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ROAD REPORT: More construction starts on 29/51/Business 51 next week


WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAU) -- Motorists can expect even more road construction to begin next week.

Department of Transportation officials will have lane closures on Business 51 in Rothschild between Eagle Nest Boulevard and Morrison Avenue starting Monday to allow for utility relocation. This is part of a future highway project. The southbound Business 51 left turn lane onto County XX will also be closed, and drivers will need to use Eagle Nest Boulevard to access the Cedar Creek Mall area.

Crews are planning lane and ramp closures next week on US 51/WIS 29, in Wausau, beginning Tuesday, July 29. The closures are necessary for pavement maintenance. This includes the sweeping curve from eastbound 29 onto southbound 51 by Home Depot. Traffic will be rerouted onto Highway 52 during part of the construction. The speed limit will also be reduced to 55 miles per hour in the work zone.