Belknap Reconstruction to Resume; East 2nd Street Set for 2020

Construction on Belknap Street in Superior is due to resume on March 19. Construction on Belknap Street in Superior is due to resume on March 19. |  Photo: WDIO-TV file

Created: March 12, 2018 01:58 PM

Construction is due to resume on Belknap Street in Superior next week, and state officials are now also planning major work on East 2nd Street beginning in 2020.

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Drivers can expect single lane closures beginning Monday, March 19, on Belknap Street (U.S. Highway 2) from John Avenue to Birch Avenue. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation said business access and pedestrian routes will be maintained throughout construction.

The western and eastern ends of Belknap were reconstructed last year.

The project includes new concrete pavement, curbs, and sidewalks, along with work on the sanitary sewer, water main, storm sewer, and traffic signals. The $23 million project is being funded by federal, state, and city money along with funding from Superior Water, Light, and Power.

The Belknap project is scheduled for completion in October.

Meanwhile, WisDOT says a resurfacing project of East 2nd Street (U.S. Highways 2 and 53) is proposed for 2020 and 2021. Crews would repair concrete and then overlay the concrete with asphalt. The project would also include updates to traffic signals and crosswalks and repairs to some portions of the sidewalk.

According to a letter sent to area homeowners, the portion between 2nd Avenue East and 31st Avenue East would be constructed in 2020. WisDOT is proposing the use of East 5th Street as a truck detour and alternate vehicular route during the 2020 construction.

A meeting about the East 2nd Street reconstruction is set for Thursday, March 22, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the WisDOT office, 1704 North 4th Street.

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