Construction Projects

2020 Projects



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).  
aerial map showing South Superior intersection of Highway 35 or Tower Avenue and Highway 105 or Cent
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 the environmental process – September 2019
Complete final plans – February 2020

Public input/comments
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
(715) 392-7874
Stephanie.King@dot.wi.gov


Jeff Sandberg, PE
AECOM
1350 Deming Way, Suite 100
Middleton, WI 53562
(608) 828-8161
Jeff.Sandberg@aecom.com

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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.  
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2019 Projects


Sewer Smoke Testing Project

City workers will be conducting sewer system tests in Aldermanic District of 1 & 3 located between North 28th Street & North 37th Street and between Ogden Avenue & Cumming Avenue (Smoke Testing Boundary Map). Weather permitting, this project will occur at the beginning of September. They will be blowing a low pressure non-toxic, harmless smoke through the sewer system to find defects, which may need repair. Location and repair of such defects are essential to the economical and safe functioning of Superior’s sewer system. The test will last approximately one hour in each location.  

Smoke used does not create a fire hazard or present a health hazard; it is white in color and has a very mild sulfur odor. During the smoke test process City workers will look for smoke coming from sewer structures, roof vents, and other potential defects. Smoke should not enter your home/building unless there is defective plumbing or a malfunctioning “P” trap. Residents/businesses in the area being tested should fill seldom used drains with water to restore the “P” trap and prevent smoke from entering the home or business.

City workers will notify residents/businesses before they begin working in their neighborhood by placing door hanger cards on their doors.  The testing does not require the City workers to enter homes or businesses, and residents do not need to be home during the testing. If you are at home during the test, please contact the crew if any smoke enters your home.  If you are away during the test and discover smoke in your house upon returning, call the number below.  All public safety authorities will be notified. 

For updates take a look at the Environmental Services Division FacebookAlso, for additional information check out the Smoke Testing Brochure.

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 rauscha@ci.superior.wi.us

Newton & Nelson Creeks Sewer Improvement Project
The City of Superior is addressing inflow and infiltration along Newton and Nelson Creeks. During significant wet weather events, sanitary sewers adjacent to Newton Creek (along 25th Avenue East right of way) and Nelson Creek (along 30th Avenue East right of way) become inundated by stream flow. This inflow increases flow throughout the sewers and overwhelms the system.
The project will significantly reduce infiltration and inflow to the Newton Creek & Nelson Creek trunk sewers by rehabilitating sewers and manholes, and by removing an above grade creek crossing. A new sewer is being installed in the 26th Avenue East Right-of-Way to further reduce flows to the Newton Creek sewer.
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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.

North 21st and Banks Storm Sewer Project
The intention of the project is to diminish flooding risk for the area along Banks Avenue North of 21st Street. The project consists of constructing 224 lineal feet of 12-inch Reinforced Concrete Pipe (RCP) storm sewer, removal of 41 lineal feet of Vitrified Clay Pipe (VCP) combined sewer, removal of storm inlets, installing sanitary manholes in alley entrances, placement of curb and gutter for one half block along Banks Avenue, and resurfacing of bituminous roadway along Banks Avenue and alley ways. 
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Sidewalk Projects


 
The areas scheduled for 2019 sidewalk work are listed below.  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. 

