Freeway Service Teams patrolling I-43 in Brown and Manitowoc counties

​Teams offer free assistance to stranded motorists in I-43 Project construction zones

Release date: April 20, 2017

 
(Manitowoc) The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region office announces Freeway Service Teams have started assisting stranded motorists on I-43 in the Brown County and Manitowoc County I-43 resurfacing and bridge repair project work zones. The special patrols help quickly clear traffic incidents and disabled vehicles - free of charge - who are involved in minor crashes or are experiencing a breakdown. If necessary, the Freeway Service Teams quickly relocates disabled vehicles from the interstate’s travel lanes and/or shoulders to safe, pre-designated locations away from traffic.

Services the team provides include:

  • Relocating disabled vehicles
  • Providing small amounts of fuel
  • Handling minor repairs (changing flat tires, battery jump starts)
  • Removing small non-hazardous debris from the roadway
  • Assisting with traffic control and crash scene clearance

Brown County Freeway Service Team
The I-43 Brown County FST will patrol the work zone on I-43 from WIS 96 in the village of Denmark to WIS 172 in Green Bay during the following days and times:

  • Monday through Thursday: 6 to 9 a.m. and 3 to 6 p.m.
  • Friday: 6 to 9 a.m. and noon to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

If motorists require minor assistance in the I-43 in the Brown County work zone during FST patrol times, they can contact law enforcement dispatch centers for FST assistance or simply wait for the FST to pass by the location:

  • Wis. State Patrol Northeast Region Post Dispatch: (920) 929-3703
  • Brown County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch: (920) 391-7450
  • In the event of a major crash or injury, please call 911

Manitowoc County Freeway Service Team
The I-43 Manitowoc County FST will patrol the work zone on I-43 from County XX in the village of Cleveland to US 151 in the city of Manitowoc during the following times:

  • Monday through Thursday: 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and 3 to 6 p.m.
  • Friday: 6 to 9 a.m. and noon to 8 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Sunday: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

If motorists require minor assistance in the I-43 in the Manitowoc County work zone during FST patrol times, they can contact law enforcement dispatch centers for FST assistance or simply wait for the FST to pass by the location:

  • Wis. State Patrol Northeast Region Post Dispatch: (920) 929-3703
  • Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Dispatch: (920) 683-4200
  • In the event of a major crash or injury, please call 911

The Freeway Service Teams will operate at both locations until project completion in November 2017. Private towing companies provide the service as part of a WisDOT contract.

Project information for the I-43 resurfacing and bridge work is available on the project webpage at https://projects.511wi.gov/i43ner/.

For more information, contact:
Mark Kantola, Regional Communications Manager
Mark.Kantola@dot.wi.gov, (920) 492-4153