There are several road projects to Highway 51 in the Northwoods that drivers need to be aware of.
Starting today near Merrill, motorists can expect some single lane closures for routine maintenance on Highway 51 including: Southbound lanes between Highways K and Q and Northbound 51 at Highway 64. This project is scheduled for completion by the end of the week.
For those commuting on Highway 51/I-39 through the Wausau area, there will be some nighttime closures in the Rib Mountain area to due bridge maintenance and line painting. In northern Wausau, there may be short closures on the 51-U-K interchange as crews do blasting as part of the overpass expansion.
Finally the DOT says that they expect to resume the Highway 51 project in the Minocqua area September 2. They’ll hold a meeting on Thursday to discuss the project.