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Roadwork ahead! US 2/53 in Superior being re-surfaced, expect delays

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WISCONSIN-- Minnesota isn't the only state starting major road work projects this April, Wisconsin is making big traffic changes as well.

Governor Tony Evers signed a $4.98 million contract to re-surface US 2/53 in Superior.

Project crew members said the roadway has had the same asphalt for nearly 30 years.

They added it's not cost effective to maintain, so the roadway is being re-paved.

Additionally, WisDOT will be replacing traffic signals at 39th Avenue East as well as rehabilitating Nemadji and Bluff Creek bridges.

Motorists in the area should expect lane changes and delays as the area will be condensed down to one lane of traffic in each direction.

Andrew Stensland, WisDOT project supervisor says if you are traveling in the area give yourself plenty of time as the speed limit will be reduced to keep everyone safe.

"The normal speed limit out there is 35 miles per hour. We will reduce the speed limit to 25 miles per hour. So it will take more time to travel through there and we ask everyone to be patient," said Stensland.

Furthermore, DTA passengers may experience changes. Those who use bus stops on east 2nd Street between 31st Avenue East and 50th Avenue East will be directed to pickup and dropoff locations on side streets.

The project is expected to wrap up sometime in October.

For more information on the project and status updates, click here.
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For details regarding the Duluth Interchange project, click here.

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