By Tim Kowols
Over a year after its completion, the 2016 reconstruction of Wisconsin State Highway 42 through downtown Sister Bay is getting national recognition. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation received a 1st Place Gold Award from the American Concrete Pavement Association at its November annual meeting in the Municipal Streets and Intersections- under 30,000 square feet category. In addition to the quality of the final product, DOT Project Manager Jeremy Ashauer says it was also judged on its ability to work with all stakeholders as crews had to be efficient while keeping Door County’s busy tourist season in mind.
Over the past year, the project also earned awards for its design excellence and urban reconstruction. Ashauer says similar concerns will be needed when resurfacing work begins on the stretch of STH 42 between Fish Creek and Sister Bay beginning in fall 2019.