Governor Evers approves WIS 23 improvements in Fond du Lac County

​Pavement resurfacing/intersection improvements begins September 9

Release Date: September 3, 2019

(Fond du Lac County) To invest in Wisconsin’s transportation system, Governor Evers signed a $3.4 million contract to improve 1.9 miles of WIS 23 from Townline Road in the town of Lamartine to N Rolling Meadows Drive (County VVV) in the city of Fond du Lad. Construction begins Monday, Sept. 9 and is expected to finish in late November 2019. WIS 23 will be closed and detoured beginning Monday, Sept. 9.

Vinton Construction Company of Two Rivers, Wis. is the prime contractor.

Project improvements

This project will resurface WIS 23 in the project limits and add a left-turn and right-turn lane at the intersection of WIS 23 and Esterbrook Drive. Slotted left-turn lanes will be added at the WIS 23/County VVV intersection along with new signal upgrades. Concrete base patching and culvert pipe replacement will be conducted throughout the project limits.
Traffic impacts 

WIS 23 will be closed to through traffic from Townline Road to County VVV beginning Monday, Sept. 9 for a maximum of 35 working days.
Local and emergency vehicle access to homes and businesses will be maintained throughout the project during the closure.
Work will be conducted under flagging operations when the detour is not in place.

Project benefits

This project will provide a smoother riding surface and increase the usable lifespan of the current section of pavement. Intersection improvements will enhance safety.

More Information

You can follow construction progress on this project on the Northeast Wisconsin Weekly Highway Construction Update. 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.

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For more information, contact:
Mark Kantola, Regional Communications Manager, (920) 492-4153