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Road work on Highway 42 delayed one week

The road construction season will begin one week later than planned in Door County. The Highway 42 project in Door County scheduled to start on Wednesday will be delayed one week, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (Wis-DOT).    The road construction improvements over a 7.2 mile stretch from the south junction of Highway 42/57 north to the Bayview Bridge will now start on March 30. Wisconsin DOT Regional Communications Manager Mark Kantola says contractors decided to postpone starting the project based on the amount of rain in the forecast for the next few days.  The work will include concrete pavement repairs asphalt overlay of existing concrete.  Scheduled to be completed in September, the overall project aims to address the deteriorating roadway pavement and improve safety. You can see a project overview and traffic impact on the Highway 42/57 construction here.

 

Work begins March 30 on WIS 42 improvements in Door County

?Resurfacing and intersection improvements

 

(Sturgeon Bay) The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region is updating the construction start date for this project. Work will now begin on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. The construction contractor revised the start date due to forecasted inclement weather. Starting March 30, construction will take place on 7.2 miles of WIS 42 beginning at the south junction of WIS 57 to the Bayview Bridge in the city of Sturgeon Bay, Door County. Construction is expected to be complete in September of this year.

 

Up-to-date construction scope, schedule and traffic impact details can be found on the WIS 42 Project construction website at https://projects.511wi.gov/wis42sturgeon/.

 

Project improvements

This is a resurfacing-leveling improvement that includes the following construction elements:

·         Concrete pavement repairs

·         Mill and overlay of the existing asphalt pavement sections

·         Asphalt pavement overlay of existing concrete pavement from Duluth Avenue to the Bayview Bridge

·         Miscellaneous pipe and drainage improvements

·         New pavement markings

·         Replacement of beam guard

Intersection improvements

Locally funded intersection improvements will take place as part of the State Highway Project. The intersection improvements are being conducted in cooperation with the city of Sturgeon Bay and Door County.

·         Ashland Avenue – Widening the intersection radius for the southbound WIS 42/57 right turn movement.

·         Neenah Avenue – Widening the north leg of the intersection to create a right turn lane and combined through/left turn lane.

·         County U/Circle Ridge Road

o    Construction of WIS 42/57 right turn lanes to County U and Circle Ridge Road.

o    Widening County U to include a right turn lane and combined through/left turn lane.

o    Reconfiguration of the southbound WIS 42/57 traffic lanes to maintain a single lane through the intersection and offset left turn lanes to improve driver perception/vision.

·         Green Bay Road northbound ramp

o    Removal of concrete barrier and guardrail below the WIS 42/57 overpass.

o    Reconstruction of multi-use path with new concrete sidewalk.

 

Traffic impacts

WIS 42 will remain open to traffic throughout construction with lane closures during off-peak times. Intersection turning restrictions will occur during intersection improvement construction.

  • The WIS 42 southbound right turning movement to Ashland Avenue closed for up to 60 days.
  • The WIS 42 southbound right turning movements to Circle Ridge Road and to Neenah Avenue will be closed for short periods.
  • The Green Bay Road ramps will be closed for up to 30 days.
  • Multi-use path access will be modified during certain stages of construction. The path will remain open during construction.
  • See project website for specific dates and times of closures.

 

Project benefits

This project will reduce surface roughness and provide a smoother and safer ride for motorists. Improvements will also extend the life of the pavement structure and reduce future maintenance costs. Intersection improvements improve operations and enhance safety during turning/crossing movements. Guardrail improvements and shoulder rumble strips will help mitigate possible serious crashes and alert drivers who inadvertently leave the lane of travel.

Work Zone Safety

Each year in Wisconsin, both highway workers and motorists are killed and injured in crashes that happen in highway construction zones. Motorists should slow down, be patient and pay attention to their surroundings in this and all work zones. For information regarding work zone rules for motorists please see WisDOT’s work zone safety website at https://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/safety/education/workzone/.

 

 

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