Visitors to Peninsula State Park will soon experience a smoother ride, whether on two wheels or four. Road construction began Aug. 15 at Peninsula State Park to repair battered roads throughout the park. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources said visitors may experience temporary road closures; flagged, single-lane traffic; and detours through the remainder of 2022.
The project began with contractor Northeast Asphalt setting up staging areas and signage. Roadside tree removal will also take place in preparation for the road improvements that are expected to start Aug. 22.
Construction will begin on culvert replacements, with asphalt milling, grading, paving and striping to follow.
Active construction is anticipated weekly, Monday-Thursday, through October, and roads will be in varying conditions Friday-Sunday for the duration of the construction project.
Roads affected include Shore Road from the Fish Creek park entrance to the intersection of Bluff Road (2.7 miles), and Shore Road from the golf course/Ephraim park entrance to the intersection of Bluff Road (2.5 miles).
Camping, biking and other activities at the park are not expected to be affected, but visitors may experience minor vehicle backups or delays as they navigate the park. Those with campsite reservations during this time will also receive an email notification about the construction.
Learn more about the construction progress at dnr.wisconsin.gov/topic/parks/propertynotices.