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As part of the highway expansion work, I-41 in the Appleton area will be closed overnight from Wednesday to Thursday.

  • I-41 in Outagamie County will be closed in both directions between Wisconsin Avenue and Richmond Street from 11 p.m. Wednesday to 4:30 a.m. Thursday.
  • Southbound I-41 will be closed again on the same stretch Thursday evening from 11 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. Friday.
  • The closures are part of the I-41 widening project and drivers may take a detour via Wisconsin Avenue and Richmond Street.

Both northbound and southbound I-41 in Outagamie County will be closed between Richmond Street and Wisconsin Avenue from 11 p.m. Wednesday to 4:30 a.m. Thursday.

Only the southbound lanes will be closed again on Thursday night at the same time.

Kevin Eaton is a Lyft and Uber driver in the area.

Since he doesn’t accept rides at night, he says it’s the ramp closures in the area that affect him the most.

“Yes, if you’re trying to get to someone and the GPS doesn’t yet show that the location is closed and you have to take a different route, that can cost a few extra minutes,” Eaton said.

While the freeway is closed, the detour for northbound drivers is to exit Wisconsin Avenue and then turn left onto Richmond Street to rejoin the freeway. (Or the reverse route for southbound drivers.)

According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, the following ramps will also be closed:

NB I-41 ramp from Wisconsin Avenue: Closed from 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.

NB I-41 ramp from WIS 15: Closed from 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.

SB I-41 ramp from Richmond Street: Closed from 7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.

SB I-41 exit ramp to WIS 15: Closed from 11:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.