Work gets underway next week to prepare for reconstruction of East Second Street.

The project starts with a reduction in travel lanes to one lane in each direction between 31st and Second avenues east starting Monday, April 6.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s $10-15 million project to repair East Second Street from Second to 53rd avenues east will take two years to complete. Work south of the Nemadji River is planned for 2021.

WisDOT's plans includes:

  • Concrete pavement repair in spot locations.
  • Resurfacing the road with a course grind of the concrete surface and asphalt overlay.
  • Rehabilitation of three bridge structures.
  • Upgrades and installation of curb ramps at pedestrian crossings.
  • Updates and replacement of traffic signals.
  • Repairs to utility manholes and inlets.
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Concrete repair work and work at the intersection with Belknap Street begins April 17.

Work at the intersection will restrict turning movements and a detour route will be signed for northbound passenger traffic, and truck and freight traffic.

Passenger vehicles will use U.S. Highway 53 to State Highway 35 (Tower Avenue), and eastbound truck and freight traffic will access that route at Winter Street and Tower Avenue. Westbound truck and freight traffic will turn right on East Street, then take East First Street to Winter Street.