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Business 51 (Post Road), County B - Minnesota Ave.
Plover and Whiting, Portage County

View NC, Business 51 (Post Rd.) project location.
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Project location

Business 51 (Post Rd.), County B to Minnesota Ave., in villages of Plover and Whiting, in Portage County.

Project overview

Reconstruction to include:

  • Wider travel lanes
  • Dedicated turn lanes
  • Bike lanes in both directions
  • Adding and widening sidewalks on both sides of the roadway
  • Two lanes in each direction with raised center median

Business 51 is an important transportation corridor with a significant number of commercial establishments.

Project cost estimated at $36.5 million (including real estate).

Status/phase

Phase 1: Green Drive to Springville Drive

  • Final design is scheduled to occur in 2012-2015.
  • Construction currently scheduled to start in 2016

Phase 2: Elm Street to Minnesota Avenue

  • Final design is scheduled to occur 2013 to 2017.
  • Construction is currently scheduled to begin in 2018.

Phase 3: Tommy's Turnpike to Elm Street

  • Final design is scheduled to occur 2013 to 2017.
  • Construction is currently scheduled to begin in 2018.

Springville Drive to Tommy's Turnpike

  • Final design is scheduled to occur 2013 to 2019.
  • Construction is currently scheduled to begin in 2020.

Improvements to the Business 51/Minnesota Avenue intersection were completed fall 2011.

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Last modified: June 24, 2014

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