Poplar Ave. Stormwater Project

Project Description

There have been recurring water-in-basement issues in the Central Business District area. Additionally, the DOT has plans for road reconstruction of Belknap Street. To help alleviate current and anticipated stormwater runoff in this area, the City of Superior is developing a plan for receiving all of the redirected stormwater runoff from the storm sewer system being implemented by the DOT and to reduce storm water loading to the existing combined sewer system. This project maintains treatment standards as required by the DNR and allows for future expansion.

Projects to construct storm sewers in combined sewer districts have proven effective at reducing water-in-basement issues in South Superior and Billings Park. The objective of the proposed project is to alleviate flooding risk for Central Business District.

The project will consist of approximately 2000 feet of storm sewer that will discharge to a storm water basin and 1650 feet of sanitary sewer to maintain sewer service for crossings on Poplar Avenue. Poplar Avenue and N 12th Street will receive new roadway surfaces, underdrains, and curb and gutter within the storm sewer project area.

No assessment will be charged to homeowners as the project will be funded, in part, through grants from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Environmental Protection Agency. The remainder of the project will be funded by the City of Superior's Stormwater Utility and Wastewater Utility Enterprise Fund.

Faxon Culvert 

Project Update as of October 11, 2016:

Total project is 98% complete
Wetland Basin is 100% complete
Storm Sewer is 100% complete
Sanitary Sewer is 100% complete
Water Main is 100% complete
Asphalt roadway is 100% complete
Poplar Ave and N 12th St are Now Open

Project Timeline Estimate:

October 31, 2016: Substantial completion
Early Summer 2017: Landscaping and Site Stabilization 

Contacts for this project: 
Brett Gunderson 
City of Superior’s Project Representative
715-394-0392 Ext. 1004

Erin Abramson
City of Superior Collection Systems Engineering & Operations Manager
715-394-0392 Ext. 1015

Dan Hinzmann, PE, LEED-AP
SEH, Inc.Project Engineer

David P. McCabe
McCabe Construction Inc.