I-41 highlighted in red
|Length:||176.33 mi (283.78 km)|
|History:||Approved for designation in 2013; final construction in progress|
|South end:||I-94 / US 41 in Russell, IL|
|US 141 in Green Bay|
|North end:||I-43 in Green Bay|
WI: Kenosha, Racine, Milwaukee, Waukesha, Washington, Dodge, Fond du Lac, Winnebago, Outagamie, Brown
Interstate 41 (I-41) is a future Interstate Highway designation to be assigned to a route between the Wisconsin–Illinois state line south of Milwaukee running north to Green Bay. The designation will be applied to run concurrently with U.S. Highway 41 (US 41), I-894, and portions of US 45 and I-94. The highway is currently being signed (and said signs immediately covered up), until such time as full final approval is given by U.S. Senate.
I-41 will begin at the I-94/US 41 interchange in Russell, Illinois, located 0.9 miles (1.4 km) south of the Wisconsin–Illinois border at the end of the Tri-State Tollway. The highway continues north concurrently with I-94 to the Mitchell Interchange and then concurrently with I-894 to the Zoo Interchange. The new Interstate would roughly parallel I-43, which runs north–south along Lake Michigan from Milwaukee to Green Bay, where the two Interstates would meet. I-41 will run through the Fox Valley (including the cities of Fond Du Lac, Oshkosh and Appleton), and Green Bay, where it will end at the I-43 interchange. The Interstate will be approximately 175 miles (282 km) long and located almost entirely within the state of Wisconsin, and will be concurrent with a slightly adjusted alignment of US 41 to its termination in Green Bay.
The freeway portion of US 41 and US 45 from Milwaukee through the Fox Valley to Green Bay was proposed and designated as an Interstate Highway as part of the 2005 highway funding bill (Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users).
In the initial language of the bill, the route was named Interstate 41, which correlates with the U.S. Highway it would be replacing and also complies with the Interstate naming guidelines through the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO). The final bill omitted the I-41 designation. In 2009, Green Bay officials began a campaign to have US 41 designated as a northern extension of I-55 from its current termination in Chicago, with the alternative being designated as a spur of I-43. At the spring meeting of the Special Committee on U.S. Route Numbers of AASHTO on May 18, 2012, the I-55 designation was discussed by the committee. Coordination would have been required with FHWA and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) on the I-55 designation.
However, IDOT officials were not interested in signing an extension of I-55 from its Chicago terminus to the state line. Therefore, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation decided to seek a different designation not requiring the cooperation of their Illinois counterparts. Four designations were proposed by WisDOT and put up for public review: two new trunk designations (I-41 and I-47), and two auxiliary designations (I-594 and I-643). At the end of October 2012, WisDOT submitted I-41 to AASHTO for consideration at their fall Special Committee meeting, where it was conditionally approved on November 16, 2012, pending FHWA concurrence.
Pending a waiver of current Interstate Highway weight limits for large trucks by the U.S. Congress, the upgrade and signing of I-41 could be complete by the latter half of 2014. As of July 2013, the truck weight limit waiver bill was passed by the full House of Representatives, with a similar vote still pending in the Senate. An $8-10 million sign replacement project was scheduled to begin by the summer of 2014; I-41 sign installation has reportedly begun, though the signs are being covered until the designation is officially approved. Specifically, approval of I-41 officially now hinges on weight limit exceptions being approved for the route, which passed the United States House of Representatives as HR 4745, and awaits a United States Senate vote as S 2438. Over the next 5-10 years, shoulders are slated to be rebuilt as older parts of the highway are upgraded. The weight restrictions waiver was included in a $1.1 trillion Omnibus Spending Bill (H.R. 83) that was approved by the Senate on December 12, 2014. That spending bill has been sent to President Barack Obama for his signature.
