Kewaunee County road projects in full swing

Starting Tuesday, travelers will adjust to work being done on Highway 42 near Kewaunee. The $5.1 million project that includes resurfacing a 9.9 mile stretch of highway and replacing two box culverts is underway. The two culverts are between the south Kewaunee/Manitowoc County line and Baumeister Drive in Kewaunee. The highway will be closed and detoured, with access maintained to businesses and properties in the work zone. 


According to the Department of Transportation, the detours around work when heading north is County BB west to County AB north to WIS 39 east back to WIS 42. The detour when southbound is WIS 29 west to County AB south to County BB east to WIS 42. The project is expected to be finished in the Fall of 2021.


Construction elements include:


  • Mill and resurfacing existing asphalt pavement
  • Replace deteriorating box culvert 300’ south of Lakeview Drive 
  • Replace deteriorating box culver ¾ mile north of County J
  • Repair/replace various culvert pipes in work zone 
  • Storm sewer, beamguard, and pavement marking
  • Rumble strip installation
  • Minor grading and shoulder widening

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