County U Road Work Begins March 27

The Door County Highway Department will begin a resurfacing project on County U (Clay Banks Road) from Division Road south to approximately 600 feet south of Lake Lane. The work includes improving the stormwater drainage system, removal of the existing pavement, improving the roadway base, improving visibility for motorists at the Lake Lane intersection, and widening the roadway paved surface from 22 feet to 28 feet.

The first phase of the project is to upgrade the drainage system. This work includes replacing the cross-road culverts, installing ditches and driveway culverts along the west side of the roadway, and preparing the roadway gravel base for the widening of the roadway. Survey crews are scheduled to begin placing control staking along the project to guide the work crews who will be performing the construction.

Once the drainage improvements and widening work is completed, the existing asphalt pavement will be removed, followed by grading the gravel base and resurfaced with a new hot mix asphalt. Work on County U near the intersection with Lake Lane will include some reconstruction to improve visibility for motorists using this intersection.

Installation of the cross road culverts on U will begin the week of March 27. This work will require temporary closure of County U in the vicinity of the culvert installation. A marked detour route will be established for the improvements, which will include Division Road to South Shiloh Road to Lake Lane.

Most of the work will not require a road closure, and will be completed under traffic, or by using lane closures and flagmen. All work is scheduled to be completed by June 1.

Please be advised to use caution around road construction crews and equipment. As with any road construction project, the work is controlled by favorable weather. As with any projects of this scope, you will experience dusty conditions and loose gravel, please slow down when traveling the roadway. Any rain will delay the completion schedule. All motorists are urged to use caution in the construction area and to obey all signage.

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