County Trunk Highway GV forms a suburban arterial leading south from Lime Kiln Road (CTH-V) in the village of Belleville to CTH-X (Heritage Road) in the town of Ledge view. The route travels four miles currently, but will be extended southward to De Pete as part of a plan to construct a new bridge across the Fox River. Historically CTH-GV continued northward along Lime Kiln Road to Debra Lane in Green Bay, but during 2014 reconstruction of the route through Bellevue, new signs marked the end at CTH-V.

Brown County GV was expanded from CTH-G (Dickinson Road) to Hoffman Road, just south of the Wis 172 freeway, during April-November of 2012.1 The section north from Wis 172 to Lime Kiln Road was reconstructed in 2014 to include a new roundabout with Landmark Boulevard. Additional expansion widened Monroe Road to four lanes with new roundabouts at Ledgeview Road and CTH-X in 2015 at a cost of $5.6-million.2


Brown County GV north
Brown County X (Heritage Road) east at the current south end of CTH-GV (Monroe Road). Photo taken 02/10/16.
The first reassurance marker for CTH-GV appears as Monroe Avenue heads north from CTH-X. Planners envision creating a downtown area along the ensuing four lane stretch should Ledgeview incorporate into a village. Photo taken 02/10/16.
A 2015-built roundabout joins CTH-GV (Monroe Road) with Ledgeview Road. Ledgeview Road stems west from Monroe Road to cross the East River ahead of a number of subdivisions. The road connects Ledgeview with Jordan Road in the city of De Pere. Photo taken 02/10/16.
Traveling north from Wis 96 at Shirley, Brown County G arcs west to Kolbs Corner and a roundabout with CTH-GV along Dickinson Road in Ledgeview. Photo taken 02/10/16.
Chicago Street extends CTH-G west from Ledgeview to CTH-X (Webster Avenue) east of the De Pere city center. Photo taken 02/10/16.
Continuing north from Chicago Street along Monroe Road north. This stretch of CTH-GV was four-laned in 2012. Photo taken 02/10/16.
Northbound motorists cross the Bellevue village line midway between CTH-G and Hoffman Road. Photo taken 02/10/16.
Hoffman Road (CTH-XX) travels east from Webster Avenue (CTH-X) in the village of Allouez to enter Bellevue at the East River. CTH-XX separates from the road at Bellevue Street while Hoffman Road extends by Millennium Park to CTH-GV. Photo taken 02/10/16.
Several businesses line Monroe Road as Brown County GV enters the diamond interchange with the Wis 172 freeway. Photo taken 02/10/16.
STH-172 bisects Allouez west to span the Fox River into Ashwaubenon. The freeway forms the southern quarter of a belt loop encircling Green Bay. Photo taken 02/10/16.
Brown County GV was expanded from Wis 172 north to Allouez Avenue in 2013 to accommodate new business interests, including a Costco store opened just to the east on October 17 of that year. Photo taken 02/10/16.
A multi-lane roundabout joins Monroe Road with Landmark Boulevard east to Lime Kiln Road (CTH-V). The east-west connector was constructed in 2012. Photo taken 02/10/16.
Open agricultural areas along the remainder of Monroe Road north are slated for future development as CTH-GV approaches Lime Kiln Road. Photo taken 02/10/16.
A big box retail shopping center appears to the northwest as Monroe Road nears the intersection with CTH-V. Lime Kiln Road continues the road in name northward to Green Bay. Photo taken 02/10/16.
An end shield formally marks the northbound conclusion of Brown County GV. Photo taken 02/10/16.
CTH-V (Lime Kiln Road) takes drivers north from Monroe Road into eastern reaches of Green Bay. Photo taken 02/10/16.
Brown County GV south
CTH-V expands to a four-lane arterial south from CTH-O (Allouez Avenue) by a shopping center. CTH-V splits to the southeast along Lime Kiln Road as CTH-GV and Monroe Road begin. Photo taken 01/23/16.
Open farm land along Monroe Road gives way to additional retail development as CTH-GV south enters a roundabout with Landmark Boulevard east. Photo taken 01/23/16.
A diamond interchange joins Brown County GV (Monroe Road) with STH-172. The Wis 172 freeway leads west from Bellevue to Ashwaubenon and Interstate 41 [U.S. 41]. Photo taken 01/23/16.
Hoffman Road stems west from Monroe Road by Millennium Park commerce park to Bellevue Street, where it becomes part of CTH-XX west to Libal Street (CTH-X). Photo taken 01/23/16.
Brown County GV (Monroe Road) continues south along the 2012-widened stretch of highway by Bower Creek. Photo taken 01/23/16.
CTH-GV leaves the village of Allouez and enters the town of Ledgeview. Photo taken 01/23/16.
Forthcoming Brown County G leads west into Allouez along Chicago street and east to Kolbs Corner along Dickinson Road. Photo taken 01/23/16.
The multi-lane roundabout between CTH-GV and G replaced a four-way stop sign when it was completed in 2012. Photo taken 01/23/16.
Ledgeview Road serves a number of subdivisions both west and east from the 2015-built roundabout with CTH-GV. Photo taken 01/23/16.
Reassurance marker for Brown County GV posted south of Ledgeview Road. Photo taken 01/23/16.
An end sign precedes the roundabout with Brown County X (Heritage Road) along Monroe Road south. Photo taken 01/23/16.
CTH-X leads west to STH-32 & 57 in the village of De Pere and southeast through agricultural areas in the town of Glenmore. Photo taken 01/23/16.
Open farm land spreads to the south of the roundabout joining CTH-X and GV. Future plans call for extending CTH-GV southwest to a new bridge across the Fox River and interchange with Interstate 41. Photo taken 01/23/16.

Sources:

  1. "GV/Monroe Road widening in Bellevue, Ledgeview to begin in spring." Green Bay Press Gazette, January 8, 2012.
  2. "County GV expansion to resume in Ledgeview." Green Bay Press Gazette, January 7, 2015.


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01/23/16, 02/10/16 by Peter Johnson

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Page Updated 02-16-2016.