Lane closures, speed reductions scheduled in Marathon County next week
May 27, 2014
Motorists can expect to encounter delays during peak travel times
Bridge work and beam guard repair will require lane closures and speed reductions throughout Marathon County beginning Tuesday, May 27.
Work on the I-39 bridge over the Wisconsin River in Rothschild continues. Crews are installing an epoxy overlay to the bridge deck. Motorists can expect to encounter northbound lane closures, a speed limit reduction to 55 MPH and traffic backups during peak travel times. Work is scheduled for completion before the end of the day, Friday, May 30. Motorists and commuters are reminded to drive with caution as they approach the work zone, and allow more time for travel to avoid delays.
Crews are also planning to make repairs to damaged beam guard throughout Marathon County beginning Tuesday, May 27, at the following locations:
- Southbound US 51 between Bridge Street (Exit 193) and Stewart Avenue (Exit 192A).
- Southbound I-39 between Maple Ridge Road (Exit 181) and WIS 153 (Exit 179).
- Eastbound WIS 29 between Hilltop Road and Marathon County D.
- Westbound WIS 29 between White Birch Road and Marathon County Y (Exit 185)
Motorists can expect single lane closures for these repairs and reduced speed limits through the work zones. Work is scheduled for completion before the end of the day on Thursday, May 29. The schedule is subject to change based on favorable weather conditions.
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:
- Follow us on Twitter: @511WI_NoCentral for regional alerts from the Traffic Incident Alert System and for construction related traffic advisories.
- Check the Wisconsin Department of Transportation 511 Web site: www.511wi.gov
- Check the WisDOT North Central Region weekly construction update: www.dot.wisconsin.gov/opencms/export/nr/modules/news/news_0982.html_786229440.html
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 Region Communications Manager
( 715) 421-8380