|Lake||Newport Township||0.00||0.00||1B|| I-94 east (Tri-State Tollway)
US 41 south – Waukegan
|Southern end of I-94 and US 41 concurrencies; freeway continues southward as I-94; exit numbers based on I-94's mile markers|
|0.76||1.22||1A||Russell Road||Signed as exit 1 northbound|
|Illinois–Wisconsin state line|
|Kenosha||Pleasant Prairie||2.04||3.28||347||WIS 165 / CTH-Q (Lakeview Parkway)|
|Kenosha||5.07||8.16||344||WIS 50 – Kenosha, Lake Geneva|
|Town of Somers||6.59||10.61||342||WIS 158 – Kenosha|
|8.35||13.44||340||WIS 142 / CTH-S – Burlington, Kenosha|
|Town of Paris||10.07||16.21||339||CTH-E|
|Racine–Kenosha county line||Mount Pleasant–Town of Paris village line||12.08||19.44||337||CTH-KR (County Line Road)|
|Racine||Mount Pleasant||13.95||22.45||335||WIS 11 – Burlington, Racine|
|Town of Yorkville||16.01||25.77||333||WIS 20 – Waterford, Racine|
|Caledonia||19.64||31.61||329||CTH-K – Racine|
|Town of Raymond||21.67||34.87||327||CTH-G|
|23.17||37.29||326||Seven Mile Road|
|Caledonia||24.10||38.79||325||WIS 241 north (27th Street)||Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|Milwaukee||Oak Creek||324||Elm Road||Future exit, will replace exit 325|
|26.39||42.47||322||WIS 100 (Ryan Road)|
|29.41||47.33||320||CTH-BB (Rawson Avenue)|
|Milwaukee||30.38||48.89||319||CTH-ZZ (College Avenue)|
|31.08||50.02||318||WIS 119 – General Mitchell International Airport|
| I-94 east / US 41 south – Chicago, Airport
I-43 north / I-94 west / US 41 north – Milwaukee
|Northern end of I-94 concurrency; eastern end of I-43 wrong-way concurrency; eastern end of I-894 concurrency|
|33.60||54.07||9||WIS 241 – South 27th Street||No access is allowed from I-94 west or to I-94 east; exit numbers based on I-894's mile markers|
|Greenfield||34.64||55.75||8||WIS 36 – Loomis Road|
|35.64||57.36||7||South 60th Street|
|36.66||59.00||5B||South 76th Street||Westbound exit and eastbound entrance|
|5A-B||South 76th Street, South 84th Street||Eastbound exit and westbound entrance|
|36.86||59.32||5A||WIS 24 west – Forest Home Avenue||Westbound exit and eastbound entrance|
|Milwaukee||38.06||61.25||4||I-43 south / US 45 south – Beloit, Chicago||Hale Interchange; western end of the I-43 concurrency; southern end of the US 45 concurrency|
|Greenfield||39.32||63.28||3||Beloit Road (CHT-T)|
|39.93||64.26||2B||Oklahoma Avenue||Southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|West Allis||40.67||65.45||2A||National Avenue||Southbound exit to westbound National Ave only|
|40.93||65.87||1E||Lincoln Avenue||Southbound exit and northbound entrance|
|41.89||67.42||1D||WIS 59 – Greenfield Avenue|
| I-94 – Madison, Downtown Milwaukee, Chicago
|Western end of I-894 concurrency; signed as exits 1A (east) and 1B (west) northbound and exits 38A (west) and 38B (east) southbound; Zoo Interchange|
|39||US 18 (Bluemound Road) / Wisconsin Avenue||Northbound exit is not signed for Wisconsin Avenue; exit numbers based on US 45's mile markers|
|40||Watertown Plank Road, Swan Boulevard||Soutbound exit not signed for Swan Boulevard|
|44.94||72.32||42A||WIS 100 north (Mayfair Road) / North Avenue east||Southbound exit not signed for WIS 100|
|45.54||73.29||42B||North Avenue west|
|47.59||76.59||44||WIS 190 (Capitol Drive)||Three-level diamond interchange; access roads for the adjacent Harley-Davidson and Penzeys Spices plants are also part of the interchange|
|Milwaukee||48.69||78.36||45||CTH-EE (Hampton Avenue)|
|49.52||79.69||46||CTH-E south (Silver Spring Drive) / WIS 100||Southern end of WIS 100 concurrency|
|51.05||82.16||47|| WIS 175 (Appleton Avenue north)
US 41 (Appleton Avenue south) (to be WIS 175)
|Current southern end of US 41 concurrency; northbound exit signed for WIS 175; southbound exit signed for US 41|
|51.85||83.44||47B||CTH-PP (Good Hope Road)||Exit numbers based on US 41's mile markers|
|50||WIS 74 west / WIS 100 east (Main Street)||Northern end of WIS 100 concurrency; signed as exits 50A (east) and 50B (west)|
|55.45||89.24||51||Pilgrim Road||Signed as exits 51A (north) and 51B (south)|
|Washington||Germantown||56.68||91.22||52||CTH-Q (County Line Road)|
