According to Sturgeon Bay City Engineer Chad Shefchik, planning for an upgrade to the Duluth Avenue corridor was being done as far back as 2011 and now the project is close to full completion. Shefchik says in the next few days the remainder of the landscaping restorations, sign installations, and, pavement markings will be completed. He says the contractor is expected to be removing the barricades and reopening the roadway to full traffic by the end of the week. Shefchik says a few punch list items need to be completed next week, but those activities will not require any roadway closures. He says asphalt replacement has been needed for a long time, but the additional improvements of bike lanes, sidewalks, and, storm sewer will be enjoyed by the community for years to come. In addition, Shefchik says the realignment of Maple Street incorporated into the project will make for a safer, more efficient intersection design. The Duluth Avenue makeover was a cooperative effort involving Door County, the City of Sturgeon Bay, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.