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Fans urged to plan ahead if heading to Packers game Thursday

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GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ/WisDOT) - The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is reminding motorists heading to Lambeau Field on Thursday for the Green Bay Packers/Kansas City Chiefs game that Highway 41 and adjacent roadways from Oneida St. north to Suamico are under construction.

The US 41/WIS 172 interchange could experience significant backups on both north and south U.S. 41 and east and west 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 possible.

US 41

All construction on US 41 will cease on Packer game day, although barrier walls and orange barrels will be present in various locations

  • Brown County
    • 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 NB & SB 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.

WIS 172

  • Brown County
    • 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.

I-43

  • Brown County –
    • The speed limit is reduced to 55 mph on I-43 between Atkinson Drive and US 41.

WIS 29

  • Brown County –
    • WIS 29/Shawano Ave between Packerland Drive and Taylor Street is closed for reconstruction; this includes both US 41 SB exit and entrance ramps and the US 41 northbound entrance ramp at Shawano Ave.
      • The US 41 northbound exit ramp at Shawano Ave is open to the WIS 29 Eastbound movement only.
      • WIS 29 westbound is detoured south on Military Ave 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 I43, and I43 south to WIS 29.
    • Access to and from US 41 via the new free-flow interchange ramps will be available.

WIS 41– Winnebago County

  • 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 direction.

WIS 32/57 – Calumet County

  • The intersection of USH 10 and WIS 32/57 in Forest Junctions will be closed to traffic during Friday’s Packer game.   The WIS 32/57 detour route follows WIS32/57 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.

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