State 42 road construction in Kewaunee County to finish by the end of the week
KEWAUNEE – Work is scheduled to be completed by Friday on two Wisconsin Department of Transportation construction projects that closed or slowed traffic on State 42, Kewaunee County's main north-south route, from county line to county line.
According to a press release from the DOT, minor work and cleanup is all that's left to finish, with occasional flag person operations to control traffic if needed. South of Kewaunee, crews need to install several turn lane pavement markings, complete final site restoration and remove temporary erosion control. North of the city, crews will install pavement markings and rumble strips and adjust guardrails.
The initial project started June 1 to improve the 9.9 miles of State 42 from Baumeister Drive on the south side of Kewaunee southward to the Kewaunee/Manitowoc county line.
The $5.1 million project, which included resurfacing the pavement, replacing culverts, adding rumble strips and other upgrades, closed that stretch of the highway to through-traffic until Sept. 28, with detours in place and flag people directing traffic in sections not under full closure. Now that the road is open, flag people continue to control traffic in sections where work is taking place.
Then a second project began Aug. 23 on 14 miles of State 42 from Duvall Street in Kewaunee north to the Kewaunee/Door County line, except for most of the highway's run through Algoma.
This $3.7 million resurfacing-level project was intended to make the road smoother and extend the life of the pavement, along with widening and adding gravel to existing shoulders and adding rumble strips. The road wasn't closed during construction but flag people were used to control traffic in work zones.
Contact Christopher Clough at 920-562-8900 or [email protected]
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This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press-Gazette: State 42 road construction in Kewaunee County to finish by the end of the week