US 41 & County B Brown County

Resuracing & Interchange Reconstruction Project

US 41 Resurfacing and Bridge Deck Repair Project

Upcoming traffic alert: Both lanes of southbound US 41 reopen on Wednesday, May 23. 3:1 traffic pattern switch to occur. Full interchange closure begins May 29.

  • On Monday night, May 21 and Tuesday night, May 22, from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. southbound US 41 at County B will be closed to move barrier wall and install new pavement markings.  Motorists will use the on and off-ramps at County B to exit and re-enter northbound US 41.
  • From 7 p.m., Tuesday, May 22 to 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 23 one lane of northbound US 41 will be closed to move barrier wall and install pavement markings.
  • From 2 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, a traffic pattern switch will occur on northbound US 41.
    • One lane of northbound US 41 will be switched into the southbound lanes of travel. Traffic will then follow a 3:1 pattern, with 2 lanes traveling southbound and 1 lane traveling northbound on the southbound side of US 41, and one lane traveling north on the northbound side of US 41. This configuration will remain in place the remainder of the project.
    • From 2 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 23, the northbound US 41 on and off-ramp at County B will be closed.
    •  By 1 p.m., Wednesday, May 23 the County B ramps will be back open with traffic in the new 3:1 traffic pattern.
  • On May 29 a FULL CLOSURE of US 41/US 141 and County B interchange takes place until June 29. See the interchange project webpage for detour/details.

Welcome to the webpage for the US 41/US 141 resurfacing and bridge deck repair project located in northern Brown County from County M to Norfield Road! Construction details, schedule, traffic impacts, detour routes can be found below.

US 41 Resurfacing and Bridge Deck Repair Project Overview

Project Location and Limits

Resurfacing and bridge repair will take place on US 41/US 141 from County M to Norfield Road in Brown County.

  • Note: A separate US 41/US 141 & County B interchange reconstruction project  will take place within the resurfacing project construction limits. Both projects are shown on the map.
  • View projects location map

Project Improvements

The pavement surface of this portion of US 41/US 141 is beyond its useful service life and is in need of resurfacing. Many structures along this portion of US 41/US 141 are also in need of deck repair or replacement. Safety enhancements are also needed as traffic volumes have increased throughout the years.

  • US 41/US 141 resurfacing, pavement repairs, asphalt pavement, and shoulder grading
  • Bridge deck rehabilitation
    • US 41/US 141 over Riverside Drive
    • US 41/US 141 over County B
    • US 41/US 141 over CN Railroad
    • Harbor Lights Road over US 41/US 141
    • Norfield Road over US 41/US 141
  • Culvert repairs/replacements
  • Median cable guard installation
    • Cable guard is a type of roadside or median safety traffic barrier/guard rail. It consists of steel wire ropes mounted on weak posts. Its primary purpose is to prevent a vehicle from leaving the traveled way, crossing the median, and colliding with cross traffic. Cable barriers function by capturing and/or redirecting the errant vehicle.
  • Beam guard replacement
  • New signing and pavement markings

Construction Schedule*

  • February 20, 2018 to late April/early May 2018: US 41 southbound bridge construction
  • April to late May: Temporary widening and construction of crossovers
    • The crossover construction is to maintain 2 lanes of travel while working on bridge decks. Traffic in one direction will “crossover” to the other side of US 41 to create a 3-1 split-traffic configuration. Traffic will switch to the 3:1 configuration on Wednesday, May 23 and remain in place the remainder of the project.
  • Late May to mid-August 2018: Bridge structure rehabilitation and redecking of US 41 northbound
  • Mid-August to mid-September 2018: Asphalt pavement resurfacing
  • Mid-September to late October/early November 2018: Median cable guard
  • November 2018: Project completion

* These are tentative dates and subject to change.

Traffic Impacts

Motorists will encounter a southbound US-41 long-term lane closure, off-peak lane closures, short-term (overnight) full closures for bridge demolition, and temporary crossovers during construction. Please expect some delays, especially during peak-travel time such as morning and evening rush hour or special events. No lane closures will take place during Packer gameday travel periods.

Feb. 20 to late May:

  • Southbound US 41 will be reduced to one lane from County B to Norfield Road.
    • Expect travel delays during peak travel times.
    • Southbound US 41 motorists using this location for travel are encouraged to seek alternate routes.
  • Both lanes of northbound US 41 will be maintained during peak-travel times.
    • Off-peak lane closures will be allowed on northbound US 41 (see days/times below).

May 23 to end of project: Temporary crossovers and temporary lane widening will allow two lanes of traffic to be maintained in both northbound and southbound directions for the remainder of the project.

  • Two lanes in each direction will be maintained during northbound US 41 bridge work using a 3:1 highway lane configuration with crossover traffic (one lane open in the northbound direction, and three lanes open in the southbound direction, with one lane of opposing traffic crossing over and using one of the three lanes).
  • Off-peak lane closures will be allowed (see days/times below).

Lane closures will be permitted to take place at the below days/times:

  • Northbound US 41/US 141
    • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 7 p.m. to 1 p.m.  (Next Day)
    • Thursday: 7 p.m. (Thursday night) to Noon on Friday
    • Friday: 9 p.m. (Friday night) to 10 a.m. (Saturday morning)
    • Saturday: 4 p.m. (Saturday) to 11 a.m. (Sunday)
    • Sunday: 4 p.m. (Sunday) to 1 p.m. (Monday)
  • Southbound US 41/US 141
    • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 5 a.m. (Next Day)
    • Thursday: 6 p.m. (Thursday) to 5 a.m. (Friday)
    • Friday: 5 p.m. (Friday) to 10 a.m. (Saturday)
    • Saturday: 5 p.m. (Saturday) to 9 a.m. (Sunday)
    • Sunday: 7 p.m. (Sunday) to 5 a.m. (Monday)

Rolling closures will be permitted as follows:

  • US 41/US 141
    • Nightly, Sunday through Thursday: 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. (Next Day)
    • Rolling closures are full closures of very brief duration (20 minutes or less) where a state patrol officer slows down traffic while work crews close the lane for equipment relocation.

A full closures of northbound or southbound lanes may occur up to 5 nights (total) for bridge demolition. A signed detour will be in place on US 41/US 141. (NOTE: This bridge demolition has been completed and this closure alert if for reference only).

  • US 41/US 141
    • Full closure for bridge demolition: 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. (Next Day)
      • Monday night, May 7 through Thursday night, May 10.
    • Detour route: US 41/US 141 to County M to County HS to County B to US 41/US 141

Local road long-term closure

  • Harbor Lights Road between W. Deerfield Lane and E. Deerfield Lane in the village of Suamico, Brown County, will be CLOSED Tuesday, March 20 through November 2018 for bridge deck rehabilitation.

Project Contacts

Matt Bertucci, P.E., Project Leader
Phone: (920) 360-1130
Email: Matthew.Bertucci@dot.wi.gov

Matt Ternes, P.E., Project Manager
Phone: (920) 366-3028
Email: Matthew.Ternes@dot.wi.gov

Mark Kantola, Regional Communications Manager
Phone: (920) 492-4153
Email: Mark.Kantola@dot.wi.gov