WIS 42 Resurfacing - Gibraltar to Sister Bay, Door County

​This webpage provides information relating to the WIS 42 resurfacing project in Door County scheduled for construction in 2018/2019.

Project location

WIS 42 extending from Bluff Lane in Gibraltar, through the village of Ephraim, and up to Country Walk Drive in Sister Bay.

Project overview

  • Mill and overlay WIS 42 from Bluff Lane in Gibraltar to Country Walk Drive in Sister Bay.
  • Extend sidewalk, curb, gutter, and storm sewer in Gibraltar to improve pedestrian safety and
    access to the Gibraltar Schools, Auditorium, and YMCA.
  • Replacement and modifications of the storm sewer outfall located off Shore Road within Peninsula State Park.
  • Repair/replace deteriorated storm sewer and cross drain pipes.
  • Miscellaneous repairs to curb and gutter, pedestrian curb ramps, storm sewer inlets and
    manholes, and sidewalk.
  • WIS 42 project handout
  • Project overview map
  • Gibraltar sidewalk extension
  • Ephraim right of way adjustments

Project Schedule

  • June 22, 2016 - Public involvement meeting #1
  • Summer 2016 - Preliminary design
  • Fall 2016 - Environmental document approval
  • Fall/Winter 2016 - Real estate acquisition begins
  • Spring 2017 - Utility Coordination begins
  • Fall 2017 - Public involvement meeting #2
  • May 2018 - Final design plans complete
  • Fall 2018 through early Summer 2019 - Construction begins

Traffic Control

WisDOT is committed to staging this project in a manner that minimizes impacts to local businesses, while completing the project as quickly as possible. While the construction staging has not been completed at this time, the following traffic control is anticipated:

  • Most of the project will be completed under an open roadway condition, utilizing flagging
    operations during work periods.
  • Short-term detours may be necessary for culvert pipe replacements in rural sections of the
    project. Detours will be limited to off-peak periods and weekdays.
  • Parking areas in Gibraltar and Ephraim will be maintained during the peak tourism period
    between Memorial Day and Fall Fest weekends.

Right of way

Additional right of way, permanent limited easements (PLE), and temporary limited easements (TLE) are required for this project. Real estate acquisition is scheduled to begin in fall 2016. If your property is
affected, a real estate specialist will contact you during the fall/winter of 2016.


There are several encroachments located within the WIS 42 project area. Encroachments are any unauthorized item within the right of way. Encroachments will be analyzed to determine which are potential safety hazards and need to be removed. Those permitted to remain in place, until such a time that it needs to be repaired or replaced, will be issued a revocable occupancy permit. Property owners will be notified of any necessary changes.

Project contacts and comments

Public comments are welcome on this project. Please mail or email any comments to the staff listed below. The comment sheet in the project handout is a pre-paid mailer.

For more information, please contact:

Jeremy Ashauer, P.E.
Project Manager
WisDOT Northeast Region
944 Vanderperren Way
Green Bay, WI 54304
(920) 412-6381

James F. Thompson, P.E., CPM
Project Supervisor
WisDOT Northeast Region
944 Vanderperren Way
Green Bay, WI 54304
(920) 492-5670