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Minocqua Area and Northern Wisconsin

Welcome to the Minocqua Area - Nature's Original Water Park. We call it that because it's located in the middle of Northern Wisconsin's Lake Country. Here there are thousands of lakes, rivers and streams that literally saturate the geography. And vacationers have long been visiting the Minocqua Area to enjoy all this water by boating, swimming, fishing, snowmobiling and more. There's no admission fees and we're open year round!

Road Construction UPDATE

US 51, Old Hwy 70 - 3rd Avenue, towns of Minocqua and Woodruff (*updated*)

Roadway construction

•    Utility (gas, electric, and telephone) relocation work by Wisconsin Public Service and Frontier Communications continues.

•    Crews plan to complete installation of the temporary traffic signals at the intersections of US 51/WIS 70 west and US 51/County J on April 17. Once the temporary traffic signals are operational, crews plan to remove the existing signals and remainder of the traffic islands.

•    Crews plan to place temporary asphalt at the former island locations, which will allow them to be able to begin installation of the planned underground water and storm sewer crossings of US 51 near WIS 70.

•    Crews have nearly completed removal of the vacated buildings near Packing Plant Road. These operations are expected to be done the week of April 14.

•    Storm sewer work began April 7 and water main work began April 15. These operations are dependent on favorable weather conditions. For now, the water main work will be concentrated in the area east of the US 51/WIS 70 intersection.

•    As excess soil becomes available during the course of the underground pipe work, crews plan to begin placing soil to raise the grade of County J at, just east of the US 51/County J intersection.

Traffic impacts

•    Motorists can expect to encounter a minimum of one lane in each direction throughout most of the work. At times, traffic may be reduced to a single lane with flagging operations. Motorists are reminded to use caution when traveling through the work zone and should plan for delays.

Next public meeting

•    The next construction information meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 24, at the Minocqua Town Hall at 7:30 a.m.

For more information, contact:
Kristin McHugh, WisDOT Region Communications Manager (715) 421-8380

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