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

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US 2 eastbound lanes will be closed beginning April 13. The sidewalk will be closed March 30-Nov. 1, 2015. Pedestrians and bicyclists are advised to use the DTA bus system while the sidewalk is being replaced.

Location

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

Overview

We are making several improvements on US 2. Modifications, including the construction of a modern roundabout at the Belknap St./US 2 intersection, will continue to be made in 2015 to preserve the life of the structure for years to come. This is the most significant project on the Bong Bridge since it opened in 1984.

Wisconsin approach/Roundabout work

  • The roundabout will not be fully functional until Nov. 2015
  • Westbound traffic will use half of the roundabout and the N. Garfield connection
  • Eastbound and Belknap (west) traffic will not be connected until late 2015

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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

Roundabout Information

Schedule

  • April 13, 2015 through Nov. 1, 2015 - Construction on eastbound US 2. Traffic will be detoured to Blatnik Bridge

Traffic impacts/Detours

  • US 2 is currently open to traffic.
  • The pedestrian walkway will be closed March 30-November 1.
    • Pedestrians and bicyclists are advised to use the DTA Bus system while the sidewalk is being replaced.
  • US 2 eastbound lanes will be closed beginning April 13.

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: March 30, 2015

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