With weather conditions expected to be stable this week, road crews could get a lot of work done before the weekend. The Department of Transportation says the project on Highway 42/57 from the spot where the two highways converge in southern Door County and the Bayview Bridge in Sturgeon Bay will focus on concrete work on the right turn lane at the intersection. Workers are also expected to shape the gravel shoulders in the asphalt overlay areas. The project is expected to end in October.
The Highway 42 project, from the intersection near the Mill Supper Club north of Sturgeon Bay to a point just south of Egg Harbor is expected to consist of milling and paving from Clark Lake Road to the vicinity of Monument Point Road. The DOT says it hopes to have the Highway 42 project wrapped up by October 24th.
If you think that there’s been a lot of road construction going on in Door County this season you’re right. John Kolodziej, Door County Highway Commissioner, says even if you subtract the projects being done by contractors working for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, the work put in by Door County Highway Department crews in 2014 has been significant…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/N1344.mp3|titles=John Kolodziej]
Kolodziej says the working relationship between the highway department and various municipalities in the county makes for a system that benefits both sides…[audio:http://wdor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/N1345.mp3|titles=John Kolodziej]
Kolodziej says the Door County Highway Department is down to a couple of projects before the road construction season ends, but, by then, it will be time to accelerate the preparations needed to get ready for what could be a busy snowplowing season.