Schedule: Estimated start in August 2021 with an estimated completion in November 2022
Traffic impacts: Lane closures will be necessary during the fall of 2021 for the improvements to the shoulders and median crossovers. Construction operations in 2022 will be limited from the first week of July thru Labor Day to minimize impacts to travel on US 51. However, there may be short-term ramp closures during July and August. Crews will either manage traffic using single lane closures or will close one set of lanes on US 51 while the other side carries both northbound and southbound traffic. Motorists can expect some delays to occur, but delays will be managed thru limiting contractor operations at critical times. Detours for the interchange ramp closures will utilize the next interchange to reroute traffic.
Note: Marathon County has a project planned for County Road K from Decator Drive to the Marathon/Lincoln County line in 2022 and 2023. More information for their project can be found here.