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US 51 construction, business coordination meeting scheduled

March 14, 2014

Construction scheduled to begin as early as March 31

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is conducting a business coordination meeting to discuss this year’s reconstruction of US 51 between Old Hwy 70 and 3rd Avenue, in Minocqua and Woodruff.

The meeting is scheduled for Monday, March 24, from 4 to 5:30 p.m., in the Board Room of the Minocqua Town Offices, 415 Menominee Street, Minocqua. Advance Construction Inc. will provide information regarding planned construction activities, the construction schedule, and traffic impacts.

The $4.9 million project is scheduled to begin as early as March 31. Crews will reconstruct the intersections of WIS 70 west and County J to include additional turn lanes and new traffic signals. Other improvements include:

  • Reconstructing the roadway with new asphalt pavement and curb and gutter.
  • Installing new street lighting, which will provide uniform lighting along the corridor.
  • Replacing storm, sanitary and water lines; this work will also improve storm water quality.

Construction is scheduled for completion by late August 2014.

During construction, US 51 will be reduced to one lane in each direction. Motorists can also expect to encounter flagging operations and are reminded to drive with caution through the work zone. All sidewalks within the project limits will be closed during construction. One hundred percent of the project will be paid for with state transportation funds.

To sign up for weekly construction updates for this project, or to learn more about the planned improvements, visit the project website.

Motorists are reminded to drive with caution in work zones and should be alert for slow moving vehicles. For more information regarding traffic impacts in the North Central Region:

Alerts and updates provided via these sites are not intended for use while driving. When driving, your focus should always be on driving.

For more information, contact
Kristin McHugh, WisDOT NC Region Communications 
(715) 421-8380,



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