WIS 23 expansion project begins in Fond du Lac County

​Work slated for 2020 and 2021

Release Date: April 17, 2020

(Fond du lac) The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region announces WIS 23 construction in the Fond du Lac County rural portion of the WIS 23 expansion project began the week of April 21, 2020. Construction will take place between Seven Hills Road and the Fond du Lac/Sheboygan County line and is scheduled to finish in October of 2021. WIS 23 will remain open for the majority of work in this segment. All construction schedules are weather dependent.

Michels Corporation of Brownsville, Wis. is the Prime Contractor.

Project improvements

This segment is the middle portion of the larger WIS 23 four-lane, on-alignment expansion project scheduled for 2019-2022 in Sheboygan and Fond du Lac counties. Work includes the grading and paving of the additional lanes, grading and paving of an extension of the Old Plank Road Trail, a new interchange at County G, drainage culverts and storm sewer, westbound WIS 23 and Old Plank Road Trail structures over the Sheboygan River, a wetland mitigation site, and other incidental items.

Traffic impacts

  • WIS 23 will remain open to one lane of traffic in each direction, expect four nighttime closures. 
  • County G will be closed and detoured for interchange construction from May 2020 to late summer 2021.  
  • County G detour will follow County T, County A, WIS 23, County P, and County C.
  • Various temporary and permanent side road intersection closures.
  • See project website for more specific closures, dates and detours.

Project benefits

This project will provide additional roadway capacity and improve operation efficiency and traffic safety. 

Additional work segments

Construction in the Sheboygan County portion of the WIS 23 expansion project is already underway and will continue concurrently with Fond du Lac County construction. Construction on the Fond du Lac urban portion of the project is slated to begin next year.

More Information

  • Please see the WIS 23 construction project website for detailed scope, schedule and traffic impacts.
  • For more information regarding traffic impacts, transportation news and improvement project updates in Wisconsin’s Northeast Region, follow us on Twitter @WisDOTnortheast.

Work Zone Safety

Each year in Wisconsin, both highway workers and motorists are killed and injured in crashes that happen in highway construction zones. Motorists should slow down, be patient and pay attention to their surroundings in this and all work zones.

For more information regarding work zone rules for motorists, the new law restricting hand-held devices, and general work zone safety information, please see our work zone safety website

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For more information, contact:
Mark Kantola, Regional Communications Manager
Mark.Kantola@dot.wi.gov, (920) 492-4153