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US 51 freeway closures scheduled in Wausau next week

August 15, 2014

Brief closures necessary to conduct blasting operations for construction of the new US 51/Marathon County U and K interchange

Crews are planning brief (5 to 20 minutes) closures of the northbound and southbound lanes of US 51 – between Bridge Street and Decator Drive, in Wausau on the following days:

  • Monday, August 18, at 10 a.m. and at 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 19, at 10 a.m. and at 2 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 20, at 10 a.m. and at 2 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 21, at 10 a.m.
  • Friday, August 22, at 10 a.m.

The freeway closures are necessary for crews to conduct blasting operations adjacent to the highway. The schedule is subject to change based on weather conditions and construction status.

Motorists are reminded to drive with caution as they approach the work zone and should be prepared to stop. To avoid delays associated with the closures, motorists may want to use alternate routes.

To sign up for periodic construction updates or to learn more about the interchange reconstruction, please visit the project website.

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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