J-Turn to Be Installed at County C Intersection Near Brussels

A $1.04 million road project at the intersection of Highway 57 and County C, in southern Door County, is scheduled to get underway on Monday. The installation of a J-turn, is intended to provide for safer turns along the busy highway. Peters Construction Company of Green Bay is the prime contractor. The J-turn does not allow left turns and through movements from County C. In order to make these movements, drivers at County C will have to first turn right then make a U-turn approximately a third mile down the road from the original intersection. J-turns are beneficial because…
-They reduce right-angle crashes by decreasing
the number of conflict points.

-They can often be retrofitted without acquiring
additional land…

-They are a lower cost alternative as compared to
an interchange.

Highway 57 will remain open to traffic, but it may be reduced to one lane both ways during construction. County C will remain open. The completion date is in October of this year.


J-Turn Image Courtesy of Wisconsin Department of Transportation

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