GREEN BAY (WITI) -- The Wisconsin Department of Transportation Northeast Region Office is reminding motorists heading to Lambeau Field on Sunday, September 14th for the first Green Bay Packers regular season home game against the New York Jets that US 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 US 41 and east and west WIS 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 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Motorists should strongly consider avoiding this interchange area and utilize alternate routes if possible. Additionally, Packer traffic leaving following the game could also encounter increased recreational traffic returning from the north woods.
All construction on US 41 will cease on Packer game day, although barrier walls and orange barrels will be present in various locations:
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.