By Tim Kowols
Crews may be shut down for the winter season, but the Wisconsin Department of Transportation is still preparing for another busy year of road construction in Door County for 2018 and beyond. The DOT will resume its work on the portion of State Highway 57 between Baileys Harbor and Sister Bay that forced motorists onto a detour up until Fall Fest weekend. The hope is that project will wrap up before the tourism season hits full force in June. DOT Project Manager Jeremy Ashauer says a lot of attention will also be focused on a resurfacing project from Fish Creek to Sister Bay, even though it will not be officially worked on until fall 2019.
Ashauer says similar to the Sister Bay road reconstruction, the resurfacing project on Highway 42 will be rerouted and timed out to avoid the heart of the tourism season.