WisDOT warns of delays for Packers fans heading to Green Bay
List includes main routes to Green Bay, expected conditions Thursday afternoon
MADISON, Wis. — State transportation officials are reminding Packers fans headed to Lambeau Field that some routes into the city are under construction.
Wisconsin Department of Transportation officials said Highway 41 and adjacent roadways from Oneida Street north to Suamico are under construction.
The Highway 41/172 interchange could get backed up on both north and south Highway 41 and west Highway 172, officials said. Closures, orange barrels, narrow lanes and increased volume from commuter traffic, in addition to game day traffic, will affect travel.
Due to the construction, Ashland Avenue through De Pere and Ashwaubenon will also experience increased traffic congestion as additional motorists use this as an alternate route, according to the release.
Officials are strongly recommending motorists allow themselves additional time to get around the Green Bay area Thursday.
List of major roadways Packers fans will be using to get to Green Bay and expected road conditions (from WisDOT):
US 41 and WIS 172 Interchange
Motorists should expect heavy congestion and potential long delays at this interchange between 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Thursday. Motorists should strongly consider avoiding this interchange area and utilize alternate routes if possible.
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 four 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.
WIS 29/Shawano Ave between Packerland Drive and Duck Creek Parkway is closed for reconstruction; this includes the WIS 29 eastbound exit ramp as well as the WIS 29 westbound entrance ramp at Packerland.
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 WIS 29.
Packerland Drive/Cardinal Lane is closed from Holly Way to Duck Creek Parkway.
All traffic GOING TO THE GAME on WIS 29 eastbound should use WIS 29 eastbound to US 41 southbound to Lombardi Avenue. Access from WIS 29 eastbound to County EB/Packerland Drive is closed.
All traffic LEAVING THE GAME destined to WIS 29 westbound has TWO OPTIONS due to the County Highway EB/Packerland Drive roadway and ramp closures:
US 41 northbound to WIS 29 westbound
Utilize local system to County EB/Packerland northbound to westbound WIS 54/Mason Street to County FF northbound to WIS 29 westbound.
The speed limit is reduced to 55 mph on I-43 between Atkinson Drive and US 41.
I-43/WIS 172 Interchange
The eastbound 172 to northbound I-43 ramp will have a right lane closure. Traffic merging onto I-43 northbound may experience delays.
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.
WIS 114 (Calumet County)
WIS 114 from Sherwood to US 10 could tentatively be reduced to one lane of traffic.