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$10.1 million US 51 project begins this week


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The Wisconsin Department of Transportation said James Peterson Sons, Inc., of Medford, is the prime contractor for a $10.1 million U.S. 51 project that began this week with tree clearing.

The U.S. 51 construction work will begin in mid-March. The project will be between Rocky Run Road and Oneida County Y in Cassian and Hazelhurst.

Crews will:

—Reconstruct the highway.

—Replace culverts.

—Reconstruct intersections.

—Lengthen existing passing lanes.

—Construct a new bridge over Rocky Run Creek.

A meeting to discuss the contractor’s sche...

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