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Hwy. 51, U/K interchange Closures Planned Next Week in Wausau

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

The Department of Transportation is planning a closures for the US 51/Marathon County U, K interchange in Wausau beginning next week.

The following closures for the continued reconstruction of the US 51/Marathon County U and K interchange in Wausau are expected to begin Monday, March 17:

•The eastbound and westbound lanes of County K (Business 51) under the US 51 bridges will be closed until early October 2014. During the closure, traffic will be detoured via County U and Overlook Drive.
•The on-ramp to southbound US 51 from County K. Crews plan to complete and open a new ramp to southbound US 51 by October 2014.

The schedule is subject to change based on weather conditions and construction status.

The on-ramp to northbound US 51 from County K (Business 51) and the southbound US 51 off-ramp to County K (Business 51) will remain open to traffic.

The closure of County K (Business 51) is necessary for crews to complete a temporary roadway that will carry US 51 traffic, while the US 51 bridges over County K are completed.

Motorists are reminded to drive with caution as they approach the work zone.


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