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State Highway 42 to close June 27th

You have just over a week to figure out your route to Sturgeon Bay, Maplewood, and Forestville if you take State Highway 42. The roadway will be closed south of its intersection with State Highway 57 for one to two weeks beginning June 27th. The closure is part of ongoing roadwork in the area that has most impacted traffic on State Highway 42/57 from the junction to the Bayview Bridge. A detour will be put in place from State Highway 42 to County H to County S before heading back onto State Highway 42/57. It will be in effect Monday through Friday before it reopens for the weekend. You can read the rest of the traffic update for Door County and Sturgeon Bay from City Engineer Chad Shefchik below.


WIS 42 Resurfacing

 Location / Limits: South junction of WIS 57 (in the town of Nasewaupee) to the Bayview Bridge (in the City of Sturgeon Bay).


June 13 to June 17:  The contractor continued concrete repairs south of S Ashland Avenue in both the northbound and southbound lanes.  Crews also completed asphalt paving and base aggregate placement north of S Ashland Avenue.  Pavement marking continued north of S Ashland Avenue as well.  Beam guard was replaced near the Green Bay Road ramps. 


June 20 to June 24:  The contractor will complete concrete repairs on the mainline portions of WIS 42/57.  Crews will complete pavement markings north of S Ashland Avenue.  Restoration will be completed north of S Ashland Avenue as well. 


Traffic impacts:  WIS 42 will remain open during construction with the following traffic impacts:

  • Weekly single lane closures will be in place from the WIS 57 south junction to the Bayview Bridge in both the northbound and southbound lanes.
  • WIS 42, south of the intersection with WIS 57, will be closed for 1-2 weeks beginning June 27th.  A detour will be put in place from WIS 42 to County H, to County S, and back to WIS 42/57.


Sturgeon Bay Roadway Projects

N 14th Ave (west side of the roadway between Egg Harbor Road & Bluebird Street) – new sidewalk project:  All of the concrete work and lawn restorations have now been completed.  Asphalt patches are needed at few driveways and curbing areas to completely open the sidewalk to pedestrian traffic, and if the weather cooperates, that work should be completed by the end of next week. 


Michigan Street (from 12th Ave to 9th Ave):  The contractor is hoping to finish the gas line replacement work early next week.  Shortly after that work completes they will need to replace a few curbing sections and do some misc. asphalt patching in the work area.  he removed sidewalk areas on Michigan Street will not get replaced until later this summer when Martell Construction returns for the concrete work on N Geneva Ave.


N 18th Ave (from Florida Street to Iowa Street):  Yesterday the contractor finished the 1st layer of asphalt paving, and the second layer should be completed sometime later today to complete this project!


Michigan Street (from 18th Ave to 12th Ave):  Today the contractor is hoping to finish the final grading and manhole adjustments.  Also, later today the contractor will start placing the 1st layer of asphalt paving on whatever sections are ready.  If things go well I am hoping to see asphalt placed today from 18th Ave to 14th Ave.  They will be back in town next Tuesday and Wednesday to finish all of the asphalt paving if the weather cooperates.


S 16th Place (from Michigan Street to approx. 490’ to the south):  Wednesday’s storms saturated this section of roadway and it has yet to dry enough to be ready for pavement.  We’ll see what is looks like on Monday, but unfortunately this section may remain gravel until later in the summer when we do N Geneva Ave.


W Walnut Drive (from S Duluth Ave to S Hudson Ave):  Final grading and manhole adjustments will begin later today or on Monday, with paving to follow later next week.


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