US 2 (Belknap Street) - Superior, Douglas County

Location

US 2 (Belknap St.), Banks Ave. to Hill Ave., city of Superior, in Douglas County.

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Overview

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), in coordination with the City of Superior, is reconstructing US 2, Belknap Street, from Banks Avenue to Hill Avenue. Belknap Street is both a principal arterial and an over-size/overweight truck route, and it connects the Wisconsin US 2 corridor with Minnesota.

This project replaces 1.4 miles of concrete roadway, upgrades the storm sewer system, and improves safety on Belknap Street. The project also includes improvements on most of the connecting side streets north and south of US 2, Belknap Street, back to the respective alleys. 

Status/phase

The project has been awarded to a contractor and construction will start in Spring of 2017. 

For additional information, view the project fact sheet.

US2 / Belknap Street Reconstruction Project video

Construction project cost is estimated at approximately $23 million    

Schedule

  • November 1, 2016 - Complete final design
  • Spring 2017 - West and east portions of construction anticipated to begin
  • Spring 2018 - Middle portion of construction anticipated to begin

Construction is scheduled over two years in three areas:

Traffic impacts/detours

A truck detour route and a vehicle detour route for through traffic would be used to reduce congestion and increase work zone safety during construction.

FAQ

Project benefits/anticipated outcomes

WisDOT has refined the design plans for US 2, Belknap Street.

For additional information, view the project update.

Contacts

Brendan Dirkes, WisDOT Project Manager
(715) 395-3026
brendan.dirkes@dot.wi.gov

Andrew Stensland, WisDOT Project Supervisor
(715) 392-7963
andrew.stensland@dot.wi.gov

Stephanie King, WisDOT Project Design Leader
(715) 392-7874
stephanie.king@dot.wi.gov

Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT)
Northwest Region, Superior Office
1701 N. 4th St.
Superior, WI 54880
Phone: (715) 392-7925
Fax: (715) 392-7863
TDD: (800) 590-1868
WI Telecommunications Relay System (TTY): 711
Email: nwr.dtsd@dot.wi.gov