The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is seeking public feedback on the below design proposal for construction on WIS 23 in Marquette and Green Lake counties. The purpose of this website is to obtain your input on the identified needs and proposed improvements. We appreciate your comments and encourage you to take a moment to review the project information and provide feedback.
The project is located along a 10.42 mile section of WIS 23 between County C in Marquette County and the northern intersection with Canal Street in Green Lake County through the towns of Montello, Shields, Mecan, and Princeton.
WIS 23 pavement is showing signs of distress with deterioration in the form of transverse cracking, longitudinal cracking, alligator cracking, edge cracking, and rutting. These cracks allow water and deicing chemicals to enter the pavement and accelerate the deterioration of the roadway corridor. Guardrail and culvert pipes are also deteriorating. The proposed improvements will address deterioration and extend the roadway’s service life.
WisDOT is proposing a resurfacing-level improvement, including:
Milling 4 and 1/2” of the existing pavement and overlaying with 4 1/2" of asphaltic pavement
Increasing paved shoulder width
6-foot shoulders (5-foot paved, 1-foot unpaved)
Adding shoulder aggregate
Beam guard replacement
Centerline and shoulder rumble strips
View project improvement exhibit
Shows improvement locations
Survey: Spring 2021
Project design: Winter 2021- 2022
Final Environmental Document: December 2021
Final Plans: November 2022
Construction currently scheduled: Summer/Fall 2027
Could be advanced to as early as 2023 if funding availability
Proposed traffic impacts
WIS 23 will remain open to traffic during construction under flagging operations. WIS 23 will be reduced to one lane of traffic during daytime operations only.
There will be no real estate acquisition associated with this project.
In This Together program for businesses
WisDOT recognizes businesses located in work zones have special needs. It’s critical that customers have access to businesses and that they continue to visit them, regardless of any road work inconvenience. WisDOT's In This Together program is offered to business and community leaders as an idea source as they plan for road construction in their area. View WisDOT's In This Together website
WisDOT has created a public handout for this project. Please feel free to download, print and share with anyone who does not have access to this website. The handout includes a prepaid mailer for public comments.
Your comments assist us in developing a project that will serve the needs of the traveling public as well as the needs of the local community. Please provide comment by December 18, 2021. However, your input is welcome and appreciated throughout the design process. You can provide comment in the following ways:
Fill out the comment form with prepaid mailer and mail to WisDOT contact address below
Email comments to the contact listed below
- Call the contact below
Timothy Verhagen , P.E., PTOE
Wisconsin Department of Transportation
944 Vanderperren Way
Green Bay, WI 54304