Highway 42 project delayed

You won’t have to deal with road construction on Highway 42 in northern Door County until May after the Wisconsin Department of Transportation announced the delays on Monday. Higher than anticipated bids for the project stretching from Bluff Lane in the town of Gibraltar to Country Walk Drive in Sister Bay is to blame for the delay. Under the new plan, the majority of the work being done in Fish Creek would wait until the fall and be completed in spring 2020. Road reconstruction efforts from Gibraltar Road north to Country Walk Drive will start in May and conclude in October with no work being done between the Fourth of July and Labor Day holiday weekends. You can read the full release from the Town of Gibraltar below.


WIS Hwy 42 Project Construction Schedule Update


Revised start dates announced for WIS Hwy 42 construction


The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) notified the Town of Gibraltar of schedule changes to the WIS Hwy 42 project, originally scheduled to begin in March 2019 and be completed in September 2019, due to recent bids coming in significantly higher than anticipated. WisDOT will be re-letting the project as two separate bids in an effort to lower project costs and better utilize taxpayer dollars, both statewide and locally. The schedule changes are as follows:


  • Segment 1: 400 feet north of Gibraltar Road in Fish Creek to Country Walk Drive in Sister Bay. Revised construction start date of May 2019 with a completion date of October 2019. No work will occur between the Fourth of July and Labor Day holiday weekends.
  • Segment 2: Bluff Lane to 400 feet north of Gibraltar Road in Fish Creek. Revised construction start date of fall 2019 with a completion date of spring 2020.


The WisDOT remains committed to avoiding major construction during the busy tourist season in Door County. Additional questions should be directed to Jeremy Ashauer, WisDOT Project Manager, at (920) 412-6381 or


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