We want to alert all guests coming to Birchwood Lodge in Sister Bay, Door County about highway road construction that will begin on August 4, 2014 and ends in late September, 2014.

The project begins Monday, Aug. 4, and will finish in late September, according to a press release from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. The traffic impacts resulting from this project:

• Traffic on the four-way highway will be reduced to one lane in each direction from Sunday evening through noon on Friday from the south Wisconsin 42/57 intersection to the Bayview Bridge. Lane closures will be limited to a maximum length of three miles within the project limits.

• Starting in mid-August, traffic along Wisconsin 57 northbound from about a half-mile south of Wisconsin 42 through the Wisconsin 42/57 intersection will be reduced to one lane.

• Starting in mid-August, Wisconsin 42 northbound will be reduced to a 10-foot-wide lane from about a quarter-mile east of Wisconsin 57 to the Wisconsin 42/57 intersection.

These restrictions are expected to remain in effect until a date in September to be announced.  We encourage guests coming to Birchwood Lodge during this time frame to be prepared for delays and allow extra travel time.