The US 51/WI-52 corridor is Wausau’s gateway. The immediate area surrounding the highway intersection is home to the regional medical complex, a number of the area’s largest employers and five national hotel chains – a business mix needed to fuel and sustain commerce.
The corridor area is thriving due to easy-on/easy-off highway access, and because it is a subset of a large and vibrant community. Wausau is a business, medical, retail and restaurant hub that serves both the metro area and an 80-mile radius of rural communities.
A diverse demographic of traffic flows through Wausau because it is at the heart of Wisconsin where north/southbound traffic from WI-39/US-51 meets the east/westbound flow of WI-29 – the state’s only centrally located intersection of main highway arteries. It is the only destination in the state where this unique dynamic of traffic intertwines:
- Eastbound travelers from the Twin Cities
- Westbound travelers from the Fox River Valley
- Northbound travelers from suburban Madison, Milwaukee and Chicago en route to Northwoods vacation and recreation
- Southbound travelers from Wisconsin’s most northern communities
The Wausau area continues to prosper with new business and the improved aesthetic that well-designed, well-constructed buildings bring. We look forward to the future developments that Wausau’s positive energy is sure to attract.
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