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US 2/US 53 Interchange to County D - Fast facts
East of Superior, Douglas County

Wisconsin 511 travel information
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Map key - Thick orange line is the project overview/location. Blue tear drop with dot in center is the project limit.


US 2/US 53 Interchange to County D, east of Superior, in Douglas County.


  • Approximately five miles of US 2 will be reconstructed in 2014.
  • The limits of the project extend from the US 53/US 2 interchange to the intersection of US 2/County D in Poplar.
  • A main portion of the project will shift US 2 to a new alignment on the north side of the existing highway from County U to Twenty Two Road where it will cross to the south side for about one mile and then continue to the east on the existing alignment.
  • This new configuration will eliminate the "S" curve at Wentworth to improve safety for motorists.

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  • March 4, 2014 - Started construction
  • Nov. 15, 2014 - Construction expected to be completed

Traffic Impacts/Detours

  • Both lanes will remain open to traffic
  • Construction is underway 

Anticipated work schedule through April 25:

  • Monitor erosion control
  • Monitor traffic control

Contact information

Chris Ouellette, WisDOT Northwest Region Communications Manager
(715) 833-9814

Brendan Dirkes, WisDOT Project Manager
(715) 395-3026

Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT)
Northwest Region, Superior Office
1701 N. 4th St.
Superior, WI 54880
Phone: (715) 392-7925
Fax: (715) 392-7863
TDD: (800) 590-1868
Email: nwr.dtsd@dot.wi.gov

SSI - Project contacts Questions about the content of this page, contact:
WisDOT Northwest Region Office, nwr.dtsd@dot.wi.gov
Last modified: April 17, 2014

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