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U.S. 51 construction underway


Richard Jenkins/Daily Globe

A SIGN alerts drivers on U.S. 51 in Iron County that Monday was the first day of a construction project to repave the highway between Moose Lake Road and South End Road.

MERCER, Wis. - A construction project to repave a portion of U.S. 51 in southern Iron County is underway, with workers preparing the site Monday.

The project will resurface a section of highway between Moose Lake Road and South End Road, along with replace a culvert and add centerline rumble strips, according to a Wisconsin Department of Transportation news release.

The highway will remain open during the $1.4 million project, according to the release, although there will likely be lane closures and flagging operations in place.

American Asphalt is the prime contractor for the work, accordi...

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