|58.63||94.36||54||WIS 167 east (Mequon Road) / CTH-Y (Lannon Road)||Southern end of WIS 167 concurrency|
|61.64||99.20||57||WIS 167 west (Holy Hill Road)||Northern end of WIS 167 concurrency|
|Richfield||63.27||101.82||59||US 45 north – West Bend||Northern end of US 45 concurrency; northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|64.37||103.59||60||CTH-FD to WIS 145||Signage reads WIS 145; ramp signage reads CTH-FD TO WIS 145|
|Slinger||68.17||109.71||64||WIS 60 – Jackson, Slinger, Hartford||Signed as exits 64A (east, Jackson) and 64B (west, Slinger, Hartford) northbound|
|Town of Polk||70.45||113.38||66||WIS 144 – West Bend, Slinger||West Bend not signed southbound|
|Town of Hartford||72.12||116.07||68||CTH-K|
|Town of Addison||76.37||122.91||72||WIS 33 / CTH-W – West Bend, Allenton|
|Town of Wayne||79.59||128.09||76||CTH-D|
|Dodge||Town of Theresa||85.22||137.15||81||WIS 28 – Mayville, Kewaskum|
|Lomira||89.24||143.62||85||WIS 67 – Lomira, Campbellsport|
|Town of Lomira||91.29||146.92||87||WIS 49 / CTH-KK – Brownsville, Waupun|
|Fond du Lac||Town of Byron||96.10||154.66||92||CTH-B – Oakfield, Eden|
|Fond du Lac||99.71–
|95||US 151 – Madison, Manitowoc|
|101.01||162.56||97||CTH-VVV (Hickory Street)|
|101.84||163.90||98||CTH-D (Military Road)||Former US 151|
|103.74||166.95||99||WIS 23 (Johnson Street)|
|North Fond du Lac||104.24||167.76||101||CTH-OO (Winnebago Street)|
|Winnebago||Town of Eldorado||110.27||177.46||106||CTH-N|
|Town of Nekimi||117.47||189.05||113||WIS 26 / CTH-N – Rosendale, Waupun|
|Town of Algoma||120.22||193.48||116||WIS 44 / WIS 91 (South Park Avenue, Ripon Road)|
|Town of Algoma||123.14||198.17||119||WIS 21 (Omro Road, Oshkosh Avenue)|
|Oshkosh||125.05||201.25||120||US 45 (Algoma Boulevard) to US 10 west||To US 10 west not signed southbound|
|Town of Oshkosh||128.10||206.16||124||WIS 76 (Jackson Street)|
|Neenah||133.30||214.53||129||Bell Street, Breezewood Lane|
|134.67||216.73||131||WIS 114 / CTH-JJ (Winneconne Avenue)|
|135.61||218.24||132||Main Street, Oak Ridge Road||No entrance ramps|
|Town of Menasha||136.35||219.43||133||CTH-II (Winchester Road)|
|137.81||221.78||134||US 10 east / WIS 441 north|
|137.86||221.86||US 10 west||Southbound exit and entrance only|
|139.62||224.70||136||CTH-BB (Prospect Avenue)|
|Outagamie||Town of Grand Chute||140.88||226.72||137||WIS 125 (College Avenue)|
|141.65||227.96||138||WIS 96 (Wisconsin Avenue)|
|142.71||229.67||139||WIS 15 / CTH-OO (Northland Avenue) to CTH-A||To CTH-A not signed southbound|
|145.67||234.43||142||WIS 47 (Richmond Street)|
|Appleton||147.67||237.65||144||CTH-E (Ballard Road)|
|145||WIS 441 south|
|Town of Little Chute||151.10||243.17||146||CTH-N – Little Chute|
|Kaukauna||152.78||245.88||148||WIS 55 – Seymour, Kaukauna|
|153.99||247.82||150||CTH-J – Kaukauna|
|Town of Kaukauna||158.25||254.68||154||CTH-U – Wrightstown|
|Brown||Town of Lawrence||161.21||259.44||157||CTH-S – Freedom|
|181.87||292.69||161||CTH-F (Scheuring Road)|
|Ashwaubenon||167.12||268.95||163A||CTH-G (Main Avenue)||Signed as exit 163 southbound|
US 41 Bus. north (Ashland Avenue) – Green Bay
|Northbound exit and southbound entrance|
|168.39||271.00||164||CTH-AAA (Oneida Street, Waube Lane)|
|165||WIS 172 to I-43 / WIS 57 – A. Straubel Airport||To WIS 57 not signed northbound|
|171.14||275.42||167||CTH-VK (Lombardi Avenue)||Main exit to reach Lambeau Field|
|Green Bay||172.18||277.10||168||WIS 32 south / WIS 54 (Mason Street)||Southern end of WIS 32 concurrency|
|Howard||17317||27,869||169||WIS 29 (Shawano Avenue) / WIS 32 north / Dousman Street||Northern end of WIS 32 concurrency|
US 141 south / US 41 Bus. south (Velp Avenue)
|Southern end of US 141 concurrency|
|171|| I-43 south – Milwaukee
US 41 north / US 141 north – Marinette, Iron Mountain
|Northern end of US 41 concurrency; northern end of US 141 concurrency; northern terminus of I-43|
|1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi
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|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Interstate 41.|
- Official US 41 Interstate conversion project page
- Official US 41 conversion brochure (PDF)
- Interstate 41 at Interstate-Guide.com