The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will hold a meeting this week to discuss planned improvements to U.S. Highways 2/53 - East Second Street - between Second and 31st avenues east in Superior.

The meeting is from 5-6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Wisconsin Department of Transportation office, Lake Superior Room, 1701 N. Fourth St. in Superior.

The meeting will be an informal open house. Exhibits showing the plan concepts, traffic impacts and impacts to parks and recreational areas will be on display. Project representatives will be available to discuss the project on an individual basis.

The project, slated to take place in 2020, involves resurfacing the pavement with concrete panel repair, and includes repair of inlets and utility manholes, curb ramp replacements, and sidewalk panel replacement. The structure spanning the railroad near 24th Avenue East would be rehabilitated, including a surface overlay.

An alternate vehicle route and a truck detour will be utilized during construction; the proposed detour route will use East Fifth Street.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, or would like more information, contact Stephanie King at (715) 392-7874 or stephanie.king@dot.wi.gov. Comments may be mailed to Stephanie J. King, P.E. at 1701 N. Fourth St., Superior, WI 54880.