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

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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.

Location

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

Overview

We are currently making several improvements on US 2. Modifications 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.

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 Nov. 1, 2015 - Construction on 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

Traffic impacts/Detours

  • May 5, 2014 through Nov. 1, 2014
    • Westbound traffic uses a signed detour onto Blatnik Bridge.
    • US 2 eastbound traffic is reduced to one lane.
  • May 2015 through Nov. 1, 2015
    •  Eastbound traffic detoured to Blatnik Bridge.

Construction update: Week of October 20, 2014

  • Complete roadway lighting
  • Pavement marking
  • Apply sealer

Roundabout Information

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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WisDOT Northwest Region Office, nwr.dtsd@dot.wi.gov
Last modified: October 16, 2014

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