Business 51 bridge construction project in Wausau scheduled to begin June 7

Release date: May 27, 2021

Work on the Business 51 (Grand Avenue) bridge between East Thomas Street and Single Avenue in Wausau, is scheduled to begin Monday, June 7, 2021.

Improvements include a thin concrete overlay, replacement of bridge expansion joints, and new paint on the existing structure.

Motorists can expect to encounter single lane closures in both directions. A maximum width of 13-feet applies to the entire project.

  • Pedestrian access will be maintained along the east side of Business 51 (Grand Avenue) and will utilize existing crossings at County N and East Thomas Street.
  • Access for northbound bicyclists will remain on Grand Avenue via a 5-foot bike lane. Southbound bicyclists will be detoured to Prospect Avenue at East Thomas Street and back to Grand Avenue at County N. 

Construction is currently scheduled for completion in September 2021. A website for this project is available here.

Construction schedules are based on favorable weather conditions and construction status.

For more information, contact:

Tegan Griffith, North Central Region Communications Manager
(715) 421-8380, ​tegan.griffith@dot.wi.gov