Governor Walker approves WIS 57 improvements in Door County

​Resurfacing and culvert replacement project starts Tuesday, Sept. 5

Release Date: August 24, 2017

(Door County) As part of his efforts to create jobs and make sure Wisconsin is open for business, Governor Scott Walker recently approved $4.3 million to improve eight miles of WIS 57 from Baileys Harbor to Sister Bay in Door County. Construction begins Tuesday, Sept. 5, and will finish in June of 2018. Work will cease for winter shutdown between November 2017 and May of 2018. WIS 57 will be closed and detoured beginning Tuesday, September 5, 2017, and will reopen prior to October 13, 2017 for the Fall Fest weekend. All other work will be completed under open roadway conditions using flagging operations.
Northeast Asphalt, Inc., from Greenville, Wis. is the Prime Contractor.

Project improvements

  • Mill and resurface WIS 57 from the south County Q intersection to Canterbury Lane
  • Replace existing culvert pipes within the project limits
  • Replace existing box culvert between Ahrens (Cedar) Road and Meadow Road with a bridge structure over unnamed tributary to Mud Lake
  • Minor grading, new signage, new pavement marking

Construction schedule

  • Sept. 5, 2017 to winter shutdown
    • Work in the fall of 2017 will include the replacement of the bridge structure, culvert replacements, and minor drainage improvements.
  • May 2018 to June 2018
    • Work in the spring of 2018 will include paving operations, shouldering, and pavement marking.

Traffic impacts

WIS 57 will be closed and detoured from Sept. 5 to Oct. 12, 2017. One longer-term and one week-long detour will be in place. Access to all properties along WIS 57 will be maintained during the closure.

  • Detour 1: WIS 57 traffic will be directed along County Q from the south WIS 57/County Q intersection to the north WIS 57/County Q intersections.
  • Detour 2 (seven-day detour): WIS 57 traffic will be directed along County Q, Townline Road, and WIS 42 from the north WIS 57/County Q intersection to the WIS 57/WIS 42 intersection.
  • WIS 57 will be open to traffic, utilizing lane closures with flagging operations, from Oct. 12, 2017, to winter shutdown, and during all 2018 resurfacing work.

Project benefits

Motorists on WIS 57 will benefit from a smoother pavement surface and improved safety due to new pavement markings and more reflective signing. The area will experience better drainage due to grading and culvert replacement.

Website information

For detailed information regarding the WIS 57 Project, please see the project website. Construction activities for this project will be provided weekly on the Northeast Region Weekly Highway Construction Update website.  Construction updates will begin the first week of work.

Motorists are reminded fines double in work zones. Please slow down and never drive distracted in this or any road construction work zone.

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For more information, contact:
Mark Kantola, Regional Communications Manager
Mark.Kantola@dot.wi.gov, (920) 492-4153