Outside of minor clean-up and finishing work, you will not experience significant road construction on State Highway 42/57 on your commute through Door County for the first time since March. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation declared the $7.49 million project complete on Thursday, finishing slightly under budget. Road construction crews have been working on diamond-grinding resurfacing, concrete repairs, pipe, and drainage work, and other necessary work on the 7.2-mile stretch between the south junction of Highway 42/57 to the Bayview Bridge since March 23rd. DOT spokesperson Mark Kantola says the improvements make the highway a little safer.
With the aid of local funding, the project also included intersection safety improvements at Ashland Avenue, Neenah Avenue, and County U. Crews also reconfigured southbound STH 42/57 lanes and reconstructed a multi-use path.