US 51, Turtle River Bridge, Iron County


US 51, Turtle River bridge, Iron County


The proposed project will replace the deck on the US 51 bridge over the Turtle River. Approach slabs and guard rails leading to the bridge will also be replaced.​

Traffic Impacts

Construction would be staged to minimize impacts to traffic as much as possible. No detour is proposed and access to businesses and residences will also be maintained at all times. The Rugger's Landing driveway will be relocated.

Real Estate

Real estate may be needed to address the driveway relocation.

Rights of Landowners Under Wis Eminent Domain Law [Wis Stats 32.05]


Local officials meeting - November 2022
Public involvement mailing - November 2022
Public involvement comment period - November thru December 2022
Complete project design - August 2024​
Project construction - 2025​​

Public Involvement

Residents and businesses within the project limits have been contacted via mail.


Michelle Guoin, Project Manager
(715) 365-5792

Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT)
North Central Region, Wisconsin Rapids Office
1681 2nd Ave. S.
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495
Phone: (715) 421-8302
Fax: (715) 423-0334
Wisconsin Telecommunications Relay System: 711