Wisconsin DOT says it's going to construct an I-41 interchange permitting the Southern Bridge mission in Brown County – WeAreGreenBay.com


BROWN COUNTY, Wisconsin (WFRV) A protracted-planned highway development mission in Brown County is now supported by the state. Native 5 reviews that the Wisconsin Division of Transportation has introduced the development of a brand new interchange on I-41 to advance the Southern Bridge mission.

For many years, native leaders have advocated for the Southern Bridge Undertaking, which is to be constructed at De Pere over the Fox River with a connection interchange at I-41, permitting drivers to keep away from the bridge cluttered with Claude Allouez.

"In case you cross the De Pere space within the morning and within the afternoon, it is extremely crowded," stated Will Dorsey, director of the WisDOT NE area.

To any extent further, the State commits itself to concretize the plan.

"We expect we’re in the perfect place now we have ever had for this mission to really have an opportunity to start out," stated Brown County Government Troy Streckenbach.

In a letter to Streckenbach, the WisDOT Secretary wrote: "… Wisdot will design and construct the I-41 and Southern Bridge arterial interchange as a part of Growth I-41."

"It's the letter you obtain the place you simply go – sure!" Mentioned Streckenbach.

This can be a reversal of Governor Evers' resolution earlier this 12 months, approving the extension of I-41 between Appleton and De Pere beginning in 2025, whereas eradicating the proposed change of the finances.

"It is sensible to synchronize the Southern Arterial mission with Growth Undertaking I-41 so we are able to use them at about the identical time," Dorsey stated.

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"This can be a downside of public security, congestion and jobs," Streckenbach stated.

Streckenbach stated stress from native leaders and lawmakers had had a constructive influence.

"The efforts of the grassroots, the help of the legislature to communities, to the chamber, to everybody who meets," stated Streckenbach.

However for the $ 30 million mission to be constructed, the county should resolve on the placement of the interchange and the bypass and write an announcement of environmental influence. by October 2020.

"We now have a deadline and if we respect it, I believe we did our job," stated Streckenbach.

County officers indicated that their most popular location for the bridge was Rockland Highway and Pink Maple Highway, with an interchange on I-41 at Southbridge Highway. It’s deliberate to finish the hall by connecting the roadway to GV County in Bellevue.


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