Governor gives go-ahead to Highway construction

Governor Tony Evers approved a project this week worth nearly $150 million that will have a major travel impact on Kewaunee County this summer. Major repairs will begin on June 1st, resurfacing and replacing two box culverts along State Highway 42 south of Kewaunee’s city limits. There will be hard closures and a detour route around the highway from Baumeister Drive in Kewaunee to the Manitowoc County Line until September. The only people who will be permitted to drive on this stretch are those who must get to a home, property, or business in the area. All thru traffic will have to detour. 


Detour routes around the construction will be northbound from County Highway BB west to County Highway AB north to Interstate 29 east and back onto Highway 42. The other route will be southbound from Interstate 29 west to County Highway AB south to County Highway BB east and onto Highway 42. Prior to construction staking and utility work will take place to prep for the project. Even in those hours Department of Transportation official, Mark Kantola says the situation will require extra attention from drivers.



The road is expected to reopen by September and the project in its entirety is expected to be finished by mid-October. Information on the project along with detour routes can be found at


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