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.
• Complete the environmental process – September 2019
• Complete final plans – February 2020
Please email any comments about the project to the contacts listed below before August 28, 2019. You may also send comments via USPS mail to the addresses listed below.
Your comments assist WisDOT in developing a project that will serve the needs of the traveling public as well as the needs of the local community. Your input is welcome and appreciated throughout the design process.
For more information, please contact:
Stephanie King, PE
Wisconsin Department of Transportation
1701 N 4th Street
Superior, WI 54880-1068
Jeff Sandberg, PE
1350 Deming Way, Suite 100
Middleton, WI 53562
US 2/US 53, East 2nd Street Resurfacing Project
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), in coordination with the City of Superior, is proposing resurfacing on East 2nd Street. The project would be split into two separate construction seasons; 2020 and 2021.
The City of Superior Environmental Service Division Public Works Department will begin smoke testing during the summer of 2020 on the sanitary sewer in Aldermanic District of 1 & 3 located between North 28th & North 37th Street, and between Ogden Avenue & Cumming Avenue. Smoke testing was postponed in 2019 due to abundant rainfall. Please check the City Website and Facebook page for updates. (Smoke Testing Boundary Map).Questions or concerns regarding the smoke testing should be directed to the City of Superior Environmental Services Division of Public Works at (715) 394-0392 or firstname.lastname@example.org
North 64th Street Stormwater Relief Project
The project consists of removing existing storm inlets located on the corner of North 64th Street, at the south end of the alley, and partway up the alley on the east. These existing connections to the sanitary sewer will be permanently sealed to prevent storm water infiltration. The inlets will be replaced and new storm sewer pipe will be installed which will run north to North 63rd Street where it will tie into the existing storm sewer. The alley will undergo a full reconstruction and will be finished with new asphalt. In total, five storm inlets are to be removed and replaced, and 596 feet of new storm sewer will be installed.
The areas scheduled for 2020 sidewalk work will be posted here when available. 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.
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 pavingn operations began in early June 2019. Intended completion for this work is November 1, 2019.
2020 Alley Paving
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