Police plan statewide traffic enforcement crackdown on U.S. 41

The Post-Crescent

Law enforcement agencies along most of the U.S. 41 corridor through Wisconsin will increase traffic enforcement on the highway Thursday.

The effort organized by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation will involve 12 agencies from Menomonee Falls to Marinette. The goal is to remind motorists of the dangers of speed and aggressive driving on the increasingly congested highway, according to a news release from the DOT.

The Outagamie and Winnebago sheriff’s departments and Grand Chute police will participate in the effort.

Capt. John Matz of the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department said he plans to dedicate two patrol officers each shift to highway enforcement Thursday.

Though speeding is a key focus of the enforcement drive, deputies in Winnebago County will keep their eyes open for all types of traffic offenses, Matz said.

"There will be a distinct presence on 41," he said.