Travel advisory issued for Sunday’s game at Lambeau Field

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GREEN BAY (WITI) — The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region in Green Bay is reminding motorists heading to Lambeau Field on Sunday, November 10th for the  Packers/Eagles football game that the Leo Frigo (I-43) Bridge over the Fox River remains closed, and US 41 is under construction.

Closures, orange barrels, narrow lanes, soft shoulders and increased volume from the Leo Frigo will affect game day travel.

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 due to both commuter and game day traffic on US 41 and WIS 172 on Sunday between 8 a.m. and noon and again between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.
  • Alternate routes for Packer traffic to use on city streets include:
    • Fox River bridge crossings at Main Street, Walnut Street and Mason Street
    • Ashland Avenue
    • Oneida Street
    • Mason Street
    • I-43 exit at Mason Street (Eastside)
    • Local residents are strongly encouraged not to use US 41 or WIS 172 on game day.
    • WisDOT will use eight message boards to inform motorists of traffic conditions on game day.
    • WisDOT has an extra Freeway Service Team dedicated to US 41 and WIS 172 to quickly remove any disabled vehicles. One truck will be operating from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and a second truck will be operating from 8 a.m. to noon and again from 3 p.m. to 6  p.m.
    • The Wisconsin State Patrol will have a minimum of seven additional officers patrolling I-43, US 41 and WIS 172 to assist motorists. Additionally, the Air Services Unit will have an aircraft flying over the Green Bay area prior to the game to quickly identify any potential issues with arriving game day traffic.

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.

WIS 32/57

  • Brown County (DePere)
    • Lane restrictions in the roundabout east of the Claude Allouez Bridge will slow traffic through this intersection. Additionally, traffic northbound on WIS 32/57 cannot proceed through the roundabout and continue north on WIS 57. Motorists will have to exit east on South Wisconsin Street or west on WIS 32/County G across the Claude Allouez Bridge.
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