A lot of progress has been made so far - and it's only the beginning of June.  As the Belknap Street project in Superior moves along through year two of the (almost) three year project, work crews with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation are passing along updated on their work to the general public. The $23 million project to fully-reconstruct Belknap Street is expected to wrap up sometime next year - in June 2019.

Work this summer is concentrated between John Avenue and Birch Avenue.  Here are the current traffic impacts:

  • US 2/Belknap Street - Single lane closures from Hill Avenue to Ogden Avenue.
  • Signed truck detour and alternate route available to bypass project.
  • The project will keep 2 of these 3 side streets open for the duration of the project.
    • Catlin Avenue
    • Grand Avenue
    • Hammond Avenue
  • Current Side Street Closures
    • Fisher Avenue South
    • Clough Avenue South
    • Lamborn/Grand South
    • Baxter Avenue South
    • Cumming Avenue South
    • Hughitt Avenue South

Meanwhile, here is a list of what work crews have completed already this summer:

  • Water Main complete to Cummings Avenue.
  • Storm Sewer complete to Baxter Avenue.
  • Grading mainline:  Fisher Avenue to Clough Avenue
  • Concrete Pavement: Catlin Avenue to Fisher Avenue
  • Curb & Gutter: Catlin Avenue to Fisher Avenue
  • UW Superior Foundations
  • Pavement Removal – Cumming Avenue to Hughitt Avenue

The list of what is left to complete this summer includes:

  • Pavement Removals: Hughitt Avenue – John Avenue
  • Continue with water main installation
  • Continue with storm sewer installation
  • Concrete Sidewalk: Catlin Avenue – Fisher Avenue

To get more information about the Belknap Street Reconstruction Project, click here for the project page.

(Note:  The featured image is in fact from the work that was previously done on Tower Avenue in Superior)