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Accidents On Hwy 23 Prompt Renewed Call For Expansion Funding

Two serious accidents on State Highway 23 between Fond du Lac and Plymouth over the past week have prompted state legislators and businesses from the area to ask for expansion of the two-lane road. State Representative Jeremy Thiesfeldt of Fond du Lac says he and other legislators from the area have written a letter to the 7th District Court of Appeals asking them to restore funding for the expansion after the two accidents, which caused seven injuries including two that were life-threatening. Meanwhile business leaders will hold a meeting Friday at noon at Sargento Foods in Plymouth in which they have invited area state legislators and businesses asking those legislators to request funding for the expansion in the two-year budget currently being considered.