Road Construction for the U.S. Route 51 in Wisconsin to Resume and Complete This Year

road construction on US-51
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Road construction for the U.S. Route 51 (US-51) in Wisconsin is going to resume as a continuation of a larger project that started in July 2016.

According to Kristin McHugh from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, the construction work will be completed in the fall of 2017. She stated that the project is meant to make sure that all roads in the area will last long as they were intended to be when they were initially planned.

Noting the details of the project, McHugh said:

“We’re going to be replacing the bridge decks over the north and southbound bridges on U-S 51 over County WW.

“We have to move people over to work on the bridges. One of our main objectives is to minimize traffic as much as possible. Bridge work, it’s an investment, it’s a long-term investment.”

She also said that the road construction will be done in a way that should not affect people as they commute. However, there will still be some inconveniences to be experienced as maintenance and repairs are on-going in work zones.

Work will resume by next week, and travelers who are going northbound on the said highway are advised of some speed limit reductions and lane closures.