Governor Scott Walker announced today that the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will be completing the WIS 441 project a year early. Savings announced in April 2017 moved a number of projects forward in the WIS 441 expansion, creating opportunities to complete the project a year early and minimize traffic impacts for travelers, residents and businesses. The WIS 441/Oneida Street diverging diamond interchange will now be completed in 2018.
“Thanks to the Department of Transportation’s effective use of resources, cost savings opportunities, and performance improvement, the WIS 441 project will be completed a year ahead of schedule,” said Governor Walker. “This ensures the citizens of the Fox Cities and northeastern Wisconsin will have faster access to reliable infrastructure to accommodate their current and future transportation needs.”
As the west side of I-41 continues to grow and develop, the critical I-41/US 10 System Interchange, scheduled to open in the fall of 2018, will improve access to the region and further enhance local economic development.
“Savings on highway projects and improving more roadways and bridges now will allow WisDOT to more cost-effectively preserve transportation assets and better maintain infrastructure,” noted Wisconsin Department of Transportation Secretary Dave Ross.
Lower fuel prices and more competitive bids on projects have resulted in increased savings on current road projects. Using these savings now means WisDOT will take advantage of the savings to more efficiently preserve our assets, maintain existing infrastructure, and increase safety on Wisconsin roadways.