The words “local traffic only” can seem loosely defined, and those three words came up at Tuesday’s Sturgeon Bay Common Council meeting. There, City Administrator Josh VanLieshout gave a definition to the phrase and the limitations along with it.
VanLieshout added that not doing so unnecessarily puts workers at risk and delays project finish times. Issues with people not permitted to drive through work areas doing so is something city workers deal with each year. City Engineer Chad Shefchik said the issue requires a yearly public service announcement. He also said some drivers have a tendency to not use an alternate route unless something is “hard-closed.” VanLieshout expressed that he was happy with Shefchik making the city aware of the projects so far. VanLieshout said that the curb and gutter work happening around the city is in preparation for upcoming resurfacing. He highlighted Michigan Street as one area that he will be getting surfacing work started in the coming weeks.