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WIS 29 construction scheduled to begin in May

April 23, 2014

Construction information meeting scheduled April 29

Crews plan to begin work on WIS 29 between US 51 (Rib Mountain) and Business 51 (Rothschild) in early May. The project includes replacing the pavement on eastbound and westbound WIS 29 and replacing the bridge decks of the structures located over the Wisconsin River and Business 51. Crews will also raise the Sunrise Drive overpass and repair the overpass’ bridge deck.

WisDOT and Zenith Tech Inc., the prime contractor, are conducting a construction information meeting to discuss this year’s construction schedule and traffic impacts. The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 29, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Rothschild Village Hall, 211 Grand Avenue, Rothschild.

The $18.8 million project is scheduled for completion by May 2017.

Additional improvements include constructing a multi-use path along the west side of Business 51 from West Grand Avenue to just south of the WIS 29 bridges. More information regarding the project can be found on the project website.

During construction this year, motorists can expect the following impacts:

  • WIS 29 and Business 51 will remain open to traffic in each direction. Motorists can expect to encounter single lane closures during off-peak hours, lane width restrictions, and speed reductions.
  • Sunrise Drive will be closed from June 10 to August 1, 2014. No formal detour will be posted.
  • The ramp from northbound US 51 to eastbound WIS 29 will be closed and detoured via US 51 and County N in early August 2014 until September 2014.
  • The Volkman Street overpass will have a one week northbound outside lane and sidewalk closure along with some short term flagging on the eastbound WIS 29 on-ramp.

The improvements will be paid for with a combination of federal, state, and local transportation funds.

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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