Some minor relief when it comes to traffic headaches in Green Bay.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is announcing the newly constructed roundabout at the Mason and Taylor streets intersection in Brown County is opening to traffic by 6 a.m. on Tuesday, July 3.
All movements within the roundabout are opening to motorists except for the western leg that remains closed until the Mason Street interchange at US 41 opens August 1.
The roundabout at the Mason and Taylor streets intersection is being completed a month ahead of schedule and is part of the $29 million reconstruction of the Mason Street interchange.
The Scheuring Road bridge crossing U.S. 41 in Brown County will close for demolition Monday and remain closed until mid-September. The demolition is part of a $14.7 million reconstruction of the Scheuring Road interchange.
Ramps to and from U.S. 41 at Scheuring Road will serve as a detour route during the five days of demolition but then will close for the construction of roundabouts in the second phase of the project.
Demolition will take place for five days, between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. and could cause lane closures on U.S. 41 during the construction period.
Construction on Ashland began May 3, and access to and from U.S. 41 was closed to traffic in early June.
The improved road will include a multilane roundabout where it intersects with Glory Road and Eighth Street, previously a difficult corner for motorists to maneuver.
As Ashland opens, Ninth Street will close to all but local traffic. Glory Road between Ninth Street and Holmgren Way will also close as crews reconstruct the bridge over the Ashwaubenon Creek. (Source: Green Bay Press Gazette)