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Expect road work near Wausau Monday

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Highway 51 sign during road construction. copyright 2013 Midwest Communications, Inc.
Highway 51 sign during road construction. copyright 2013 Midwest Communications, Inc.

WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAU) -- Motorists in the Wausau area can expect to find some highway workers making repairs today. Department of Transportation representative Kristin McHugh says you will need to watch out for emergency vehicles and maintenance trucks along Highway 51 as crews take care of some routine repairs. “Motorists can expect to see some northbound and southbound lane closures in the Wausau area on US 51. The reason for those closures is so that crews can replace some damaged beam guard that has occurred throughout the last couple of weeks.”

McHugh says it is not unusual to make these kind of repairs during the winter, because of people sliding off the roads. “This is routine work that occurs, and as long as it’s safe for us to do so, we’ll close those lanes down and get those repaired as quickly as possible.”

The areas to expect maintenance workers are in the southbound lanes between Highway WW and County Highway U, and both the northbound and southbound lanes between Bridge Street and Stewart Avenue.

McHugh says you should be driving safely in construction zones, especially in the winter. Watch for slow moving vehicles and lane closures in the work zones.

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