Headed to Packers vs. Saints? Here's what you need to know

If there ever was a beautiful weekend for Green Bay Packers football – weatherwise – I really don’t know when it ever was or will be.

The weather forecast for this Sunday’s Packers game against the New Orleans Saints couldn’t be better. With the autumnal colors in near-full radiance and the sun shining high overhead, the two teams will renew a series that has seen many exciting moments over the years.

Surely, Sunday’s game will provide many more memories for all attending, but getting there and getting home is always the most important thing for all involved.

So, with that in mind, here is some important information for all those traveling to Green Bay this weekend. It’s provided by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

Take a look at the press release provided by the department before hopping in the car.

Packer travel advisory – Road construction update in Northeast Wisconsin
(Green Bay) The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region is reminding motorists heading to Lambeau Field on Sunday, September 30 for the Green Bay Packers / New Orleans Saints football game that the road construction season continues on most major roads in Northeast Wisconsin. While most projects will stop and two lanes of traffic will be open, drivers might still encounter road conditions in the work zones that could cause backups.
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 and the road conditions they should anticipate:
US 41
·        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 Scheuring Road to I-43.
·        Winnebago County – A majority of 12 miles of highway, from 9th Avenue to Breezewood Lane, has restricted shoulders, 11-foot travel lanes and speed limits reduced to 55 mph in both directions.  Backups should be anticipated along this stretch of roadway.
WIS 29
·        Brown County – WIS 29 is closed to traffic between Packerland Drive and US 41 with all WIS 29 traffic being rerouted to the new Shawano Avenue adjacent to old WIS 29. Access is maintained to US 41 from WIS 29/Shawano Avenue. Closing WIS 29 and moving traffic to the new Shawano Avenue will significantly increase congestion at this location. Motorists that use this stretch of road are strongly encouraged to seek alternate routes. This new configuration will remain in effect until April 2014.
WIS 32
·        Brown County – Motorists traveling southbound on WIS 32/Ashland Avenue following the game are advised to use WIS 172 to access US 41 and avoid using the temporary ramp from WIS 32/Ashland Avenue directly to US 41. The Ashland Avenue median at Parkview Road is also closed. Access to and from Parkview Road, at Ashland Avenue, is limited to right-turn in and right-turn out onto Ashland Avenue.
County G (Main Avenue)
·        Brown County – The US 41/Main Avenue interchange is closed for reconstruction. This closure includes all ramps and Main Avenue, from Ashwaubenon Creek to Lawrence Drive. The Lawrence Drive park and ride lot is also closed for reconstruction.
WIS 54
·        Brown County – The WIS 54 and Seminary Road intersection has been reconfigured during roundabout construction that could slow traffic and cause backups at this location.
I-43/Leo Frigo Bridge
·        Brown County – Traffic on I-43 at the Leo Frigo Bridge is reduced to a single lane with speeds reduced to 55 mph in both directions over a 3.5-mile segment of the highway. In addition, the following ramps are closed to traffic:
o   Southbound I-43 off-ramp to Webster Avenue
o   Northbound I-43 on-ramp from Webster Avenue
o   Southbound I-43 on-ramp from Atkinson Drive
WIS 57
·        Sheboygan County – WIS 57 is closed between WIS 144 and WIS 23. The posted detour includes I-43 and WIS 23.
Oneida Street – Village of Ashwaubenon
·        Village of Ashwaubenon – Oneida Street will now have two lanes open in each direction for all home Packer games.

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