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DOT applauds safe driving during busy construction season

You saw plenty of orange barrels dot the roadways in Door and Kewaunee counties in 2023, but the Wisconsin Department of Transportation is happy worksite injuries did not follow. The DOT is wrapping up its final projects of the year this week, which includes the resurfacing of 13.2 miles of State Highway 54 in Kewaunee County. That project is expected to wrap up by Wednesday as crews finish installing new guardrails and other punch list items. Earlier this year, crews had several projects in Door County, including pavement repairs of STH 57 between County D and Stone Road and resurfacing of STH 42/57 from Egg Harbor Road to the mid-junction. DOT spokesperson Mark Kantola says this was one of the busiest construction seasons in the northeast region of the state in the last few years thanks to work on Brown County’s STH 172 and the Leo Frigo Bridge. Outside of a rash of work zone crashes due to distracted driving in April, Kantola says it was safe construction season for motorists and construction workers.

Kantola said residents will be able to look ahead to the 2024 road construction season when they release a final list of projects in the middle of January to early February. 

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