Highway 51 Reconstruction Project Through Portage Slated To Start In March

(Portage) The Wisconsin Department of Transportation says work will begin in mid-march on a reconstruction project of Highway 51 through Portage. Construction crews will be working between East Pleasant Street and Ontario Street. Improvements include realigning the intersection of Dewitt Street and Wisconsin Street, pavement replacement, replacing storm sewer and updated traffic signals as well as street lighting. Highway 51 will remain open to local traffic with access maintained to businesses and residences. During road closures, through traffic will be detoured via Highway 51, Highway 60 and I-39. Motorists are advised to plan ahead, anticipate delays and allow extra time if traveling in the area. The project is anticipated to be completed by November but work is weather dependent and subject to change. A virtual construction informational meeting is scheduled for March 2nd from 5pm to 6pm. To join the meeting click the link: https://projects.511wi.gov/us51-portage/