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Governor Walker approves WIS 42/57 improvements in Door County

July 18, 2014

Work begins Monday, August 4

As part of his efforts to create jobs and make sure Wisconsin is open for business, Governor Scott Walker approved $1.3 million to improve 7.4 miles of WIS 42/57 from the south WIS 42/57 intersection to the Bayview Bridge (where WIS 42/57 crosses the Sturgeon Bay ship canal) in Door County. The project begins Monday, August 4 and will finish in late September.

Sommers Construction Company, Inc., Shiocton is the prime contractor.

The project includes rehabilitating the highway and includes:

  • Concrete pavement joint repairs
  • Asphalt overlay
  • Culvert pipe rehabilitation
  • Spot drainage improvements
  • Traffic signal upgrades at Ashland Avenue and South Neenah Avenue
  • New pavement markings
  • Sign replacement

The project also involves reconstructing the WIS 42/57 intersection and includes:

  • Storm sewer upgrade
  • Concrete curb and gutter
  • Shoulder upgrades
  • Landscaping

These items need to be addressed as preventative maintenance to maintain the integrity of the highway.

There will be traffic impacts resulting from this project:

  • WIS 42/57 northbound and southbound from the south WIS 42/57 intersection to the Sturgeon Bay Ship Canal Bridge will be reduced to one lane in each direction from Sunday evening through noon on Friday. These lane closures will be limited to a maximum length of three miles within the project limits.
  • Starting in mid-August, traffic along WIS 57 northbound from approximately one-half mile south of WIS 42 through the WIS 42/57 intersection will be reduced to one lane.
  • Starting in mid-August, WIS 42 northbound will be reduced to a 10-foot wide lane from approximately one-quarter mile east of WIS 57 to the WIS 42/57 intersection.

These restrictions are expected to remain in effect until late September.

Motorists should use caution and remain alert when driving through this or any work zone.

For more information, contact:
Kim Rudat, WisDOT regional communications manager
(920) 492-5743, 



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