While the boating season is coming to end on the Lake Winnebago system, construction season never ends on US 41. specifically the US 41 causeway across Lake Butte des Morts.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) wants to advise boaters to use extreme caution in the vicinity of US 41/Lake Butte des Morts causeway. Construction is scheduled to begin after Labor Day on a $54 million WIS 21 interchange project which includes replacing all six US41 bridges crossing Lake Butte des Morts.
Construction is anticipated to continue through July of 2013.
WisDOT is advising boaters to exercise caution when proceeding through this area by boat. To facilitate construction contractor will be utilizing numerous barges with large cranes and other construction equipment. and will need to relocate navigational channels. Boaters will need to watch for additional navigational buoys. and be alert for changing navigational alignments.
Danger and navigational buoys will be placed in the water and warning lights will be installed on cofferdams and barges.
Please pass this information on to boaters that use your marinas.
If you have questions. please contact me at 920-232-5831.
Tom Buchholz. P,E.
Wisconsin Department of Transportation