Motorists in northern Door County will have to be patient over the next several weeks as one of the two state highway road projects start next week. Monday marks the beginning of nearly 10 miles of work on State Highway 42 between Scandia Road and Wisconsin Bay Road north of downtown Sister Bay. The work includes resurfacing road and repairing the gravel shoulders, which will make for a smoother ride on the stretch of roadway. Melissa Kok from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation says it is important to note that the road will remain open during construction and crews will take a break for the heaviest tourist weeks of the summer.
The Highway 42 project is expected to be finished by the end of June. You can find more information about the project online here. The week after on May 4th, a similar 17-mile project will take place on Highway 57 from where it joins with Highway 42 to Summit Road in Baileys Harbor. Kok reminds motorists that flagging operations will be out and that is illegal to be on a cell phone when traveling through a road construction area.
Picture courtesy of Wisconsin Department of Transportation