The construction on U.S. 10 and SH 441 in Wisconsin will be finished a year earlier than expected, Gov. Scott Walker announced Monday during a visit to Appleton.
The work is expected to be completed in 2019—a full year ahead of schedule—as a result of savings announced earlier this year that allowed work to move forward faster than anticipated.
A 6-mile stretch of SH 441 and U.S. 10 between Winnebago County CB in Fox Crossing and Oneida Street in Appleton is being rebuilt and widened from four to six lanes. A second bridge is also being built next to the Roland Kampo Memorial Bridge over Little Lake Butte des Morts.
The project began construction in 2014. The cost of the project had been estimated at $482 million, but a Wisconsin Department of Transportation report released this past summer estimated the cost at about $400 million.
The interchange between I-41 and U.S. 10 is scheduled to open in the fall of 2018. The diverging diamond interchange planned for the SH 441 and Oneida Street interchange is also expected to be complete in 2018.
Source: Post-Crescent (Appleton/Fox Cities, Wisc.)