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I-39/Business 51 Interchange
Rothschild, Marathon County

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Project location

I-39/Business 51 Interchange (village of Rothschild), in Marathon County.

Project overview

The purpose of this project is to improve traffic operations and safety for traffic accessing I-39 to and from Business 51.

The Business 51 corridor in the village of Rothschild is a key local route with a current average daily traffic of 15,000 vehicles per day. It has a significant role in connecting industrial, manufacturing and retail land uses to the regional mobility that I-39 provides.

Proposed improvements to the I-39 interchange and Business 51 include:

  • Reconstruction of Business 51 to a four-lane, divided roadway between Village Way and Eagle Nest Boulevard.
  • Reconstruction of the I-39/Business 51 interchange ramps.
  • Reconstruction of the Cedar Creek bridge
  • Construction of pedestrian and bicycle accommodations along Business 51.

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Planning began in 2005 and design work began in 2012. Construction is currently scheduled to begin August 18, 2014, with completion by the end of 2015.

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Last modified: August 6, 2014

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