BROWN COUNTY – If you think the Highway 41 disruptions have been substantial for the last four years, just wait. This year is set to be the busiest yet in Brown County.
Highway 41 in between Howard and Suamico is about to change. Parts of the Lineville Road bridge will be demolished starting Monday night.
“That’s all part of the overall plan to replace the Lineville interchange. That will be occurring all of this year,” said Mike King, a supervisor for the Highway 41 Project.
US 41 will be closed under that bridge overnight Wednesday and Thursday nights, as well as next Monday and Tuesday.
Drivers can use the exit ramps as a short detour around the closure.
Constant changes are what Lynn Schultz of Green Bay expects when driving on 41.
“When we encounter it, you just have to find a way of getting around it,” said Schultz.
King says cold and snow haven’t had a big impact on the project, but construction will be picking up when the roads dry off.
“People don’t probably understand the amount of work that takes place at night,” he said.
About eight miles to the south, the Hansen Road bridge is taking shape.
Drivers can expect another closure overnight Monday. The northbound lanes of Highway 41 from Ashland Avenue to State Highway 172 will be shutdown.
The Hansen bridge should re-open in August.
Work also continues on the new flyover ramps where US 41 and State Highway 29 meet. The new ramps are expected to be open in June.
“It’ll just be amazing, so you have to be patient in the meantime,” said Schultz.
The Highway 41 Project started in 2010 and is scheduled to wrap up in 2017.
The total cost of the project in Brown County is $975 million.