Governor Approves Funding For Hwy 44 Improvements

Governor Scott Walker recently approved $4.7 million to improve 5 miles of State Highway 44 from Douglas Street in the city of Ripon to the Fond du Lac/Winnebago County line in Fond du Lac County. The project begins Tuesday, May 30, and is expected to finish in fall 2017. State Highway 44 will be closed to through traffic during construction. Michels Corporation of Brownsville is the prime contractor. The project includes removing and replacing WIS 44 pavement and adding passing lanes to northbound WIS 44 from Seelig Way to Page Road, and southbound WIS 44 from Fletcher Road to just past Springbrook Road.