By Shereen Siewert

A portion of First Avenue in Wausau, stretching from Thomas Street to Stewart Avenue, will be closed to traffic beginning Monday, June 3 to allow for a planned reconstruction of the roadway.

The project is being administered by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. City officials say the closure is necessary to complete the reconstruction. A detour route will be posted, according to a city of Wausau news release.

The First Avenue reconstruction is one of six major road projects slated for 2019.

2019 projects in Wausau. Source: City of Wausau documents

Construction on Thomas Street, from South Fourth Avenue east to the Wisconsin River Bridge, is already underway. Crews are also working on a large section of Townline Road from Grand Avenue to Easthill Drive.

The First Avenue project should be completed in November.