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US 2, Bong Bridge - Fast facts
Superior, Douglas County

Wisconsin 511 travel information
View NW, US 2 Bong Bridge in city of Superior - Douglas County in a larger map.
Map key - Thick orange line is the project overview/location. Blue tear drop with dot in center is the project limit.

Location

US 2, in city of Superior (from the Belknap Viaduct to I-35 in Minnesota), in Douglas County.

Overview

WisDOT will be making several improvements on US 2 in the city of Superior in 2014 and 2015. This is the most significant project on the Bong Bridge since it opened in 1984. This work will preserve the life of the structure for years to come.

Bong Bridge work

  • Overlay existing bridge deck and make necessary repairs to the sidewalk
  • Replace and repair arch components and repaint
  • Replace existing expansion joints and repaint girder ends
  • Replace street lights and ship navigation lights

Wisconsin approach

  • Reconfigure the existing Belknap St. and US 2 intersection to a modern roundabout
  • Add local access connection to US 2 for North Garfield Ave. (city industrial park)
  • Bridge deck overlay of the Susquehanna overhead bridge
  • Replace roadway lighting
  • Replace existing concrete pavement

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Schedule

  • April 2014 through November 2014 - Construction of westbound US 2
  • Construction suspended November 2014 through April 2015 (US 2 will be open to both eastbound and westbound travel over the winter)
  • May 2015 through November 1, 2015 - Construction of eastbound US 2
  • The pedestrian walkway will remain open this year, but will be closed during the 2015 construction project (Weather permitting)
  • The roundabout will not be fully functional until November 2015
    • Westbound traffic will use half of the roundabout and the North Garfield connection starting in November 2014
    • Eastbound and Belknap (west) traffic will not be connected until late 2015
    • View roundabout diagram #1
    • View roundabout diagram #2

Traffic impacts/Detours

  • April 7, 2014 through May 5, 2014 - Westbound and eastbound traffic reduced to one lane
  • May 5, 2014 through November 1, 2014 - Both westbound lanes will close. Motorists will use signed detour onto Blatnik Bridge.
  • May 2015 through November 1, 2015 - Eastbound traffic detoured to Blatnik Bridge

Roundabout Information

Video - How to safely navigate a roundabout - This video was produced by our WisDOT friends in Green Bay. We will be hosting informational meetings in Superior as we get closer to constructing the roundabout in 2015.

Contact information

Chris Ouellette, WisDOT Northwest Region Communications Manager
(715) 833-9814
chris.ouellette@dot.wi.gov

Matt Dickenson, WisDOT Project Manager
(715) 395-3022
matthew.dickenson@dot.wi.gov

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
WI Telecommunications Relay System (TTY): 711
Email: nwr.dtsd@dot.wi.gov

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Last modified: April 16, 2014

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