US 2, Pewabic Street to County NN, Florence County

Location

US 2, between Pewabic Street and County NN (Cooks Road), Florence, Florence County

Overview

​The purpose of this project is to improve a section of US 2 from Pewabic Street to County NN in Florence County. These improvements are needed to address the signs of deterioration in the form of rutting and alligator, longitudinal and transverse cracking. Various curb ramps would be improved to meet Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.

Proposed improvements include removing and replacing 4 inches of asphalt pavement, replacing curb and gutter throughout the project, replacing curb ramps that do not meet current ADA standards and extending sidewalks.

Traffic Impacts

During construction:

  • US 2 will remain open during construction through use of single-lane closures and flagging operations.
  • Access to adjacent properties and businesses will be maintained, but brief, temporary interruptions in access may occur at driveways. The contractor will be required to notify property owners prior to construction.
  • Replacement of sidewalk and curb ramps will have minor impacts to pedestrians.

Real Estate

Temporary and/or permanent land acquisitions may be required at intersections to construct curb ramps to ADA standards. Real estate negotiations are expected to begin in summer of 2023. Direct mailings and coordination will occur with impacted property owners.

Rights of Landowners Under Wis Eminent Domain Law [Wis Stats 32.05]

Schedule

Local officials meeting: April 2022
Public involvement: August and September 2022​​
Complete project design: November 2024
Construction currently scheduled to begin: Spring 2025​​​

Public Involvement

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is holding a virtual public involvement meeting to obtain input on the proposed project. Please review the following materials and submit comments by Sept. 15, 2022:

Comments can be submitted by:

  • Email: michellem.guoin@dot.wi.gov
  • Mail: Wisconsin Department of Transportation
             1681 2nd Ave. S.
             Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495
             Attn.: Michelle Guoin

​Contacts

Michelle Guoin, Project Manager
michellem.guoin@dot.wi.gov
(715) 365-5792

Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT)
North Central Region, Wisconsin Rapids Office
1681 2nd Ave. S.
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495
Phone: (715) 421-8302
Fax: (715) 423-0334
Wisconsin Telecommunications Relay System: 711
Email: ncr.dtsd@dot.wi.gov​​​​