Virtual public involvement meeting set for proposed US 53 roadway project

Proposed work overlays the existing concrete pavement on southbound lanes with new asphalt

Release date: Aug. 10, 2023

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is holding a virtual public involvement meeting to obtain comments on a proposed pavement resurfacing project in Douglas County on southbound US 53 from County Y north to County M in the town of Gordon.

Go to the project website to review materials. Comments are being accepted through Sept. 1, 2023, by:

  • Email: ​
  • Mail:​ ​Wisconsin Department of Transportation
    1701 N. 4th St.
    Superior, WI 54880
    Attn.: Philip Keppers, P.E.

The existing concrete pavement is showing signs of deterioration. To address this and other issues, WisDOT is proposing to:

  • Make concrete pavement repairs including at the St. Croix River Bridge approach.
  • Overlay the existing concrete pavement with asphalt.
  • Clear roadside brush and trees.
  • Replace guardrail that does not meet current crash standards.
  • Repair and replace deteriorated culverts.
  • Place new pavement markings.

Construction currently is scheduled to be completed as early as in 2025. During construction, US 53 will remain open to traffic, but motorists can expect single-lane and shoulder closures.

​For more information regarding traffic impacts, transportation news and improvement project updates in Wisconsin’s Northwest Region:

For more information, contact:

Christena T. O'Brien, Northwest Region Communications Manager
(715) 833-9814, (715) 828-9471,