(Updated 08/10/12): Storm spotters need to be aware of the road construction projects on tap this summer for Marathon County. A closed road can adversely affect your condition if you need to take an escape route during spotter activity. For the summer of 2012 the County is primarily resurfacing the roadways in the northeast corner of the county.
From the Marathon County, WI website:
Marathon County Highway Department will be replacing the pavement on the following highways during the 2012 Construction Season.
- County Highway Y from State Highway 52 to the County Line (Town of Harrison) from July 9 to early September.
- County Highway G from County Highway Y to the County Line (Town of Harrison) from July 16 to early September.
- Bridge is out on County Highway Z (Town of Wausau) between 73rd Street and 85th Streets. Replacement is expected to be completed by the end of September.
The dates listed above are the anticipated dates for construction. The schedule is subject to change based on weather, equipment and other delays that may be experienced during construction.
During construction the roads will be posted with signs reading “ROAD CLOSED – LOCAL TRAFFIC ONLY”. Crews will work to maintain access to businesses and residents at all times from both ends of the project. Drivers should expect the roads to be rough at times and they should also anticipate delays as crews will often reduce the roadway to one lane with flaggers controlling traffic.
As access will be provided during construction, a detour route will not be posted. Please use alternate routes if possible during construction.