Sidewalk replacement/spot repairs/pedestrian ramps
Logan Ave from N 16th Street to N 21st Street, west side
N 16th Street from Oakes Ave to Banks Ave, north side
Hill Ave from A Hayes Court to Laurel Ave, east side
Laurel Ave from Hill Ave to 6th Ave E, south side
6th Ave E from E 3rd Street to E 4th Street, southeast side
E 4th Street from 6th Ave E to 10th Ave E, southwest side
9th Ave E from E 5th Street to E 4th Street, northwest side
11th Ave E from E 5th Street to E 4th Street, northwest side
E 4th Street from 11th Ave E to 12th Ave E, both sides
12th Ave E from E 4th Street to E 3rd Street, northwest side
12th Ave E from E 6th Street to 100’ southwest, on the northwest side
E 8th Street from 15th Ave E to 17th Ave E, southwest side
E 7th Street from 15th Ave E to 16th Ave E, pedestrian ramps
E 6th Street from 15th Ave E to 18th Ave E, pedestrians ramps and spot repairs
E 5th Street at 15th Ave E and 17th Ave E, pedestrian ramps
15th Ave E from E 5th Street from E 4th Street, southeast side
16th Ave E from E 5th Street from E 4th Street, northeast side
E 4th Street from 15th Ave E to 17th Ave E, southwest side
16th Ave E from E 4th Street to E 3rd Street, southeast side
E 3rd Street from 15th Ave E to 16th Ave E, southwest side
N 16th Street from Cumming Ave to Baxter Ave, both sides
Harrison Street from Hammond Ave to Cumming Ave, both sides
Harrison Street from Cumming Ave to Baxter Ave, north side
Harrison Street from Baxter Ave to Lamborn Ave, south side
Cumming Ave from alley north of N 16th Street to N 17th Street, both sides
Baxter Ave from alley north of N 16th Street to Harrison Street, both sides
Baxter Ave from Harrison Street to N 17th Street, west side
Grand Ave from Lamborn Ave to Weeks Ave, southwest side
Weeks Ave from N 16th Street to N 18th Street, west side
Clough Ave from alley south of Belknap Street to N 16th Street, west side
F Street from E 2nd Street to E 5th Street, southeast side

Sidewalk Removals
2nd Ave E and E 4th Street in front of 109 E 4th Street, northeast side
Lackawanna Ave from N 22nd Street to N 23rd Street, east side

Here are maps of the areas where sidewalk work will be done:

F Street
UWS Area
2nd Ave East
Billings Park
East End 1
East End 2
Hill & Laurel
North 16th & Oakes

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 is anticipated to begin in early June 2019 and Asphalt Paving Operations on about June 17.  Intended completion for this work is November 1, 2019.

The 2019 milling/paving list is posted below.

Asphalt Overlay:

Street Being Paved:

Starting at:

Ending At:

Elm Ave

N 12th

Winter

N 13th St.

Cedar

Elm

4th Ave E

E 5th

Tracks

21st Ave E

E 10th

E 11th

23rd Ave E

E 11th

E 12th

Banks Ave.

N 63rd

N 64th

Weeks Ave.

N 58th

Ballfield


Mill & Asphalt Overlay:

Street Being Paved:

Starting at:

Ending at:

Baxter Ave.

Belknap

N 13th

Fisher Ave.

Belknap

N 13th

N 14th St.

Fisher

Post Office Lot

N 14th St.

Grand

Cumming

N 14th St.

Ogden

Hughitt

Lamborn Ave.

N 21st

Belknap

Lincoln St.

Catlin

Fisher

N 19th St.

Weeks

Cumming

N 16th St.  

Lamborn

Hammond

N 22nd St.

Hughitt

John

N 20th St.

John

Ogden

N 17th St.

Tower

John

N 16th St.

John

Hughitt

John Ave.

N 16th

Belknap

Oakes Ave.

N 16th

N 18th

Hammond

N 21st

N 28th

N 19th St.

Lamborn

Baxter

E 18th Ave.

E 3rd St

E 9th St

21st Ave E.

Hill Ave

E 5th

Hill Ave.

Belknap

N 21st St.

N 63rd St.

Tower

Banks

John Ave.

N 62nd

N 64th




2019 Alley Paving

If your alley is scheduled to be paved in 2019, 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.  3rd & 4th Avenues East; between East 5th & East 6th Streets 

2.  North 7th & North 8th Streets; between Fisher & Clough Avenues

3.  North 19th & North 20th Streets; between Susquehanna & Wyoming Avenues 

4.  Pine & Elm Avenues; between North 13th & 14th Streets

5.  @ 3025 East 3rd Street (off 31st Avenue East)

6.  A & B Hayes Court; between Cedar & Hill Avenues

7.  44th Ave E to 45th Ave E, E 1st to E 2nd.