Bridge construction is underway on US 51 over Rocky Run Creek, between Poynette and Portage, in Columbia County. US 51 is closed to through traffic at the bridge and a signed detour follows WIS 22 and WIS 16. Access remains open to local traffic and businesses.

Crews will replace the existing slab span bridge carrying highway traffic over the creek; pave asphalt near the bridge; replace the guardrail; and install pavement markings.

The work operations are weather dependent and subject to change. The project is anticipated to be completed in mid-October.

More information on this project can be found at https://projects.511wi.gov/us51-bridge/. Follow Southwest Region construction projects on Twitter at @WisDOTsouthwest. Alerts and updates provided via these sites are not intended for use while driving. When driving, your focus should always be on the road.

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