Governor Evers approves I-41 improvements in Outagamie County

Construction begins April 10, 2022

Release Date: March 21, 2022

(Appleton) To invest in Wisconsin’s transportation system, Governor Evers signed $3.33 million contract to improve 12.37 miles of I-41 between WIS 15 in the town of Grand Chute and County J in the city of Kaukauna. Construction will begin Sunday, April 10 and is expected to be completed by the end of May of this year. I-41 will remain open during through construction but may be reduced to one lane in each direction during-off peak times. Interchange ramps may be closed during overnight hours. Note: This work is separate from the I-41 Expansion Project.

Fahrner Asphalt Sealers, Inc. from Plover, Wis. is the Prime Contractor.

Project improvements

This is a preservation-level project. Improvements include:

  • Cleaning and sealing I-41 mainline and interchange ramp pavement cracks and joints
  • Placement of asphalt repair mastic
  • Concrete pavement repair
  • Some asphalt shoulder paving
  • Pavement marking

Traffic impacts

I-41 will remain open to traffic throughout the preservation project but may be reduced to one lane in each direction during off-peak times. Closure hours will vary. The permitted timeframe for lane closures on weeknights is 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. The permitted timeframe for lane closures on the weekend is 6 p.m. to 10 a.m.

  • Interchange ramp closures will also be allowed during overnight hours, generally between 6 p.m. and 7 a.m.
  • Dates and times will be posted on the I-41 project construction website during construction.
  • On and off-ramp closures are not allowed at adjacent interchanges.
  • Please see the project website below for up-to-date traffic impacts.

Project Benefits

This project will extend pavement life of mainline and ramps until the larger I-41 Project that will expand I-41 from four to six lanes proceeds to construction in 2025.

More information

Please see the I-41 Preservation Project construction website for the latest schedule and traffic impacts.

Work Zone Safety

Each year in Wisconsin, both highway workers and motorists are killed and injured in crashes that happen in highway construction zones. Motorists should slow down, be patient and pay attention to their surroundings in this and all work zones.

For more information

Mark Kantola, Regional Communications Manager​, (920) 492-4153