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This Week: Sister Bay Vaccine Clinic Thursday, Construction Season Begins, Eagle Tower Opens

Door County Public Health will host its first Sister Bay COVID-19 vaccine clinic Thursday at the Sister Bay Fire Station. The clinic is scheduled from 3-4 pm, but hours will be expanded if demand warrants it. Individuals can book an appointment here>>

Public health will also host a vaccine clinic Wednesday in Sturgeon Bay from 1-5 pm. Individuals can get more information or book an appointment by phone at 920.746.7180.

What does getting vaccinated mean for your activities? The CDC has published a guide here>>

Eagle Tower Reopens

It has been six years since the public was allowed to climb to the top of Eagle Tower in Peninsula State Park, but people will finally get the chance to take in the spectacular view Friday, April 30. The new Eagle Tower opens Friday morning at approximately 8 am. The tower stands about 15 feet shorter than the original tower, but includes an accessible ramp that meanders through the tree canopy to the top of the tower.

Road Construction Season Has Started

There is a lot of road work on the spring docket for Door County, including stretches of Hwy 57 from Sturgeon Bay to Baileys Harbor, and Hwy 42 from Sister Bay to Ellison Bay. Work has begun this week. Find more information on work zones and plans here>>

Sister Bay Plan Commission Meets Tonight

The Sister Bay Plan Commission has a full agenda tonight, including several proposals for new businesses and residential properties. Among them is a proposal from David Rack for a bike rental business at Sister Bay Marketplace property, near the Hotel Dorr. The final major item on the agenda includes further discussion of the development proposal for the former Fred & Fuzzy’s property adjacent to Pebble Beach.

Highway Project Coming for Sturgeon Bay

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is seeking feedback on its proposed plan to resurface a stretch of Hwy 42/57 at the entrance to Sturgeon Bay. The public is invited to review the proposed project’s scope, schedule and traffic impacts and provide comment.

The project design website is available at Wisconsin Department of Transportation WIS 42/57 – Sturgeon Bay (wisconsindot.gov).

The DOT is proposing a resurface-level improvement project beginning at the south junction of Hwy 42 and 57 and ending at the south approach to the Bayview Bridge in the city of Sturgeon Bay. Improvements include concrete pavement repairs, a mill and overlay of existing asphaltic pavement, and asphalt pavement overlay of existing concrete pavement from Duluth Avenue to Bayview Bridge. Other improvements include pipe and drainage improvements, replacing beam guard, and new pavement markings. 

Design is underway with final plans expected in May 2021.

Construction is scheduled for March through September 2023 with possibility of 2022 if funding becomes available.  Proposed traffic impacts include single lane closures and flagging operations on Hwy 42/57. In addition, there will be closures of the Green Bay Road ramps, turning lane restrictions, and a full closure for one to two months of County U from Tacoma Beach Road to Hwy 42/57 and Hwy 42/57 median at County U and Circle Ridge Road.

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