WIS 57 - Door County

Location

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is seeking proposing a bridge replacement on WIS 57 in Door County. The project work is proposed along a 17.6-mile stretch of WIS 57 from Mid Junction of WIS 42 to Baileys Harbor in the towns of Sevastopol, Baileys Harbor and Jacksonport in Door County.

Proposed improvements

The proposed improvements for Project ID 4150-26-00 include:

  • Culvert replacements located at Lily Bay Creek, Geisel Creek, Logan Creek and Hibbard Creek
  • Replacement of asphalt pavement adjacent to and over new structure
  • Beam guard removals, replacements and new installations
  • Pavement marking on new asphalt pavement
  • Driveway culvert replacements
  • Driveway relocation near Logan Creek crossing
  • Storm sewer installation near Logan Creek crossing

WisDOT has created a public handout for this project. Please feel free to download, print and share with anyone who does not have access to this website.

Proposed Schedule

Design: Present – Summer 2023
Real Estate Acquisition: Begin Fall 2021
Construction: Spring 2024 – Fall 2024

Proposed traffic impacts

During construction, WIS 57 will be closed to traffic at each crossing. Below is a list of proposed detours for each crossing:

  • Lily Bay Creek and Geisel Creek - WIS 57 to WIS 42 to County Road I to WIS 57
  • Logan Creek - WIS 57 to County Road T to County Road V to WIS 57
  • Hibbard Creek and Heins Creek - WIS 57 to County Road V to County Road A to County Road E to WIS 57

Access will be maintained to businesses and residents along the project corridor throughout construction.

Real estate

Right of way acquisition in the form of Permanent Ownership (FEE), Permanent Limited Easements (PLEs) and Temporary Limited Easements (TLEs) will be needed for the construction of the culverts and the removal, replacement or installation of beam guard and associated grading.

Preliminary right of way impacts are shown on the project displays included below. WisDOT expects to begin real estate acquisition in Fall 2021. A member of the real estate staff will contact you if your property will be affected.

​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 website, businesses can find:

  • Specially designed workbook 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

Alan Farrell, P.E., Project Leader
WisDOT Northeast Region
944 Vanderperren Way
Green Bay, WI 54304
Phone: (920) 492-4172
Alan.Farrell@dot.wi.gov

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

Mark Kantola
WisDOT Region Communication Manager
944 Vanderperren Way
Green Bay, WI 54304
Phone: (920) 492-4153
Mark.Kantola@dot.wi.gov