By Kris Leonhardt
DE PERE – Brown County has started design work on Section 3/GV-16 of the South Bridge Connector which will connect WIS 32/57 with County Road D, spanning across the Fox River.
According to Jacobs Engineering, surveys are now being conducted to make an assessment of the project’s effect on the environment in that area.
“The information obtained from these surveys will be used when an evaluation is made about the possible improvement for this highway. The information will provide data on topography, property lines, drainage, wetlands, archaeological sites, historic buildings, endangered species and contaminated materials, which may be in this area,” the firm said in a letter to owners.
Design work on Section 1 — County Road F to the southbound ramp of I-41 — is being performed by exp. engineering firm and the town of Lawrence and work on the northbound ramps to Lawrence Drive is being overseen by JT engineering services and the city of De Pere.
Section 2 — Lawrence Drive to County Road D — is being handled by Ayres and the city of De Pere.
Section 4 — WIS 57 to County Road PP — in the city of De Pere and Section 5 — County Road PP to County Road X in the town of Ledgeview have yet to be identified.
The I-41 interchange project is being overseen by the Wisconsin DOT.
Work is planned to start in April 2025 on County Road EB on a roundabout at County Road F and another at GV and Lawrence Drive, followed by bridge construction on County Road EB that is planned to start in the fall of 2025.
For more information on the project, visit www.browncountywi.gov/departments/highway/general-information/south-bridge-connector.