APPLETON — Work is expected to begin in April to widen a stretch of I-41 from Appleton to De Pere from four lanes to six.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation Northeast Region will hold three public meetings — one held virtually online and two in-person — for proposed improvements on the 23 miles of I-41 from WIS 96 (Wisconsin Avenue) in Appleton to County F (Scheuring Road) in De Pere.

The meetings will be held on Tuesday, March 12; Wednesday, March 13 and Thursday, March 14, 2024.


·        Virtual Public Meeting – Tuesday, March 12 at 5 p.m.

o   Join the meeting by visiting: or by telephone (audio only): (608) 571-2209, Conference ID: 778 194 323#

·        In-person Public Meeting – Wednesday, March 13 from 5-7 p.m.​

o   Location: Hemlock Creek Elementary School, 1900 Williams Grant Drive, De Pere, Wis.

·        In-person Public Meeting – Thursday, March 14 from 5-7 p.m.

o   Location: Fox Valley Technical College – D.J. Bordini Center, 5 N. Systems Drive, Appleton, Wis.

The purpose of the meetings is to provide a design status update for the project as well as an overview of upcoming I-41 construction in 2024 and 2025, share a tentative construction timeline, and provide an update on the noise barrier analysis and vote. A question-and-answer session will be available for all participants (in-person and online) immediately following the presentations.

The project will reconstruct and expand 23 miles of I-41 from four lanes to six lanes between WIS 96 (Wisconsin Avenue) in Appleton and County F (Scheuring Road) in De Pere.

A project website is available at: Included on the website is information on the upcoming I-41 Project meetings. The I-41 project website includes interactive maps of the project limits and location, proposed scope and schedule, displays and exhibits, and an opportunity for the public to provide comment.

The meeting facilities are wheelchair accessible. Citizens who are deaf or hard of hearing and require an interpreter may request one by contacting Scott Ebel at or at (920) 360-2225 at least three working days prior to the meeting via the Wisconsin Telecommunications Relay system (dialing 711).

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