WIS 42 Resurfacing Project - Door County

T​he Wisconsin Department of Transportation is proposing work described below on WIS 42 in Door County.​ The purpose of this website is to inform the public of the project and receive feedback from the community.

Project location

The improvement project on WIS 42 begins 800-FT north of the Egg Harbor Road roundabout and ends 600-FT north of the mid-junction of WIS 42 & WIS 57.

Proposed improvements

The purpose of the project is to address the deteriorating roadway pavement and improve safety. The project includes:

  • Concrete repairs
  • Mill and overlay of the existing asphalt pavement
  • Miscellaneous improvements to pipes and box culverts
  • Guardrail installation/replacement
  • Widening the paved shoulder to 5-FT within the existing shoulder
  • New pavement markings

Real Estate

No real estate acquisition is anticipated.

Construction staging and traffic impacts

  • WIS 42 will remain open to traffic between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • Nightly WIS 42 roadway closures with signed detour routes will be allowed from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday nights. Nighttime signed detour routes will consist of Detour A, Detour B, or a combination of Detours A and B.
  • Daytime flagging operations, shoulder closures, and auxiliary lane closures will be allowed for select operations.

Environmental Impacts

Minor guardrail grading will occur adjacent to the Big Creek Box culvert located at the intersection of WIS 42 and County BB. Standard erosion control practices will be implemented. No in-stream work is anticipated.

Project Schedule

  • Public Comments: June 2021
  • Environmental Document: July 2021
  • Final Design Plans: August 2022
  • Construction: April through June 2023

Public Comments

We encourage you to share any questions, comments, or concerns about the project. Comments can be submitted through a pre-paid mailer or please contact one of the Project Managers listed below.

In This Together

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. The “In This Together” program is offered to business and community leaders as an idea source as they plan for road construction in their area. The “In This Together” program includes:

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

Derek Schroeder
WisDOT Northeast Region
944 Vanderperren Way
Green Bay, WI 54304​
(920) 492-5661

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
(920) 492-5668