DOT issues Packers travel advisory as bridge remains closed

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Leo Frigo Bridge in Green Bay

GREEN BAY (WITI) —  The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) N is reminding motorists heading to Lambeau Field on Sunday, October 20 for the Green Bay Packers/Cleveland Browns football game that the Leo Frigo (I-43) Bridge remains closed, and US 41 is under construction.

Closures, orange barrels, narrow lanes and increased traffic volume due to the Leo Frigo Bridge closure WILL affect game day travel.

Please note this is a later game starting at 3:25 p.m.

WisDOT strongly recommends motorists allow themselves additional time to reach their destinations.

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:

Leo Frigo (I-43) Bridge

  • Bridge remains closed
  • The Leo Frigo Bridge/I-43 bypass is US 41 to WIS 172.
  • Approximately 30,000 vehicles travel across Leo Frigo on a Packer home game. This traffic will be diverted onto other city streets, US 41 and WIS 172. Expect heavy congestion on US 41 and WIS 172 on Sunday between 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
  • Alternate routes for Packer traffic to use on city streets include:
    • US 41 northbound @ Ashland Avenue (Exit 163B)
    • US 41 northbound @ Oneida Street (Exit 164)
    • US 41 southbound @ Mason Street (Exit 168)
    • I-43 northbound@ Mason Street (Exit 183)
    • Local residents are strongly encouraged not to use US 41 or WIS 172 on game day.
    • WisDOT will have eight message boards alerting Packer travel to WIS 172 detour.
    • WisDOT has an extra Freeway Service Team dedicated to WIS 172 to quickly remove any disabled vehicles. They will be operating from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
    • The Wisconsin State Patrol has an additional seven officers assigned to I-43, US 41 and WIS 172  to assist motorists.

US 41

All construction on US 41 will cease on Packer game day, although barrier walls and orange barrels will be present in various locations

  • Brown County
    • Drivers will encounter 11-foot travel lanes and reduced shoulders in multiple locations along a 10-mile segment of highway. The speed limit is reduced to 55 mph from just south of Grant Street to I-43. Temporary barrier walls at various locations will cause traffic to slow.

WIS 172

  • Brown County
    • Eastbound WIS 172 to northbound US 41 ramp is closed due to a bridge demolition that began before the Leo Frigo Bridge incident. Eastbound  WIS 172 traffic wanting to exit to northbound US 41 will continue east on WIS 172 and take the Oneida Street/Ashland Avenue exit which ends at Vanderperren Way; take Vanderperren Way west to Holmgren Way, follow Holmgren Way north to Pilgrim Way and take Pilgrim Way east to westbound WIS 172 on-ramp to northbound US 41.

I-43

  • Brown County
    • The speed limit is reduced to 55 mph on I-43 between Atkinson Drive and US 41.

WIS 29

  • Brown County
    • WIS 29 has narrower shoulders due to temporary barrier wall at various locations that will cause traffic to slow.