Ribbon-cutting ceremony as I-41 construction nears an end

I-41 ribbon cutting ceremony

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – It’s something many of us have been waiting for: The end of construction on Interstate 41.

Wednesday the Wisconsin Department of Transportation celebrated the completion of the Velp Avenue interchange, the last of nine reconstructed interchanges in Brown County.

Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch cut the ceremonial ribbon.

Velp Avenue will reopen to traffic on Sunday, on schedule.

DOT officials say a number of changes will happen over the next few weeks.

This Friday, all southbound lanes of I-41 will be open south of the Mason Street interchange.

Next week, the DOT will begin increasing the speed limit to 70 mph on all lanes of I-41 between Scheuring Road in De Pere and the US 41/141 split in Abrams,

Night-time lane restrictions and restrictions on Highway 172 will still be in place.

All of the work will be completed by the end of October.