What’s Coming Up in Door County?
• The Sturgeon Bay Common Council will consider the DOT’s proposed Bayview Bridge closure detour routes at its Oct. 2 meeting.
The current routes have northbound traffic enter the city via Green Bay Road and follow Michigan Street out of the city, while southbound traffic enters the city via Egg Harbor Road, follows Jefferson Street to 3rd Avenue, and then leaves via the Michigan Street Bridge and Green Bay Road.
The city’s Parking and Traffic Committee voted on Sept. 17 to recommend the DOT’s plan to the common council with a couple of small changes.
“The only thing we put in as far as amendments is to leave the stop signs at 3rd and Michigan and leave traffic flow on 3rd Avenue as it is,” says Alderman Ron Vandertie.
The DOT had suggested that the stop signs come out and northbound traffic be stopped on 3rd Avenue from Jefferson to Michigan Street. Vandertie says the city may still incorporate the recommendations if traffic becomes congested during the construction.
The Bayview Bridge will be closed from roughly April through June 2013 for repairs.
• The Sevastopol Historical Society will present “Memories of Our Door County Homemakers” at 1:30 pm on Sunday, Sept. 23 at Sevastopol Town Hall. The presentation will be led by Ruth Scholz, who was hired in 1949 to work with University of Wisconsin Extension as a “Home Demonstrator.” Refreshments will be served.