Traffic and travel impacts for motorists heading to Packer Family Night
Release Date: Aug. 3, 2017
(Green Bay) The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region reminds motorists heading to Lambeau Field on Saturday, August 5 for the Green Bay Packer Family Night events that I-43 in Manitowoc County is under construction and restricted to one lane of travel. WIS 441, US 10 and I-41 in Winnebago County are also under construction. Motorists could experience slow travel in these locations.
Closer to the stadium, all lanes of travel in construction zones will be open in Brown County, although I-41, WIS 172 and I-43 could experience backups as fans head to Lambeau Field. I-41 interchanges at Oneida Street, Lombardi Avenue, WIS 172 and I-43 are also potential areas where delay may occur due to increased traffic.
WisDOT encourages those traveling to the event to pre-plan their trip. Other tips include using alternate routes, adjusting your leave to ensure you reach the destination on time, and following the traveler information on the message boards.
Here is a list of the major highways in northeast Wisconsin most Packer fans will be traveling as they head for Lambeau Field, and the road conditions they should anticipate:
I-43 Resurfacing Project - Manitowoc County
- I-43 just south of Manitowoc is down to one lane of traffic in each direction. Bridge work and resurfacing prevents these lanes from opening prior to Labor Day.
- Motorists should expect slow travel or back-ups in the project work zone.
- Family Night travelers could consider I-41 as an alternate route to and from the stadium.
I-43 Resurfacing Project – Brown and Sheboygan Counties
- All lanes of travel will open in the construction work zones on Packer Family Night.
I-41 Resurfacing Project – Brown and Outagamie Counties
- I-41 from Kaukauna to De Pere will be open to all lanes of travel on Packer Family Night, although orange barrels and traffic control devices will still be present.
- I-41 near Wrightstown will continue in its current configuration with split traffic in one direction, but two lanes of traffic will be maintained in each direction for Packer Family Night.
WIS 32 (Ashland Avenue) Resurfacing and Bridge Project – Brown County
- Ashland Avenue and ramps to Ashland Avenue will be open to all traffic for family night following Ashland Avenue resurfacing and bridge construction.
WIS 441 Tri-County Expansion Project - Winnebago, Outagamie and Calumet counties
- Barrier wall, narrow lanes, short merge distances and orange barrels will be present at various locations due to the WIS 441 Tri-County Expansion Project.
- Drivers will encounter reduced speed limits on I-41 near the US 10/WIS 441/I-41 interchange. Drivers should also watch for reduced lane widths and reduced shoulder widths on northbound and southbound I-41.
WIS 441, US 10 and Roland Kampo Bridge
- Drivers should be aware of orange barrels, narrow lanes, barrier walls and reduced speed limits due to the WIS 441 Tri-County Expansion Project.
- US 10 eastbound between County CB and I-41 northbound is reduced to a single lane.
- Westbound US 10/southbound WIS 441 to northbound I-41 ramp is closed until spring of 2018.
- Detour: Continue on westbound US 10 to WIS 76, follow WIS 76 north to WIS 96, take WIS 96 east to I-41.
Please note if you are involved in a crash:
The WisDOT’s Division of State Patrol advises you to immediately call 911 if you are involved in a crash. If there are no injuries and the vehicles can be moved, report the other vehicle’s license plate numbers as you may then be advised to move off the main portion of the roadway to a crash investigation site or to a ramp out of traffic. This will assist first responders in reaching you while helping to clear traffic delays during the critical travel times before and following Family Night at the stadium.
Travelers should allow extra time and can check online for real-time traffic information, including travel times, lane closures and incidents, at 511 Wisconsin online at www.511wi.gov or by calling 511.
For more information, contact:
Mark Kantola, Regional Communication Manager
Mark.firstname.lastname@example.org, (920) 492-4153