The two-plus year reconstruction project for Belknap Street in Superior is getting set to kick-off the 2018 summer road season.  Work on the busy arterial street that is also Highway 2's route through town restarts up for the season on Monday, March 19.  However - at least initially - that work won't get much notice.

According to the work schedule update that's available on the Wisconsin Department of Transportation's website, the initial work will encompass the installation of temporary traffic signals, the placement of detour and alternative route signage, and some initial saw-cuts in the work zone - utilizing flaggers.  The work will progress, though in earnest as crews reconstruct the middle part of Belknap Street - between John and Birch Avenues.

The project is expected to last the full summer construction season - extending well into the fall. At that point the work should primarily be finished, however crews will still need to do some finishing work on last-minute details again in the spring of 2019.

Work to reconstruct Belknap Street/Highway 2 represents the first time the roadway has been rebuilt since its initial construction.  Not only are crews working on the road surface, they're also replacing the infrastructure buried deep below.  Significant improvements are being made to the storm sewer as well.