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DOT won't adjust speed limit on Highway 57

After a request from Door County, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation researched reducing the speed limit on State Highway 57 between State Highway 42 and School Road. During Tuesday's Highway and Airport Committee meeting, Commissioner John Kolodziej presented their findings. DOT says that crashes happen more often than the statewide average, and commuters often travel faster than 65 miles per hour on the stretch. It is recommending against changing the speed limit to 55 mph, though.

 


In other news, Kolodziej's resignation was accepted by Committee Member Ken Fisher. Kolodziej had initially indicated he would be seeking retirement in the spring but has stayed on at the Board of Supervisors' request. Kolodziej will be given the opportunity to hire his successor before he wraps up his decades-long term with the department. The committee approved the purchase of snow removal equipment and one riding tractor as well.

 

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