Ten miles of State Highway 42 is scheduled to be rebuilt south of Kewaunee to the Manitowoc County line in the next two or three years, but the planning is well underway, and state engineers are ready to share their plans and get public feedback, according to a news release this week:

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region announces a public involvement meeting to discuss proposed improvements to WIS 42 from the south city limits of Kewaunee to the Kewaunee/Manitowoc County line. The meeting will be held on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Carlton Town Hall, N1296 Town Hall Road, Kewaunee, Wis. It will be an open-house meeting with a short presentation at 5:45 p.m.

The proposed project includes resurfacing of the roadway, replacement of two box culverts, spot grading and drainage improvements and beam guard replacement. Construction is tentatively scheduled for 2021, but could be advanced to 2020.

The purpose of this meeting is to provide information on the proposed improvements and obtain input that will assist the department in further development and refinement of a final design. Members of the public are encouraged to attend the meeting to review project displays and provide comment. WisDOT staff will be available to discuss the project on an individual basis.

Persons who are unable to attend the meeting can make their comments by contacting the WisDOT Project Manager Jeremy Ashauer, P.E., 944 Vanderperren Way, Green Bay, WI 54304; (920) 412-6381 or via email at jeremy.ashauer@dot.wi.gov. The meeting facility is wheelchair accessible. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing and who require an interpreter may request one by contacting Mr. Ashauer at least three working days prior to the meeting via the Wisconsin Telecommunications Relay System (dial 711).

Mayor Sandi Christman said she attended a briefing for elected officials Monday night (Dec. 3) and learned the northern edge of the project is Tatonka Drive in Kewaunee.