Public meeting scheduled to discuss WIS 29 construction impacts in Marathon County

For release: May 16, 2017

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is conducting a public meeting to discuss this year’s construction on WIS 29 between Business 51 (Rothschild) and County Q (Ringle), in Marathon County. Crews are repairing the concrete pavement and improving the highway shoulders.

The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, May 23, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Schofield City Hall, 200 Park Street, Schofield. Adjacent property and business owners are encouraged to attend.

The objective of the meeting is to discuss this year’s construction activities and how they will impact WIS 29 traffic, including:

  • Potential nighttime closures of WIS 29 between Business 51 and County Y. Traffic would be detoured via WIS 49, WIS 153, and I-39.
  • Short-term ramp closures at the County X and County J interchanges.

For additional information about the project, and to sign up for weekly construction updates, visit the project website

Work began May 8 and is scheduled for completion in fall 2017. All construction-related traffic impacts are subject to change and are dependent on favorable weather conditions and construction status.

Motorists are reminded to drive with caution in the work zone, pay attention to speed limits, and eliminate distractions. Using handheld cell phones in Wisconsin work zones is illegal. To avoid delays, consider taking an alternative route and avoid peak travel periods.

For more information regarding traffic impacts, transportation news and improvement project updates in Wisconsin’s north central region:

  • Follow us on Twitter: @WisDOTnorthcent
  • Visit the region’s 511 website


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