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
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.