WIS 57 - Baileys Harbor

​The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is proposing a WIS 57 project in Door County described below. 


The project is located on WIS 57 from Summit Road to County Q (south intersection) in the town of Baileys Harbor, Door County, WI. The project length is approximately 1.5 miles

Proposed improvements

WisDOT has created a public involvement handout, plan view exhibit, and typical roadway cross section exhibits for your review. Please feel free to download, print, and share with anyone who does not have access to the website.

Proposed construction elements for this project include the following:

  • Mill and overlay the existing asphaltic pavement travel lanes
  • Replace isolated portions of curb and gutter
  • Add pedestrian cross walk locations
  • Replace and upgrade sidewalk curb ramps according to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards
  • Replace the following culverts located under WIS 57:
    • 250’ north of Frogtown Road
    • 250’ north of Ridges Road
    • 400’ north of Ridges Road
    • 900’ south of the County Q (south)
  • Remove and upgrade beam guard at Frogtown Road
  • New pavement markings

(Note: The milling and overlaying of the existing asphaltic parking lanes, as well as the pavement marking of the parking stalls, will be performed separately by the town of Baileys Harbor.)

Proposed schedule

Real Estate Process: Fall 2021 – Fall 2022
Final Plans: Due November 2022
Construction:​ Approximately 2-3 months of work, anytime from 2023 to 2028, depending on available funding.

Proposed traffic impacts:

We anticipate WIS 57 will remain open to traffic during construction, but may be reduced to one lane using flagging operations. Construction will avoid peak traffic times.

Real estate process

Temporary limited easements (TLE’s), Permanent limits easements (PLE’s), or new right of way may be necessary for the construction of the proposed roadway improvements described above. The right of way plat was completed and recorded in October 2021. If your property is affected, a member of WisDOT real estate will contact you.

Environmental impacts

Environmental impacts of the proposed work have been carefully be evaluated regarding park lands, archaeological or historical properties, wetlands, associated wildlife species, property owners and community. WisDOT’s goal is to avoid environmental impacts when possible, or minimize and/or mitigate impacts if necessary. The environmental investigation and documentation was completed and approved for this project in September 2021.

In This Together program for businesses

WisDOT recognizes businesses located in work zones have special needs. It's critical that customers have access to businesses and that they continue to visit them, regardless of any road work inconvenience. WisDOT's In This Together program is offered to business and community leaders as an idea source as they plan for road construction in their area. On the In This Together, businesses can find:

Specially designed Business Coordination Guide for businesses to succeed during a highway construction project, includes information on:

  • ​Planning ahead
  • Staying informed
  • Keeping customers informed
  • Tips for businesses
  • Case studies that demonstrate techniques that have been successfully used in communities throughout Wisconsin.
  • Promotional samples showing a variety of examples of how businesses have promoted their businesses during construction.

During construction, temporary signing for business will be available. While signing and other marketing/advertising during the construction is up to the business, WisDOT encourages businesses to use the resources above to assist them with planning for construction before the construction begins.

Project contacts

Paul Brauer, P.E., Project Manager
WisDOT Northeast Region
944 Vanderperren Way
Green Bay, WI 54304
(920) 366-1097

Tammy Rabe, P.E.
Project Supervisor
WisDOT Northeast Region
944 Vanderperren Way
Green Bay, WI​ 54304