Project Staging, Schedule and Traffic Overview:

Banks Avenue to John Avenue (West End)         Traffic Control
South Side Construction – 4/11/17 – 6/15/17       Bidirectional on the north side.
North Side Construction – 6/16/17 – 8/14/17      Bidirectional on the south side.
Median Construction – 8/15/17 – 9/27/17            Traffic in the outside lanes.
Birch Avenue to Hill Avenue (East End)             Traffic Control
South Side Construction       4/17/17 – 7/17/17       Bidirectional on the north side.
North Side Construction        7/18/17 – 9/24/17     Bidirectional on the south side.
Median Construction            9/25/17 – 11/14/17      Traffic in the outside lanes.

Project Detours – There is a signed truck detour utilizing the City of Superior Truck Route. There is also an alternative detour route signed for other traffic to bypass the project. 

Traffic impacts

  • Expect delays when travelling through the project.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Left & Right turns onto Belknap are not allowed from Tower Avenue.
Work completed since last update:
  • Recent rains cost the project a few days of work.
  • Concrete saw cutting from Birch to Hill.
  • Banks Avenue removals to start street lighting bases and signal base
Anticipated work schedule for next week:
  • Asphalt saw cuts on side streets and parking lots.
  • Begin decorative column and fence installations.
  • Continue water main and storm sewer work.
  • Continue with street lighting bases and signal bases.

Next Contractors Meeting

Monday, May 8th, 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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