WIS 42 Door County

Gibraltar to Sister Bay

Project Overview

Project L0cation

WIS 42 Project Limits

WIS 42 from Bluff Lane in Gibraltar to Country Walk Drive in Sister Bay, Door County

Project improvements

WIS 42 from Gibraltar to Sister Bay is a resurfacing project that is scheduled to begin May 28, 2019 and be completed in June 2020. Work includes the following items:

Project schedule

Construction: May 28, 2019 to June 2020

2019 Construction stages

This project will be constructed in phases during the 2019/2020 construction season.

May 28, 2019 – June 2019

  • Begin resurfacing segments from the YMCA in Gibraltar to Country Walk Drive in Sister Bay, excluding the separate project limits being completed under a separate contract by the Village of Ephraim.
  • Complete all work from Brookside Lane to Anderson Lane in the Village of Ephraim by June 14, 2019.

July 2019 – August 2019

  • No work along WIS 42.

September 2019 – October 2019

  • Complete remaining resurfacing work between the YMCA in Gibraltar to Country Walk Drive in Sister Bay.

October 2019 – November 2019

  • Begin work on the segment from Bluff Lane to the YMCA in Gibraltar.

2019/2020 Winter Shutdown

  • No work anticipated.

March 2020 – June 2020

  • Complete work in Gibraltar from Bluff Lane to the YMCA.

Business Signing During Detour

Temporary business signing may be placed during the detoured portion of the project by filling out a business signing permit, free of charge. All temporary business signing needs approval before placement to ensure it is in a safe location and does not pose a visual distraction or traffic hazard.

The town of Gibraltar will be coordinating the effort for business signing during the detoured portion of the project. Please contact the town office at (920) 868-1714 for additional details.

Please keep the following items in mind regarding business signing:

Temporary business signing cannot be placed on traffic control devices or state signs. Business signs attached to these devices will be removed.

It is encouraged that businesses team up to have multiple businesses advertised on one sign structure versus several individual signs. This makes it easier for travelers to identify signs and find their destination.

Temporary Business Sign Permits are available as a fillable-form WORD download (below) or you can request one from project manager Jeremy Ashauer by calling (920) 412-6381 or email Jeremy.ashauer@dot.wi.gov.

Temporary business signing permit (WORD)

Please email the completed permit as an attachment to Jeremy, or if you prefer to mail the completed form, please address to: Jeremy Ashauer, WisDOT NE Region, 944 Vanderperren Way, Green Bay, WI 54304.

In This Together program for businesses

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. While signing and other marketing/advertising during the construction is up to the business, WisDOT has business resources available through its In This Together website to assist businesses with planning for construction closures and to minimize the impact of construction. On the In this Together website, businesses can find:

Specially designed workbook 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.

This program is offered to business and community leaders as an idea source as they plan for road construction in their area. Through communication and cooperation, businesses can not only survive, but thrive, when road construction comes to town. Please visit the In This Together website here.

Public involvement

The most recent public meeting was held on June 28, 2018. Numerous coordination meetings have been held with local officials, organizations, businesses and the public. Additional business meetings will be conducted in fall of 2018 and prior to beginning of construction in 2019. Please check back for dates and locations.