Construction Projects

2020 Projects

US 2/US 53, East 2nd Street Resurfacing Project
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), in coordination with the City of Superior, will begin a resurfacing project on East 2nd Street on Monday, April 6, 2020.  The project will be split into two separate construction seasons; 2020 and 2021.  

During construction, US 2-US 53 (East 2nd Street) will remain open to traffic; however, traffic will be limited to at least one lane in each direction at all times, and the speed limit will be reduced from 35 mph to 25 mph. Delays should be expected when traveling through the work zone, especially during commuting hours.
Access will be maintained to properties within the work zone that do not have alternate access available outside the work zone. Access to businesses and residences within the construction area may involve the use of temporary driveways and gravel surfaces.
During the first stage of construction in 2020, concrete repair of the East 2nd Street-Belknap Street intersection will be a priority prior to the onset of tourist traffic. Work during the first stage of construction, set to begin in April, will restrict turning movements at the East 2nd-Belknap intersection. For work at the Belknap Street intersection, a detour route will be signed for northbound passenger car traffic and for all truck and freight traffic.

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WIS 35 (Tower Avenue) & WIS 105 (Central Avenue)/61st Street Intersection
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), in coordination with the City of Superior, is proposing improvements at the intersection of WIS 35 (Tower Avenue) and WIS 105 (Central Avenue).  

The proposed improvement project begins approximately 400 feet south of WIS 105 (near North 62nd Street) and ends approximately 400 feet north of WIS 105 (near North 60th Street).  The purpose of this project is to provide a safe and efficient intersection for vehicular traffic.   
The following needs have been identified:

Safety:  Currently, there is a trend of angle crashes at this intersection, indicating side road traffic may have difficulty finding gaps in traffic to safely cross or turn onto WIS 35. In order to provide safe and efficient passage, these safety concerns must be addressed. 
Capacity: The westbound approach to the intersection is forecasted to operate at the lowest possible level of service (F = forced or breakdown flow) in the design year. For purposes of efficiency, this level of service must be improved.
A recently built Kwik Trip gas station in the northwest intersection quadrant has increased traffic volumes and amplified existing safety and capacity concerns. Eliminating these concerns will improve the economic health of the Kwik Trip.   

Proposed improvements include signalization of the intersection, construction of median islands, and reconfiguration of lanes.  Other improvements included with the project are reconstruction of sidewalk curb ramps in all quadrants, installation of railroad gates and arms, and the addition of two parking spots on WIS 35.  Impacts of the project include access modifications due to median construction, driveway relocation, and elimination of parking spots.

The environmental documentation is currently underway and should be complete by September 2019.

Proposed traffic impacts
Construction is currently scheduled to begin in Mid/Late August 2020.  During construction, work along WIS 35, WIS 105, and 61st Street will be completed under staged construction using single lane closures, lane shifts, and shoulder closures. Turn lanes along WIS 35 may be closed during staging, but one approach lane will be provided during all stages of construction on all legs of the intersection.  
Pedestrian facilities will always remain open during construction. Curb ramps will be replaced in all four quadrants of the intersection. Only one curb ramp is to be closed at a time to minimize pedestrian impacts. Additionally, there are other pedestrian crossings within 0.1 miles of the project intersection.

Two vacant driveways will be removed, one driveway will be relocated, and several accesses will be modified to right-in/right-out.  WisDOT has contacted affected homeowners and businesses.

Construction is currently scheduled for completion in Early/Mid October 2020.

Next steps
• Complete final plans – February 2020

For more information, please contact:
Stephanie King, PE
Wisconsin Department of Transportation
1701 N 4th Street
Superior, WI 54880-1068
(715) 392-7874

Jeff Sandberg, PE
1350 Deming Way, Suite 100
Middleton, WI 53562
(608) 828-8161


Sidewalk Projects

The areas scheduled for 2020 sidewalk will be listed below  once determined.  If you are a homeowner in these areas, you will be receiving a letter further detailing the work and other important information about the project. 


If you live in these areas, please be mindful of "no parking" signs being put up on the streets as this is an indication that work will begin soon in your area and access will be needed for both the crews and their equipment.

Once work begins in your area, crews will be setting up forms, and pouring the new sidewalks.  Once poured, the concrete needs to cure and harden for one week.  During this curing process it is important that the concrete not be driven on or heavily used.  This is especially important if you have a sidewalk crossing your driveway access.

Your cooperation and patience with us as we work is very much appreciated.  If you have questions regarding this matter, please contact the Engineering Department at: 715-395-7300.

Milling & Paving List

Asphalt milling and paving is anticipated to begin in early June.  Intended completion for this work is November.  Areas to be milled/paved will be listed here when available.

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2020 Alley Paving

If your alley is scheduled to be paved in 2020, the petitions, maps and the costs to homeowners can be found by clicking on the alley below.  If you would like information about our alley paving program, please click on the "Street Division" tab on the left and you can read the policy and get a copy of the petition.  

A maximum of eight (8) alley blacktopping requests, received prior to June 30, will be accepted each year on a first-come, first-served basis.  Requests over that number will be processed for the following year.

1. 9th & 10th Avenues East; between East 7th & East 8th Streets
2. 23rd & 24th Avenues East; between East 7th & East 8th Streets
3. Catlin & Cypress Avenues; between North 21st & North 22nd Streets
4. 9th & 10th Avenues East; between East 3rd & East 4th Streets
5. 8th & 9th Avenues East; between East 4th & East 5th Streets
6. North 26th & North 27th Streets; between Oakes & Banks Avenues (North/South Alley)
7. Ohio & Iowa Avenues; North 21st & North 22nd Streets (North/South & East/West alleys)
8. 8th & 9th Avenues East; between East 8th & East 9th Streets