WIS 42 - Door County

Sturgeon Bay to Egg Harbor

Project Overview

This 511 Wisconsin webpage details construction for two projects on WIS 42 in Door County in calendar year 2024.

WisDOT held a construction information meeting with the contractor on March 19. The video of the meeting is below.

Important note: The village of Egg Harbor is conducting a local project on WIS 42 in the village limits. The local project will run concurrently with WisDOT’s state highway construction on WIS 42.

Project Location

WIS 42 from approximately 0.1 miles north of the Mid Junction with WIS 57 to Rainbow Ridge Court in the towns of Sevastopol and Egg Harbor in Door County.

Project Scope

  • Mill and overlay of the existing asphaltic pavement
  • Replace various culvert pipes
  • Add right turn lanes at Monument Point Road in both northbound and southbound directions
  • New pavement markings
  • New centerline and shoulder rumble strips

Project Benefits

The existing pavement surface is deteriorating and has numerous longitudinal and transverse cracks. Various culvert pipes are deteriorated. A recent increase in turning movements at the Monument Point Road intersection has resulted in increased maintenance of the shoulders and safety concerns at that location. The addition of a right turn lane will provide greater safety for motorists. Resurfacing of the roadway will provide a smoother driving surface for drivers resulting in less wear on vehicles. Resurfacing will also extend the life of the pavement and decrease future maintenance costs. Rumble strips will enhance safety by alerting motorist who leave the travel lane.


This is a 50 working day contract which equates to approximately two to three months of construction.

  • Construction is expected to begin in early April 2024 and finish by end of June 2024.
    • Some work may remain to be finished in fall 2024 under flagging operations after the Labor Day holiday.

Traffic Impacts

WIS 42 will already be closed and detoured for the village of Egg Harbor local work when WisDOT begins state highway construction in April.

  • Egg Harbor local work traffic impacts: The village of Egg Harbor’s WIS 42 closure runs from January 2024 through June 2024.
    • WIS 42 Egg Harbor detour: Follows County I, WIS 57, County V, County A, and County EE.
    • Please see the village of Egg Harbor website for specific traffic impacts.

WIS 42 will be CLOSED and DETOURED to thru traffic during state highway construction operations. WIS 42 will already be closed and detoured as part of the Egg Harbor local project. The WIS 42 closure and detour for state highway work is expected to begin in April/May of this year. WIS 42 will remain open to businesses and properties in the work zone.

  • April 2024 to June 2024: WIS 42 detour for WisDOT state highway construction: WIS 57, County V, County A, and County EE.
  • All closures for local and state highway work will end by the 4th of July holiday.

Temporary Business Signing and Business Resources

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

The temporary business signing permit is free. Costs associated with creating the temporary sign are the responsibility of the business. The permit is available as a fillable-form WORD document or pdf below, or you can request one from the project contacts below.

Project Contacts

The WIS 42 projects have onsite field offices and onsite construction project leaders. Please contact the construction project leaders with any construction-related questions. For all other questions, please contact the WisDOT Project Manager.

Southern WIS 42 Project Construction Leader and Field Office (Mid Junction w/ WIS 57 – Rainbow Ridge Ct.)

Keith Process, Mead & Hunt, Inc.
Email: keith.process@meadhunt.com 
Phone: (920) 619-3015
Field office address: 5469 Monument Point Road, Egg Harbor, Wis.

Northern WIS 42 Project Construction Leader and Field Office (Rainbow Ridge Ct. – Bluff Lane)

Nathan Anderegg, EXP
Email: nathan.anderegg@exp.com
Phone: (920) 255-4726
Field office address: 4562 Harbor School Road, Egg Harbor, Wis.

Egg Harbor Local Projects on WIS 42

The majority of construction taking place in the village of Egg Harbor outside of the WIS 42 travel lanes is being performed by the village of Egg Harbor’s contractor. For questions related to that work, please contact the village of Egg Harbor. Their contact info can be found on their website linked toward the top of this page.

For non-construction related questions, please contact the WisDOT Door County Project Manager.

Paul Brauer, P.E., WisDOT Project Manager
WisDOT Northeast Region
944 Vanderperren Way
Green Bay, WI 54304
(920) 492-5629

Second (northern) 2024 WIS 42 Resurfacing project

Location: WIS 42 from Rainbow Ridge Court in the town of Egg Harbor to Bluff Lane in the town of Gibraltar.

Length of project work zone: 7.0 miles

Construction schedule: The contract time is 25 working days, which equates to approximately 1.5 months of work.

  • Start: May 13, 2024
  • Finish: July 2024

Description of work: Milling and resurfacing of existing asphaltic lanes and shoulders; installing centerline and shoulder rumble strips; upgrading guardrail and associated excavation; adding gravel to existing shoulders; and pavement marking.

Traffic impacts: WIS 42 will be constructed under single-lane closures via flagging operations for both local and through traffic.

  • NOTE: WIS 42 south of County EE in the project work zone is closed for a village of Egg Harbor Local Program project.
  • The construction for this project will utilize the local closure.

Detour: A WIS 42 detour is being provided by other projects. The detour will follow WIS 57, County V, County A, and County EE.