Project Staging, Schedule and Traffic Overview:
Banks Avenue to John Avenue (West End)   Traffic Control
South Side     4/11/17 – 6/15/17      Bidirectional on the north side.
North Side      6/16/17 – 8/14/17     Bidirectional on the south side.
Median           8/15/17 – 9/27/17     Traffic in the outside lanes for median work.

Birch Avenue to Hill Avenue (East End)       Traffic Control
South Side     4/17/17 – 7/17/17     Bidirectional on the north side.
North Side      7/18/17 – 9/24/17     Bidirectional on the south side.
Median          9/25/17 – 11/14/17    Traffic in the outside lanes for median work.

Project Detour
Detour routes are currently signed as an alternate route and for truck traffic.

Traffic impacts:

  • Currently:
    • When approaching the project limits, Changeable Message Boards read:
      • USH 2 Follow Detour
      • Belknap Open For Business
    • Ogden Avenue south of Belknap closed until 6/15/17.
    • Ogden Avenue north of Belknap closed until 8/14/17.
  • Bidirectional traffic on the east side of Tower Avenue (STH 35) from North 14th Street to North 16th Street.
  • Bidirectional traffic on the north side of Belknap from Birch Avenue to Hill Avenue.
  • The Week of April 20th – Hill Avenue remains closed north of Belknap for the construction of the Hill Avenue Storm Water Basin. Timing and length of closure weather dependent.
Work completed since last update:
  • Pavement removed from Banks to Ogden.
Anticipated work schedule for next week:
  • Continue to construct Hill Avenue Storm Water Basin.
  • Begin water main and storm sewer work.

Next Contractors Meeting

Monday, April 24th, 1:00 pm in the Lake Superior Room at the WIS-DOT Office at 1701 N. 4th Street.

For additional information about the project, please visit the project website: 
Brendan Dirkes, P. E.
Project Manager
Wisconsin Department of Transportation
715 395-3026
Pete Dieckman, P.E.
Construction Project Leader
Northern Wisconsin-Based Engineers, Inc.
Belknap Field Office: 715 718-2334

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