Governor Walker approves WIS 42 (Calumet Drive) improvements in Sheboygan County

​Reconstruction begins Monday, May 22

Release date: May 15, 2017

(Sheboygan) As part of his efforts to create jobs and make sure Wisconsin is open for business, Governor Scott Walker recently approved $3.3 million to improve 1.5 miles of WIS 42 (Calumet Drive) in the city of Sheboygan from Main Avenue to 26th Street, and from Mueller Road to I-43. The project will begin Monday, May 22, and is expected to finish in October 2017.

James Peterson Sons, Inc. of Medford, Wis. is the prime contractor.

This section of WIS 42 shows significant deterioration, and the concrete pavement has failed in several locations. The project includes full reconstruction of WIS 42 from Main Avenue to 26th Street, a total length of one-half mile, and pavement rehabilitation of WIS 42 from Mueller Road to I-43, a total length of 1 mile. Work consists of earthwork and grading, water main, sanitary sewer and storm sewer, base aggregate, concrete pavement, concrete pavement repair, concrete curb and gutter, concrete sidewalk, street lighting, traffic signals, landscaping, pavement markings, and sign replacement.

Traffic impacts:

  • WIS 42 and North Avenue will remain open to a minimum of one lane of traffic in each direction at all times.
  • Various turning movements will be prohibited at the WIS 42 and North Avenue intersection at times during construction.
  • Access will be maintained to local businesses.

Project benefits include an improved roadway surface for motorists, improved turning movements at the WIS 42/North Ave. intersection, and a safer and more effective corridor with updated lighting, pedestrian crossings and pavement markings.

You can follow this project throughout construction on the Northeast Region Weekly Highway Construction Advisory website.

For more information, contact:
Mark Kantola, Regional Communications Manager, (920) 492-4153