Public meeting next week for proposed improvements on US 51 in Oneida County

​New website also details the project between Minocqua and Woodruff

Release Date: April 29, 2022

(Woodruff) The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region announces a design project website is now available to view a proposed improvement projects on US 51 in Oneida County. The proposed project is approximately 2 miles of US 51between Front Street and 3rd Street in the towns of Minocqua and Woodruff. The website is available at

Included on the website is information to join a live, online public involvement meeting on Monday, May 2 at 5 p.m. This is an online meeting via Microsoft Teams. Project staff will share proposed improvement details, maps, displays, exhibits and discuss information for businesses impacted by highway projects. To join the meeting:

  • US 51 live, online Public Involvement Meeting
  • When: 5 p.m., Monday, May 2, 2022
  • For full video and audio: Go to the US 51 Project website (above) and click on the “Go To Meeting” link at the top of the page.
  • For audio-only: Call into the live meeting via phone. You will hear the presentation and be able to ask questions.
    • Dial the conference call number: 1-608-571-2209. When prompted, type in the Phone Conference ID: 33 2024 366#

The US 51 project is a resurfacing-level improvement to extend the service life of the highway and improve the riding surface. Work also includes upgrades to curb ramps to meet Americans with Disability Act (ADA) standards, where feasible, evaluating new sidewalk and multi-use path, evaluating improvements to an existing overhead crossing beacon, and pavement marking.

The project is currently scheduled for construction in 2025. Work is currently proposed to be completed with the highways open to traffic using lane closures and flagging operations. Work is anticipated to be scheduled around peak visitor periods and holidays. Access will be maintained to adjacent property owners during construction.

The website includes maps of the project limits and locations, scope and schedule for each project, traffic impacts, displays and exhibits. There are also resources for businesses in state highway project work zones.

For more information

Melissa Kok, Regional Communications Manager