Last Part Of Hwy. 23 Project Begins Monday

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northeast Region announced Thursday (5/5/2022) that construction begins Monday, May 9, 2022 on 14 miles of Hwy. 23 from Seven Hills Drive in the town of Empire to County P in the town of Plymouth. This is the last let project of the WIS 23 construction. Work is expected to finish by the end of July 2022.

Traffic impacts

WIS 23 will remain open to traffic throughout construction with long-term lane closures during work. Access to side roads and adjacent properties will be maintained throughout the duration of the project.

Project improvements

This is a mill and overlay of the original WIS 23 lanes not reconstructed as part of the work in 2019-21. The resurfacing project will widen the outside shoulder and include installing rumble strips and pavement markings.

Roadway resurfacing will reduce surface roughness, provide a smoother and safer ride for motorists, extend the life of the pavement and reduce future maintenance costs. Rumble strips will alert errant vehicles leaving the lane of travel, and wider paved shoulders enhance the opportunity to correct a wayward vehicle back into the proper lane of travel.

The WIS 23 Expansion Project reconstructs 19.1 miles of WIS 23 as a 4-lane, on-alignment divided highway from US 151 in Fond du Lac east to County P in Sheboygan County.  Work began in May 2019 in Sheboygan County and will conclude in 2022 in Fond du Lac County. Numerous WIS 23 intersections will also be improved as part of the project. For more Information on the rural and urban sections of the WIS 23 Project in Fond du Lac County, please visit the WIS 23 project website is available at

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.