Governor Walker approves WIS 42 improvements in the city of Kewaunee

​Highway resurfacing and bridge overlays begin August 1

Release Date: July 25, 2018

(Kewaunee) As part of his efforts to create jobs and make sure Wisconsin is open for business, Governor Scott Walker recently approved $1.9 million to improve one mile of WIS 42 in the city of Kewaunee from Miller Street to Duvall Street. The project is scheduled to begin Wednesday, August 1, 2018 and finish in late October of this year. WIS 42 will remain open during construction, however, it will be reduced to a single lane using temporary signals and flagging operations.

Lunda Construction Co. of Hilbert, Wisconsin is the prime contractor.

Project improvements

The project will upgrade the deteriorated pavement structure on WIS 42 and bridges in the project work zone. Work includes:

  • Rehabilitation and concrete overlay on the bridge over the Kewaunee River
  • Rehabilitation and concrete overlay on the bridge over the Ahnapee State Trail
  • Mill and overlay (asphalt resurfacing) of WIS 42 from Miller Street to Duvall Street
  • Upgrades to storm sewer
  • Repair or replacement of concrete curb and gutter, and sidewalk
  • Guardrail, lighting, signing and pavement marking

Traffic impacts

  • WIS 42 will remain open to a minimum of one lane of traffic at all times. 
  • Temporary traffic signals will be used on the bridge over the Kewaunee River and the bridge over the Ahnapee State Trail. 
  • All other work will be conducted under lane closures with flagging operations. 
  • Access will be provided to pedestrians between Miller Street and Main Street at all times.

Project benefits

Motorists will experience a smoother driving surface and better ride. The roadway will also require less maintenance. Safety will be increased with new guardrail, lighting, signing and pavement markings.

More information

In-construction weekly updates for this project will be available on the Northeast Region Weekly Construction Advisory website.

Each year in Wisconsin, both highway workers and motorists are killed and injured in crashes that happen in highway construction zones. Motorists should slow down, be patient and pay attention to their surroundings in this and all work zones. For more information regarding work zone rules for motorists, the new law restricting hand-held devices, and general work zone safety information, please see our work zone safety website

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