County taking steps to improve Gordon Road intersection

You may be unable to turn left onto State Highway 42/57 from Gordon Road in the future.


The Door County Finance Committee will look to approve a resolution to send to the entire county board later this month to transfer $100,000 from the Capital Improvement Project Highway Reserve Account to the Capital Outlay Expense Country Roads and Bridges Account to make improvements to the troubled intersection. The intersection has seen 22 accidents between 2015 and 2022, according to a presentation made by District 14 Supervisor Hugh Zettel. Ten of those accidents involved motorists making a left-hand turn from Gordon Road to head north on State Highway 57. The county has submitted a grant application to fund a permanent traffic feature to be installed to prevent left-hand turns, though Zettel hopes something can be placed. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has said in the past that the data does not support a complete redesign of the intersection to add a feature such as a roundabout.


In correspondence shared during the Highway and Facilities Committee meeting on August 10th, Sevastopol Town Chair Dan Woelfel shared his support for Zettels’s efforts, writing that “this is an opportunity to proactively address a need before it becomes a bigger problem.”  There is extra urgency for changes to be made after the Town of Sevastopol recommended the approval of rezoning a parcel on Gordon Road to allow for the proposed expansion of the Door Community Child Development Center. The state is also planning on repaving that portion of State Highway 42/57 next year. The Door County Finance Committee is scheduled to meet on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.

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