The Door County Highway Department started the “no left turn” improvements on Sept 13 at the busy intersection of Gordon Road/County Road BB and Highway 42/57.
The state is pursuing an intersection modification improvement at the location, such as a roundabout, but that wouldn’t be installed for several years. In the meantime, the County Board of Supervisors authorized the highway department to make improvements designed to improve safety at what’s considered one of the most dangerous intersections in Door County.
Primarily, that means prohibiting traffic from turning north onto the highway from Gordon Road.
While the intersection work takes place, all traffic traveling east on Gordon Road will be detoured to Old Highway Road to Egg Harbor Road, to the Egg Harbor roundabout. There are several phases to the improvement, so motorists can expect lane closures and detours over the next few weeks.
Door Stop Amoco, Culvers, the fireworks store and residences will be accessible at all times.
The highway department is also starting a road reconstruction project on County Road MM, from Rock Farm Road to County Road C. The project includes road pulverization, fine grading and compaction, and new asphalt, shouldering and centerline striping.
Driveways and intersections were starting to be marked and cut Sept. 13. The project is expected to take several weeks and the road will be closed to thru traffic from approximately 6 am to 4 pm. A detour route will be used during this time using Rock Farm Road to Idlewild Road. Cars would then be able to turn north to continue to County Road C and return to highway 57. Flaggers may be used when needed during the construction process. Every effort will be made to keep the road open for local traffic to businesses and homes.