures will be in place prior to the Monday morning commute.
During the closures, 30 minute delays are anticipated for southbound traffic during the morning commutes.
The alternate route is to get off the freeway at WIS 60 and proceed west to WIS 164. Go south on WIS 164 to connect with WIS 175. Travel south on WIS 175 to rejoin the freeway at the Holy Hill Road Interchange.
North of the US 41/45 split, there will be both overhead and portable electronic messages to alert motorists of upcoming backups, along with giving drivers the option of getting off the freeway in these instances.  
To deal with the traffic impacts motorists should use alternate routes, allow extra time to reach their destination, but above all, be patient during the work. Use of the 511 Wisconsin website or 511 mobile app will help anticipate delays.
WisDOT urges motorists to watch their speeds and remain alert both in and out of the work zone.
The schedule is weather dependent and subject to change.
The aforementioned work is part of the US 41/45 Rehabilitation Project. More information about the project can be found at .