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March 23, 2017

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) provides a weekly update on road construction in the northwest region, which includes the counties of Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Buffalo, Burnett, Chippewa, Clark, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Rusk, Sawyer, St. Croix, Taylor, Trempealeau and Washburn counties.

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Douglas County

Highway:  US 2/ Belknap Street

Location:  City of Superior

Schedule:  March 2017 to November 2017 and 2018 construction season

Cost:  $23.4 million

Description: Belknap Street (US 2) will be reconstructed from Banks Avenue to Hill Avenue over two constructions seasons. Work scheduled for 2017 includes the east and west ends of the project from Banks Avenue to John Avenue and Birch Avenue to Hill Avenue. The center section from John Avenue to Birch Avenue will be reconstructed in 2018.

Traffic impact:

  • Currently the outside lanes are occasionally closed for placement of temporary signals.
  • Currently a detour route is signed for truck traffic.
  • Starting April 10, 2017 – Bidirectional traffic on the north side of Belknap from Banks Avenue to John Avenue.
  • Starting April 28, 2017 – Bidirectional traffic on the north side of Belknap from Birch Avenue to Hill Avenue.