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Business 51 (Grand Avenue) improvements scheduled to begin in Wausau

April 4, 2014

A construction information meeting is scheduled for April 14

Resurfacing work on Business 51 (Grand Avenue) between Kent Street and Division Street, in Wausau, is scheduled to begin as early as Monday, April 28.

The public is invited to attend a construction information meeting to learn more about the project’s schedule and traffic impacts. The meeting is scheduled for Monday, April 14, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of Wausau City Hall, 407 Grant Street, Wausau. Citizens who are deaf or hard of hearing and require an interpreter may request one by contacting Kristin McHugh at (715) 421-8380 at least three working days prior to the meeting.

American Asphalt of Wisconsin is the prime contractor for the $2.9 million project. Crews will mill the existing pavement and replace it with new asphalt. Additional improvements include:

  • Replacing the existing lighting system to meet current standards
  • Providing bicycle accommodations
  • Removing the existing corrugated median

Business 51 (Grand Avenue) will remain open to one lane of traffic in each direction during construction. Motorists can expect to encounter delays, especially during peak travel hours. The project is scheduled for completion by early October 2014.

For more information about this project, or to sign up for weekly construction updates, please visit the project website.

Eighty percent of the project will be paid for with federal transportation funds, the remaining 20 percent will be paid for with a combination of state and local funding.

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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