US 41 & County B Brown County

Resuracing & Interchange Reconstruction Project

US 41 Resurfacing and Bridge Deck Repair Project

TRAFFIC IMPACT UPDATE: Milling and paving operations along US 41 begin Monday, August 20. Ramp closures scheduled.

  • Wednesday, Aug. 15 and Thursday Aug. 16: The northbound US 41/County B ramps will be closed Wednesday, August 15 from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. to complete the grading for the new guard rail and Thursday, August 16 from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m. to install the beam guard.

Milling and paving operations on US 41 will require northbound on and off-ramp closures at the County B interchange to facilitate the work during the week of August 20.  Please see the list below summarizing the planned closures. The times may vary depending on how much work is completed each night, but the ramps will be re-opened as soon as possible as the work is completed each day. We will continue to post the scheduled closures on this website and on the message boards along the ramps.

  • Monday, August 20: Northbound US 41 on and off-ramps at County B closed from 4 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Monday, August 20/Tuesday, August 21: US 41 full closure at the US 41/County B interchange from 11 p.m. Monday to 5 a.m. Tuesday.
    • Traffic will use the interchange ramps to exit then re-enter.
  • Tuesday, August 21/Wednesday, August 22: US 41 full closure at the I-41/County B interchange from 11 p.m. Tuesday to 5 a.m. Wednesday morning.
    • Traffic will use the interchange ramps to exit then re-enter.
  • Wednesday, August 22/Thursday, August 23:  Northbound US 41 on and off-ramps at County B closed from 7 p.m. Wednesday night to 1 p.m. Thursday afternoon.
  • Thursday, August 23/Friday, August 24:  Northbound US 41 on and off-ramps at County B closed from 7 p.m. Thursday night to noon on Friday.
  • Friday, August 24/Saturday, August 25: Northbound US 41 on and off-ramps at County B closed from 9 p.m. Friday night to 10 a.m. Saturday morning.

Note: For information regarding the US 41/US 141 and County B Interchange Reconstruction Project in Brown County, please view the interchange project webpage here.

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