Packers game day travel advisory heading up to Green Bay
(Green Bay) The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region reminds motorists heading to Lambeau Field on Thursday, Sept. 28, for the Green Bay Packers/Chicago Bears football game that Thursday night’s game will have a significant impact on traffic operations. A 7:25 p.m. kickoff will put gameday traffic and commuter traffic on highways near Lambeau Field at roughly the same time, which could result in slow travel and backups on the local system.
WisDOT will open as many lanes as possible on construction projects in northeast Wisconsin to move the increased traffic as effectively as possible, but some work zones will still have traffic control devices, soft shoulders, narrow lanes and barrier wall present. Construction project areas in northeast Wisconsin with traffic control devices include I-43 in Brown, Manitowoc and Sheboygan counties, I-41 in Brown and Outagamie counties, and the WIS 441 Tri-County expansion project in the Fox Valley. While most lanes will open for Packer traffic, slowdowns are still possible in the projects’ work zones.
Closer to the stadium, all lanes of travel in construction zones will be open in Brown County, although I-41, WIS 172 and I-43 could experience backups as fans head to and from Lambeau Field. I-41 interchanges at Oneida Street, Lombardi Avenue, WIS 172 and I-43 are also potential areas where delays may occur due to higher volumes of traffic.
WisDOT encourages those traveling to the game to pre-plan their trip. Other tips include using alternate routes, adjusting your leave to ensure you reach the destination on time, and following the traveler information on the message boards. Commuter traffic not heading to the game is encouraged to find alternate routes off the main interstate and highway system, if possible. Never drive distracted, as slow downs and back-ups can occur suddenly.
Those heading to the game can consider using alternate highway interchanges further from Lambeau Field in Brown County to avoid back-ups or slowdowns. Please note, alternate routes require knowledge of local roads to navigate to the stadium. Alternate interchanges include:
I-43/Mason St. or I-43/Manitowoc Road on Green Bay’s east side
WIS 172/Webster Ave. or WIS 172/County GV on Green Bay’s east side
I-41/Main Avenue or I-41/Scheuring Road south of Lambeau Field
I-41/Mason St. or I-41/Shawano Ave. to the north of Lambeau Field