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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!

Fall Color Report

10/8/2014 - It came upon us fast and left too soon; we're past peak.  There is still a little color out there, but the leaves are dropping fast.

For more information please feel free to call the Chamber at: 1-800-44-NORTH, visit us on Facebook!

Road Construction UPDATE

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

UPDATED: 10/9/2014

Roadway construction

Utility (telephone) work by Frontier Communications at the US 51/County J intersection is scheduled to continue round-the-clock until work is completed. Completion is scheduled for Friday, October 10.
•Crews started excavating and gravel placement on the inside lanes north of County J. The work is scheduled for completion this week.
•Concrete sidewalk work is mostly completed with only a few, isolated areas to finish. Crews plan to install the concrete medians north and south of County J, along with the remaining curb and gutter on County J, next week.
Crews continued asphalt paving on US 51, WIS 70, Townline Road, County J, and Packing Plant Road. Crews are scheduled to finish paving each of these roadways during the next two weeks. Pavement marking and the installation of new signs will follow the paving work.
•Electrical work associated with the new traffic signals at the US 51/County J/Townline Road intersection is ongoing. Permanent traffic signals are expected to be operational the week of October 20.
All scheduled work is based on favorable weather conditions and construction status.

Traffic impacts

•Motorists on US 51 and on WIS 70 (west), near US 51, can expect to encounter one lane in each direction and flagging operations. Motorists are reminded to use caution when traveling through the work zone and should plan for delays.
•Crews will continue to work on the local and county systems in the Minocqua/Woodruff area through mid-October.
•Motorists on Townline Road and County J, near US 51, can expect single lane closures, flagging operations, and some delays to continue through mid-October.

Next public meeting
There are no construction information meetings scheduled at this time.

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

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