GREEN BAY - Road construction is becoming nearly unavoidable for Green Bay area drivers, particularly on the city's west side.
"Everything has got construction going on in one shape or another," said Patrick Buckley of Green Bay.
Orange barrels went onto the Leo Frigo Bridge on Monday.
The work is in addition to construction projects with the US 41 Improvement Project. Interchanges affected and lane closures include near Main Avenue in De Pere, Lombardi Avenue and Mason Street.
More orange can be found for the work being done to Oneida Street, Velp Avenue and Highway 29.
"I guess I don't understand why we have to do it all at once," said Buckley.
"The work that's taking place right now has been on the drawing board and planned out, maybe five, six years ago, it's just the way you stage it," said Kris Schuller, the US 41 Project's communication manager.
Schuller admits the road work is more than the Green Bay area usually sees.
"It's like a large puzzle when you have all the pieces and all the pieces are the individual projects," said Schuller.
Construction will stop on the Leo Frigo Bridge for Memorial Day Weekend. After the holiday, officials say you should avoid the highway through November.
"If you can take another route, use it," said Schuller.
For all projects, the DOT is recommending drivers find their own alternate routes.
For some drivers, they're taking the barrels and cones in stride.
"I think it's worth it," said Dana Loch of Green Bay. "Green Bay is getting bigger and you've got to accommodate for that, so people just have to be patient and leave the house a little earlier."
If you have to drive in work zones, officials want people to remember to slow down and pay attention to workers and drivers in the area.
The Lombardi Avenue and Mason Street work is scheduled to wrap up by August. About a third of the Highway 41 project is complete.
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