US 51, Vilas County M to County W


US 51, between Vilas County M to Vilas County W


The pavement on US 51 needs to be rehabilitated in order to preserve the integrity of the underlying base and provide a smooth riding surface. In addition, three culvert pipes are deteriorating and need to be replaced. Minor modifications will be made to a trail crossing on US 51 just southeast of County W to include detectable warning fields.

Traffic Impacts

It is anticipated that one-lane, two-way traffic will be maintained during the majority of construction by use of flaggers. The roadway will be open to two lanes of traffic at night. In addition, a temporary lane shift will be constructed at the culvert replacement area immediately to the west of Spider lake to accommodate two-way traffic during construction operations.

Project Schedule

Local Officials Meeting: June 24, 2020

Public Involvement via letter: Summer 2020

Complete Project Design: May 2023

Construction currently scheduled to begin: Summer 2023


WisDOT Project Manager, Andy Casper, (715) 365-5713

Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT)
North Central Region, Rhinelander Office
510 Hanson Lake Road
Rhinelander, WI 54501
Phone: (715) 365-3490
Fax: (715) 365-5780
TTY: 711